If it isn?t glaringly obvious (bikes! bikinis! blueberries!), we?re pretty stoked for the warmer days to come. And while there will be a slew of free things to do in the city this summer, we figured we?d first alert you to the big-ticket shows you?ll want to lock down, like, now.
Shania Twain at the Garden When Taylor Swift was eight years old, Twain was selling 40 million copies of Come on Over. (Yeah.) After years out of the spotlight, the O.G. of country crossover swings through town on June 30.
Taylor Swift at MetLife Stadium But we mean no disrespect. The current queen takes Jersey on July 10 and 11.
Nicki Minaj at Barclays Center Come July 26, it won?t just be Minaj and her gaggle of wigs hitting Brooklyn. She?ll also be joined by some serious up-and-comers: Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf.
Father John Misty at Summerstage Indie-folk fans, prepare thy picnic blankets. The ?Chateau Lobby #4? dude serenades Central Park on August 5.
Willie Nelson in Prospect Park After a full docket of benefit shows (from Damien Rice, Interpol, Modest Mouse and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), the Bandshell closes out on August 12 with the pigtailed legend.