New York City Mega-Concert is Tentatively Coming on August 21st
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is billing it as a Central Park Mega-Concert to Celebrate the Reopening of The Big Apple.
I usually disagree with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on just about everything.
I have found a point of agreement. I strongly believe that this concert, tentatively scheduled for August 21, 2021 will be held in iconic Central Park ... is a great idea.
Mayor de Blasio said in a recent New York Times interview that the concert “was part of a “Homecoming Week” to show that New York City is coming back from the pandemic — a celebration for residents and those in the region who might not have visited in a while.”
“This concert is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Mr. 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.”
I have one more point of agreement with de Blasio. He has selected music icon Clive Davis to put the entire concert together.
In the same New York Times interview, Davis said he is “aiming for eight “iconic” stars to perform a three-hour show for 60,000 attendees and a worldwide television audience.”
America is ready for something like this.
America needs something like this.
As long as the performers do not allow the concert to deteriorate and feel the need to channel their inner "wokeness,” this will be an amazing special event.
This Show has the potential to help begin the process of returning New York City to its storied tradition of mega, superstar productions that earn a world wide audience.
With the horrifically bad decisions made by de Blasio for the past year and a half, that has truly tarnished New York City’s reputation as the greatest city in the world ... this could really help restore New York City’s credibility.
Davis has not as yet scheduled any artists.
But, here are some additional important points that are confirmed in the New York Times article as follows:
”A number of details for the event have already been set. Live Nation, the global concert giant, is involved with the production, and the majority of tickets will be free, although there will be some V.I.P. seating, Mr. Davis said.
The Great Lawn — a 13-acre oval in the center of the park near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delacorte Theater and the reservoir — has long been the city’s most prestigious setting for outdoor concerts, telegraphing a sense of the very heart of New York.”
SOURCE: New York Times interview with Bill de Blasio and Clive Davis.