SummerStage Shows June 27-July 11

Presented by Capital One Bank
Info for Shows from June 27 – July 11

Expanded Season Runs May 16 – September 23
Over 115+ FREE Music, Dance, Theater, Film, Circus and
in 16 Parks Across all 5 Boroughs

New York, NY– City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 season of SummerStage, New York City’s largest free performing arts festival, bringing more than 115 free performances to Central Park and 15 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Yiddish Soul, and Taiwanese music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage will feature more than 200 unique artists, filling a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts landscape, ensuring that New Yorkers will have access to exceptional cultural experiences, free of charge. Since its inception 31 years ago, SummerStage has benefited more than six million people from New York City and around the world.

Having highlighted hip-hop music and culture in 2013 and salsa and Latin music in 2014, the festival is thrilled this year to honor another distinctly New York musical form: Jazz. The 2016 season of SummerStage will both showcase exceptional performing artists from around the globe, and will also feature more jazz performances than ever before, with nearly half a dozen planned for Central Park and many more in neighborhood parks across the city. The focus on jazz this season coincides with the upcoming centennial of the musical dawning of the term “jazz,” as well as what would have been the 100th birthdays of late jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald.

The SummerStage schedule follows for the next few weeks. For the most up-to-date scheduling and line-up for all SummerStageprogramming, follow SummerStage via the below links and visit for festival information.

Twitter: @SummerStage
Instagram: @SummerStage
Facebook: SummerStage NYC

About City Parks Foundation

City Parks Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives — located in more than 300 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across the city — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.

SummerStage Schedule: June 27-July 11

Doors for Central Park shows open one hour prior to listed showtimes.
Citywide shows do not have door times as they are in open air venues. Show starts promptly at time stated below.








Monday Jun 27 7:00 PM Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue / Screening: 20 Feet From Stardom , in association with ImageNation Saratoga Park BK Music & Film
Monday Jun 27 7:00 PM Indigo Girls Central Park MN Music
Tuesday Jun 28 7:00 PM Lisa Simone / Screening: What Happened Miss Simone? , in association with ImageNation Herbert Von King Park BK Music & Film
Wednesday Jun 29 8:00 PM Screening: A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project / Pre-Show Panel Central Park MN Dance & Film
Wednesday Jun 29 7:00 PM Soul in the Horn featuring Theo Croker, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Marcus Machado / Kendra Foster / DJ Natasha Diggs. Hosted by DProsper. Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Thursday Jun 30 7:00 PM Vivian Green / GrandWizzard Theodore Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Friday Jul 1 7:00 PM Maimouna Keita Dance Company / Master Class Herbert Von King Park BK Dance
Saturday Jul 2 7:00 PM Freedom Party ® 13th Anniversary Central Park MN Music
Saturday Jul 2 7:00 PM Everyday People Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Sunday Jul 3 3:00 PM King Sunny Adé / Orlando Julius and the Afro Soundz / DJ Rich Medina, in association with World Music Institute Central Park MN Music
Sunday Jul 3 7:00 PM Trouble Funk / Operator Emz Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Tuesday Jul 5 7:00 PM George Lamond / DJ Lucho Crotona Park BX Music
Wednesday Jul 6 6:00 PM Mexrrissey / Los Cafres / La Dame Blanche, in association with Latin Alternative Music Conference Central Park MN Music
Wednesday Jul 6 7:00 PM Fat Joe / Tony Touch hosted by Lyricist Lounge Crotona Park BX Music
Thursday Jul 7 7:00 PM Tribute to Latin Jazz Great Dave Valentin Crotona Park BX Music
Thursday Jul 7 7:00 PM Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang, and Dan Saunders Clove Lakes Park SI Music
Friday Jul 8 6:00 PM Leon Larregui / Rodrigo Amarante / Grenda, in association with Latin Alternative Music Conference Central Park MN Music
Friday Jul 8 7:00 PM Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Craig ‘muMs’ Grant’s “A Sucker Emcee” Crotona Park BX Theater
Varies Jul 8 – Jul 31 8:00 PM Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth Marcus Garvey Park MN Theater
Saturday Jul 9 7:00 PM Acrobuffos / Rob & Miss Jane / Sxip’s Hour of Charm / It’s Showtime NYC Crotona Park BX Circus
Saturday Jul 9 7:00 PM Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang, and Dan Saunders Jackie Robinson Park MN Music
Sunday Jul 10 3:00 PM Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players / Mister G / Excerpts from Finding Neverland / Gizmo Guys Central Park MN Family
Sunday Jul 10 7:00 PM DJ Kool Herc / Little Shalimar / Screening: Rubble Kings Crotona Park BX Music & Film
Monday Jul 11 7:00 PM The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang, and Dan Saunders Socrates Sculpture Park QN Music


The 2016 SummerStage festival is presented by Capital One Bank. Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Ommegang, Downeast Cider, Red Hook Winery, Bai Beverages, Lyft, MetroPCS, Disney, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and JWT are all official SummerStage sponsors. Generous private support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Horace Silver Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, The Shubert Organization, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Rosie Mendez, Council Member Debi Rose, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

Media sponsors include: Bandsintown, Big Screen Plaza,, Remezcla, Relix, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, WBGO, WFUV, WNET, WNYC, and Zoom Media & Marketing.

In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

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