Homecoming Concert

NYC ‘Homecoming' Week Concerts: How to Get Tickets, Who's Playing

"We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" is scheduled for Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.

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"We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" will take place Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. with a blockbuster musical lineup -- part of a week-long lineup of concerts citywide that will also feature some of the biggest hip-hop acts in history.

The free Central Park concert is meant as a sort of "New York City is back" message to the world, and the mayor said some of the city's favorite icons will perform.

Leading up to it, there will be marquee shows in four the boroughs as well.

How Do I Get Tickets for the Central Park Concert and the Homecoming Week Shows?

There will be free tickets for the general public, as well as VIP tickets for sale.

The tickets will be released in batches at nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek starting on August 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Further releases are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, August 3 at 7 a.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, August 4 at 9 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, August 5 at 7 a.m. EDT
  • Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, August 7 at 9 p.m. EDT

What Are the Vaccine Rules for the Concerts?

Ticketholders will have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry, but the city says masks will be optional since the event is outdoors.

Who Is Performing at the Central Park Concert?

The lineup is still evolving, but City Hall said the following attendees were confirmed as of the morning of July 27:

  • 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
  • Journey
  • The Killers
  • Gayle King
  • Don Lemon
  • Barry Manilow
  • The New York Philharmonic
  • Polo G
  • Carlos Santana
  • Paul Simon
  • Patti Smith
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Rob Thomas 

Who Is Performing at the Borough Shows?

Lists are still being formulated, but as of the morning of July 29, these acts are scheduled.

Orchard Beach in The Bronx on Monday, August 16 from 3:00 to 9:30 p.m.

  • KRS One (Headliner)
  • Slick Rick (Headliner)
  • Remy Ma (Headliner)
  • Busy Bee
  • CL Smooth
  • DJ Hollywood
  • DJ Jazzy Joyce
  • DJ Kevie Kev
  • Fantastic Five
  • Furious 5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio
  • Grand Wizard Theodore
  • Joeski Love
  • Kid Capri
  • Nice & Smooth
  • PopMaster Fabel
  • Soul Sonic Force
  • T La Rock
  • Ultra Magnetic MC’s

Richmond County Bank Park on Staten Island on Tuesday, August 17 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

  • Raekwon (Headliner)
  • Ghostface Killah (Headliner)
  • Crystal Waters
  • DJ Chuck Chillout
  • EMPD
  • Force MDs
  • Hakim Green
  • HeeSun Lee
  • Kool Keith
  • Lizzy Ashliegh
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Rikki
  • Rob Base

Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 19 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

  • Big Daddy Kane (Headliner)
  • Desiigner (Headliner)
  • C&C Music Factory
  • DJ Mr. Cee
  • Elle Varner
  • Judy Torres
  • Lizzy Ashliegh
  • Maino
  • Obasi Jackson
  • Papoose
  • PopMaster Fabel
  • Special Ed
  • Stetsasonic
  • Sweet Sensation
  • Young Devyn

Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Friday, August 20 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

  • George Clinton + The P-Funk All Stars with Special Guests (Headliner)
  • Too $hort (Headliner)
  • DJ Hurricane
  • DJ Wiz
  • EPMD
  • Mobb Deep
  • Yo-Yo
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