Central Park’s SummerStage 2017 lineup announced with Regina Spektor, Elvis Costello and more

SummerStage in Central Park kicks off on June 3 with a performance by R&B and gospel singers Mavis Staples and Toshi Reagon.  The mix of free and ticketed events will give you an excuse to stay outside and enjoy the summer nights around the city. The shows will run through August.
For the full lineup of shows, head to citparksfoundation.org.


Here are some of the notable acts hitting the stage:
June 3: Mavis Staples and Toshi Reagon at Central Park.
June 12: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series in Central Park.
June 15: Elvis Costello & The Imposters at Central Park.
June 17: Laura Mvula, Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore and Blue Lab Beats will perform at Central Park as part of The Blue Note Jazz Festival.
July 10: UCB All Stars featuring SNL’s Sasheer Zamata in Central Park.
July 17: Yo La Tengo and Ultimate Painting at Central Park.
July 19: PJ Harvey at Central Park.
July 27: Regina Spektor at Central Park.
July 30: Rock Steady Crew’s 40th anniversary show, featuring MC Lyte at Central Park.
July 31: All Time Low at Central Park.
Aug. 10: The Revivalists and White Denim at Central Park
Aug. 16: “Lincoln Center at the Movies” featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Central Park.
Aug. 20: Def Poets reunion, featuring Ursula Rucker, Jessica Care Moore, Mums, Steve Colman and more, at Marcus Garvey Park.

Elvis Costello at SummerStage 2017

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15 @ 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Elvis Costello is nothing short of legendary. With one of the most prolific careers in music today, he has his sublimely talented fingers in more musical pots and genres than one can count. His breakout on to the British pub scene of the ‘70s quickly saw him become a pioneer of the punk and new-wave movements. With his critically acclaimed 1977 debut album My Aim Is True in the bag, Costello assembled The Attractions as his backers. Over the years, Costello has collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, and jazz-pianist Diana Krall (his wife), and penned songs for Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, No Doubt and James Brown – all showcasing his stunning diversity in varying styles. With a Grammy win, Oscar nom, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and inclusion on tons of Rolling Stone ‘best’ lists, Costello is a premier name in the business. He now tours with The Imposters, as he continues to reimagine and reinvent musical forms.


June 15
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Vieilles Charrues New York 2016

Vieilles Charrues New York 2016 #VCNY16 Featuring M & The Avener

October 1 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm

Vieilles Charrues is France’s largest music festival and attracts more than 270,000 attendees and a lineup of 80 artists every year. Celebrate their 25th Anniversary and first US event with performances from high profile French artists including -M- (Matthieu Chedid), The Avener, The Celtic Social Club, and Krismenn & Alem.


October 1
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rumsey Playfield
NY 10021 United States


Vieilles Charrues

The Beach Boys at SummerStage in Central Park

the-beach-boys-tickets_05-15-16_17_564b645a8b256September 14 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm
$50 – $55

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of “Good Vibrations” in 2016 with a summer tour that takes them to SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park. Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Mike Love’s forthcoming memoir, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” is due out on September 13.


September 14
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY