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.