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Mayor Adams Announces Return Of ‘Rise Up NYC’ Concert Series, Providing Eight Free, Safe Events For New Yorkers This Summer

July 13, 2023

Concert Series to Include Farmer Nappy, K. Michelle, Stokley, Celebrity DJ Funk Flex, and More for Celebration of Culture, Music, and Unity

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the return of the “Rise Up NYC” concert series, which will provide New Yorkers with eight free community concerts that will be performed across all five boroughs this summer. The highly anticipated concert series returns for its second season and encourages New Yorkers to explore all corners of the city. Starting July 19, New Yorkers can access concerts at no cost, at a time when rising costs are putting a strain on many families. The series will present performances by critically acclaimed artists, including rhythm and blues singer K. Michelle, Stokley, Caribbean hitmaker Farmer Nappy, renowned Hot 97 Disc Jockey Funk Flex, and more.

“We’re all excited for New Yorkers to gather together again and partake in the music and culture that keeps our city moving,” said Mayor Adams. “‘Rise Up NYC’ is not only giving all New Yorkers access to free, safe concerts, but is also giving New Yorkers another way to enjoy the city we call home. Music and the arts are a lifeline for our city, and we are going to hit the right notes and turn the dial up to 11 this summer. We invite all New Yorkers to join us to celebrate the energy of New York City through the shared love of music.”

“Our ‘Rise Up NYC’ concert series is back, offering free community concerts across all of the five boroughs,” said Chief Advisor to the Mayor Ingrid Lewis-Martin. “As summer kicks into high gear, we invite all New Yorkers to bring their family and friends out for fun nights and world-class entertainment in the city that never sleeps. Together we can rise up!”

Starting July 19, and through August 20, the Adams administration will be presenting eight concerts across all five boroughs:

Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Avenue between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road

  • Wednesday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 20

Midland Beach Parking Lot 8, Staten Island
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue

  • Thursday, July 27

Orchard Beach, Bronx
One Orchard Beach Road

  • Thursday, August 10

Roy Wilkins Park, Queens
Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard

  • Wednesday, August 16
  • Thursday, August 17

St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan
West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

  • Saturday, August 19
    Sunday, August 20

‘Rise Up NYC’ will amplify local artists, encourage New Yorkers to support local small businesses near the concert venues, and provide the opportunity for New Yorkers, especially young New Yorkers, to come together and support nonviolent solutions to conflicts across the city.

For more information about the concert series, including a list of artists that will be updated as each event gets closer, visit the ‘Rise Up NYC’ website


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