Last year we made our way to Rockefeller Plaza at like 7 a.m. so we could stand in sleepy awe of Fleetwood Mac at one of those Today show concerts. It was actually a surprisingly chill scene (we're told they usually see crowds of 500 to 3,000), and you wouldn't expect that as you're standing amongst legends belting out your Favorite Songs Ever in the middle of New York City.
Anyway, we were sold on this being a pretty neat little "only in New York" event, especially (maybe only) if you just casually happen upon it. In fact, don't even cram into the audience in front of the stage, you can just stand around in the back of the stage and listen while you drink your coffee. We recommend doing it that way, you know, to people who live here. (For tourists and die-hards: go here.)
The Summer Concert Series is back, and while you won't get Stevie Nicks this time around, you'll get Alan Jackson, Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, Boy George, and more. The full lineup is below.
Thursday, July 2: Boy George
Friday, July 3: Flo Rida
Tuesday, July 7: Shaggy
Friday, July 10: Fifth Harmony
Friday, July 17: Alan Jackson
Friday, July 24: Andy Grammer
Friday, July 31: Jason Aldean
Tuesday, August 4: Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor
Friday, August 7: Keith Urban
Wednesday, August 12: Lunchmoney Lewis
Friday, August 14: TBA
Wednesday, August 19: Little Mix
Friday, August 21: Carly Rae Jepsen
Monday, August 24: Rob Thomas
Tuesday, August 25: Carole King
Friday, August 28: TBA
Friday, September 4: Brad Paisley
Janelle Monae and Jennifer Lopez concert dates TBD.