2024 Concerts + Performances 

Celebrate NY Music Month with free concerts and performances throughout the five boroughs.


    The MC Sha-Rock Day Presents: Woman in Hip Hop Festival is an annual event dedicated to celebrating and honoring the contributions of women in hip hop culture. Held Bronx, New York, this vibrant festival pays tribute to the trailblazing achievements of MC Sha-Rock, the first female MC/rapper and a foundational figure in hip hop.

    The festival spans two days, featuring a dynamic lineup that includes Roxanne Shante as the host and Strafe’ as the headliner. Attendees can enjoy live performances, engaging panel discussions, and various activities designed to empower and uplift the community.

    With generous support from New York Music Month and the Mayor’s Office, the festival highlights the importance of women in hip hop and their impact on the genre. Join us for a memorable celebration of music, culture, and empowerment at the MC Sha-Rock Day Presents: Woman in Hip Hop Festival.

    Date: June 1
    Time: 02:00 – 07:00 pm
    Location: Magenta Street, Bronx, New York 10467

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  • kids rock for kids

    Join KIDS ROCK FOR KIDS for a free, all-ages, outdoor rock show featuring amazing young bands from New York City – and around the world. The concert will feature performers from Australia, Afghanistan, Brazil, the UK, Belgium, Paraguay, Croatia, India, Canada, and across the US (California, Alaska, Hawaii, New Jersey, and the greater NYC region).

    Not just a showcase of amazing talent, but a community-building event where performers meet and bond with kindred spirits from around the globe — and audiences experience the pure joy exuded by passionate young musicians doing what they love, while also celebrating the glorious mix of musical cultures found only in New York City.

    Date: June 7
    Time: 04:00 – 07:00 pm
    Location: Barclays Plaza (In front of the Barclays Center) Downtown Brooklyn

  • Salsa Music Frankie Negron

    Salsa artist Frankie Negron and Band to perform at Al Quinones Playground (formerly Playground 52) on Saturday, June 8th. Showtime at 6pm.

    Date: June 8
    Time: 06:00 – 08:30 pm
    Location: Kelly Street between Ave of St. John and Leggett Avenue, Bronx

  • Wavys Soundcheck The Wavy Awards

    Join us for “Wavys Soundcheck” at Radicle Wine—a night of networking and open mic auditions. Connect with the wavy community, industry influencers, and advocates in a welcoming environment with wine tasting and snacks; then audition for a chance to perform at the Wavy Awards in September. Showcase your talents in a space celebrating creativity and diversity.
    Founded in 2021, the Wavy Awards celebrate historically excluded and marginalized talent, including women, non-binary individuals, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and artists with disabilities. Proud recipients of The Clinton Global Initiative’s 2023 Commitment to Action Award, we continue to influence accessibility awareness in the entertainment industry. Our partners include The Music Inclusion Coalition and KeyChange U.S. Supported by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the Wavy Awards are a significant platform for diverse artists. The artists are sponsored by Radicle Wine, Xelon Digital, Noisehive, Clarity Events, GigFinesse, and M the Myth Productions. Promotional support provided by iHeart Pride. Join us, RSVP now, and be part of a movement celebrating creativity, diversity, and inclusivity. Stay wavy, baby!

    Date: June 14
    Time: 07:00 – 09:30 pm
    Location: 293 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn

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    Juneteenth Jam with DJ Clue and Company NYC Parks

    Join DJ Clue and Company to celebrate Juneteenth in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens. DJ Clue is a mixtape pioneer and veteran New York radio jock who earned platinum certification! He is a powerhouse and icon on today’s music scene.
    Juneteenth is a community empowered event with Black Music, Creativity and Love, Excellence, and Black Joy. Since the summer of 2020, multiple Queens communities have reconnected to highlight, celebrate, and commemorate the history of Black Ancestors and their journeying to liberation through Juneteenth.

    Date: June 19
    Time: 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
    Location: Merrick and Foch Blvds, Queens

  • neil berg 50 years of rock & roll
    Neil Berg’s Fifty Years of Rock and Roll NYC Parks

    From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, up until MTV in the early ’80s, NEIL BERG’S 50 YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!

    Come join us on this Musical Journey!

    Date: June 20
    Time: 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
    Location: Union Turnpike and 193rd Street, Queens

  • NYMM Tour of Brooklyn Paramount Brooklyn Paramount (Live Nation)

    On November 24, 1928, Brooklyn Paramount introduced the most immersive entertainment experience the world had ever seen. Emboldened as ‘America’s first movie theater built for sound,’ Brooklyn Paramount set the stage for a storied saga of beginnings. The historic venue hosted events of all kinds from jazz icons like Ella Fitzgerald to the work of Hollywood’s sole female director of the time—Dorothy Arzner to LIU’s Basketball games! Now, after 60 years since its last curtain call, this palace of entertainment is being revived as a multigenre sensory spectacle of state-of-the-art sound.

    We invite you to come tour the space, experience the history and check out how the space has been renewed to welcome the next generation of legends to the stage.

    Date: June 22
    Time: 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
    Location: 385 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn

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    Tower Records Block Party Tower Records

    Join us in Williamsburg on June 24th for a full-day lot party as we celebrate the end of New York Music Month! Enjoy daytime DJ sets, F&B from SAUCED BK and L’Industry, and a showcase of restored Land Rovers by Brooklyn Coachworks. Curated vinyl and merchandise will also be available for purchase from Tower Records. As the day turns to night, experience intimate performances by NY-based artists inside the Tower Records space, with entry on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned for more details!

    Date: June 29
    Time: 2:00 – 10:00 pm

  • Local 802 AFM and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment CELEBRATE PRIDE Associated Musicians of Greater NY, Local 802 AFM

    Associated Musicians of Greater New York—Local 802, American Federation of Musicians—welcomes our neighbors of Hell’s Kitchen and beyond in celebration of LGBTQ Pride. Join us in the union’s historic Club Room for an evening featuring professional instrumentalists and vocalists of the Queer community (and its allies), all part of the New York Music Month!

    As a symbol of solidarity with the artists and the multiple genres in which they work, the music will be varied. First, a chamber music ensemble of the esteemed ChamberQUEER group, directed by violist Kal Sugatski (Orchestra of St. Lukes, NY Phil), with violinist JD Hunter (Broadway and studio) and Maria Bella Jeffers (studio, touring). This set will be followed by guest speakers (TBA), and then a special QUEERCabaret featuring 2024 MAC Award winner Maria Gentile as well as noted performers Anthony Fett, and Susan Campanaro as “Lavinia Draper”. Lynn Portas, pianist/vocalist/musical director, will lead a sizzling trio brandishing DIVA Jazz Orchestra drummer Sherrie Maricle and Broadway bassist Lexi Bodick.
    As the days of Pride Month point toward the jubilant NYC March, come revel with us!

    Date: June 27
    Time: 06:00 – 09:30 pm
    Location: 322 West 48th Street, New York NY 10036, Manhattan

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  • Warrior Women-powered NYC Female Battle of the Bands WARRIOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

    A concert and talk aimed at supporting the career growth of female artists and bands in NYC, this is a battle of the bands where every warrior woman in music wins!

    The event will feature local NYC professional female-led all-originals bands, ranging from Rock and Alternative to Indie and Punk to Pop – all under one roof! Featured bands include local NYC popular bands SILENT FURY, THE DYE BAND, MADKAT , THE REPRESSIONS & MORE! Prizes will be gifted to all participants!

    Attendees will have the opportunity to win cool Warrior gear in an on-site raffle!

    Lead Warrior Woman, JazzRock of SILENT FURY, a Keynote Speaker and Marketing educator at The Musicians Institute, NAMM , The Music Alliance and countless other music business organizations on female brand-building, will share a short talk with a few of her secrets on succeeding as an independent woman in music.

    Special warrior women event collectibles will be on hand and other goodies!

    Date: June 28
    Time: 06:00 – 09:00 pm
    Location: 322 West 48th Street, Manhattan