Davis has previously said that eight “iconic” stars will round out the show, with an audience of 60,000 expected.
21, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news conference Thursday that there are "a lot more details to come" about the event, which is booked in collaboration with the iconic music producer Clive Davis. While the concert, taking place on the park's Great Lawn as part of a weeklong celebration of the city's reopening, was provisionally scheduled for Aug.
“[Springsteen] is beloved in New York City in an extraordinary way,” de Blasio said, “even though he happens to come from Jersey — no one’s perfect.”
Simon famously performed in Central Park with Art Garfunkel in 1981, a performance memorialized in a concert album released the following year. He performed in the park again, solo, a decade later.
“This is something for the ages.” “This is going to be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history,” de Blasio said.
Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson are among the first batch of artists announced to headline the New York City "homecoming concert" in New York's Central Park this summer.
4. 21 date is missing from the schedule. Springsteen has already become a fixture of the city's reopening, with his show "Springsteen on Broadway" reopening on June 26 and running through Sept. While The Boss will perform on Broadway most Saturdays, an Aug.
He also worked with Simon & Garfunkel, who released all their studio albums under Columbia. In 2006, Davis signed Hudson to J Records.” /> Davis took over Columbia Records in 1960s and signed Springsteen to the label in 1972.

Multi-use e-cigs
Alcoholic beverages of any kind
Aerosol Containers (including sunscreen)
Water Guns, water balloons, or other water projectiles
Animals (besides service animals)
Coolers of any kind (besides those advanced for medical use)
Any container of liquid other than 1 factory sealed bottle of water (1 Liter max)
Fake IDs
Large bags, purses, or backpacks (larger than 20″ x 15″ x 9″)
Hula Hoops
Glass containers of any kind
Bicycles (Note: Bicycles will not be permitted inside the venue gates. We will offer bike parking, please stay tuned for more information.)
Any items that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of others
Drones or any other remote flying device
Weapons, Knives, or Firearms of any kind” />
Camping tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
Marker Pens or Spray Paint
Selfie Sticks
Stuffed Animals
Mace / Pepper Spray
Chairs of any kind
Outside food & beverage (besides one factory-sealed water bottle)
Sleeping Bags
Unauthorized vending or solicitation materials
Walkie Talkies
Tailgating, grilling, or audio recording equipment
Flags and/or flagpoles
But neither are drones, stuffed animals, stickers or hula hoops. Find a safe place to lock it up. We don’t even know what they are but you can’t bring them inside. And yet, some of the items on the list are perplexing, especially when one envisions the average Paul Simon concertgoer: Sure, expected items like weapons, alcoholic drinks, illegal substances, fireworks and glass containers are not allowed. And in a ban sure to pierce the heart of any true Paul Simon fan, no selfie sticks are allowed. Squirtgun? Kites? That camera with a detachable lens? Stays home. Don’t even think about it. Riding your hoverboard to the show? Animals are not allowed, although service animals are (but apparently that does not extend to stuffed service animals). Totems? No way.
Musical Instruments
Skateboards, Rollerblads, ‘Hoverboards’
Cameras with detachable lenses
Sporting equipment (frisbees, footballs, whiffleballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc)
Professional Audio Recording Equipment
Concert security, especially in light of recent events and especially in a public park, is no laughing matter, and venues and promoters are to be applauded for the great work they’ve done to keep live-entertainment events safe for everyone involved.
Framed backpacks
Fireworks, sparklers, firecrackers, and/or incendiary or explosive devices of any kind
Having said that, and with no small amount of respect for attention to detail, the “What Not to Bring” list for Paul Simon’s forthcoming farewell concert in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York, is remarkable in its thoroughness. Extra caution is necessary because of the large crowd expected for it, but also because the park — the site of the World’s Fair in both 1939-40 and 1964-65 — has not hosted a concert in decades.
Air horns and/or megaphones
Focused Light devices (including laser pointers)
Scooters or Personalized Motorized Vehicles
Illegal or Illicit Substances of any kind
But just try to keep a straight face when reading the list below (with a huge hat-tip to Caryn Rose) … Many large concerts have long lists of contraband, and we can’t support public safety at large events enough.