We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert is an all-star concert celebrating New York’s resilience to the 2020 pandemic. It’s been a really tough year and a half for all New Yorkers, but New York City always bounces back.
This is going to be NYC’s Woodstock, not in the wild way, but as a historic concert that everybody wishes they were at. The show is for 60,000 people. Some tickets are for purchase, but most for free.
We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert
The concert is on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 5pm. Gates open at 3pm. homecoming2021.com
Free tickets were already released by our press time. VIP Tickets are still available from $399. The best seats are $4,950.
There are COVID protocols so check before you go.
This is the We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert‘s all-star lineup as of August 13.
- Jon Batiste
- Andrea Bocelli 🇮🇹
- Kane Brown
- LL COOL J
- Elvis Costello
- Lucky Daye
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
- Cynthia Erivo
- Jimmy Fallon
- Jennifer Hudson
- Wyclef Jean 🇭🇹
- The Killers
- Gayle King
- Don Lemon
- Maluma 🇨🇴
- Barry Manilow
- New York Philharmonic
- Polo G
- Carlos Santana 🇲🇽
- Paul Simon
- Patti Smith
- Bruce Springsteen
- Rob Thomas
The show got shut down about half way through while Barry Manilow was singing because of the threat of lightning from Hurricane Henri.
Why is There no Jazz or Salsa in NYC’s Homecoming Concert?
New York City birthed modern jazz (bebop) and Latin jazz (cubop) in the 1940s. It birthed salsa in the 1960 and 70s. Rubén Blades, Eddie Palmieri, Arturo O’Farrill and Bobby Sanabria are some of the padrinos (godfathers) of Latin music, jazz and salsa in New York City.
The exclusion of jazz and salsa seems very short sighted. Latins are invisible ~ even in our capital city. What happened to Made in NYC (Twitter @MadeInNYC)?
See you at We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert.