Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson & More Set for TODAY's Summer Concert Series; Full Lineup Announced
NBC's "Today" show has released its 2014 lineup for the annual Toyota Concert Series. It kicks off Friday, May 16, with Mariah Carey and wraps up Sept. 5 with Usher.
Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
13 Dolly Parton, #DollyTODAY
16 Mariah Carey, #MariahTODAY
23 Tim McGraw, #TimMcGrawTODAY
26 Austin Mahone, #MahoneTODAY *Monday
30 Rascal Flatts, #RascalFlattsTODAY
5 Pharrell, #PharrellTODAY * Thursday
6 Sara Bareilles, #SaraBareillesTODAY
13 Train, #TrainTODAY
17 Little Mix, #LittleMixTODAY * Tuesday
20 Fall Out Boy, #FallOutBoyTODAY
27 Phillip Phillips, #PhillipsTODAY
4 Ed Sheeran, #EdSheeranTODAY
11 Fifth Harmony, #5HTODAY
18 Jason Mraz, #JasonMrazTODAY
25 OneRepublic, #OneRepublicTODAY
29 Jennifer Hudson, #JHudTODAY * Tuesday
1 Aloe Blacc, #AloeBlaccTODAY
15 Neon Trees, #NeonTreesTODAY
29 Ariana Grande, #ArianaTODAY
1 Maroon 5, #Maroon5TODAY
5 Usher, #UsherTODAY
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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