By Jacob Krushel
Updated May 05, 2010 at 11:01 PM EDT

One of the many awesome things about summer? Why, morning-show concert series, of course! If you live in or around the New York metro area, or plan to visit, you can see these shows live; they’re free with passes, and a reasonable degree of determination. Whether you choose to gather with hundreds — or thousands — of like-minded fans at the crack of dawn, or witness the performances from the comfort of your living room, you will experience one of the more star-studded summers of recent memory (The Early Show does not air their concerts live; we’ve included the airdates of those concerts when available.):

Today on NBC


14 Sting

21 The Script

27 Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox Duet (Special Thursday performance)


4 Justin Bieber

8 Christina Aguilera (Special Tuesday performance)

11 Rascal Flatts

18 James Taylor and Carol King

25 Maxwell


2 Maroon 5

9 Lady Gaga

16 Enrique Iglesias

23 John Mayer

30 Carrie Underwood


6 Train

13 Ke$ha

20 Keith Urban

27 Katy Perry

Good Morning America on ABC


21 Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, Camp Rock 2

28 Sugarland


4 Diddy

11 Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan

18 Miley Cyrus

25 Alicia Keys


2 Mary J. Blige

9 To Be Announced

16 The GO-GO’S

23 Sheryl Crow

30 Black Eyed Peas



13 Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, Camp Rock 2

20 Rihanna

27 Lady Antebellum

The Early Show on CBS


15 Sting (airing July 16)

16 Enrique Iglesias (airing TBD)

20 Cyndi Lauper (airing TBD)

23 Sheryl Crow (airing TBD)


19 David Gray (airing Aug. 20)

20 Keith Urban (airing TBD)

Will Gaga wear pants? Will Justin Bieber singlehandedly cause more adolescent swooning than all three JoBros combined? Who knows? It’s live!