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Miles of music: Listen to the bands playing at the 2015 New York City Marathon

Singer Alicia Keys is among the more than 50,000 athletes running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, and along the racecourse, the Grammy-winning Big Apple native will be in familiar company.

According to New York Road Runners, more than 130 bands, musicians and DJs, from brass to bagpipes and rock to reggae, are scattered along the racecourse this year — an average of five acts per mile — to keep runners motivated and their supporters invigorated.

But even if you’re not huffing and puffing through the 26.2-mile Concrete Jungle, you can still get in an Empire State of Mind with our Spotify playlist of the bands playing at the marathon. 


A complete list of entertainment at this year’s race can be found on the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon mobile app.

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