Free, Friday, concerts in Central Park

Despite resistance to a Spring Awakening, the 8th annual Good Morning America Summer Concert Series debuted last week with a rousing reception to 14 weeks of free, music and the first pop act to launch the popular televised morning showcase.

Ariana Grande kicked-off the 2016 season’s outdoor music feast recently delivering a sampling of music’s biggest and best names in the recording industry.

Her performance at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park — home of SummerStage — showcased simultaneously during ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” aired live from 7 – 9 am and featured interview segments her fans seemed eager to engage.

The weekly, free, concerts invite guests to share in the revelry and also witness a live broadcast session with a network admittedly dedicated to presenting cutting edge talent in a New York setting.

Often throughout the series, surprise super-stars are billed on unannounced dates. Music fans may want to regularly check for updates on the schedule.

Here are the latest listings for the 2016 season:

May 27 – Flo Rida

June 3 – Pitbull

June 10 – Iggy Azalea

June 17 – Demi Lovato

June 24 – Brad Paisley

July 1 – Blink 182

July 8 – Kenny Chesney

July 15 – TBD

July 22 – Sia

July 29 – TBD

Aug. 5 – X Ambassadors

Aug. 12 – Keith Urban

Aug. 19 – TBD

Aug. 26 – Jason Aldean

Sept. 2 – Jason Derulo

For more information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park log ontogmaconcerts.com.

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