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Best Summer Concerts in New York & Toronto

Published: May 10th, 2019

Concert goers beware, if you are looking to jam out this summer and let your body move to the music, then you have come to the right place. Check out who will be where, right here!

  Library Hotel Collection has assembled of list of summer concerts in New York and Toronto you won’t want to miss.


Billy Joel is an icon whose music spans generational gaps. He is always performing at Madison Square Garden and is one of the best concerts in town. Tip: The back is completely open and the piano rotates on stage so sitting to the side or behind the stage is less pricey but still an amazing seat.

 Madison Square Garden 6/1, 7/11, 8/28


Ariana Grande is going anywhere and everywhere this year and is sure to be a great concert. Whether you’re going with the family or by yourself, be sure to have loads of fun as you sing along to Breathin, Focus and thank u, next.

Ariana Grande reaching out to her fans in the crowd

Barclays Center 6/14, 6/15
Madison Square Garden 6/18, 6/19
Scotiabank Arena 6/26


The Rolling Stones somehow manage to continue their historic run as one of the best Rock & Roll bands of all time. Classics such as Start Me Up, Beast of Burden, and Satisfaction are all guaranteed to amaze. You can’t always get what you want, but with this concert at MetLife Stadium you can.

Metlife Stadium 6/13, 6/17


Hugh Jackman takes a step away from playing the ferocious Wolverine in order to become the most charming Australian wonder of the world on his Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. tour.

Hugh Jackman performing a scene from the hit movie, The Greatest Showman

Scotiabank Arena 6/25
Madison Square Garden 6/28, 6/29


John Mayer and his soothing voice are coming to New York and Toronto at the end of July. Bring your mothers, daughters, and everyone else in the family to this spectacular concert that is a can’t miss event.


Madison Square Garden 7/25, 7/26
Scotiabank Arena 7/30, 7/31


Bohemian Rhapsody took over the theaters and now it will take over the stage once again as Adam Lambert goes on tour with Queen. Go Radio Ga Ga over one of the best performances of the year.

Adam Lambert and Billy May perform at the Grammy's

Scotiabank Arena 7/28
Madison Square Garden 8/6, 8/7


Shawn Mendes gives us everything we ever wanted in a musician, and now we’re here to bring you just a little bit closer to him. Be sure to catch him at the Prudential Center, Barclays Center, and Rogers Centre before it’s sold out.


Prudential Center 8/10, 8/11
Barclays Center 8/23, 8/24
Rogers Centre 9/6


Make it the perfect Summer Night with the perfect Summer Concert in New York City and Toronto! Need help with transportation, pre-show dinner & drinks, & more!
Be sure to ask our concierge teams at Hotel ElyséeCasablanca HotelLibrary Hotel, Hotel Giraffe, or  Hotel X Toronto for assistance!

If you’r not interested in concerts and still looking for some fun in New York City, check out 8 Fun things to do in NYC this Summer ! Looking for something more quiet in NYC, reconnect with Mother Nature at some of the most enchanting gardens in NYC ! You can also check out some more fun things going in Toronto this summer here!

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