For true artists, the love of music and the thrill of performing inspires them to creatively connect with fans. These world-famous artists gifted surprise performances to fans as they played on buses, subways, rooftops and other public places for all to enjoy. Here are our 12 favorite of all time:
In February of 2016 this musical legend christened the piano he presented to London’s St. Pancras International station and gave commuters an unforgettable show.
These famous rappers gave unsuspecting New York bus commuters a wild ride as part of the Grammy's "Music Unleashes Us" campaign in 2014.
In 2013 pop crooner Michael Bublé joined a cappella group Naturally 7 for a soulful, impromptu performance at New York City’s W. 67th Street subway stop.
Dressed to impress, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler helped a Moscow street musician hit the right notes on his top song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing."
These world-famous Irish rockers blessed New York City's Grand Central Station's subway stop for a disguised surprise in May of 2015 joined by Jimmy Fallon.
After a concert in late 2015, Madonna, accompanied by her son David, played a mournful tribute in the streets of Paris in honor of the victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks.
In 2011 Beyoncé surprised an ecstatic class of Harlem middle schoolers during a choreographed dance exercise to her song "Get Me Bodied."
Hip-hop icon K-Dot graced his hometown of Los Angeles with a spectacle performance by doing a spontaneous concert on a flatbed truck while slowly driving around the city.
Avril Lavigne danced up and down a New York City subway singing to riders and gathering $16 in tips which she then gave to a nearby homeless man.
After achieving fame from his humble beginnings as a busker, Andy Grammer returned to his roots for an impromptu performance of his song "Biggest Man in Los Angeles."
Sheeran stunned fans when he showed up unannounced at their dream wedding and played for their first dance as a married couple.
This amazing concert has yet to be topped as the Beatles set the trend for surprise public performances with this rooftop concert in London in 1969. It would be the last time the Fab Four ever played together.