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June 2017
Free

Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely Good Music

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

American soul & gospel icon with hold-nothing-back, post-modern R&B sensations

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The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias & duets from some of opera’s most beloved works featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and tenor Stephen Costello, joined by pianist Dan Saunders….

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Yiddish Soul featuring The Klezmatics / Zusha / The Maccabeats / Special Guest Cantors: Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer / Emcee: Nachum Segal presented in association with The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cantorial classics and new Yiddish music from contemporary Chassidic artists

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$55

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally celebrated & Grammy award-winning musician Elvis Costello, on the “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour…

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Free

Laura Mvula / Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore / Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pioneering British vocalist, composer of contemporary orchestral funk and two new projects of groundbreaking futuristic jazz, soul and hip-hop

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City Parks Foundation Gala Concert & Dinner

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

GALA CONCERT & DINNER HONORING MICHAEL L. REINERT, ESQ. AND CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE. Held under the stars at SummerStage in Central Park, the City Parks Foundation Gala honors Michael L. Reinert, Esq., a partner at Fox Rothchild, LLP., with the ‘People and Parks Award’ and celebrates the music of David Bowie with performances by “Sound and Vision: The Music of David Bowie” and surprise guests….

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Free

Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of French contemporary talent and genres ranging from hip-hop to soul and pop

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The Gift / Dead Combo with special guest Marc Ribot / Sofia Ribeiro in association with Arte Institute

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An exploration of Portuguese sounds, from fado to the contemporary universe of indie rock, pop & jazz

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Robert Glasper Experiment / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grammy winning jazz and R&B icon meets rising Brooklyn soul collective and NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concerts winner

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Freedom Party® NYC 14-Year Anniversary

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NYC’s legendary old-school dance party comes to Central Park

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July 2017
Free

The Bridge: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks with Catherine Russell / Avalon Jazz Band / Aurora Nealand presented by the French Mission du Centenaire of WWI, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and New York Hot Jazz Festival

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Parisian and New York Hot Jazz, Swing & Ragtime in commemoration of WWI and the cross pollination of French and US culture

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Bob Moses / Poolside in association with Meanred

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Moody, deep house with genuine singing, songwriting and live daytime disco and California-influenced duo…

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$39.50 - $45

Umphrey’s McGee / Aqueous

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Umphrey’s McGee Arguably the hardest working jam band in the biz. The Umphrey’s McGee juggernaut has performed over 100 shows each year, for the last 18 years (for perspective, the band itself is now old enough to vote). While in the same categorization of jam bands as Phish and their improvisational ilk, this Indiana-bred pack of skilled musicians…

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Totó La Momposina / Mariachi Flor de Toloache

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Long-awaited NYC return of Colombia’s Latin-Grammy Queen of cumbia, chadé, bullerengue, mapalé & porro with NYC’s first all-female mariachi band…

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Buffy Sainte-Marie / A Tribe Called Red / Iskwé

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

First Nation singer, songwriter, social activist and folk pioneer joined by electronic powwow DJs

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Free

UCB All Stars feat. Sasheer Zamata

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Veteran performers from New York’s iconic comedy troupe improvise alongside SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata

Featuring 6pm panel “Only in New York: Funny Women” with Sarah Maslin Nir in association with the Museum of the City of New York…

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Mon Laferte / Princess Nokia / ÌFÉ in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alt-Chilean songstress with NYC-underground tribal hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean electronica

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Los Pericos / Chicano Batman / La Vida Bohéme in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An afternoon of Alt-Latino music melding reggae-rock, funk & pop…

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Free

Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Underground System / Rich Medina in association with Giant Step and the Paris New York Heritage Festival

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For the first time, Fela Kuti collaborator Roy Ayers will join with Fela’s son in an homage to the iconic pioneer of Afrobeat…

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Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Critically acclaimed alternative rock figures with an uninterrupted 30+year career unparalleled in its creative breadth

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$49.50

PJ Harvey

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After bursting on to the alternative rock scene in 1992, PJ Harvey has continually evolved her sound ranging from punk to blues. The Mercury Prize award winning and Grammy nominated Brit brings her unique sound to SummerStage for a benefit concert in Central Park. …

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Free

BalletX / YY Dance Company

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Contemporary ballet company performs to Amy Winehouse music paired with sensual athleticism of YYDC’s Through the Fracture of Light

Featuring 6pm pre-show panel with Christine Cox of BalletX, Yin Yue of YY Dance Company, and Stefanie Batten Bland of Company SBB moderated by Apollonaire Scherr. RSVP required, RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org…

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$55

Regina Spektor

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Regina Spektor The dulcet, oft spectral tones of Regina Ilyinichna Spektor’s voice are immediately recognizable as hers and hers alone. Born in Moscow, she immediately displayed a proclivity for music, studying classical piano at age six. Her family left Russia for New York City, and Spektor continued her training, focusing on composition. By her later teen years she…

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Taiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j / Sangpuy

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A night of diverse music featuring folk and rock in tribal language, Taiwanese and Mandarin

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Free

Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate four decades of the Bronx-conceived b-boy crew with this annual who’s who of classic hip-hop performers featuring Brooklyn’s Grammy-nominated female rap visionary

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