‘NY PopsUp’ Concerts Start With Free Performance For Health Care Workers Featuring Jon Batiste At Javits Center – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A statewide series of pop-up performances aimed at reviving New York’s arts industry starts Saturday.

NY PopsUp will feature hundreds of concerts headlines by stars like Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Wynton Marsalis and Hugh Jackman.

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The series starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Javits Center with a free performance for health care workers that features Jon Batiste, recording artist and bandleader on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the pop-up concerts to boost the $120 billion-a-year industry, which has been on lockdown for nearly a year, at his State of the State address on Jan. 12.

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The concerts run through Labor Day.