Mayor announces free summer concert series ‘Rise Up NYC’

Summer enjoyable isn’t over simply but!

Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday introduced the launch of “Rise Up NYC” — a free summer concert series hitting the 5 boroughs by way of September.

There will likely be a complete of 10 live shows held throughout town, that includes artists from varied genres, together with gospel, hip-hop, reggae and extra. Some headliners will likely be native artists whereas others will embrace well-known abilities like gospel duo Mary Mary and the Caribbean hitmaker Mr. Vegas.

“The concert series will also amplify local artists, encourage New Yorkers to support local small businesses near the concert venues, and provide the opportunity for New Yorkers, especially young New Yorkers, to come together to support non-violent solutions to conflicts across the city,” the mayor’s office mentioned in an announcement.

Adams hopes the slate of live shows will encourage New Yorkers to discover their very own yard and reconnect with each other because the Big Apple continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are inviting all New Yorkers to come together to celebrate culture, music, and unity as New York City rebounds from the pandemic. Our city overcame many challenges over the past few years, but ‘Rise Up NYC’ will allow New Yorkers to enjoy one another and the city we call home once more,” Adams mentioned. “Music and the arts were a lifeline for us all during the last two years, and I am here to say that New York City supports its local artists and communities. We are going to hit the right notes and turn the dial up to 11 this summer. We invite all New Yorkers to join us for world-class entertainment in the city that never sleeps beginning tonight.”

All of the live shows will likely be at neighborhood parks and seashores, with Brooklyn’s happening at Wingate Park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The series will conclude with one ultimate present at Times Square on Monday, Sept. 12.

For a full record of performances, click on here.

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