Outdoor Concerts & Music Festivals


Damrosch Park Bandshell, 62nd Street near Amsterdam Avenue; Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Avenue and 64th Street; North Plaza, north of Metropolitan Opera House; 212.875.5766, lincolncenter.org


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  • Jazz
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  • Film
  • Theater
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  • Events
  • AUGUST 15 'Pacific Rim Festival': La Cumbiamba Eneyé+Kinding Sindaw (Josie Robertson Plaza)

    AUGUST 15 'Pacific Rim Festival': Carlos Hayre and Mochi Parra Ensemble (North Plaza)

    AUGUST 19 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': Clumsy Lovers+Les Tireux d'Roches (North Plaza)

    AUGUST 19 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': Krakatau Ensemble (Josie Robertson Plaza)

    AUGUST 19 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': Galitcha+Joaquin Diaz (Damrosch Park Bandshell)

    AUGUST 20 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': Zeelia+A Crowd of Bold Sharemen+Starlight Drifters (North Plaza)

    AUGUST 20 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': The Navigators+Lee Boys+Saw Doctors (Damrosch Park Bandshell)

    AUGUST 21 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': Sheila's Brush Theatre Co.+Ian Bell+Evalyn Perry+Enoch Kent+Ronny Elliott+David Olney (North Plaza)

    AUGUST 21 '21st Annual Roots of American Music Festival': Rosemary Woods+Arlo Guthrie (Damrosch Park Bandshell)

    AUGUST 26 Haale (North Plaza)

    AUGUST 27 'Celebration of Haiti' (Damrosch Park Bandshell)

    AUGUST 29 'BrazilFest '04: The Rainforest Concert' (Damrosch Park Bandshell)


    Randalls Island, 212.307.7171, ticketmaster.com, lollapalooza.com

    AUGUST 16-17: Perry Farrell's circus returns with its best lineup in nine years, although more diversity wouldn't hurt. But who's complaining, when the second day of this extravaganza features the mighty Pixies, roaring back to life after a decade-long slumber? The fest also includes Modest Mouse and Sonic Youth (best- and worst-album-of-the-year contenders, respectively), his/her majesties Morrissey and PJ Harvey, space cadets Flaming Lips and Polyphonic Spree, Brit-rock hype jobs Gomez and BRMC, as well as likely smoking buddies Le Tigre and String Cheese Incident. PHILLIPS

    'MAD. SQ. MUSIC'

    Madison Square Park, Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 26th streets, 212.538.5058, madisonsquarepark.org

    JUNE 23 Ron Sexsmith

    JULY 7 Hem

    JULY 21 Lucy Kaplansky

    JULY 28 Kenny & Amanda Smith


    Josie Robertson Plaza, Broadway and 64th Street, 212.875.5766, lincolncenter.org

    JUNE 11 Los Soneros de Oriente

    JUNE 15 Dominic Kanza and the African Rhythm Machine

    JUNE 24 Los Macondos de Colombia

    JUNE 25 Rosie Flores

    JUNE 26 Son Boricua

    JUNE 30 Super Uba & El Bachatín

    JULY 2 Grupo Saveiro

    JULY 8 Hustle Party With DJ Bobby Morales and the Trammps

    JULY 9 All-Star Irish Catskill Band

    JULY 10 Holiday Band

    JULY 14 Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners


    Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, New Jersey, 732.335.8698, 212.307.7171

    MAY 29 Fleetwood Mac

    JUNE 3-4 No Doubt+Blink-182+Living End

    JUNE 5 David Bowie+Polyphonic Spree: See Jones Beach Theater.

    JUNE 12 Kid Rock+Puddle of Mudd

    JUNE 13 Moody Blues

    JUNE 20 Aerosmith+Cheap Trick

    JUNE 25 Chicago+Earth, Wind & Fire

    JUNE 26 Dashboard Confessional+Thrice+Get Up Kids+Head Automatica

    JUNE 28 The Lettermen

    JUNE 29 Manhattan Transfer

    JULY 2 Diana Krall

    JULY 7 Sting+Annie Lenox+Dominic Miller

    JULY 9 Hall & Oates+Michael McDonald+Average White Band

    JULY 11 'Weird Al' Yankovic

    JULY 13 Britney Spears

    JULY 14 3 Doors Down+Nickelback

    JULY 16 'Ozzfest 2004': See Jones Beach Theater.

    JULY 17 Alanis Morissette+Barenaked Ladies

    JULY 18 Uncle Kracker+Rascal Flatts+Kenny Chesney

    JULY 20 Kiss+Poison

    JULY 21 Rod Stewart

    JULY 24 311+The Roots+Medeski, Martin & Wood

    JULY 30 'Projekt Revolution': Linkin Park+Korn+Snoop Dogg+The Used+Less Than Jake

    JULY 31 Josh Groban

    AUGUST 4 Cyndi Lauper

    AUGUST 6 Bryan Adams

    AUGUST 9 Crosby, Stills & Nash

    AUGUST 10 & 11 The Dead+Robert Hunter: See Jones Beach Theater.

    AUGUST 14 Rush: For their 30th anniversary, the ballsy, castrato-voiced prog-metal trio proves its stadium-rock relevance yet again, bringing thunderous fantasy to more people than anyone but Peter Jackson. They may be a nostalgia act for some fans in America or their native Canada, but tell that to die-hards in places like São Paulo, where they attracted an audience of 60,000 just last year. CATUCCI

    AUGUST 17 John Mayer+Maroon 5+DJ Logic

    AUGUST 18 Deep Purple+Joe Satriani+Thin Lizzy

    AUGUST 21 'KTU's Beatstock 2004'

    AUGUST 25 Allman Brothers Band+Los Lonely Boys

    SEPTEMBER 4 Toby Keith+Terri Clark

    SEPTEMBER 5 Norah Jones


    Wagner Park and World Financial Center Plaza, West Street between Liberty and Vesey streets, rivertorivernyc.com

    May 28 'Blue Moon': O+A

    JUNE 3 'River to River Festival Kick-Off Concert 2004!'

    JUNE 9 Bahia & Hector Tricoche

    AUGUST 18 Ray Sepulveda

    AUGUST 24 Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band

    SEPTEMBER 9 Oro Solido


    Main Stage, 10th Street and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn; Stillwell Stage, Stillwell Street and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn; villagevoice.com/siren

    JULY 17: Bow down before us, o indie-rock faithful, for once again, the Voice brings you the crème de la underground in a festive freak-show setting, absolutely free. Among the anointed: starry-eyed, lovesick Seattleites Death Cab for Cutie; sleazy loverman Har Mar Superstar, deservedly hyped locals TV on the Radio; Canadian young'uns Constantines, brother-sister act Fiery Furnaces; Sheila E. fans the Fever; and many more. Also: Blonde Redhead, the Ponys, Your Enemies Friends. PHILLIPS


    Pier 17, South and Fulton streets, 212.SEAPORT, southstreetseaport.com, seaportmusicfestival.com

    JUNE 22-AUGUST 31 'Bloomberg Blues Jam'

    JUNE 23-September 3 'Seaport Music Festival': Artists TBA

    JUNE 25 'Seaport Music Festival': Ted Leo/Pharmacists


    Sinatra Park, Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th streets, Hoboken, New Jersey; Shipyard Park, 13th Street and Constitution Way, Hoboken, New Jersey, 201.420.2207, hobokennj.com

    JUNE 3 Kate Jacobs

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