NYC to hold huge concert at Central Park to mark reopening
New York, Jun 7 (EFE).- New York City is planning a mega-concert at Central Park to celebrate the city’s post-pandemic reopening.
The New York Times revealed on Monday the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, put famous music producer Clive Davis in charge of organizing the event, scheduled for August 21.
No artists are yet confirmed for the three-hour show but it is set to bring together eight “iconic” stars to perform for an audience of 60,000 people, according to the Times.
The concert is set to be a part of a week-long celebration to mark the reopening of New York that was once the epicenter of the global pandemic.
“This concert is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity,” de Blasio told the Times.
“It’s going to be an amazing lineup. The whole week is going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before in New York City,” he added.
Davis, an iconic figure of the music industry, is working on selecting the artists for the concert.
The experienced 89-year-old musician has worked with stars such as Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston throughout his career.
Most of the concert tickets will be made available for free, with the exception of some VIP seats, according to Davis.
The show is to take place at the large meadow located in the center of Central Park, where historical performances by icons such as Elton John (1980), Simon & Garfunkel (1981) or Luciano Pavarotti (1993) were held.