Summer and music in NYC go perfectly together. And there are so many places to take in the sounds of the season.
Here are our favorite spots:
It doesn’t get much more quintessential than summer in Central Park. SummerStage was founded in 1986 to take advantage of the park’s nature-like feeling and to bring music to the masses. Today it’s one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the city, and features both free and benefit concerts. It even recently expanded to the five boroughs, hosting events and concerts in parks across NYC. 69th Street and Fifth Ave. More info atsummerstage.org
Angelique Kidjo (June 7), Dawes and First Aid Kit (July 27), Father John Misty with Angel Olsen (Aug. 5), Phil Lesh & Friends (Sept. 16).(Credit: FLICKR/ Wally Gobetz)