NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The NYC Homecoming Week concerts are taking place in the outer boroughs all week prior to the big finale concert in Central Park.
Homecoming Week kicked off Monday afternoon with a concert in the Bronx and it was exactly what fans said they needed after more than a year of silence, closures and suffering.
The "It's Time for Hip Hop in NYC" concerts will take place the week of August 16. All are free. Attendees will need to show proof of at least one dose of COVID vaccination.
The concerts are happening in every borough to celebrate everyone who helped New Yorkers make it through the pandemic.
Bronx - Monday Aug. 16, 3pm at Orchard Beach
-KRS One (headliner)
-Slick Rick (headliner)
-Remy Ma (headliner)
-DJ Jazzy Joyce
-DJ Kevle Kev
-Furious 5, featuring Grandmaster Melie Mel and Scorpio
-Grand Wizard Theodore
-Nice & Smooth
-Soul Sonic Force
-T La Rock
-Ultra Magnetic MC's
Staten Island - Tuesday Aug. 17, 4pm at Midland Beach (change from Richmond County Bank Park announced on Aug. 2)
-Ghostface Killah (headliner)
-DJ Chuck Chillout
Brooklyn - Thursday Aug. 19, 4pm at Brooklyn Army Terminal
-Big Daddy Kane (headliner)
-C&C Music Factory
-DJ Mr. Cee
Queens - Friday Aug. 20, 4pm at Forest Hills Stadium
-George Clinton + The P-Funk All Stars with Special Guests (headliner)
-Too $hort (headliner)
The largest of the Homecoming Week concerts will take place in Central Park on Saturday, August 21 on the Great Lawn.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and legendary music producer Clive Davis announced the star-studded lineup for the "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" last month.