This summer, TODAY will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY. There’s no better way to officially kick off the summer season than with one of the best-selling female artists of all time, pop superstar Mariah Carey. The five-time Grammy award winner will heat up the plaza Friday, May 16, in her sixth TODAY show concert. The Toyota Concert Series on TODAY, now in its 19th season, will air live Friday mornings throughout the summer.
This year’s lineup includes Usher and Maroon 5, veteran TODAY performers who bring massive crowds to the plaza. Powerhouse singer Jennifer Hudson also returns to TODAY, and “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams will perform his first-ever concert on Rockefeller Plaza. The 2014 series also features show favorites OneRepublic, Train and Jason Mraz, rock bands Neon Trees and Fall Out Boy, as well as singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles, Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran. Crowd-pleasers Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony are sure to wow the crowd with blow-out performances.
The concert series also brings country music icons Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to the morning show stage, along with newcomers Little Mix and Aloe Blacc, who will make their debut in their first TODAY show concerts.
Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
16 Mariah Carey, #MariahTODAY
23 Tim McGraw, #TimMcGrawTODAY
26 Austin Mahone, #MahoneTODAY *Monday
30 Rascal Flatts, #RascalFlattsTODAY
5 Pharrell, #PharrellTODAY * Thursday
6 Sara Bareilles, #SaraBareillesTODAY
13 Train, #TrainTODAY
17 Little Mix, #LittleMixTODAY * Tuesday
20 Fall Out Boy, #FallOutBoyTODAY
27 Phillip Phillips, #PhillipsTODAY
4 Ed Sheeran, #EdSheeranTODAY
11 Fifth Harmony, #5HTODAY
18 Jason Mraz, #JasonMrazTODAY
25 OneRepublic, #OneRepublicTODAY
29 Jennifer Hudson, #JHudTODAY * Tuesday
1 Aloe Blacc, #AloeBlaccTODAY
15 Neon Trees, #NeonTreesTODAY
29 Ariana Grande, #ArianaTODAY
1 Maroon 5, #Maroon5TODAY
5 Usher, #UsherTODAY
Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.
Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY’s window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.