SummerStage Festival

Summer Stage
Summer Stage by Chris Becker

Check back frequently as the 2016 schedule continues to be updated.

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 SummerStage programming.

2016 SUMMERSTAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
5/16 | 5:00 PM Cage the Elephant / Portugal. The Man / Broncho
5/17 | 5:00 PM Cage the Elephant / Portugal. The Man / Broncho
5/18 | 5:00 PM Rudimental / Gorgon City
6/4   | 5:00 PM-  10:00 PM McCoy Tyner Quartet / Ron Carter / Roy Haynes / Special Guests

6/11 | 2:00 PM -  7:00 PM  Cymande / KING / Deva Mahal / DJ Parler
6/13 | 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM   Barenaked Ladies / Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Howard Jones

6/15 | 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM   Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Superstars

6/18 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Kamasi Washington
6/20 | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM  City Parks Foundation Gala Concert & Dinner
6/21 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Fete de la Musique: CharlElie Couture / Yael Naim / General Elektriks / La Femme
6/22 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
6/25 | 2:00 PM -   7:00 PM  Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 / The Hot Sardines / Bria Skonberg and the New York Hot J
6/26 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Comedy Central Presents: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up in the Park
6/27 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Indigo Girls/Lucy Wainwright Roche

6/29 | 6:00 PM -   7:00 PM   Pre-Show Panel: My Ballerina's Tale, Where It Landed Me, and What I Learned

6/29 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  A Ballerina's Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project

7/2   | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Freedom Party NYC 13 Year Anniversary
7/3   | 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM  King Sunny Ade/Orlando Julius and The Afro Soundz/Rich Medina

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7/6   | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Mexrrissey / Los Cafres / La Dame Blanche
7/8   | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  León Larregui / Rodrigo Amarante / Grenda
7/10 | 2:00 PM -   6:00 PM  Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players / Mister G / Finding Neverland / Pur
7/16 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Taiwanese Waves: Anpu / Wonfu / Sunset Rollercoaster
7/17 | 2:00 PM -   7:00 PM  Paulo Flores / Herencia de Timbiquí / Monsieur Periné / DJ Greg Caz / DJ Manny
7/18 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  The Feelies / Beach Fossils
7/20 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Ryan Adams
7/24 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords  SOLD OUT
7/25 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Mass Appeal: Live at the BBQ
7/27 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Complexions Contemporary Ballet / Carolyn Dorfman
7/30 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Empress Of
7/31 | 2:00 PM -   7:00 PM  Rock Steady Crew 39th Anniversary with Nice & Smooth / Bahamadia and more
8/1   | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Garbage
8/3   | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Phillip Phillips/Matt Nathanson/A Great Big World
8/6   | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Monobloco / Cabruêra / Boogarins / DJ Luiz Santos
8/7   | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band present: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture, produced by Revive Music
8/8   | 6:00 PM  -10:00 PM Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes
8/10 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Theatre Collective / Nathan Trice Rituals
8/13 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Go-Go's Farewell Tour
8/14 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Mbongwana Star / Batida / Young Paris / Okayafrica Electrafrique feat. DJ Underdog
8/17 | 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM  DJ KS 360 & Full Circle Souljahs Presents: Behind The Groove with The Ladies of SKYY
8/21 | 2:00 PM -  7:00 PM  MHD
8/28 | 2:00 PM-   7:00 PM  GoldLink / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli
8/31 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chicago The Musical: 20th Anniversary Concert
9/23 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Lucius/JD Mcpherson/Big Thief

More dates and concerts to follow. Check back frequently.

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 CASH ONLY
-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.

Information regarding wheelchairs and handicap accessibilty, please call 212-360-2756

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