Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay and More Join ‘Today’ Show’s Summer Concert Series Lineup
Shelton is up first: He's slated to perform on May 21, the same day his new album, Body Language, arrives. With the exception of a kick-off performance from pop group OneRepublic — who launched the 2021 Citi Music Series last Thursday (May 6) with a special performance for frontline nurses — the country star will actually kick off the event for all genres.
The next six performances in the series, including Shelton's, have official dates set. Other participating acts include Maroon 5, Coldplay, H.E.R., Ben Platt and Cynthia Erivo. A number of country acts are confirmed for appearances on yet-to-be-announced dates, including Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band.
As has traditionally been the case during the previous seven years of the series, the Today musical lineup will feature several in-person performances. All of those will have COVID-19 precautions in place in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and New York State guidelines. In-person audiences will be limited, though fans can watch the performances from home, since they'll air as part of the Today show.
Additionally, some of this year's performances will be virtual. The 2021 lineup will also include some surprises for viewers, and exclusive artist interviews, according to Today.