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'Good Morning America' announces sizzling summer concert series

by jmaloni
Tue, May 24th 2011 05:40 pm

Lady Gaga Kicks off series on Friday, May 27

Live performances every Friday morning from the Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park

"Good Morning America" announced its sizzling 2011 summer concert series lineup with the hottest chart-topping acts in the country and the biggest names in music, a mix of the best pop, country and nostalgia acts around. There is something for everyone—from mega-watt stars including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson to pop sensations Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, all Top 11 "American Idol" contestants, Taio Cruz, Florence + The Machine and The Goo Goo Dolls, to country superstars Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert, plus the best nostalgia with The GO-GO's, and Debbie Gibson and Tiffany on stage together for the first time.

"GMA's" Summer Concert Series kicks off on May 27 in an exclusive television event with the revolutionary Lady Gaga performing songs from her new album, "Born This Way." This first concert is a ticketed event and is sold out.

The 2011 summer concert series returns for the third year to the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, where music's biggest names will perform live every Friday. The event is sponsored by Burger King Corp.

Watch the announcement video

Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m., when the park opens to the public. For more information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the "GMA" website at abcnews.go.com/gma.

With the exception of Lady Gaga being a free, ticketed event, all concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7 to 9 a.m., ET. Dates and additional acts will be announced throughout the summer.

The full schdule includes:

  • May 27 - Lady Gaga (sold out)
  • June 3 - The Go-Go's
  • June 10 - Jennifer Hudson
  • June 17 - Selena Gomez
  • June 24 - Florence + The Machine
  • July 1 - Beyoncé
  • July 8 - Miranda Lambert
  • July 15 - Brad Paisley
  • July 22 - Goo Goo Dolls
  • July 29 - Debbie Gibson and Tiffany
  • Aug. 5 - Nicki Minaj
  • Aug.12 - "American Idol" Top 11
  • Aug. 19- Taio Cruz
  • Aug. 26 - TBD
  • Sept. 2 - Mary J. Blige

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