Microsoft Store opening in New York City will include free Pitbull concert

Microsoft usually holds a free concert for a few lucky fans to celebrate the opening of a new Microsoft retail store. The opening of the massive flagship store on October 26 in New York City will be no exception, as it will include a free concert featuring pop music artist and rapper Pitbull, best known for songs like "Timber", "Don't Stop The Party" and more.

Microsoft says at least the first 1,000 people in line for the opening of the store at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City will receive two free tickets for the Pitbull concert on October 26. Here's how the schedule will work:

  • 6:00 AM ET: Line up for a chance to get concert tickets and win a meet and greet with Pitbull
  • 11:30 AM ET: Grand Opening ceremonies begin
  • 12:00 PM ET: Microsoft on Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. opens
  • 6:00 PM ET: Customer line opens for the Pitbull concert at Rockefeller Center, South Plaza (Plaza Street between 48th Street and 50th Street)
  • 7:00 PM ET: Gates open
  • 8:00 PM ET: Concert begins

The Microsoft Store will also be holding a launch event later that night for the Xbox One shooter Halo 5: Guardians, with more details to be revealed later. By the way, if you happen to be in New York City today, Microsoft has set up some food trucks around Manhattan with free food that will be served from now until 2 pm. Here are the locations:

  • Chelsea, 23rd St. and 10th Ave.
  • Midtown, 33rd St. and 5th Ave.
  • SoHo, Broadway between Houston and Broome
  • East Village, Union Square West and 17th St.
  • Upper West Side, Columbus Circle

Source: Microsoft Store (Facebook)

John Callaham