Blue Note Jazz Festival:


Produced By Jill Newman Productions

6.24.2013 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | (26) Comments | Central Park | Directions to Event ›

The Blue Note Jazz Festival & Jill Newman Productions are very disappointed to announce, that due to scheduling conflicts beyond his control, Yasiin Bey will not be able to perform his June 24 SummerStage concert. 

There will not be a replacement act. The venue will be closed on June 24th. 

One of the most versatile artists of his time, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) has become an international sensation in theater, film, television, and the music industry.  Bey began his professional music career as Mos Def in 1994.  Since that time, he has worked both as a solo artist and in collaboration with artists such as Talib Kweli, Kanye West, The Roots, The Black Keys, and many others.  He has received six GRAMMY nominations, including Best Rap Album in 2010 for his newest release, The Ecstatic, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart.  Also, in 2012 The Source ranked Bey as number 23 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.


Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.
  1. Derek said on 4.23.2013

    How do I get tickets to this event?

    • cpfadmin said on 4.24.2013

      This is a free event, first come first served. We often have contests for skip the line passes, so make sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

    • kiely sweatt said on 5.29.2013

      I would love to find a way to get two tickets to this. Are there tickets or is it open access?

    • cpfadmin said on 5.30.2013

      This is a free event, first come first served until capacity is reached.

  2. illuminadi said on 4.24.2013

    So I have a Nikon DSLR camera, but no equipment. Can I still bring it?

    • cpfadmin said on 4.29.2013

      Yes you can bring that camera, just no long lenses or any additional camera equipment.

  3. Zelda said on 4.30.2013

    How early does the line for tickets start?

    • cpfadmin said on 5.1.2013

      Doors open one hour before the show starts, given the popularity of this show, we recommend lining up at least one hour before doors open, so 5pm. Please follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for line up dates the day of the show, and possible skip the line contests.

  4. juliette said on 4.30.2013

    My kids love mos def. Is it safe enough to bring them to the concert?

    • cpfadmin said on 5.1.2013

      Our venue has bleacher seating that is first come first served, and full venue security, making our venue safe for all ages. However, the content of this show will most likely include language appropriate for adults.

  5. SAM said on 5.6.2013

    Where in CP is the event? Where is the line location?

    • cpfadmin said on 5.6.2013

      Enter the park at 69th and 5th avenue to access the GA line. Click on the “Directions to Event” link for a map.

  6. BamaBelle96 said on 5.7.2013

    How our Office of Student Activities obtain tickets/entry for a group of college students?

  7. Lu-Ann Barry said on 5.14.2013

    I have a young, up and coming artiste, Cory Hueston, who we are looking for opportunities to perform, how do I go about submitting his information for consideration? We would welcome the opportunity even if it’s between sets or an opening act.

    Thank you.

    • cpfadmin said on 5.17.2013

      Thank you for your interest in the SummerStage festival. Please email for more information on the submission and consideration process.

  8. dwill said on 5.21.2013

    Tell him thanks for giving back to the people.

  9. Darkwing Productions said on 5.24.2013

    How can I obtain I press pass?

  10. Nesa said on 6.3.2013

    Will you be letting people in all night, as people start departing?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.5.2013

      Depending on the amount of people coming and going from the venue we do sometimes let more people in, however, it’s not always the case. Show up early to ensure you get into the venue. Also, follow us on Twitter @SummerStage for line updates for all shows.

  11. Eva said on 6.6.2013

    I’m totally excited to see Yasiin.. My feelings are hurt since he’s not coming to MYC to perform at BAM this Saturday & Sunday, but I will be here for sure!!! Ugh… Is there a rain date just in case?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.7.2013

      SummerStage events are rain or shine.

  12. cb said on 6.7.2013

    says no alcoholic beverages permitted in, will there be wine sold?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.11.2013

      Yes, beer and wine are sold onsite, as well as food.

  13. Jon Toribio said on 6.10.2013

    i own a Canon Rebel T3i with no extra equipment, can i bring this camera?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.10.2013

      Yes, we just ask that no telephoto/professional lenses are brought to the venue.

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