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"In a city happily inundated with summertime cultural offerings, the SummerStage festival stands alone for its dizzying array of options, its local enthusiasm, and its general aura of awe." The New York Times


Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. …

TKA / Flaco Navaja and the Razor Blades / Tony Touch

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TKA is a dance group that was prominent in the 1980s and early 1990s, primarily in Freestyle epicenters such as New York, Chicago, and Miami. The trio, hailing from New York City, were signed to Tommy Boy Records in the mid-80s, and released their debut album, Scars of Love, in 1987. The album spawned 6 Billboard Top Dance Hits and several pop hits. The success of the album spurred a mini Latin pop explosion as groups like Expose, The Cover Girls and Lisa Lisa stormed the pop charts. By the release of their second album Louder than Love, TKA was traveling the world opening for groups like Boys II Men, Donna Summer and Paula Abdul. Following pressure from their record label to shift their sound, the group split up, but reunited in 2001….

Pre-Show Panel: Chico Science & Nação Zumbi’s Legacy and Continued Influence

August 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Prior to our 20 year celebration of the original 1995 Chico Science & Nação Zumbi concert at SummerStage, City Parks Foundation and Brasil Summerfest will host a panel discussion that will explore the impact in which Chico Science and Nação Zumbi had on Brazilian and international music. …

Nação Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa / DJ sets by Vinil Pompéia

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Twenty years ago, one of the most important groups in Brazil launched its first record, Da Lama ao Caos. The debut album by Chico Science & Nação Zumbi was a milestone for a group of friends, that by creating a scene, started a movement that ultimately destabilized the axis of musical production in Brazil. …

Family Day: Little Club Heads / Sugar Free Allstars / Hopalong Andrew / Uptown Dance Academy

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sugar Free Allstars is a Family Funk super duo from Oklahoma City. Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin joined forces in 2001 and quickly gained a following with a high-energy live show that has been described as a hip-shaking, head-bopping, southern-based explosion of fun for all ages. Sugar Free Allstars are among the ‘Top 12 Family Music Artists in America’ according to Time magazine. They’ve had two #1 songs on SiriusXM radio’s ‘Kids Place Live,’ and in 2012 were featured on a Grammy Award-winning album. Their most recent album is All on a Sunday Afternoon….

Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue / screening: “Get On Up”

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project traveling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists. The material was used for a 13-part radio documentary called Harlem Hit Parade, which was syndicated to 70 NPR stations in the mid-80’s. In 1986, Felix introduced Rhythm Revue, New York’s first radio show devoted exclusively to classic soul and R&B. It premiered on WBGO and is now in its 29th year. …


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