This summer, NBC's TODAY will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for its 18th annual summer concert series.
There’s no better way to officially kick off summer than with some fun -- the indie pop band fun., that is. On Friday, May 24, in their first-ever TODAY concert, the Grammy award winners will be turning “Some Nights” into one great morning.
This year’s lineup also includes One Direction and Chris Brown, two veteran TODAY sensations who brought record-setting crowds in previous plaza performances. The 2013 series also features rock bands Maroon 5, Train and Fall Out Boy as well as singer-songwriters John Mayer, Michael Buble and Ed Sheeran. In addition, boy bands New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men will join forces in one blow-out concert, and Lionel Richie will surely have the crowd "Dancing on the Ceiling." The concert series also brings bright country music stars to the morning show stage with The Band Perry, Phillip Phillips, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan.
Here's a list of concerts scheduled to date. Tweet out your favorites using the hashtags below! All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
24 FUN, #FunTODAY
31 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK/ 98 DEGREES/ BOYS II MEN, #NKOTBTODAY
7 LIONEL RICHIE, #LionelTODAY
14 MAROON 5, #Maroon5TODAY
21 HUNTER HAYES, #HunterTODAY
28 PHILLIP PHILLIPS, #PhillipTODAY
5 JOHN MAYER, #JohnMayerTODAY
12 ED SHEERAN, #EdSheeranTODAY
19 FALL OUT BOY, #FallOutBoyTODAY
26 TRAIN, #TrainTODAY
2 THE BAND PERRY, #BandPerryTODAY
9 MICHAEL BUBLE, #BubleTODAY
16 LUKE BRYAN, #LukeBryanTODAY
23 ONE DIRECTION, #1DTODAY
30 CHRIS BROWN, #ChrisBrownTODAY
Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.
Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.
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