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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


Father John Misty with Angel Olsen & Summer Moon

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Father John Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear” was recorded intermittently from 2013 to 2014 in Echo Park, Los Angeles and produced with Jonathan Wilson, who I also recorded and produced 2012’s Fairly Fun with. There’s a case to be made that it sounds and acts a bit like Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn. Blammo. The songs are a narration of my experience falling in love, which means different things to different people, but which I found incredibly inspiring, personally and creatively. My personal mandate for the writing herein was to claim the experience for myself without resorting to a multitude of clichés. I believe I have addressed the sensuality of fear, the terrifying force of love, the unutterable pleasures of true intimacy, and the destruction of emotional and intellectual prisons with an imprint that is undeniably my own….

RATKING / Bishop Nehru

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 2014, Harlem underground hip hop crew RATKING dropped So It Goes, their acclaimed debut release on Thom Yorke’s XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. Described as “an exhilarating and reckless lyrical portrait of a maybe-vanishing city; part Vonnegut, part Dipset, part Suicide,” the album was featured on COMPLEX Magazine’s list as among the best new albums of 2014….

Caribou with guest Sinkane

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Having followed up his Polaris Prize-winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010, Dan Snaith has spent the intervening five years touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7½-hour-long sets. In 2012, Caribou were personally invited to join Radiohead on the road while Dan released his first album under the guise of his dancefloor-loving pseudonym Daphni to widespread critical acclaim. …

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe featuring Sarah Jones

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

Sarah Jones is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion whom the New York Times has called “a master of the genre.” Come spend an evening with Sarah’s characters, old and new….

30th Anniversary DJ Celebration: Afrika Bambaataa / Gilles Peterson / Quantic

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality….

Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company / Master Class: Karisma Jay

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the past forty-three years Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company has stayed true to its primary mission of expanding opportunities to provide a platform for multi-cultural choreographers and dance artists. Under the artistic direction of Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Alpha Omega continues to create, perform and educate through dance by presenting important, exciting, illuminating and exhilarating dance programming. The main techniques employed are modern and the richness in background is such that the audience is treated to many different styles and influences. …


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