Last month, reports suggested that legendary music executive Clive Davis was orchestrating a concert in Central Park to celebrate the reopening of New York venues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Davis have announced the lineup for their “homecoming concert.” Leading the way, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen will headline the major music event.
“This will be in August, a lot of details to come, but it is going to be a great moment for the city, marking our rebirth, marking our comeback,” de Blasio said after the lineup was announced.
“And it’s going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history.”
De Blasio and Davis have not shared an exact date for the homecoming concert, but upwards of 50,000 people are expected to attend.
One of the greatest Central Park concerts in history is coming. Excited to announce that Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson, and Bruce Springsteen will be performing at our Homecoming Concert and will help us welcome back our city! It's going to be an event for the ages. See you there. pic.twitter.com/1FtD5yJvxM
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 1, 2021