Boss will sing New York City Serenade in Central Park.
Big Apple’s August Star-Studded”homecoming concertBruce Springsteen, Queens native and “American legend” Paul Simon and award-winning singer and former “American Idol” Jennifer Hudson, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday at the iconic Manhattan green space.
“It’s going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history. It’s something you don’t want to miss,” de Blasio said during a virtual press briefing. “It’s something for the ages. “
The mayor said that he “loves” the music of the longtime “Born to Run” singer.
“He is dear to New York City in an extraordinary way, even though he comes [New] Jersey. No one is perfect,” joked de Blasio. “She’s amazing.”
The mayor said that the date and time of the end of the summer program, as well as other artists who will be performing in it, will be announced “soon”. A city official said the event would have a capacity of 60,000 people.
“It has to be an event for a large crowd,” the mayor said.
“This is going to be a great moment for the city, marking our return, marking our rebirth,” he said. “We are very excited, and this is going to be a historic event, to say the least.”
Page Six reported Wednesday that the event, first announced on June 7, will feature Patti Smith.