Leadership / 06.09.21
Bill De Blasio, Clive Davis Planning Central Park 'Mega-Concert' to Celebrate New York City's Reopening
Pollstar (06/07/21) Brown, Eric Renner
The New York Times reports that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and music-business maven Clive Davis have partnered to host a free "mega-concert" in Central Park, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 21. Davis said he envisions the show with eight star acts, performing over a three-hour program for a live audience of 60,000 on the Great Lawn and for viewers around the world watching remotely. The event will be part of Homecoming Week, the week of programming de Blasio and city officials are planning to celebrate Manhattan's post-pandemic reopening. Live Nation will produce the concert, while sponsorship deals and a broadcast partner are in development. Attendees will be split into vaccinated and non-vaccinated sections, with 70% capacity filled by vaccinated fans. "This concert is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity," de Blasio said. "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."
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