Concerts in the Park
No sooner said ...
This very morning the Good Morning America Bryant Park concert series started with John Mellencamp. I stopped by to watch for a few minutes and the band put on a very good show, staying after the broadcast to do several additional songs.
Funniest rock and roll sighting: in between songs a lit cigarette appeared in Mellencamp's mouth for five or ten seconds before being passed to a stagehand to be extinguished (or smoked, or sold online). Did a roadie light up for The Star? I'm afraid I cannot say. But at least I now know where he gets that voice!