If you are already planning your summer, the new year may leave you with a new economy drive. Many cities often have some free music events during the summer months. That way no matter what your budget or whether you have opted to stay home you could make the most of the summer to come.
Often there is always something to suit every music taste and maybe something new to get you inspired if your New Years resolution is to try new things. Maybe such inspiration would lead you to take up music yourself. Maybe you will end up buying a tremolo at Musician's Friend, or perhaps something more contemporary.
So if you love festivals there is always an opportunity to discover new music in the real world as well as online. Here are some open air options for you:
Summerstage, New York
This is the largest fro performing arts festival. On the main stage in central park you have the chance to see some big names. Of course if you are looking for something different there is the Blue Notes Jazz Festival. The festival has many stages including the outer boroughs.
Of course if your summer is right now you are already in the summer mood. Melborne has much going on this time of year. There are various summer concerts taking place all over Australia. Such as the Sidney Myer Free Concert if you like a more classic style of music.
Prague, Czech Republic
This part of the world has a famed orchestra, and of course there is much to see in this cultured central european city. There are free concerts sometimes held at Prague Castle and even Charles Bridge.