As part of New York City’s reopening after COVID, the promise of bringing a grand return to New York and Central Park appears to be fulfilling, as the main headlines announced this week. Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Jennifer Hudson announced Thursday that Mayor Bill de Blasio will attend the concert, which will be curated by music legend Clive Davis. The mayor said at the press conference: “This will be a great moment for this city. It will mark our rebirth and our return. This will be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history. ”

The Grand Return to New York

Springsteen has already performed in the city, and he reopened Springsteen on Broadway in June. This is the first time that Broadway has performed at full capacity since March last year. “Even though he happens to be from New Jersey, he is loved in an extraordinary way in New York City. No one is perfect,” De Blasio said.

Simon has already participated in one of the most memorable Central Park concerts, performing on stage in August 1991 exactly 30 years ago. That performance was later released as a live album and concert movie. Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy Award winner, became a star after an unforgettable performance in the early version of “American Idol” and then starred in the movie “Dreamgirl” next to Beyoncé. The other performers of the concert will be announced soon.


The specific date of the show has not yet been announced. It is expected that the show will allow fully vaccinated and unvaccinated guests to provide the latest COVID test negative. Most of the full New York events temporarily restricted the participation of fully vaccinated guests. This policy has caused protests from some people who believe such policies are discriminatory.


Springsteen of Broadway will return on June 26 and will feature lottery tickets! The theater concert starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen is the first Broadway show since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic! Springsteen on Broadway is a solo concert by the Grammy-winning rock legend Bruce Springsteen. It will return to Broadway at the St. James Theatre on June 26. Other performances are scheduled to end on September 4.

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