Thursday, June 09, 2011

Schedule for (the Remaining) "Today" and "Good Morning America" Free Summer 2011 Concerts

Florence and the Machine (featuring Florence Welch, above) play the GMA Concert Series on June 24. Photo: Rosario López
For music fans in NYC who don't mind rising really early for the chance to see some big-name pop acts for free, the Today show and Good Morning America summer concerts are a welcome rite of the season. If you don't like waking up quite so early, you can watch the performances on TV. But you'll only see a few songs (maybe a couple), whereas if you're there in person you'll see a longer set and possibly a couple of takes of some songs as the bands warm up.

In a perfect world I would have posted these lists before the series actually started (instead of several weeks in), but there are plenty of shows to come, so better late than never.

All shows for both series take place on Friday mornings.

NBC Today Show Free Summer Concert Series, Rockefeller Plaza
Listed show time: 7 a.m.
June 10 - The Script
June 17 – Kenny Chesney
June 24 – Bruno Mars
July 1 – Pitbull featuring T-Pain and Ne-Yo
July 8 – Blake Shelton
July 15 – Chris Brown
July 22 – Cee Lo Green
July 29 – Journey
August 5 – Maroon 5
August 12 – Zac Brown Band
August 19 – Enrique Iglesias
August 26 – Train
Sept. 2 – Lenny Kravitz

ABC Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Rumsey Playfield (Central Park):
Listed show time: between 7 and 9 a.m. (the TV show's air time)
June 10 – Jennifer Hudson
June 17 – Selena Gomez
June 24 – Florence & the Machine
July 1 – Beyonce
July 8 – Miranda Lambert
July 15 – Brad Paisley
July 22 – Goo Goo Dolls
July 29 – Debbie Gibson and Tiffany
August 5 – Nicki Minaj
August 12 – American Idol Top 11
August 19 – Taio Cruz
August 26 – TBD
September 2 – Mary J Blige

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