SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage is a program of the City Parks Foundation and presents performances of outstanding artistic quality. Every year the artists chosen reflect a range of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. In this way SummerStage strives to develop a deepening appreciation for contemporary, traditional, and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.

Recognizing the importance and vitality of dance, SummerStage has in recent seasons significantly expanded the role of its dance series within the overall program. It has done this by awarding commissions to important emerging and established choreographers and companies, and by increasing the number of works and companies presented.

The spoken word series at SummerStage provides a highly respected open forum for a variety of esteemed novelists, playwrights, performers, poets, memoirists, and lyricists. In addition to readings, the series also presents one-person theatrical productions. As SummerStage events are extremely well publicized, the spoken word series garners a larger and more diverse audience than is usually found at book and poetry readings, or even at many theaters.

SummerStage’s American and World music program has earned an international reputation for its consistent excellence and a diversity of styles and influences found at no other performing arts festival or venue. Over the years, SummerStage has hosted music legends as well as emerging artists whose SummerStage performance provided significant exposure. The festival’s evening “cabaret series” spotlights artists (such as singer/songwriters and jazz vocalists) in a more intimate setting than large-scale afternoon concerts.

In 1994, SummerStage became a program of the City Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and maintaining parks throughout New York City. A public/private partnership, SummerStage is presented in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Recent performers at SummerStage have included The Finn Brothers, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Folds, David Murray, Toni Morrisson, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Brecker and Peter Washington.

SummerStage

2022 Schedule

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

AURORA PRESENTS THE GODS WE CAN TOUCH TOUR WITH SUB URBAN

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

MODEST MOUSE WITH THE CRIBS

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

OPENING NIGHT: HERBIE HANCOCK / KEYON HARROLD / PETE ROCK (DJ SET)

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

MONDAY, JUNE 13

TROMBONE SHORTY’S VOODOO THREAUXDOWN / TANK AND THE BANGAS / BIG FREEDIA / CYRIL NEVILLE: THE UPTOWN RULER / GEORGE PORTER JR. AND DUMPSTAPHUNK PERFORM THE MUSIC OF THE METERS / THE SOUL REBELS

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC / DOPAPOD / THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN WITH LOS BITCHOS

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

THE AUSSIE BBQ: BAKER BOY / ELECTRIC FIELDS / G FLIP / HAIKU HANDS / PEKING DUK / YOU AM I

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 3:00 pm)

 

MONDAY, JUNE 20

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA SUMMER RECITAL FEATURING BRITTANY RENEE, BEN BLISS AND JUSTIN AUSTIN

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE: MC SOLAAR / BON ENTENDEUR / HYPHEN HYPHEN

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

WAXAHATCHEE / SWEARIN' / OHMME / DELPHINE BLUE (DJ SET)

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

LAWRENCE AND MISTERWIVES - SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR WITH WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 2

PATRICK WATSON WITH THE ATTACCA QUARTET / ELISAPIE / LA FORCE / ALISA ALI (DJ SET)

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 3

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

BARENAKED LADIES - LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR WITH GIN BLOSSOMS AND TOAD THE WET SPROCKET

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 9

CARLA MORRISON / LOVE OF LESBIAN / DANNYLUX / CANYON CODY

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 10

KOREA GAYOJE: BRAVE GIRLS / GOLDEN CHILD / ALEXA

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

ART MOVE CONCEPT / PASSION FRUIT DANCE COMPANY

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 16

REVIVE BIG BAND FEATURING THAIS LONA AND FRIENDS / MELANIE CHARLES / ERIKA THE DJ

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 17

NEY MATOGROSSO / FRANCISCO EL HOMBRE / FADO BICHA / SURMA DJ SET

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

CORY HENRY / THEE SACRED SOULS / RUSTAM OSPANOFF (DJ SET)

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

LUCY DACUS WITH HOP ALONG

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

EVERYDAY PEOPLE FEATURING WURLD

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24

BLACK MIDI / SAL VALENTINETTI / ALISA ALI (DJ SET) / HOSTED BY SARAH SQUIRM

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

PARCELS IN CONCERT

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

THURSDAY, JULY 28

CARIBOU / ELA MINUS / TORIBIO

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 30

SABA / ERYN ALLEN KANE / THEMIND / ZILLION (DJ SET)

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 31

SONS OF KEMET / MAKAYA MCCRAVEN / L'RAIN / DJ LINDSEY

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

FILM SCREENING: MIJA / PERFORMANCES BY: HELADO NEGRO / SILVANA ESTRADA / DORIS ANAHI / JACKS HAUPT

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS & ANDY GRAMMER WITH BRELAND

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

BASEMENT BHANGRA 25TH BIRTHDAY BASH: DJ REKHA / JASMINE SANDLAS / RED BARAAT / GANAVYA / RAAGINDER / DAVID SHARMA / SIKH KNOWLEDGE / DJ USHKA / ZEEMUFFIN / AJNA DANCE / RAJUJU BROWN

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

"EL REY SUPREMO" LUIS VARGAS / EL GRAN ALCOVER / GRUPO D'AHORA

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

VP RECORDS PRESENTS DANCEHALL MEETS HIP HOP 90S STYLE: WAYNE WONDER AND MORE / HOSTED BY RALPH MCDANIELS

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

PATORANKING / FLAVOUR / JULS / SUPERHERO DJ JON QUICK (AFROFLAVA RADIO) & FRIENDS WITH CO-HOSTS LISA YARO & OSEI THE DARK SECRET

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

(NIGHT 1) THE WILD HEARTS TOUR: SHARON VAN ETTEN, ANGEL OLSEN, AND JULIEN BAKER WITH SPECIAL GUEST SPENCER.

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

(NIGHT 2) THE WILD HEARTS TOUR: SHARON VAN ETTEN, ANGEL OLSEN, AND JULIEN BAKER WITH SPECIAL GUEST SPENCER.

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

THE DECEMBERISTS - ARISE FROM THE BUNKERS! 2022 TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRIGID MAE POWER

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / TOMATO FLOWER

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE WITH TWEN

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

SKIP MARLEY

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

 

 

Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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