Warm mornings need a little hot music to keep the summertime vibe going.
NBC’s "Today" show announced the line-up for its annual summer concert series Friday, with Puff Daddy and members of his Bad Boy Entertainment crew set to kick things off May 20.
Also hitting the stage for the “Citi Concert Series on TODAY” at Rockefeller Plaza are Blake Shelton, Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, Nick Jonas, Luke Bryan, Alicia Keys, Dierks Bentley, Meghan Trainor, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Rachel Platten, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE, and The Band Perry who will be performing live from the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
See the full line-up here: TODAY.com/ConcertLineup
To give fans even more access to their favorite artists, "Today" is teaming up with Entertainment Weekly for a backstage pass featuring exclusive artist Q&A’s in the magazine and videos from the plaza on EW.com.
"Today" is also collaborating with Apple Music to enhance this summer’s concert experience, and will launch an Apple Music Curator profile to coincide with the first concert. It will feature playlists by the "Today" anchors and performers, as well as exclusive show content and the latest music from the artists of the concert series.
The dates of the live "Today" concerts are listed below. Fans are encouraged to visit the plaza outside "Today’s" Studio 1A for the performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entrance is located at 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
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20 - PUFF DADDY AND THE FAMILY (#PuffDaddyTODAY)
27 - DIERKS BENTLEY (#DierksTODAY)
30 - FIFTH HARMONY (#5HTODAY) *Monday
3 - LUKE BRYAN (#LukeBryanTODAY)
10 - NICK JONAS (#NickJonasTODAY)
17 - CHARLIE PUTH (#CharliePuthTODAY)
21 - MEGHAN TRAINOR (#MeghanTODAY) *Tuesday
23 - MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS (#MackAndRyanTODAY) *Thursday
1 - RACHEL PLATTEN (#RachelPlattenTODAY)
8 - SHAWN MENDES (#ShawnMendesTODAY)
22 - CELINE DION (#CelineTODAY)
5 - BLAKE SHELTON (#BlakeTODAY)
11 - THE BAND PERRY (#TheBandPerryTODAY) Live from Rio
26 - JESSICA SIMPSON (#JessicaSimpsonTODAY)
29 - DNCE (#DNCETODAY) *Monday
2 - ALICIA KEYS (#AliciaKeysTODAY)
*Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.