May 23, 2024

Access Free Musical Performances in Midtown East All Summer Long

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Access free, outdoor musical performances in Midtown East all summer long at our Summer Solstice Music Festival and Pershing Square Sounds series. Also see below for details about the Rudin Summer Concert Series and Jazz at the Plaza at Saint Peter's Church. 


Pershing Square Sounds


Our beloved free concert series at Pershing Square Plaza West returns!


Join us for lunchtime concerts every Tuesday from noon to 1:30pm and happy hour concerts every Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm, running from May 6 to September 25. View the full series schedule, which is currently in formation. 

Summer Solstice Music Festival


On Thursday, June 20th, 2024, from 4pm to 6pm, we will host the 7th Annual Summer Solstice Music Festival, featuring local musical talent along Park Avenue between East 39th and East 54th Street. 


The Summer Solstice Music Festival is inspired by Paris’ Fête de la Musique.  View more details here.

Rudin Summer Concert Series


Starting in June, the Rudin Family is hosting free lunchtime concerts at 345 Park Avenue on Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm throughout the summer. View the full series schedule. 

Jazz on The Plaza


With the support from the Grand Central Partnership, Boston Properties (BXP), and The Arts and Architecture Conservancy at Saint Peter’s, Saint Peter's is thrilled to present jazz performances on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30pm on the plaza at 601 Lexington Avenue.


Upcoming performances can be found below:


July 10  William Parker Trio


July 17 – Eri Yamamoto Quartet


July 24 – Arturo O’Farrill Group


July 31 – Eduardo Belo Group


August 7 – Paul Jost Group


August 14 – Michael Howell Group Plays the Music of Dizzy Gillespie

(Michael was in Dizzy Gillespie’s band in the 1970s)


August 21 – Miki Yamanaka Quartet


August 28 – Billy Harper Quintet


View more details here.