Concerts Announced in all Five Boroughs for NYC Homecoming Week

Concerts have been announced in all five boroughs of New York City taking place August 14-22, 2021. The stacked lineups will help create New York City’s “Homecoming Week” to celebrate the return of NYC over one year into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the lines earlier this week including the mega show being held on Central Park’s Great Lawn which is the centerpiece of the celebration. Outside of the centerpiece event, the theme for the shows will be “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC,” with hip-hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno, and funk artists dominating the lineups. 

The concerts will take place at Orchard Beach in The Bronx on, August 16 from 3 to 9:30 PM, Midland Beach on Staten Island on August 17 from 4 to 9:30 PM , Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn August 19 from 4 to 9:30 PM, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on 20 from 4 to 9:30 PM, and wrapping up at the Central Park’s Great Lawn in Manhattan on August 21, 5 PM. 

For more information on New York City’s “Homecoming Week” visit their website and check out the full lineup below: 

Orchard Beach in The Bronx – Monday, August 16th from 3 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

Midland Beach on Staten Island – Tuesday, August 17th from 4 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 – Thursday, August 19th from 4 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 – Friday, August 20th from 4 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

HOW TO GET IN: All attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for persons unable to get vaccinated because of a disability. Free tickets for all four concerts will be released to the public in batches at nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek starting on Monday, August 2 at 10 a.m. EDT. Additional free ticket release dates and times 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

And once again, here’s the lineup so far for the Homecoming Concert in Central Park, produced in part by Clive Davis and will air on CNN. You can get more details on this show here.

Central Park’s Great Lawn in Manhattan – Saturday, August 21st, 5 p.m.

  • 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  

HOW TO GET IN: Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale VIP tickets beginning Thursday, July 29th at 10 a.m. EDT until Sunday, August 1st at 10 p.m. EDT. For all presale details, visit citientertainment.com. Additionally, Citi will be giving away 1,000 general admission tickets to Citi cardmembers on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Monday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. EDT. Free tickets, as well as VIP tickets for purchase, will be released to the public in batches at nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek starting on Monday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. EDT. Additional free and VIP ticket release dates and times 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
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