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PJ Harvey at SummerStage in Central Park

July 19 @ 7:30 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.

PJ Harvey

Vocalist and guitarist PJ Harvey burst onto the alternative rock scene in 1992 when her debut single ‘Dress’ hailed worldwide acclaim. Her ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, documents a unique artistic journey, which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. She has continually evolved her sound ranging from punk to blues and among the accolades she has received are the Mercury Prize in 2001, 2011, eight Brit Awards nominations, seven Grammy Awards nominations and two additional Mercury Prize nominations. PJ Harvey will bring her unique style to SummerStage for a benefit concert in Central Park this July as part of her select festival dates.


July 19
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm


SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY

Yo La Tengo at SummerStage in Central Park

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

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo’s uninterrupted 30-years-and-counting career is unparalleled in its creative breadth and refusal to rest on laurels. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, collaborating with everyone from Homer Simpson to Ray Davies, from Chris Elliott to Yoko Ono, portraying the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol and composing scores for Adventureland and the films of Jean Painlevé, and even creating a holiday tradition unto themselves with their series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwell’s, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting are lucky enough to be comprised of two singular voices in Jack Cooper and James Hoare, who met when on tour together with their other bands Mazes and Veronica Falls. Their first album, the self-titled Ultimate Painting, came out in 2014, followed by their second in 2015, the unanimously acclaimed Green Lanes. In 2016 came their third record, Dusk, a ten-song set that expands the group’s sound, where it’s hard to tell where Cooper ends and Hoare begins. Their tunes weave in and out of each other like the duo’s respective six-strings, spiraling around each other in a laconic dance. With the first single “Bills,” . . . → Read More: Yo La Tengo at SummerStage in Central Park

New York Hot Jazz Festival at SummerStage in Central Park!

New York Hot Jazz Festival at SummerStage in Central Park! A celebration of Parisian and New York Hot Jazz, Swing & Ragtime in commemoration of WWI and the cross pollination of French and US culture. . . . → Read More: New York Hot Jazz Festival at SummerStage in Central Park!

Portuguese Sounds at SummerStage in Central Park

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