Great performers are already lined up for Central Park SummerStage 2015. See the full 2015 SummerStage schedule here. Founded in 1986, the SummerStage Festival features performances spanning World and American music, modern dance, spoken word, electronic music, and family programming.
Central Park SummerStage is an outdoor venue, located at Rumsey Playfield, which is right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park. The festival runs during the months of June, July, and August, and offers approximately 30-35 free-of-charge performing events. All SummerStage shows go on rain or shine and are only cancelled in the event of dangerous lightning during a performance.
Most of the concerts throughout the summer are privately funded and may be enjoyed by the general public at no cost with the exception of some of the bigger shows on the Mainstage in the park.
On Monday, June 22, City Parks Foundation (CPF) will welcome guests to their Annual Gala presented at SummerStage. The evening will help raise significant funds to support CPF's year-round free arts, sports, and education programs and CPF will be honoring Steven Leber with the 2015 People and Parks Award.