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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
LIVE MUSIC in Times Square
Fridays at 6pm (unless otherwise listed) | July 8 – August 26
Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets
It's your new release radar! Check out NYC's coolest up-and-coming talent, performing live every Friday this month in Times Square. New York-based musicians present free indie, acoustic, and electronic concerts, many debuting new work in advance of upcoming album releases this summer.
Check out the performance schedule below. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on future TSQ LIVE announcements and other news from Times Square.
July 8, 5pm
Opener: Maya Lucia
Melt presented by UTA
Garage-pop singer-songwriter Maya Lucia pulls from coastal DIY sounds; her elastic vocal styling and angst-ridden lyrics effortlessly float between pop hooks and surf-rock backings. Her upcoming EP "miss girl world" is out on August 19.
Made up of seven friends from NYC, Melt unites on weekends to play highly energetic shows full of dancing, funky horns, and jam sections that lead into catchy hooks — or as Live for Live Music calls it, "pop-jazz espresso in song form."
July 15, 6:30pm
Juice presented by UTA
Blending rock, pop, r&b, and hip-hop, Juice embraced the diversity of their signature sound early on. They've released two EPs, "Workin' on Lovin'" (2018) and "you are simply magnificent" (2019), and their upcoming single "DiCaprio (Love Me All the Time)" gathers inspiration from late '90s and early '00s pop and hip-hop.
July 22, 5pm
One half of the group Lipstick Gypsy, John has released several singles as a solo act, including "Happy," which has garnered over 300,000 streams. With a hair-raising falsetto and a deep vulnerability in his tone, John Thomas isn't to be slept on.
July 29, 5pm
Habe is a New York-based singer, guitarist, and producer with a dreamy, kaleidoscopic, lo-fi style. With melodic guitar running throughout each track, the soft blend of indie rhythms and subtle electro-synths provide the perfect backdrop for Habe's distant and resounding vocals.
August 5, 6pm
jacuzzi jefferson produces electronic and hip-hop music with the New York City band Pool Cosby. His latest album, "the wildest of dreams," came out on August 5.
August 12, 6pm
A singer-songwriter with a love of anthemic rock and emotional storytelling, Diana DeMuth's 2020 debut album is a musical tapestry of what it's like to go through the cycles of losing yourself, fumbling in the dark, and ultimately finding your way.
August 19, 6pm
A 21-year-old jazz/pop-soul singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Montreal, Stacey Ryan's debut single "Don't Text Me When You're Drunk" went viral on TikTok. Her latest single, "Deep End," came out on August 19.
August 26, 6pm
Anees is an independent singer-rapper who fuses pop and hip-hop with an r&b tone. His music is a genre-less treat of ear candy melodies, sublime rhyme-scheming, and vulnerable lyricism. His newest song, "leave me," comes on August 26.