'Good Morning America' Announces Sizzling 2012 Summer Concert Series Every Friday Starting May 25

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May 18th, 2012

via press release:

The Hottest Chart Topping Acts in the Country Perform, Including No Doubt, Brad Paisley,

Counting Crows, Demi Lovato, The Wanted, Neon Trees and LMFAO


Live Performances Every Friday Morning from the Rumsey Playfield in New York City’s Central Park

ABC News” “Good Morning America,” in partnership with Pepsi, today announced its sizzling 2012 Summer Concert Series lineup with an exciting mix of pop, rock, country and nostalgia acts, the biggest names in music around. There is something for everyone, from the hit rock band No Doubt, multi-platinum singer Demi Lovato and pop sensations The Wanted to alternative rock band Neon Trees and hip-hop band LMFAO, with their “Party Rock Anthem” to get “everybody shuffling” this summer.


“GMA’s Summer Concert Series” kicks off the ultimate party in the park on May 25 with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and judge of ABC’s “Duets,” Robin Thicke.


The 2012 Summer Concert Series returns for the fourth year to the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Pepsi. Pepsi’s partnership with “GMA” is an extension of the brand’s newly launched global campaign “Live for Now,” which invites and inspires consumers to live in the moment. Throughout the series, Pepsi will be creating exciting moments in music and entertainment, bringing consumers to the center of what is happening now.

Viewers interested in joining “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00 a.m., when the park opens to the public. For more information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” web site at gmaconcerts.com.


All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00-9:00 a.m., ET. Dates and additional acts will be announced throughout the summer.



  • James

    Not watching it.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Could anyone imagine George Snuffleupagus introducing LMFAO???

  • Joseph

    Don’t these concerts air usually during the 8:30-9 A.M. EDT half-hour??

    And what happens if a major breaking news story occurs that scxrubs the concert??

  • @Joseph

    They normally will have George cover the breaking news back in the studio if a breaking news story during one of their concerts.

  • Blue Silver

    I just heard that Duran Duran will be taking the stage June 18th! These guys are STILL going strong and are currently touring in support of their new album, “All You Need Is Now”= their BEST album in 20yrs!! I’m tuning in!!!

  • Diana Bell

    I watched in part a concert today of a young woman named ellie goulding, she has an amazing voice why do you not show her performance on video?

  • David

    On GMA this morning I saw George do a bit on the Republican candidate Mit. I don’t like either presidential candidate. But George went on about how bad a Gov he was, talking about the things that didn’t work and the choices he made, common, really. If we are going to look at this fairly we need to show what the other guy has done,(wich isn’t much), and and what he has done that worked,(wich again isn’t much). Equal time id do.

  • JoAnne Silva

    Today’s commentary about cheering during graduation has another perspective that was not given, especially by Sam Champion. As a retired secondary teacher of 39 years, I sat through many graduations, many times on the field with the kids. Always, parents/friends/family were explained the “rules” in advance. When you have hundreds/thousands of folk at graduation you have to have some sort of “control” to avoid chaos. IF ONE PARENT/FRIEND/FAMILY MEMBER STARTS CHEERING LOUDLY, BLOWING AIR HORNS, ETC. THE NEXT FEW PARENTS/FRIENDS/FAMILY DO NOT GET TO HEAR THEIR STUDENT’S NAME CALLED OUT. THIS CAN BECOME A RIPPLE EFFECT AND FIGHTS START. Sometimes the distance from seating to stage is far and you can not clearly see who is walking across the stage (with caps and gowns they look similar) so the calling of name is not only an honor for the student, it sometimes is the only way those watching know who is coming across the stage. In both cases sited on your show, the parents knew the rules, but again in our current society, rules mean nothing, rather what’s right for ME is what is important. Please stop and think of the other parents/family/friends.

  • Bonny Randall

    I really enjoy the summer jams you have nice way to end the week.thank you for the great music.

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