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Midtown Music

Outdoor pop-up performances

This summer in the 34th Street district, find accomplished musicians playing live music in a series of pop-up performances. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of Midtown.


Find Midtown Music bands Monday - Saturday starting 12:30pm, 2:30pm, or 4:30pm.

Shows generally run one and a half hours. Enjoy the music!


Locations include Herald Square Plaza, Greeley Square Plaza, and Moynihan Station at two locations: 31st Street & 8th Avenue, and 33rd Street & 8th Avenue.

Summer artists

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Live ragtime music with top New York City musicians and Terry Waldo, famed NYC pianist.

Trio Arrebol

Forró band from NYC that explores the intersection of Indigenous Brazilian, African, Portuguese and Caribbean cultures.

Triad Brass

Dance, sing, and celebrate with Triad Brass - a pop-up party brass band of award-winning musicians bringing you songs from the seventies, numbers from the noughties, and something for everyone in-between.

Sedi Donka

This fiddle-forward fusion band inspired by fiddling folk bands of Romania and Hungary blends Eastern European, Balkan and Gypsy dance music with a convivial jazz aesthetic.

Baklava Express

This Middle Eastern fusion project draws on the instrumentation and musical traditions of the Arab world, while mixing in elements of Jazz, Flamenco, Rock and Eastern European folk with a distinctly genre-defiant flare.

East Village All Stars

From Smash Mouth to Satchel Mouth, East Village All Stars draw on early jazz traditions, pair it with a punk-informed aesthetic and present it with a New York City energy to bring you their fusion of Emo rock and Dixieland jazz (yes you read that right!).

Winter Artists
Broadway Carolers

With over 25 years of experience, Broadway Carolers perform across the region and are committed to bringing light into people’s lives during the holiday season. They have performed at houses and apartments, parks and country clubs, and NYC landmarks like the Lamb’s Club, the Miracle on Madison Avenue, the 34th Street district including Herald & Greeley Square Parks, Bryant Park, and the New York Botanical Garden.

Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber is a consummate post-bop musician with an incomparable technical ability and an ear for complex harmonic compositions. He has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition, and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon’s music, and his critically acclaimed release, SIMPLE COMPLEX, rose to #1.

Holiday Quartet

This December won't be complete without witnessing the talent and glee of the Holiday Quartet! Joyfully celebrating their 7th year, the Holiday Quartet consists of four singers who spread cheer by performing a collection of festive songs and carols for passersby. Sydney Hayes is the group's founder, curator, music director, choreographer, and alto singer. This year, Sydney is accompanied by soprano Nichole Jorgensen, tenor Nathan Cockroft, and bass Elijah Ramirez. You can catch the Holiday Quartet performing at Herald & Greeley Square Parks, Union Square Holiday Market, and Columbus Square Holiday Market.