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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


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert / Scott Shea

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

Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and a dream. From the back rooms of music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock & roll hall of fame. …

Tito Nieves

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

With more than three decades of musical history behind him, Humberto “Tito” Nieves – the “Pavarotti” of Salsa – is still going strong. In 2011, the Puerto Rican-born, NYC-raised star launched his very own record label, Tito Nieves Music Corp. with the release of his 30th studio album, Mi ultima grabacion. Lead single, “Eres Linda” roared onto the Latin Billboard Tropical Airplay chart in its first week and became his 26th chart entry. Nieves began his career with Orquesta Cimarron before joining the Hector Lavoe Orchestra, and later, Conjunto Clasico, where he shared the stage with Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. In 1988, Nieves set out as a solo artist and was signed to the legendary RMM Records. His first album with the label, Classic, which included the hit “Sonambulo,” earned him his first of many Gold Records. …

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….


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