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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:54 PM

NYC to host 'mega-concert' in Central Park this summer to celebrate the city's comeback

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Source: 6sqft

The city will host a massive concert with multiple “all-star” performers this summer as a way to celebrate New York’s comeback following the pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The mayor said he is working with music producer and Brooklyn native Clive Davis to put on the show, which could include performances from eight major musicians for an in-person crowd of 60,000 people, according to the New York Times.

The concert will be the pinnacle event of what de Blasio called “Homecoming Week,” a weeklong celebration of New York City, as well as affirmation of the city’s revitalization following an awful year. According to the mayor, the idea of a “homecoming” came from Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and recently appointed chair of the board of the New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

“This is going to be an amazing, memorable, once-in-a-lifetime week in New York City,” de Blasio said during a press briefing on Monday.

Concert details are unclear as of now, but the mayor said the show on Central Park’s Great Lawn is tentatively set for August 21. The New York Times reported the mayor is aiming for “eight ‘iconic’ stars to perform for 60,000 attendees and a worldwide television audience.”


Doesn't sound like spaced-out seating...


Read more: https://www.6sqft.com/nyc-to-host-mega-concert-in-central-park-this-summer-to-celebrate-the-citys-comeback/

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Reply NYC to host 'mega-concert' in Central Park this summer to celebrate the city's comeback (Original post)
brooklynite Monday OP
dewsgirl Monday #1
Rebl2 Monday #16
PoliticAverse Monday #2
LakeArenal Monday #3
zanana1 Monday #4
LakeArenal Monday #5
LakeArenal Monday #6
Blues Heron Monday #9
geardaddy Monday #10
skypilot Monday #11
geardaddy Monday #12
They_Live Monday #13
greenjar_01 Monday #7
choie Monday #14
Dream Girl Monday #8
LakeArenal Monday #17
VWolf Monday #15
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:59 PM

1. This sounds like a bad idea....🤷

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 04:50 PM

16. My thought exactly

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:04 PM

2. "once-in-a-lifetime" - for some of the attendees perhaps, unfortunately. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:07 PM

3. Well I hope they invite the whiners

Clapton and Morrison.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:13 PM

4. I won't ask why they're whiners.

An artist's personality doesn't bother me as long as the music is good.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:22 PM

6. I tried putting articles but would not work today.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:19 PM

9. Clapton was actively pushing anti-vaxxer propaganda

He's a straight up looney tune.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:20 PM

10. Uh, isn't Morrison dead?

Like for decades?

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:23 PM

11. I think they mean Van Morrison.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:33 PM

12. Oh, duh

I forgot about him.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:47 PM

13. And i thought typo

Morrissey (?). but no.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:36 PM

7. Chicago is already doing full capacity Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, and Riot Fest

New York just announcing concerts now?

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:51 PM

14. New York

up until now, has been extremely cautious about reopening. And this concert doesn't seem like a really good idea.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 02:03 PM

8. With Alicia Keyes and John Legend!

Seriously those two never met a national public concert event they didn’t like.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 04:54 PM

17. Chrissie Tigen....famous for???

She ..... mmmm nuff said.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 04:31 PM

15. The Great Lawn can probably hold over a million people

So 60,000 may not be too bad. Just sayin'.

On edit - The biggest concert on the lawn was 800,000 back in 1986 (NY Philharmonic)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 05:55 PM

18. What time are the riot cops scheduled?

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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:02 PM

19. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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