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Gov’t Mule / Chris Robinson Brotherhood at SummerStage in Central Park

Gov’t Mule celebrated their 2,000th live performance Wednesday night in a smoking set that included several songs from their soon to be released new album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go. The almost perfect Central Park weather set the stage for an evening night that featured inspired performances and several high profiled guest appearances.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood kicked off the night with a tight set that included “Behold The Seer,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming record. “Shore Power”. Gov’t Mule followed and hit the ground running with “World Boss,” “Brand New Angel”, “About To Rage” and “Rocking Horse” with Haynes trading licks with keyboardist Danny Louis.

Towards the middle of the set Gov’t Mule focused on new material with help from some friends. Up first was the song “Stone Cold Rage”. In a recent interview Haynes spoke about the inspiration for the song: “… it’s a little tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to capture that intensity that’s going on right now. I’ve never seen it like this, ever. I grew up in the South; I’ve never seen people so angry and so divided. And we go all over the country. I’ve been out to California – it’s going on out there, too,”. The band was then joined on stage by percussionist Bobby Allende and vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Lauren Dawson for the live debut of “Sarah, Surrender.”

The song “Game Face” featured riffs on a series of classics including The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” Weather Report’s “Birdland” and Donovan’s “First There Is . . . → Read More: Gov’t Mule / Chris Robinson Brotherhood at SummerStage in Central Park

Second Annual OZY FEST at SummerStage in Central Park

OZY FEST, described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” features entertainers, innovators, and thought leaders on the cutting edge. This year’s lineup includes pop star Jason Derulo, comedian Samantha Bee, authors Malcolm Gladwell and Ta-Nehisi Coates, NFL linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, HBO’s Issa Rae, celebrity chef Eddie Huang, award winning journalist Katie Couric, and many more. . . . → Read More: Second Annual OZY FEST at SummerStage in Central Park

Top Ten Spring Flower Spots In Central Park

While Central Park offers a tranquil respite all year round from the surrounding cacophony of urban life, it is during the springtime that the park really sparkles. . . . → Read More: Top Ten Spring Flower Spots In Central Park

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: 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: 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. August: 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.