Warm weather is finally starting to come out of hiding and the energy of the upcoming outdoor concert season has fans giddy with excitement. As more artists continue to share their summer touring plans and more festivals revealing their lineups, it’s tough not to fill up with anticipation about what the summer months will bring. ABC’s morning talkshow “Good Morning America” have now joined in on the fun, having revealed the performer lineup for their Summer Concert Series, which are free of charge and will once again take place at Rumsey Playfield in New York City’s Central Park.
The full 2018 summer lineup was announced by the network earlier this week, and will start in just a few weeks on May 15 with a performance by Liam Payne and J Balvin. Other artists set to perform on the show this summer include Halsey, Sting and Shaggy, Florence + The Machine, the Backstreet Boys, Camila Cabello and Luis Fonsi, just to name a few. The strongest trending name on the 2018 schedule at the moment just may be Florence + The Machine, who announced their upcoming fourth studio album, High As Hope, on Thursday. They're also set to perform a handful of select shows in intimate venues in London, Los Angeles and New York City later this month.
The televised performances take place on Friday mornings from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., although since they’re free of charge, fans are recommended to arrive at the venue at 6 a.m. when Central Park opens. The venue for the Concert Series is the same location where New York’s City Parks Foundation produces their Central Park SummerStage concerts, which include scheduled shows this year from the Trey Anastasio Trio, Dispatch, Jason Mraz, Mac DeMarco and more. Tickets for select events at the Central Park venue are on sale now, and can be found by clicking here.
“GMA” Summer Concert Series lineup:
May 15 - Liam Payne and J Balvin
May 25 - Sting and Shaggy
June 1 - Halsey
June 8 - Ne-Yo
June 15 - Pitbull
June 22 - Bebe Rexha
June 29 - Florence + the Machine
July 6 - G-Eazy
July 13 - Backstreet Boys
July 20 - Camila Cabello
July 27 - Fall Out Boy
Aug. 3 - Kelsea Ballerini
Aug. 10 - The Chainsmokers
Aug. 17 - Leon Bridges*
Aug. 24 - Luis Fonsi
Aug. 31 - Alesso
*Concert will take place in Times Square