The remainder of the We Love NYC: The Homecoming has been canceled. The concert was halted in the middle of Barry Manilow’s performance as part of the Northeast begins to feel the impact of Hurricane Henri and as a result, the concert has ended prematurely. The show was being broadcast live on CNN>
“Concertgoers were told at 7:37 p.m. to ‘proceed to your vehicles and protected areas outside of the event center’ as Manilow was singing his 1978 hit ‘Can’t Smile Without You,'” per The New York Post.
Before the concert ended, some of music’s greats met on the Great Lawn in New York City. The star-studded lineup included per CNN: Andrea Bocelli, Kane Brown, LL Cool J, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana, The Killers, Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, Barry Manilow, Jon Batiste, Elvis Costello, Lucky Daye, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Cynthia Erivo, Wyclef Jean, Journey, Maluma, Polo G, and the New York Philharmonic.
The concert was “a celebration of New York City’s comeback” after a challenging period battling COVID-19 in the city.
80% of the tickets were given out free of charge and guests were required to be vaccinated in order to attend.