Summerstage is Back! Here’s What to Expect this Year

Summerstage is Back! Here's What to Expect this Year

Exciting news from City Parks Foundation with the announcement of the 2021 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival.

This year’s festival will be returning to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, and The Coney Island Amphitheater, presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music.

Check out the complete line-up below:

 

DateDayDoorsShowArtistLocationType of Show
Jun-17Thursday5:00 PM7:00 PMJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisCentral ParkFree, Tickets Required
Jun-19Saturday3:00 PM5:00 PMSummer Of Soul Screening with Questlove and FriendsMarcus Garvey ParkFree, Tickets Required
Jun-20Sunday1:30 PM3:00 PMChris Botti – Blue Note Jazz FestivalCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required
Jun-20Sunday6:00 PM8:00 PMChris Botti – Blue Note Jazz FestivalCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required

 

Jun-24Thursday8:00 PM8:30 PMThe Queens Drive-In: Monsoon Wedding featuring Falu in association with Rooftop Films and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr.Flushing Meadows-Corona ParkFree, Tickets Required
Jun-27Sunday1:00 PM2:30 PMGeorge Clinton – Blue Note Jazz FestivalCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required

 

Jun-27Sunday6:00 PM7:30 PMGeorge Clinton – Blue Note Jazz FestivalCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required

 

Jul-11Sunday1:00 PM2:30 PMGalactic – Blue Note Jazz FestivalCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required
Jul-11Sunday6:00 PM7:30 PMGalactic – Blue Note Jazz FestivalCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required
Jul-17Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMGloria Gaynor / Sundae Sermon’s – Dj Stormin’ Norman of Disco SequesteredConey IslandFree,

Tickets Required

Jul-18Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PMLa India + More TBAConey IslandFree,

Tickets Required

Jul-24Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMSun Ra Arkestra / Sistazz of the Nitty GrittyCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Jul-25Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PMDance IS! Featuring Artists from Rennie Harris Puremovement, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance, A.I.M, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, special guest Madison McFerrin, and Soles of Duende with guest artist Asha GriffithCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-1Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PMTito NievesCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-7Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMFunk Flex Birthday Concert with Ginuwine and FriendsConey IslandFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-8Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PMMet Opera Summer RecitalCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-14Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMMarc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady WattCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-15Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PMArmand Hammer & The Alchemist

featuring Moor Mother, Fielded, and KAYANA

Central ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-21Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMAntibalasCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-24Tuesday6:00 PM7:00 PMLake Street Dive with Allison RussellCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required
Aug-28Saturday4:00 PM6:00 PMCPJF – Charlie Parker with Strings: The Donald Harrison Quartet and The Harlem Symphony OrchestraMarcus Garvey ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-29Sunday4:00 PM6:00 PMCPJF – Willie Jones III – A Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration featuring Sarah Hanahan, Godwin Louis, Justin Robinson, Erena Terakubo with Donald Vega and Endea Owens in association with Jazz at Lincoln Center Marcus Garvey ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Aug-29Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PM INVINCIBLE:

A Glorious tribute to Michael Jackson

Coney IslandFree,

Tickets Required

Sep-4Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMDom Salvador Samba Jazz Sextet / Screening: “Dom Salvador & Abolition” in association with 25th Inffinito Brazilian Film FestivalCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Sep-11Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMErica CampbellCentral ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Sep-13Monday6:00 PM7:00 PMMachine Gun Kelly “Tickets to My Downfall” Tour with jxdn and KennyHooplaCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required
Sep-17Friday6:00 PM7:00 PM Dawes with special guests Bonny Light Horseman & Erin RaeCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required
Sep-19Sunday5:00 PM7:00 PMPatti Smith

and Her Band

Central ParkFree,

Tickets Required

Sep-21Tuesday6:00 PM7:00 PMIndigo Girls / Ani DiFrancoCentral ParkBenefit, Ticket Purchase Required

For the most up-to-date lineup, follow SummerStage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit SummerStage.org for festival information.

Performances will be live-streamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org, artist approval and rights permitting by Launch Inc. The company produces, captures, and streams live music and events in partnership with Hardwired.Tech who will debut a mobile, live broadcast studio at SummerStage this summer.

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