New York City and producer Clive Davis are teaming up to put on a “mega-concert” in Central Park to celebrate the reopening of New York City.
According to the New York Times, mayor Bill de Blasio contacted the 89-year-old industry titan to help plan a concert with an audience of 60,000 for August. No artists are confirmed yet but Davis is aiming for eight “iconic” acts.
It’s part of “homecoming week” which will include a number of major events across the city.
“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.”
The majority of tickets will be free although there will be VIP seating. The three-hour event will also be televised. The working title is The Official NYC Homecoming Concert in Central Park.
There will reportedly be vaccinated and unvaccinated sections of the crowd but 70% of tickets will go to those who have had the vaccine. It’s estimated that around 48% of the city have now been fully vaccinated.
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The city has introduced the Excelsior Pass that allows venues to see who has received the vaccine, the first so-called vaccine passport to be introduced in the US. More than a million people have now downloaded. More than 9 million New Yorker have been vaccinated.
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