With the end of September (and summer) nearing, fall festivals and outdoor concerts will soon be in full swing! From pop music to jazz music, New York City offers a number of various outdoor musical performances no matter the weather. So grab a group of friends, your significant other, your family, or go stag and check out a fall 2015 outdoor concert in the city that never sleeps.
David Fernandez – Latin American Music & Pop-Swing
Bryant Park – Upper Terrace
New York, NY 10018
Dates: Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Brighten your day during your lunch break and relax at Bryant Park while listening to some Latin-American music and pop-swing by David Fernandez. Fernandez will be playing from Monday through Friday, so if you miss the concert due to a busy meeting, you can catch the show any other day of the work week. The concert will be held on the Upper Terrace in the park, right behind the New York Public Library. David Fernandez – Latin American Music and Pop-Swing is presented by Bryant Park Corporation, Sam Ash Music Stores, and Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians.
Global Citizen Festival: Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, & Coldplay
Central Park – Great Lawn
New York, NY 10024
Date: Sept. 26, 12 – 10 p.m.
On Sept. 26, the Global Citizen Festival featuring Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Pearl Jam and Coldplay will take place on the Great Lawn in Central Park. The free concert will coincide with the launch of the United Nations’ New Global Goals (aimed to end poverty by 2030), so while most tickets are free, concert-goers needed to take “action” to earn their tickets. Taking “action” meant signing meaningful petitions, contacting elected officials and world leaders through letters or phone calls about world issues, and much more. If you weren’t able to take action and enter for a chance to get tickets prior to the cut-off dates, check out the VIP Tickets section online, or stroll by Central Park the night of the concert and you’ll be sure to hear the music. For a Global Citizen 2015 T-shirt, visit the Giveaways+Bonus Points section online. For more information, check out the Global Citizen website.
From Hicks Street to Fourth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Date: Sept. 27, 12 – 6 p.m.
Make your way to Brooklyn for the Atlantic Antic street festival! What better way to celebrate the fall season than with delicious food, drinks, local vendors with unique goods, and of course live music. Atlantic Antic is the largest street festival in New York City, starting at Hicks Street and ending at Fourth Avenue. The festival showcases the many different cultures living together in Brooklyn, and features live musical performances from a number of different cultural backgrounds. All music performances are free to attend! For more information visit the festival website.
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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
Pier 3 Greenway Terrace in Brooklyn Bridge Park,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Date: Sept. 26, 2 – 8 p.m.
Are you a fan of country music? How about blues and bluegrass? Fold or old time music? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then make sure you visit the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival on Sept. 26. Enjoy sitting by the water with some beautiful views and listening to your favorite types of music from six different bands. It can’t get much better! For more information visit Brooklyn Americana Music Festival online.
Bargemusic Family Concert
Pier 1 in Brooklyn Park Bridge
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dates: Sept. 26, 4 – 6 p.m.
Take the kids to the Bargemusic Family Concert on Sept. 26 for some family-friendly fun. Moored right under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic in known as NYC’s floating concert hall. To enter the hall of a former coffee barge, you must walk across a gangplank (the kids will love it!). Bargemusic offers musical programs five days a week, so make sure to check out the rest of its offerings online.
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