ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Announces the 2009 Summer Concert Series

By Coordinator

May 5, 2009 2:40pm

http://abcnews.com/gma"GMA" ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER CONCERT VENUE AT RUMSEY PLAYFIELD IN MANHATTAN’S CENTRAL PARK – GREEN DAY TO KICK-OFF SUMMER SERIES IN FIRST-EVER MORNING TELEVISION PERFORMANCE, FRIDAY, MAY 22
ABC News’ "Good Morning America" is heading to Central Park for the 2009 Summer Concert series sponsored by Walgreens. This year’s annual concert series will feature an eclectic and exciting mix of rock, pop country – even Broadway – when "GMA" kicks-off its 2009 Summer Concert series from the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Home to Central Park SummerStage, "Good Morning America" will become the first national morning television program to broadcast a concert series live from Central Park. From Lionel Richie – to Brad Paisley – the Jonas Brothers – to the cast of Broadway’s HAIR – "GMA" has something for everyone this summer.
On Friday, May 22, the three-time Grammy Award-winning Green Day will kick things off with their first-ever morning television appearance in support of their upcoming Reprise Records’ album "21st Century Breakdown." Since their 1994 break-out album, "Dookie," Green Day has sold more than 30 million records, scored their ninth #1 single at alternative radio and played to millions of people around the world. "21st Century Breakdown," the follow-up to their 2004 multi-platinum album, "American Idiot," will hit stores on Friday, May 15.

Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 69th street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am 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 www.abcnews.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. Additional dates and acts will be announced throughout the summer. Concerts scheduled-to-date include the following:

* May 22 – Green Day
* May 29 – Lionel Richie
* June 5 – John Legend
* June 12 – The Jonas Brothers
* June 19 – Jamie Foxx
* June 26 – The cast of Broadway’s HAIR
* July 3 – Brad Paisley
* July 10 – Queen Latifah
* July 17 – TBD
* July 24 – TBD
* July 31– Kelly Clarkson
* August 7– TBD
* August 14 – Kenny Chesney
* August 21 – Reba McEntire

ABC News’ "Good Morning America" is co-anchored by Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts. Chris Cuomo is the news anchor and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The Emmy Award-winning morning news broadcast airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 9:00am/EDT on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC News’ "Good Morning America."
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2008 sales of $59 billion. The company operates 6,736 drugstores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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