‘NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Destiny’s Child To Play Live On ‘Today’

Annual summer concert series will also feature Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Shaggy.

NEW YORK — Early birds catch the worms, and this year they’ll also be able to catch live performances from ‘NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Lopez and Destiny’s Child on NBC’s “Today” show.

Those artists, as well as Ricky Martin, Sugar Ray, Shaggy and a host of others are slated to participate in the sixth annual “Today” Summer Concert Series, a 22-week string of free, televised concerts staged outside the midtown Manhattan studios of NBC-TV’s “Today” program.

The concerts will be held Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m., with the exception of the Backsteet Boys’ July 2 performance, which falls on a Monday.

The “Today” Summer Concert Series lineup, according to a show spokesperson:

  • 4/27 – Rod Stewart
  • 5/4 – Sting
  • 5/11 – Destiny’s Child
  • 5/18 – Ricky Martin
  • 5/25 – James Taylor
  • 6/1 – Gloria Estefan
  • 6/8 – Trisha Yearwood
  • 6/15 – Sugar Ray
  • 6/22 – Prince
  • 6/29 – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • 7/2 – Backstreet Boys
  • 7/6 – Shaggy
  • 7/13 – Jennifer Lopez
  • 7/20 – Jimmy Buffett
  • 7/27 – Neil Diamond
  • 8/3 – Ringo & His All-Starr Band
  • 8/10 – Melissa Etheridge
  • 8/17 – Tim McGraw
  • 8/24 – ‘NSYNC
  • 8/31 – TBA
  • 9/7 – John Mellencamp
  • 9/14 – Macy Gray
  • 9/21 – Sheryl Crow