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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


SummerStage 30th Anniversary Season Schedule

April 8 - April 19

In June of 1986 Sun Ra and the Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra performed a free concert in the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park, and the summer music landscape in New York City changed forever. Today, nearly 30 years later, we are…

Tedeschi Trucks Band

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music….

Mastodon / Clutch with guest Graveyard

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. At the same time, this particular collection proves personal for Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders, with the very title saying something slightly different for each member….

Lyricist Lounge featuring Scarface

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

As a solo artist and member of Geto Boys, Scarface has always made sure to tell the stories he feels the world needs to hear. Whether it is speaking out against injustice, reflecting on his struggles with depression and his own mental health, or just telling the stories of the streets, he is one rapper you can always rely on to give you the real deal. …

Troy Ave / Phony Ppl hosted by Hot 97s Ebro, Laura, and Rosenberg

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roland Collins, better known as Troy Ave (the name of the block he grew up on in Brooklyn), has been buzzing in New York since 2006. Bringing heat in the form of hype songs with real lyrics, this high energy MC has made music by and for the streets. …

The Felice Brothers / The Barr Brothers

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Felice Brothers began in 2006 by doing what any youths, lost in upstate New York with dim job prospects would do: become obsessed with traveling the world and playing extremely loud rock ‘n’ roll. After settling on minor matters like who plays what (Ian Felice – vocals/guitar, James Felice – accordion/keys/vocals, Greg Farley – fiddle/vocals, Josh Rawson – bass/vocals, and recent addition David Estabrook – drums), the band procured instruments and cans of sardines, packed up tents, and devoted their lives to studying the art of songcraft, from Hoagie Carmichael to Kurt Cobain. The band headed to NYC where they busked their way to small restaurant gigs and eventually, major festival dates at Coachella, Bonnaroo and the like….