Earth, Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Join New York City Homecoming Concert

L-R: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire
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A galaxy of talent has been announced for 'We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert,' set for Aug. 21, 2021 on the Great Lawn of Central Park.

New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, and music executive Clive Davis announced the details of the event today (July 27), intended to celebrate New York's resilience amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets will be free and released in batches daily from Aug. 2-7. VIP tickets will also be available for purchase from July 29-Aug. 1. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. (For those not in the New York City area, it'll be broadcast live on CNN.) Additional details will be released here.

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Among the acts who'll be performing include:

  • Jon Batiste
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Kane Brown
  • LL Cool J
  • Elvis Costello
  • Earth, Wind & Fire (feat. Lucky Daye & Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds)
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Journey
  • The Killers
  • Barry Manilow
  • The New York Philharmonic
  • Polo G
  • Carlos Santana
  • Paul Simon
  • Patti Smith
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Rob Thomas

Additionally, Jimmy Fallon, Gayle King and Don Lemon will make appearances.

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