Lineup Announced For NYC’s “Homecoming” Concert, Vaccine Required To Attend


Throughout his press briefing on Tuesday, Mayor Invoice de Blasio confirmed that New York Metropolis’s “We ❤️ NYC: the Homecoming Live performance” will happen in Central Park on August twenty first, as anticipated, however he additionally provided extra particulars concerning the large occasion, together with a vaccine mandate.

Each viewers member will probably be required to point out proof of vaccination to get in (observe: this implies youngsters beneath 12 is not going to be allowed.) They estimate round 60,000 can match on The Nice Garden, and observe that social distancing is not going to be required, and masks are elective.

Together with Clive Davis and Danny Meyer, who helped manage and e-book the occasion with Dwell Nation, the town provided the (very male-heavy) lineup because it stands to date:

  • Jon Batiste
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Kane Brown
  • Elvis Costello
  • Fortunate Daye
  • Earth, Wind & Hearth
  • 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  

The under-40s in our newsroom who’re fortunate to be dwelling in an period after they can see Bruce Sprinsteen reside have expressed some ideas on this lineup.

Reached for remark, Jake Offenhartz stated, “No disrespect to Barry Manilow and LL COOL J, but it surely’s clear as day that the de Blasio administration did not seek the advice of a single younger particular person for this line up — or else they did, then roundly ignored them, Floor Transportation Advisory Council-style. The lineup is an affront to the town’s younger individuals, who sacrificed prime years of their lives for the widespread good, solely to be invited to a present that options extra ageing comfortable rock luminaries and cable information personalities than precise up to date artists. Get pleasure from your live performance, the younger youngsters will probably be in another park.”

Homecoming concert poster

As for getting in, you will want a ticket alongside along with your proof of vaccination — 80% of the tickets will probably be free, with VIP tickets additionally obtainable for buy. Listed below are the small print from the press launch:

Citi cardmembers can have entry to buy presale VIP tickets starting Thursday, July twenty ninth at 10 a.m. EDT till Sunday, August 1st at 10 p.m. EDT. For all presale particulars, go to Moreover, Citi will probably be freely giving 1,000 common admission tickets to Citi cardmembers on a first-come, first-served foundation starting on Monday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. EDT. Free tickets, in addition to VIP tickets for buy, will probably be launched to the general public in batches at beginning on Monday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. EDT. Further free and VIP ticket launch dates and instances are as follows:

  • 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

Along with the centerpiece live performance, NYC Homecoming Week will supply occasions all through the 5 boroughs from August 14th via August twenty second, together with:

Extra bulletins are anticipated within the coming weeks.