Concerts in Bryant Park are vibrant spectacles of music, talent, and culture. This 9.6-acre park is located just across the street from our upscale Midtown Manhattan hotel. 

Book your stay and you’ll see why the Park Terrace Hotel is hailed as your “window to Manhattan” when you realize just how close you are to the action. 

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Bryant Park Summer Concerts

The summer concert series Picnic Performances is back at Bryant Park for the 2023 season. Take reservations and tickets off your plate – there is nothing required before you arrive at the park. The performances are completely free and open to the public, and begin at 7pm with the exception of June 24th’s performance, which will begin at 5pm. 

New York City Opera: La Bohème

June 1, 2023

Let the New York City Opera transport you to 1830s Paris with their performance of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. This four-act opera follows a young Parisian woman and her group of friends through the ups and downs of a bohemian lifestyle and ends on an actual high note. 

Emerging Music Festival: THUS LOVE, Psymon Spine, Katy Kirby

June 23, 2023

THUS LOVE is a trio originating from Vermont that blends post-punk with a “loose, experimental streak” that comes from the band members’ varied musical training. 

Psymon Spine cites the Talking Heads and Os Mutantes as influences, creating a sound that both challenges and delights the listener. 

Katy Kirby is a singer-songwriter with an indie rock feel, and she’s dedicated to her craft: Kirby enlisted the help of several co-conspirators to establish a band that could satisfy the needs of the tracks. 


Emerging Music Festival: Ky Vöss, Seramic, Miss Grit, Dead Tooth

June 24 at 5pm

Ky Vöss is an NYC-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Vöss treats listeners to a playful and otherworldly performance that utilizes visuals as much as music.

Seramic has been described as “Prince meets D’Angelo meets Tom Waits meets Joe Crocker.” With heavy gospel and soul influences, Seramic boasts an impressive track list that infuses smooth 70s soul with 90s R&b.

Miss Grit uses their music as an outlet for self expression and self analysis, producing content that encourages listeners to do the same. 

Dead Tooth’s early folksy roots can still be heard in the cadence of their lyrics, but the sound has “darkened” and expanded to include post-punk sounds. 

Jalopy Theatre: Michael Daves Quartet ft. Tony Trischka, Yacouba Sissoko, Terrell King

June 30, 2023

Attend a three-part folk music festival featuring the steel guitar of Terrell King, Yacouba Sissoko’s kora, and a bluegrass group led by Michael Daves. 

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

July 7, 2023

This 18-piece big band of jazz and Latin-jazz players has been captivating audiences for over twenty years and has won multiple Grammy awards at the hands of Arturo O’Farrill. 

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber

July 14, 2023

Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber marry American folk and European classical styles with an air of curiosity and a masterful grasp on a variety of pieces, ranging from classical Bach and Appalachian folk to bluegrass and jazz. 

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Magos Herrera ft. The Knights

July 21, 2023

Magos has been called one of the greatest modern singers of our time and recently released her latest album Aire, largely written during the coronavirus pandemic and now ready to be shared with live audiences at Bryant Park. 

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Champe-Soukous Collective

July 28, 2023

This ensemble connects Colombia and Central Africa with the musical genius of seven performers whose talents are unparalleled when combined. From historic vocals to the horns, each piece of this collective comes together to provide music that can’t be beat. 

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Ndlovu Youth Choir

August 4, 2023

The Ndlovu Youth Choir comes to us from South Africa, bringing unstoppable choreography and vocals to match. The group was recently the first choir to ever reach the final rounds of America’s Got Talent

New York City Opera: The Barber of Seville

August 18, 2023

Follow the mischief of Figaro, the opera’s most famous barber, in the New York City Opera’s rendition of The Barber of Seville. This fully-staged, family-friendly production will feature members of the New York City Orchestra. 

New York City Opera: Alessandro Lora in Concert

August 19, 2023

Enjoy the silky-smooth voice of Alessandro Lora, accompanied by the New York City Opera. Lora will perform a special concert of Italian favorites, conducted by Maestro Diego Basso. 

American Symphony Orchestra: American Expressions 

September 7, 2023

Conductor Leon Botstein will guide the American Symphony Orchestra through a program highlighting the varying forms of musical expression and languages that emerged in America following World War I. 

New York City Opera: Romeo and Juliet

September 8, 2023

The New York City Opera’s final show of the season at Bryant Park is a fully-staged and costumed Romeo and Juliet. Say goodbye to summer with Shakespeare’s most famous star crossed lovers! 

Harlem Stage: 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 14, 2023

The 2023 season of Picnic Performances will conclude with a Harlem Stage 40th Anniversary Celebration, featuring a major jazz artist to be announced. 

Bryant Park hosts a huge variety of summer concerts, ranging from opera to orchestra and every sound in between. Live music is an exciting, exhilarating experience that can often leave you exhausted at the end of the show – but Park Terrace is right across the street, so you can go from encore to snore in the blink of an eye. Book your stay at our NYC hotel today.

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