1859: The first free Saturday afternoon concert was given in the Ramble.
1967: Barbra Streisand held an iconic two-hour concert at Sheep Meadow, which began a tradition of holding concerts there. An estimated 135,000 people attended, and the performance was recorded for her album A Happening in Central Park.
1979: James Taylor played to a crowd estimated at 250,000 at Sheep Meadow in one of the last large concerts at that location.
1993: Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti sang before 250,000 people.
2003: Dave Matthews Band held a concert on the Great Lawn that 120,000 people attended.
2008: Bon Jovi performed on the Great Lawn, the first free concert there in five years.
2011: Robin Hood and The Black Eyed Peas partner to fight poverty with the Concert 4 NYC! Who is excited?
Attention, June 9 ticketholders: Remember to get your tickets reissued for the September Concert 4 NYC. If you have not received an email about your tickets, email email@example.com.
Leslie Rioux, Senior Development Officer at Robin Hood
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