“Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are coming back,” said legendary music producer and mogul Clive Davis.
A fitting toast to the star-studded lineup of the forthcoming ‘We Love New York: a Homecoming Concert,’ set for the Great Lawn in Central Park on August 21.
A gargantuan effort presented by Citi and Expedia, the event is comprised of five days of concerts – one for each borough of the Big Apple. Sixty thousand tickets (80% of them free) will be released to the public starting Monday (August 2).
Ahead of the sale, look inside to see the big names slated to line the bill.
As of time reported, the performance roster reads:
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 and Rob Thomas.
The effort comes as one the city’s many vaccination pushes.
“…if you want to go to this concert you have to show proof of vaccination… as long as you have your first dose and proof of it you’re good,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
For those unable to attend one of five showings in person, the concert will also be broadcast globally on CNN.