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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


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The Legends Honor McCoy: McCoy Tyner / Ron Carter ft. guest Wallace Roney / Roy Haynes

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

McCoy Tyner’s blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists….

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Cymande / KING / Deva Mahal / DJ Parler

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cymande emerged as innovators of the funk music scene during early 1970s. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, Cymande combined reggae and Rastafarian rhythms with rare groove, funk and jazz to create a new and exciting sound. They made history in 1973 by becoming the first British-based band to perform at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. …

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Barenaked Ladies / OMD / Howard Jones

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“I think it would be fair to say if the band was collectively known as Stella, then this record would indicate the reality that Stella had indeed got her groove back.” states Ed Robertson of Toronto’s Barenaked Ladies. …

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Hard Hittin’ Harry / screening: Afripedia with Q&A

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Haiti-born DJ, Hard Hittin Harry (Harry D’Janite) is a Brooklyn, NY resident by way of Montreal, Canada and New Jersey. DJ Hard Hittin Harry entertains his audience blending unique styles of the latest and classic Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Soca, Afrobeat, Haitian Kompas, Zouk, Kwaito, House, Techno, and much more….

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Chairlift / Miles B.A. Robinson

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Critically acclaimed pop duo Chairlift has released new music in the form of the infinitely danceable “Ch-Ching.” The R&B laced, vibrating drum infused pop track served as the first musical offering off their album Moth, which was released in January 2016 via Columbia Records….

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Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Superstars

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

Featuring Cantorial and Chassidic Stars: Netanel Hershtik, Yanky Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, Lipa Schmeltzer, The Maccabeats, Zusha, and special guest Dudu Fisher…