musical entertainment in the world! From Rock, Jazz, Classical, R&B, Hip Hop, Country,
Salsa and Reggae to Folk-- and it's all absolutely free! An 8-year old online service,
founded by a former New York resident, helps New Yorkers and tourists stay on top of it all.
"Like many New Yorkers, I was forever hearing about free concerts I missed--usually
a day later when everyone was talking about how much fun they had!," Goodridge explains, recounting how, in 2005, the idea for the site came to him. "So, one summer, I took the time to compile every event that was available, created a little computer program to an email myself and a few friends reminders of what was happening each week. Word spread, and the rest, as they say, is history!"
The site, now enjoying its 8th summer season as the leading summer event aggregator, now boasts a calendar of over 1,600 events including Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn and the perennial Wingate Field and Seaside Concert series. It survives on a donation button Goodridge added to the site only last year, with contributions from his mailing list of loyal fans and followers--many of whom have been on board since the beginning.
"Summer officially starts on June 21, but the FreeSummerConcerts fan base starts buzzing as early as January each year," Goodridge adds. "Now they're asking for the service to expand to other cities around the country! I'm not sure I have the time to do all that, but we'll see!"
Learn more and Sign up at www.FreeSummerConcerts.com