Enjoy live music multiple times a week with concerts from partners including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Haiti Cultural Exchange, as well as Friday night concerts featuring some of New York City's hottest up-and-coming artists.


Tuesday, June 11 | 5pm
Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets

Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) is a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to develop, present, and promote the cultural expressions of Haitian people. In June 2024, under the theme of ‘Memwa/Evolisyon’ (Remembrance/Evolution), Haiti Cultural Exchange will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary! Remembering the last 15 years of community arts events that have honored the music, dance, film and literature of Haiti and its Diaspora, and looking forward to the future evolution of Haitian arts.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 5pm: Paul Beaubrun + Special Guests

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Paul Beaubrun is a Haitian singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. Blending his exceptional guitar playing skills, soulful vocals, and innovative arrangements, that draw on his rich cultural heritage, he seamlessly weaves together elements of Haitian Creole, French, and English, creating a musical tapestry that reflects the diverse influences that have shaped his artistic vision.


Supported by Nasdaq
Wednesdays from May to September | 5pm
Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets unless otherwise noted

MTA MUSIC (Music Under New York) is one of the many visual and performing arts programs administered by MTA Arts & Design that enhances the transit environment for customers. Through MTA MUSIC, more than 350 individuals and ensembles contribute to over 12,000 annual performances within the MTA's transit system. These performances encompass classical strings, jazz ensembles, world music bands, folk, a cappella groups, singer-songwriters, and more, featuring a wide range of instruments such as the Gambian kora, Korean drum, West Indian steel drums, Andean pipes, Cajun cello, Celtic and Baroque harps, guitars, violins, hammered dulcimers, and musical saws.

  • May 8, 5–7pm: Felipe Pavani Band, pop/rock
  • May 15, 5–7pm: Triad Brass, dancing brass band
  • May 22, 5–6:30pm: Joya Bravo, pop/global electric violin [Broadway and 46th St]
  • May 29, 5–6:30pm: Grupo Wayno, Andean Indigenous music
  • June 5, 5–7pm: The Meetles, classic rock and Beatles tribute
  • June 12, 5–7pm: Too Many Zooz, Brass House Trio
  • June 26, 5–7pm: Yut Chia, pop electric violin/drums
  • July 3, 5–7pm: Dawn Drake & ZapOte, world beat meets funk
  • July 10, 5–6:30pm: Eyeglasses, pop electric cello
  • July 17, 5–7pm: Salieu Suso, Gambian kora/balafon
  • July 24, 5–7pm: Scott Stenten, double–neck guitar/jazz trio
  • July 31, 5–6.30pm: G Wyll, R&B/pop vocals with guitar looping
  • August 14, 5–6.30pm: Samoa Wilson, American folk duo
  • August 21, 5–7pm: Hasta La Zeta, Latin and Caribbean music
  • August 28, 5–6.30pm: Gabriel Aldort, blues/pop–keyboards/vocals
  • September 4, 5–6.30pm: Nicola Vazquez, singer–songwriter
  • September 11, 5–6.30pm: John Bivona, rock/pop–guitar/vocals
  • September 18, 5–7pm: Inti and the Moon, Latin American folk
  • September 25, 5–7pm: The Villagers, Brass Band funky brass band


Thursdays | 5pm
Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets

Carnegie Hall continues its 50+ year tradition of bringing dynamic performances into neighborhoods across New York City’s five boroughs, partnering with local community organizations to present its free-concert series, Carnegie Hall Citywide. Carnegie Hall Citywide concerts — featuring renowned artists of all musical genres including classical, jazz, folk, global music, and beyond — will return to Times Square for two free concerts.


  • Thursday, June 6, 5pm: Ensemble Connect

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect is an evolving group of exceptional young professional musicians, called “the new face of classical music for New York” by The New York Times. With virtuosity, versatility, and an irrepressible sense of adventure, they perform a vast repertoire that ranges from historic essentials to lesser-known pieces and brand-new commissions.

  • Thursday, June 13, 5pm: Natalie Tenenbaum

Critically acclaimed composer, pianist, music producer, and singer-songwriter Natalie Tenenbaum imaginative compositions and arrangements gives audiences a stirring performance. While she’s a frequent collaborator with artists ranging from Lang Lang to Pentatonix, Lea Michele, and Tori Kelly, her solo performances—a recent one called “sparkling” and “consistently invigorating” by The New York Times—are not to be missed.

Thursdays | 5pm
Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets

New York City’s jazz scene comes to Broadway, creating the feeling of an intimate club amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square.


The not-for-profit organization Jazz at Lincoln Center, dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and expanding a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy, will take over Times Square to bring New York City’s jazz scene to Broadway. JALC will infuse the area with good vibrations, featuring some of the most talented emerging artists amidst the hustle and bustle of Times Square.

  • Thursday, July 11, 5pm: Ivan Llanes & Friends
  • Thursday, July 18, 5pm: Hiruy Tirfe Quartet
  • Thursday, August 8, 5pm: Annette A. Aguilar & String Beans
  • Thursday, Aug 15, 5pm: Akiko Tsuruga Organ Quartet
  • Thursday, Aug 22, 5pm: Roxy Coss
  • Thursday, Aug 29, 5pm: Jesus Ricardo Quintet
  • Thursday, Sept 5, 5pm: C. Anthony Bryant
  • Thursday, Sept 19, 5pm: Josh Evans Big Band


  • Thursday, September 12, 5pm: The Headhunters

Few bands can boast a history as fortuitous and storied as The Headhunters. That history began back in 1973 when iconic musician Herbie Hancock formed the Headhunters: saxophonist/clarinetist Bennie Maupin, bassist Paul Jackson Jr., drummer Harvey Mason, and percussionist Bill Summers. What each member of the Headhunters brought to the table helped forge a timeless legacy and history that most bands can only dream of. With over a million albums sold, the band’s legacy would inspire musicians of every genre for years to come, be sampled by various rap artists throughout the '80s and '90s, and influence countless musicians' styles of playing today.

  • Thursday, September 26, 5pm: Sungazer

Sungazer is an international Future Jazz duo featuring YouTuber / bassist Adam Neely and drummer Shawn Crowder. Originally formed in Brooklyn, NY in July of 2014, Sungazer has brought their unique blend of hard-hitting Jazz Fusion, 8-bit, Progressive Rock and EDM to audiences in the U.S. and Europe. Sungazer explores the human element of improvisation within the context of modern electronic music. Exciting, hard-hitting, and never predictable, Sungazer creates music aimed squarely ahead into the 21st century.


Fridays | 6pm

Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets

Check out NYC's buzziest up-and-coming talent live on Fridays in Times Square. Musicians from New York City and beyond will present free concerts, ranging from indie, pop, and electronic, many of whom will be celebrating the debut of new work or an upcoming summer album release. Previous seasons have featured a pop-up show by the global rock sensation, Maneskin, Brooke Alexx, The Scarlet Opera, Adam and the Metal Hawks, Couch, and Julia Wolf. This year, there will be a series of performances celebrating Pride Month in June.

  • Friday, May 10, 6pm: Des Rocs

New York City’s own Des Rocs is opening the 2024 Summer Friday concert series. His brand of self-titled “bedroom arena-rock” — which captures a blend of DIY intimacy and large-scale vision — is ready to infect the masses. With a Top 10 rock single, “I am the Lightning” from his latest album Dream Machine being played on ESPN, WWE and UFC networks, he won’t be a best kept secret for long. Des Rocs is here to bring back the glory days of epic rock. Just ask The Rolling Stones who handpicked him to open on their last tour.

  • Friday, May 17, 6pm: Brian Rigby Band

Brian Rigby is a Pop/Rock artist based out of Jersey City. His mix of high energy piano playing and heavy guitar tone is complemented perfectly by his massive stage presence, making him a staple of the New York Metro area music scene.

  • Friday, June 7, 6pm: JORDY

Kicking off Pride Month, GLAAD Media Award-nominated pop artist JORDY amplifies the TSQ LIVE stage with dynamic songwriting about relationships, getting older, and his relatable experiences as a queer artist. Garnering over 100 million career streams, JORDY has impacted the contemporary music scene with his anthemic melodies including the viral TikTok hits, “Long Distance" and "Story of a Boy," his acclaimed sophomore album BOY (2023), and his latest singles “Nice Things” and “Second Minute Hour.”

  • Friday, June 14, 6pm: Molly Grace

The Nashville-based pop-funk star Molly Grace is a humorous and charismatic performer. Her music touches on women empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, and body positivity as she hopes to make changes in these realms through her craft.

  • Friday, July 19, 6pm: Marcin

As a guitarist, arranger, writer, and producer, Marcin combines percussive guitar techniques with modern electronic production. He is known for arranging full symphony orchestral pieces onto one guitar, jumping between classical, latin and hyper modern influences. Before the age of 19, his videos amassed over 200+ million views, he won two major talent shows in Europe, and performed on America’s Got Talent.

  • Friday, August 2, 6pm: Greg Bank$

Greg Bank$ is a self-taught guitarist who honed his skills performing on the streets of New York during the pandemic where he drew crowds of thousands. He now performs on the stage for thousands of people, still in New York where his original fanbase is from.

  • Friday, August 16, 6pm: Third Reprise

Third Reprise was born when producer, arranger, music director and pianist Daniel Rudin sought to connect the many threads of his musical personality. Honing his instincts for musical storytelling, Third Reprise is a genre-bending arrangement of show tunes for theater kids and music connoisseurs alike.