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Daily, Monday-Friday
Lunch and Happy Hour
Times Square Broadway Pedestrian Plazas between 42nd & 43rd Streets and 46th & 47th Streets

Live music on the plazas: these free daily performances showcase some of New York City's amazing talent, from subway platforms to Broadway stages, in a casual setting at the Crossroads of the World.

Broadway Buskers brings Broadway’s talent out of the pit, out of the wings, and on to the plaza. Displaying their virtuosity and range with everything from showtunes to classical to their own compositions, these concerts shine a spotlight on the Broadway stars you don’t usually get to see.

Notes from the Underground: Normally found in the subways, musicians from the MTA Music Under New York program join us above ground. Whether popping out for lunch or heading home from the office, you can enjoy New York City’s diversity and deep well of talent while you grab a bite or drink and relax on the plaza.
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Daily performances have ended for the fall.  Please check back for more events in the spring!

 


PAST PERFORMANCES:
 

Tuesday, 6/6
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Lawrence Rush, guitar & vocals
46th - 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi, saxophone
46th - 47th Streets

Wednesday, 6/7
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundNadine Simmons, pop singer
46th - 47th Streets

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Broadway BuskersDavid Fernandez on saxophone & Paul Livant on guitar (currently playing in the band of On Your Feet!)
46th - 47th Streets

Thursday, 6/8
12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Notes from the Underground: G Wyll, guitar & vocals
46th – 47th Street

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway BuskersRon Jackson on guitar (Disaster!, Shuffle Along)
46th – 47th Streets

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi, saxophone
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 6/9
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundSusan Keser, pop & classical violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

Monday, 6/12
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundKeeshea, saxophone & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Inti & the Moon, guitar duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 6/13
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe F-Tones, jazz & pop violin & guitar duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway BuskersBill Todd on alto sax (Holiday Inn, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 6/14
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Broadway Buskers:  Vinny Valentino on guitar (On Your Feet!, Shuffle Along) & Bill Moring on bass (Crazy For You)
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMichael Cassidy, guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 6/15
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Jim Graseck, violin
46th – 47th Streets

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Broadway BuskersMary Knapp on accordion & vocals (currently playing in the band of The Great Comet)
46th – 47th Streets

Friday, 6/16
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi, saxophone
42nd – 43rd Streets

Monday, 6/19
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Salieu Suso, Gambian kora
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 6/22
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Paul Juba Mueller, dulcimer
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway Buskers: David Calhoun & Laura Bontrager on cello (currently playing in the bands of Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 6/23
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Marian Pidvirny, violin
46th – 47th Streets

Monday, 6/26
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Gabriel Aldort, keyboard & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

Tuesday, 6/27
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Erik Robert Jacobson, cello
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Vinny Valentino on guitar (On Your Feet!, Shuffle Along) & Bill Moring on bass (Crazy For You)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 6/28
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Jack Bashkow on tenor saxophone (currently playing in the bands of Beautiful and A Bronx Tale)
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway BuskersDillon Kondor on acoustic guitar & vocals (currently playing in the band of Dear Evan Hansen)
46th – 47th Streets

Thursday, 6/29
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz, musical saw
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Jason Green, jazz & blues guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 6/30
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Yaz Takagi, saxophone
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 7/5
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Marian Pidvirny, violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway Buskers: Denise Stillwell on violin (currently playing in the band of Kinky Boots)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday 7/6
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Sean Grissom, Cajun cello
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Paul Juba Mueller, dulcimer
46th – 47th Streets

Friday, 7/7
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Michael Cassidy, guitar
This concert accompanies the Strand Summer of Color: Coloring Pop-Up
43rd – 44th Streets

Monday, 7/10
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Inti & the Moonguitar duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway BuskersAlec Berlin on acoustic guitar & vocals (currently playing in the band of Come From Away)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 7/11
12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway BuskersLouise Owen on violin (Sunset Boulevard, The King & I, South Pacific)
46th – 47th Streets

Wednesday, 7/12
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Broadway BuskersChad Smith & Lynette Wardle on C-melody saxophone & harp (currently playing in the band of Wicked)
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Jason Green, jazz & blues guitar
42nd – 43rd Street

Thursday, 7/13
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundNatalia “Saw Lady” Paruz, musical saw
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundJim Graseck, violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 7/14
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi, saxophone
43rd – 44th Streets

Monday, 7/17
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundSusan Keser, pop & classical violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMichael Cassidy, pop guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 7/18
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYut Chia, electric violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 7/19
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundShogo Kubo, Spanish & classical guitar
46th – 47th Streets

5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Broadway BuskersGreg Thymius on clarinet (currently playing in the band of Groundhog Day the Musical; previously: Something Rotten!, Side Show, Rocky the Musical)
46th – 47th Streets

Thursday, 7/20
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMark Nomad, guitar & harmonica
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway BuskersRon Jackson on guitar (Disaster!, Shuffle Along)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 7/21
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Sean Grissom, classical & Cajun cello
This concert accompanies the Strand Summer of Color: Coloring Pop-Up
43rd – 44th Streets

Monday, 7/24
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThalys Peterson, Brazilian guitar
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Augie Haas on flugelhorn & Dick Sarpola on upright bass (currently playing in the band of Aladdin; previously: Book of Mormon, Gentleman’s Guide, A Little Night Music)
46th – 47th Streets

Tuesday, 7/25
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundCatherine Wynder, classical & pop viola
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Jason Cordero, classical keyboard
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday 7/26
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Jana Jillio on keyboard & vocals & Tony Pompa on guitar (Jersey Boys)
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe F-Tones, jazz & pop violin & guitar duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 7/27
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundEganam Segbefia, pop trumpet
46th – 47th Streets

Friday, 7/28
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundPaul Juba Mueller, dulcimer
This concert accompanies the Strand Summer of Color: Coloring Pop-Up
43rd – 44th Streets

Monday, 7/31
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundPaul Juba Mueller, dulcimer
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 8/1
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: G Wyll, R&B guitar & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway BuskersBill Todd on alto saxophone (Holiday Inn)
46th – 47th Streets

Wednesday, 8/2
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYut Chia, electric violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 8/4
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMichael Cassidy, pop guitar
This concert accompanies the Strand Summer of Color: Coloring Pop-Up
43rd – 44th Streets

Tuesday, 8/8
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundNatalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz, musical saw
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi & Eric Smith, jazz saxophone & keyboard
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 8/9
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMelissa Elledge, pop accordion
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway BuskersMary Knapp on accordion & vocals (currently playing in the band of The Great Comet)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 8/10
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Sean Grissom, Cajun cello
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway BuskersAudrey Flores on French horn (Aladdin, The Lion King, Radio City)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 8/11
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Gabriel Aldort, keyboard & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

Monday, 8/14
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMichael Cassidy, pop guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMartina Bruno, opera & pop singer
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 8/15
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Erik Robert Jacobson, classical cello
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYut Chia, electric violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 8/16
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Broadway BuskersBoo Reiners on banjo, guitar, & vocals (Bright Star)
46th – 47th Streets

Thursday, 8/17
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Sean Grissom, Cajun cello
This concert accompanies the Puffs + Strand: Mask Coloring Pop-Up
43rd – 44th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

Monday, 8/21
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundCassandra Douglas, opera soprano
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Marc Phaneuf on alto & soprano saxophones (Cats) & Dave Phillips on upright bass (Book of Mormon)
46th – 47th Streets

Tuesday, 8/22
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundShogo Kubo, Spanish & classical guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundJose Heredia & Rachel Anne Hippert, opera tenor & mezzo soprano
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 8/23
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: G Wyll, R&B guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Andy Ezrin on keyboard (currently playing in the band of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) and Richard Hammond on electric bass (currently playing in the band of Hamilton)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 8/24
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundSusan Keser, pop & classical violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway BuskersKallie Ciechomski on viola (The Lion King)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 8/25
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi & Eric Smith, jazz saxophone & keyboard
46th – 47th Streets

Monday, 8/28
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundEganam Segbefia, pop trumpet
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 8/29
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThalys Peterson, Brazilian guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

Wednesday, 8/30
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundChris Zurich, pop guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Felipe Pavani, Brazilian & American guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 8/31
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Gabriel Aldort, pop & jazz keyboard & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Jason Green, jazz & blues guitar
46th – 47th Streets

Friday, 9/1
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Broadway BuskersRalph Olsen on alto saxophone & flute (Phantom of the Opera, Groundhog Day, Aladdin) & Jim Hershman on electric guitar (Hello, Dolly!, Groundhog Day, Aladdin)
46th – 47th Streets

Tuesday, 9/5
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundShogo Kubo, Spanish & classical guitar
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYut Chia, electric violin
46th – 47th Streets

Wednesday, 9/6
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundJonathan Russell, violin looping
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 9/7
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMichael Cassidy, pop guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundPaul Juba Mueller, dulcimer
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 9/8
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMark Nomad, jazz & pop guitar & harmonica
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Alec Berlin on guitar & vocals (currently playing in the band of Come From Away; previously: Tuck Everlasting, If/Then, American Idiot)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Monday, 9/11
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: The F-Tones, jazz & pop violin & guitar duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Louise Owen on violin (Sunset Boulevard)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 9/12
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThalys Peterson, Brazilian guitar
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Irving Louis Lattin, R&B guitar & vocals
46th – 47th Streets

Wednesday, 9/13
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Melissa Elledge, pop accordion
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: G Wyll, R&B guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 9/14
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Inti & the MoonLatin fusion guitar duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Buskers: Matt Hong on alto saxophone (Jersey Boys, Beautiful, A Bronx Tale)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 9/15
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Yaz Takagi, jazz saxophone
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the Underground: Gimagua, Latin guitar & vocals duo
42nd – 43rd Streets

Monday, 9/18
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundChris Zurich, pop guitar & vocals
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe Opera Collective: Alexis Cregger (soprano) & Lindell Carter (tenor)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 9/19
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Broadway BuskersSuzy Perelman on violin (currently playing in the band of Cats; previously: Jekyll & Hyde, Evita, 9 to 5)
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe Opera Collective: Cassandra Douglas (soprano) & Jonathan Green (baritone)
46th – 47th Streets

Wednesday, 9/20
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Broadway BuskersSaadi Zain on upright electric string bass (The Lion King, Wicked) & Greg Skaff on guitar (Wicked)
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe Opera Collective: Maurio Hines (tenor) & Hannah Kramer (mezzo soprano)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 9/21
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Paul Juba Mueller, dulcimer
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe Opera Collective: Jose Heredia (tenor) & Rachel Hippert (soprano)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 9/22
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundSusan Keser, pop & classical violin
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundThe Opera Collective: Omar Bowey (tenor), Rachel Hippert (soprano), & Sung Shin (bass)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Monday, 9/25
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the Underground: Erik Robert Jacobson, classical cello
42nd – 43rd Streets

Tuesday, 9/26
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundShogo Kubo, Spanish & classical guitar
46th – 47th Streets

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway Buskers: David Calhoun on cello (currently playing in the bands of Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon)
46th – 47th Streets

Wednesday, 9/27
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundSalieu Suso, Gambian kora
42nd – 43rd Streets

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Broadway Buskers: Dave Phillips on upright bass & Mike Boschen on tenor trombone (currently playing in the band of The Book of Mormon)
42nd – 43rd Streets

Thursday, 9/28
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Notes from the UndergroundMichael Cassidy, pop guitar
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundYaz Takagi & Eric Smith, jazz saxophone & keyboard
42nd – 43rd Streets

Friday, 9/29
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Broadway BuskersKeve Wilson on oboe (The Great Comet, Miss Saigon) & Rachel Handman on fiddle (Miss Saigon, Cats, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)
42nd – 43rd Streets

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Notes from the UndergroundJonathan Russell, violin looping
42nd – 43rd Streets