NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We now know the headliners for New York City’s “homecoming concert” this August in Central Park.Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
“It is going to be a great moment for the city, marking our rebirth, marking our comeback. And it’s going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history,” de Blasio said. “This is something you don’t want to miss, this is something for the ages.”
One of the greatest Central Park concerts in history is coming. Excited to announce that Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson, and Bruce Springsteen will be performing at our Homecoming Concert and will help us welcome back our city! It's going to be an event for the ages. See you there. pic.twitter.com/1FtD5yJvxM
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 1, 2021
The mayor called Simon a “proud son of Queens,” citing his previous Central Park concerts in 1981 and 1991.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
He said Hudson “captures the grit and determination that we’re all feeling as we fight through this crisis.”
Last but not least, The Boss.
“He is beloved in New York City in an extraordinary way, even though he happens to come from New Jersey. No one’s perfect,” de Blasio joked.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
The concert is set for some time in August. The mayor said more details and the full lineup will be announced soon.