SummerStage Festival

Summer Stage
Summer Stage by Chris Becker

The 2015 SummerStage schedule is listed below.

SummerStage is an outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Performances are mostly free, with the exception of a few big name benefit concerts that help fund the free SummerStage programming.

SummerStage was founded in 1986 and recently expanded to hold events not only in Central Park, but also in each of the five boroughs of New York City.

Helpful SummerStage Tips to Know Before You Go:
-Enter the park on 69th Street and 5th Avenue
-Doors open 1 hr before (weekdays) / 1.5 hrs before (weekends)
-Depending on the show, bleacher seating may be available
-Tickets not required for free events but space is limited
-Check out SummerStage Membership perks
-There are food and beverage stands inside with pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, beer, wine, soda & water
-There is space to listen on the grass outside of SummerStage

SummerStage Hotline Phone Number: 212-360-2777

Not Permitted at SummerStage: 
Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, cans, coolers, flash photography, SLR cameras, video cameras, tape recorders, professional camera gear, chairs, skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, pets, beach umbrellas.

All bags are subject to search. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

2015 SUMMERSTAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

5/18 | 6:00 PM Tedeschi Trucks Band

5/19 | 5:00 PM Mastodon / Clutch with guest Graveyard

6/6 | 2:00 PM Blue Note Jazz Festival

6/7 | 2:00 PM Angelique Kidjo / Emmanuel Jal / Rich Medina

6/13 | 2:00 PMLettuce / The Soul Rebels

6/15 | 7:00 PM The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Featuring Janai Brugger, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, and Pianist Dan Saunders

6/16 | 6:00 PM Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Music

6/17 | 7:00 PM Lindsey Stirling: The Music Box Tour

6/20 | 5:00 PM The Big Quiet - A Meditation in Central Park

6/20 | 6:00 PM Jungle / Ibeyi

6/22 | 6:30 PM Save the Date: City Parks Foundation Gala

6/24 | 5:00 PM The Kooks / Atlas Genius with guest Joywave

6/27 | 2:00 PM VP Records 35th Anniversary: Maxi Priest / Gyptian / Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons / Massive B

6/28 | 2:00 PM Catalan Sounds on Tour: Oques Grasses / La iaia / Silvia Perez Cruz / DJ Guillamino

6/29 | 5:00 PM Ingrid Michaelson / Jukebox the Ghost / Secret Someones

7/1  | 6:00 PM  Basement Jaxx and Special Guests

7/2 |  7:00 PM Un Break a Mozart / The DASH Ensemble

7/5 |  2:00 PM Global Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams with special guest The Noel Pointer Youth Orchestra / The Red Trouser Show / Batoto Yetu / Ziporah Roney and Collaborative Artists

7/7   | 5:00 pm Steez Day featuring Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era

7/8   | 5:00 PM Compass / System Solar / Helado Negro

7/11 | 2:00 PM Vicentico / Ximena Sarinana / No Te Va Gustar

7/12 | 2:00 PM Cesaria Evora Orchestra / Mayra Andrade / Dino D'Santiago

7/13  | 6:00 PM Lip Sync Battle Live

7/15 | 6:00 PM NPR and WNYC's Ask Me Another: Celebrating 30 Years of SummerStage

7/18 | 6:00 PM Freedom Party NYC: Special SummerStage Anniversary Theme

7/19 | 6:00 PM Jorge Drexler / Diego Garcia / Danay Suarez

7/20 | 6:00 PM Guster / Kishi Bashi 

7/22 | 6:00 PM Milky Chance / X Ambassadors

7/25 | 2:00 PM Bombino / Young Fathers / Fantastic Negrito

7/26 | 2:00 PM Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert: Whodini / Big Daddy Kane & more

7/27 | 5:00 PM Dawes & First Aid Kit

7/28 | 5:00 PM Rise Against with Killswitch Engage & Letlive

7/29 | 7:00 PM PHILADANCO! / TU Dance

7/31 | 5:00 PM Smorgasburg

8/1 | 2:00 PM Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm

8/2 | 2:00 PM Nacao Zumbi / Nation Beat's Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa / DJ sets by Vinil Pompeia

8/3 | 7:00 PM Beautiful - The Carol King Musical: Songs in Concert

8/5 | 5:00 PM Father John Misty with Angel Olsen & Summer Moon

8/8 | 5:00 PM 30th Anniversary DJ Celebration: Quantic / Gilles Peterson / Afrika Bambaataa

8/9 | 2:00 PM Glass Animals / Taylor McFerrin / BattleFest League Dancers

8/12 | 7:00 PM The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music

8/15 | 6:00 PM Brazilian Film Festival of NY: Baby Do Brasil / screening: Samba & Jazz

8/16 | 5:00 PM Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary concert / screening: Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

8/19 | 7:00 PM ALT MODE: a collaboration between RYAT and Kate Watson-Wallace

8/23 | 6:00 PM RCA Summer Concert Celebration featuring: Jazmine Sullivan / Jordan Bratton & more

8/30 | 5:00 PM Catch A Fire 2015: Damien "J. Gong" Marley with Stephen "Ragga" Marley & Morgan Heritage

9/2   | 5:00 PM Lake Street Dive / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

9/16 | 5:00 PM Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Eric Krasno, Adam MacDougall and Tony Leone

9/24 | 6:00 PM Walk the Moon 

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