Paul Simon, the Killers, and Polo G are among the artists set to play the We Love NYC homecoming concert, which will take place August 21st on the Great Lawn of Manhattan’s Central Park.
The packed lineup will also feature music from Patti Smith — who will be dueting with Bruce Springsteen — Journey, Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Elvis Costello, Kane Brown, LL Cool J, Jon Batiste, Andrea Bocelli, Earth, Wind & Fire (featuring Lucky Daye and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds), Barry Manilow, the New York Philharmonic, and Carlos Santana, who will be dueting with Rob Thomas. The show will also feature appearances from Jimmy Fallon, Gayle King, and Don Lemon.
The lineup was announced Tuesday, July 27th, during a press conference featuring Mayor Bill de Blasio and some of the show’s organizers, music executive Clive Davis, and New York restauranteur Danny Meyer. Per a tweet from de Blasio, proof of a Covid-19 vaccine will be required to attend the concert. Ticket information will be available on the NYC Homecoming Week website.
The We Love NYC concert will be part of a week of events to celebrate the city’s re-opening. There will be additional concerts, as well as film screenings, public art, cultural activities, and more.
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