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SummerStage Festival

Summer Stage
Summer Stage by Chris Becker

Founded in 1986, the SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

Since a few years ago, the Festival now holds events in each of the five boroughs of New York City, though the majority of performances still take place at Central Park. SummerStage 2013 will run from June until September and will include over 100 performances of music, theatre, and dance by more than 300 performers. 

The lineup for Summerstage 2013 can be found below:

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June 29th - Canada Day International Lights / Joel Plaskett / Spirit of the West - from 6pm to 10pm

June 30th - Big Star's Third: An All-Star Orchestrated Live Performance of the Legendaey Album - from 7pm to 10pm

July 2nd - The Freedom Dance Party with special musical guest Cameo - from 6pm to 10pm

July 3rd - Forewords Panel Discussion "A Tribute to Sekou Sundiata" - from 5pm to 6pm

July 3rd - Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited - Longstoryshory: Remixed featuring nona Hendryx / Sandra St. Victor / Toshi / Reagon and Biglovely / Poets: Faybiene Miranda / Lenelle Moise - from 7pm to 10pm

July 6th - Bowery Presents She & Him / Camera Obscura - from 7pm to 10pm

July 7th - Global Family Day The Carpetbag Brigade & Nemcatacoa Teatro / Elizabeth Mitchell - from 3pm to 6pm
July 8th - Bowery Presents  She & Him / Camera Obscura - from 7pm to 10pm

July 10th - LATIN Alternative Music Conference Fat Joe / Cuarto Poder / Los Rakas - from 7pm to 10pm

July 11th - LATIN Alternative Music Conference Lila Downs / Natalia Clavier / Pamela Redriguez / Raul Campos - from 6pm to 10pm

July 13th - LATIN Alternative Music Conference Julieta Venegas / Carla Morrison / Alex Anwandter - from 3pm to 7pm
July 14th - Forewords Panel Discussion "The Ascent of Gypsy Culture in America" Costel Oprica Ivancea from Fanfare, Ciocarlia and Henry Ernst, Asphalt Tango Production / Moderated by Jakab Orsos, Director, Pen World Voices - from 1pm to 2pm  

July 14th - Fanfare Ciocarlia / Red Baraat / DJ Sets by Joro-Boro - from 3pm to 7pm
July 16th - The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Erin Morley, Isabel Leonard and Stephen Costello, accompanied by Bradley Moore - from 7pm - 10pm

July 20th - Brasil Summerfest Planet Hemp / Gaby Amarantos / Emicida / DJ Sets by Greg Caz - from 3pm to 7pm

July 21st - Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits / Fatoumata Diawara / Krar Collective - from 3pm to 7pm

July 22nd - Bowery Presents Trombone Shorty & Oleans Avenue & Soulive - from 6pm to 10pm
July 23rd - Forewords Panel Discussion "The Long-Lasting Influence of Martha Graham" - from 6pm to 7pm 

July 23rd - Martha Graham Dance Company with Special Guest Dancin' Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner - from 8pm to 10pm

July 24thMartha Graham Dance Company with Special Guest Dancin' Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner - from 8pm to 10pm

July 27th - Lianne La Havas / LP / Quadron / DJ Sets by DJ Center - from 7pm to 10pm 

July 28th - Rock Steady Crew 36th Anniversary Concert Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and Special Guests - from 3pm to 7pm

July 29th - Bowery Presents Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka - from 5pm to 9pm

July 31st - Rock Steady Dance Crew Celebration World Premiere of "RSC Ghetto Made" - from 8pm to 10pm

August 3rd - WLIB 6th Annual Gospel Explosion Shirley Caesar / Donald Lawrence / James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. / Erica Campbell / Ricky Dillard - from 3pm to 7pm
August 4th - WBLS 5th Annual R&B Fest Raheem Devaughn / Lyfe Jennings / Donell Jones / Erica Campbell and Special Guests - from 3pm to 7pm 
August 5th - SummerStage Theater Presented by Time Warner "King Kong" by Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner / Directed by Alfred Preisser - from 8pm to 9:30pm
August 6th - Bowery Presents Disclosure / TNGHT / Julio Bashmore - from 6pm to 10pm 
August 7th - Live NationPresents Jimmy Eat World / Royal Bangs - from 7pm to 10pm 
August 10th - Forewords Panel Discussion "Hip-Hop Turns 40" DJ Kool Herc and Cindy Campbell - from 1pm to 2pm
August 10th - 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Culture DJ Kool Herc and Special Guests - from 3pm to 7pm
August 11th - Presented with Giant Step: Shuggie Oyis / Jose James / Hiatus Kaiyote / DJ Sets by OP! (I Love Vinyl) - from 3pm to 7pm 
August 17th - Twin Shadow / Autre Ne Veut / Elliphant / DJ Sets by Mano - from 7pm to 10pm 
August 18th - La Mega 6th Annual Tropical Fest Tito Nieves and Guests / DJ Sets by Alex Sensation - from 3pm to 7pm 
August 19th - SummerStage Theater Presented by Time Warner Diablo Love by Mando Alvarado / Directed by Alfred Preisser / Music Direction & Composition by Tomas Doncker - from 8pm to 9:30pm
August 20th - Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall - from 7pm to 10pm


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