FREE CONCERTS!!!

While the annual Albany Alive At 5 Concert Series' full schedule has not been released as of yet, New York City has just announced their full Summer schedule of free concerts all around the city.

I took the liberty of getting together all of the Hip Hop & R&B concerts together for easy access. You can choose between some of the greatest artists of yesteryear, the stars of today and some of the best upcoming artists, #GenerationNext:

June 2
Lyricist Lounge: Scarface
Red Hook Park (Brooklyn); 7pm

June 3
Troy Ave + Phony Ppl
Red Hook Park (Brooklyn); 7pm

June 11
Duck Down 20-Year Anniversary BBQ: Boot Camp Clik & Friends + Kirk Knight and CJ Fly of Pro Era + Chelsea Reject + Statik Selektah
Betsy Head Park, Brownsville (Brooklyn); 7pm

June 12
Horace Brown + Jeff Redd + DJ Chuck Chillout +DJ Mell Starr
Betsy Head Park Brownsville (Brooklyn);; 7pm

June 17

Lyricist Lounge: Biz Markie + Masta Ace
Herbert Von King Park, Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn); 7pm

June 18
Taana Gardner + Johnny Kemp + DJ Yoda
Herbert Von King Park, Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn); 7pm

June 25
Lyricist Lounge: The LOX
Crotona Park (The Bronx); 7pm

uly 14
The Chi-Lites
Queensbridge Park (Queens); 7pm

July 15
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Queensbridge Park (Queens); 7pm

July 16
Lyricist Lounge: “Live at the BBQ” featuring Large Professor + Marley Marl
Queensbridge Park (Queens); 7pm

July 26
Rock Steady 38th Anniversary Concert: Whodini + Big Daddy Kane
Central Park (Manhattan); 3pm

July 28
Mack Wilds
Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island); 7pm

August 11
Rakim + DJ Tedsmooth
Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem; 7pm

August 12
Mobile Mondays: Live Everybody Loves Roy Ayers
Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem; 7pm

And if you like to step outside the box, there's free concerts for all types of musical tastes, from Latin to Pop to Jazz to Bluegrass... Whatever's the weather.I'm honestly more excited for Rakim, George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic and the Duck Down 20th Anniversary out of everyone on the list, but that's just me.

Check the full list of concerts here.

Who are you going to see this summer?