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“We Love NYC” concert, featuring Springsteen, Paul Simon, Journey, Santana & more, takes place Saturday


Just a reminder that star-studded We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert takes place Saturday in New York City at Central Park’s Great Lawn, and will air live starting at 5 p.m. ET on CNN and some of its affiliated networks.

This show’s impressive lineup includes Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Journey, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Rob Thomas and many others.

About 60,000 people are expected to attend the concert, and proof of vaccination for those ages 12 or over is required to gain entry. Most of the tickets to the event were made available for free, although a limited number of VIP passes were sold.

As previously announced, the “We Love NYC” concert is meant to celebrate the “rebirth” of the Big Apple amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, Santana and Thomas confirmed that they’ll be performing together at the show. On Wednesday, the two artists released a new collaborative track called “Move,” which arrives 22 years after Santana and Thomas’ massively successful 1999 single, “Smooth.”

Other music artists and entertainers on the “We Love NYC” bill include The Killers, LL COOL J, Barry Manilow, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Andrea Bocelli, Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Hudson, Wyclef Jean, and Kane Brown.

Pre-event coverage will begin at 4 p.m. ET. The concert was produced by New York City, music mogul Clive Davis, and Live Nation.

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