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June 2017
Free

Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely Good Music

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

American soul & gospel icon with hold-nothing-back, post-modern R&B sensations

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Free

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias & duets from some of opera’s most beloved works featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and tenor Stephen Costello, joined by pianist Dan Saunders….

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Free

Yiddish Soul featuring The Klezmatics / Zusha / The Maccabeats / Special Guest Cantors: Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer / Emcee: Nachum Segal presented in association with The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cantorial classics and new Yiddish music from contemporary Chassidic artists

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$55

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally celebrated & Grammy award-winning musician Elvis Costello, on the “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour…

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Free

Laura Mvula / Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore / Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pioneering British vocalist, composer of contemporary orchestral funk and two new projects of groundbreaking futuristic jazz, soul and hip-hop

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City Parks Foundation Gala Concert & Dinner

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

GALA CONCERT & DINNER HONORING MICHAEL L. REINERT, ESQ. AND CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE. Held under the stars at SummerStage in Central Park, the City Parks Foundation Gala honors Michael L. Reinert, Esq., a partner at Fox Rothchild, LLP., with the ‘People and Parks Award’ and celebrates the music of David Bowie with performances by “Sound and Vision: The Music of David Bowie” and surprise guests….

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Free

Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of French contemporary talent and genres ranging from hip-hop to soul and pop

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Free

The Gift / Dead Combo with special guest Marc Ribot / Sofia Ribeiro in association with Arte Institute

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An exploration of Portuguese sounds, from fado to the contemporary universe of indie rock, pop & jazz

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Free

Robert Glasper Experiment / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grammy winning jazz and R&B icon meets rising Brooklyn soul collective and NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concerts winner

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Korea GAYOJE: Year of the Ox / SsingSsing / Coreyah in association with the Korean Cultural Center New York

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Korea GAYOJE (‘music festival’) blending traditional Korean sounds with glam rock, contemporary world music & hip-hop

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Free

Freedom Party® NYC 14-Year Anniversary

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NYC’s legendary old-school dance party comes to Central Park

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July 2017
Free

The Bridge: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks with Catherine Russell / Avalon Jazz Band / Aurora Nealand presented by the French Mission du Centenaire of WWI, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and New York Hot Jazz Festival

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Parisian and New York Hot Jazz, Swing & Ragtime in commemoration of WWI and the cross pollination of French and US culture

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Bob Moses / Poolside in association with Meanred

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Moody, deep house with genuine singing, songwriting and live daytime disco and California-influenced duo…

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$39.50 - $45

Umphrey’s McGee / Aqueous

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Umphrey’s McGee Arguably the hardest working jam band in the biz. The Umphrey’s McGee juggernaut has performed over 100 shows each year, for the last 18 years (for perspective, the band itself is now old enough to vote). While in the same categorization of jam bands as Phish and their improvisational ilk, this Indiana-bred pack of skilled musicians…

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Free

Totó La Momposina / Mariachi Flor de Toloache

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Long-awaited NYC return of Colombia’s Latin-Grammy Queen of cumbia, chadé, bullerengue, mapalé & porro with NYC’s first all-female mariachi band…

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Free

Buffy Sainte-Marie / A Tribe Called Red / Iskwé

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

First Nation singer, songwriter, social activist and folk pioneer joined by electronic powwow DJs

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Free

UCB All Stars feat. Sasheer Zamata

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Veteran performers from New York’s iconic comedy troupe improvise alongside SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata

Featuring 6pm panel “Only in New York: Funny Women” with Sarah Maslin Nir in association with the Museum of the City of New York…

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Free

Mon Laferte / Princess Nokia / ÌFÉ in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alt-Chilean songstress with NYC-underground tribal hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean electronica

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Free

Los Pericos / Chicano Batman / La Vida Bohéme in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An afternoon of Alt-Latino music melding reggae-rock, funk & pop…

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Free

Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Underground System / Rich Medina in association with Giant Step and the Paris New York Heritage Festival

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For the first time, Fela Kuti collaborator Roy Ayers will join with Fela’s son in an homage to the iconic pioneer of Afrobeat…

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Free

Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Critically acclaimed alternative rock figures with an uninterrupted 30+year career unparalleled in its creative breadth

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$49.50

PJ Harvey

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After bursting on to the alternative rock scene in 1992, PJ Harvey has continually evolved her sound ranging from punk to blues. The Mercury Prize award winning and Grammy nominated Brit brings her unique sound to SummerStage for a benefit concert in Central Park. …

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Free

BalletX / YY Dance Company

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Contemporary ballet company performs to Amy Winehouse music paired with sensual athleticism of YYDC’s Through the Fracture of Light

Featuring 6pm pre-show panel with Christine Cox of BalletX, Yin Yue of YY Dance Company, and Stefanie Batten Bland of Company SBB moderated by Apollonaire Scherr. RSVP required, RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org…

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$55

Regina Spektor

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Regina Spektor The dulcet, oft spectral tones of Regina Ilyinichna Spektor’s voice are immediately recognizable as hers and hers alone. Born in Moscow, she immediately displayed a proclivity for music, studying classical piano at age six. Her family left Russia for New York City, and Spektor continued her training, focusing on composition. By her later teen years she…

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Free

Taiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j / Sangpuy

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A night of diverse music featuring folk and rock in tribal language, Taiwanese and Mandarin

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Free

Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate four decades of the Bronx-conceived b-boy crew with this annual who’s who of classic hip-hop performers featuring Brooklyn’s Grammy-nominated female rap visionary

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$39.50 - $45

All Time Low / SWMRS / Waterparks / The Wrecks

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Heralded as one of the best pop-punk bands of the modern era, a precocious All Time Low crew began their journey in 2003 when they formed just outside of Baltimore, while still in high school. Now seemingly always on tour, this hard working quartet was first invited on the Vans Warped Tour in 2007. …

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August 2017
Free

Rennie Harris Puremovement and Philadanco Present – Straight Outta’ Philly

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrated Philadelphia dance troupes, known for their hip-hop and modern styles, join for an evening-length program titled Straight Outta Philly

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$49.50 - $55

Dashboard Confessional / The All-American Rejects / The Maine

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Two powerhouse bands that rule emo, alt, indie and acoustic rock and pop punk…

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Free

Elza Soares / Liniker e os Caramelows / Teleseen in association with Brasil Summerfest

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brazil’s iconic samba singer, provocative persona and signature vocalist, with a rising star who brings unique perspective to Brazilian soul…

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Free

Basement Bhangra 20th Anniversary: Apache Indian / Panjabi MC / DJ Rekha / Madame Gandhi / Anik Khan / Horsepowar / Sikh Knowledge / DJ Petra / DJ Shilpa

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate NYC’s legendary party with Bhangra royalty and explosive sounds and dance from the South Asian diaspora…

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Free

Malpaso Dance Company / Daymé Arocena / Nickodemus

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Afro-Cuban singer of jazz and neo-soul meets celebrated Cuban contemporary dance troupe

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$39.50 - $45

The Revivalists / White Denim

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

Breakout, anthemic rockers, redefining New Orleans with their chart-topping hits….

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Free

Family Day: They Might Be Giants: Kids, Science, and Beyond / Bill Childs of Spare Rock, Spoil the Child Radio

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Notable alt-rock favorites bring the family together with their contagious melodies…

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CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The…

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Free

Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band / Jontavious Willis / Dante Ross

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Collaboration between two generations of blues giants, merging masterful talents, rich vocals and guitar styles to create an historic night of music

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Free

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in association with Dance Films Association

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Documentary featuring four audience favorites and behind the scenes interviews with members of the esteemed dance company

Featuring 6pm pre-show Special Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs. RSVP required, RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org….

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Free

Mulatu Astatke / Emel Mathlouthi / Alsarah & the Nubatones / DJ Sirak

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Father of Ethio-Jazz makes his SummerStage debut with support from compelling female vocalists from Tunisia and Sudan by way of New York

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Free

Valerie June / Aloysius 3 / Jalen N’Gonda / Boogie Blind

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Singularly unique voice that blurs the lines between genres and eras, resulting in an eclectic blend of folk, soul, country, R&B and blues

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$54.50 - $89.50

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founding member of The Grateful Dead and latest band project fuse together folk & psych rock to perform a set of Jerry Garcia Band music…

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September 2017
$42.50 - $45.00

Young the Giant with special guests Cold War Kids and Joywave

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

Denizens of the mid-2000’s alternative California rock scene may remember them as The Jakes, but with a shake-up of the band’s roster in 2010, that moniker was officially changed to the instantly memorable Young the Giant. Their self-titled debut album was very well received, buoyed by two hit singles, the pleasantly rippling “Cough Syrup” and “My Body,” a raw up-tempo jam….

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$40.50 - $46

The War On Drugs

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Indie Americana heartland band boldly blends neo-psychedelia, new wave, shoegazing and roots rock…

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