'TODAY' Rocks 20 Years of Summer Concerts on the Plaza
For 20 years straight, NBC’s TODAY has brought together the hottest hit-makers for its annual summer concert series, and this year, the "Toyota Concert Series on TODAY" will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza. Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum pop star Meghan Trainor (pictured), who ruled the charts with her summer anthem All About That Bass, will kick off the season in her first-ever TODAY Plaza concert on May 22.
This year’s line-up includes show favorites Flo Rida, Fall Out Boy, and Pitbull, who will perform live from Universal Orlando Resort in his fifth TODAY concert. Music sensations Carly Rae Jepsen, Janelle Monae and Wondaland, Imagine Dragons, and Charli XCX will hit the stage this summer along with newcomer LunchMoney Lewis and fun. band member Nate Ruess in his first solo morning concert. TODAY will get a little bit country with Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley, who returns for his first TODAY concert since 2006.
International megastar Jennifer Lopez will heat up the TODAY stage once again in August. The concert series will also feature a special Monday performance on June 15, from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Taylor.
In a TODAY show first, the summer concert series line-up was exclusively announced on Snapchat, Thursday, April 30.
Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
22 Meghan Trainor (#MeghanTODAY)
29 Pitbull (#PitbullTODAY)
5 Charli XCX (#CharliXCXTODAY)
12 Fall Out Boy (#FOBTODAY)
15 James Taylor (#JamesTaylorTODAY) *Monday
19 Nate Ruess (#NateRuessTODAY)
23 Janelle Monae and Wondaland (#JanelleTODAY)
26 Imagine Dragons (#ImagineDragonsTODAY)
3 Flo Rida (#FloTODAY)
10 Carly Rae Jepsen (#CarlyRaeTODAY)
17 Alan Jackson (#AlanJacksonTODAY)
31 Jason Aldean (#JasonAldeanTODAY)
Friday date TBD Jennifer Lopez (#JLoTODAY)
12 LunchMoney Lewis (#LunchMoneyTODAY)
4 Brad Paisley (#BradPaisleyTODAY)
Additional performances may be announced throughout the season. To view the most up to date concert list online visit: TODAY.com/concerts.
Fans are encouraged to visit the TODAY plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's Studio 1A, located at 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City.
TODAY.com will bring viewers closer to the action with highlights from the behind the scenes, photos from fans on the plaza, hashtags for each concert and much more.