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Outdoor NYC Summer Concerts & Brooklyn Music Festivals

Outdoor NYC Summer Concerts & Brooklyn Music Festivals

Soak in the Season at NYC Summer Concerts

Warm weather and live music go together like the sun and summer. Concerts in New York City range from marquee headliners to the underground bands of tomorrow, and everyone's favorite season is no exception. In fact, summer means more concerts than ever in NYC, as parks and piers transform into outdoor venues rife with FREE shows, festivals, and thousands of people thirsty for dancing. Some of the best include:


Northside Festival

Williamsburg / Greenpoint, Brooklyn

June 8-14th

Music Badge: $94.24

Arguably the hippest neighborhood in NYC, Williamsburg has been the center of this weeklong festival of film, art, media, and music since 2009. The concerts span 4 days (June 11-14th), across a swath of indoor and outdoor venues. Featuring performances and parties with upwards of 400 bands, the focus is on indie rock and emerging hip-hop artists, such as:

  • Built to Spill
  • Neko Case
  • Run the Jewels
  • Vince Staples
  • Viet Cong
  • Best Coast
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
  • Alden Penner & Michael Cera


Bhi Bhiman

155 Varick Street

June 16th, 5pm


Part of the Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival, this FREE show from American singer / songwriter Bhi Bhiman is your chance to catch him before he make it big. Part folk, part soul, his music has won the praise of Rolling Stone magazine and Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell.


River to River Festival

Lower Manhattan / Governor's Island

June 18-28th


Eleven days of live music, dance, and theater across Downtown Manhattan and Governor's Island, River to River celebrates its 14th anniversary this year. Expect waterfront concerts, public park performances, and all sorts of surprises - all entirely FREE!