Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue


Published: 2013/04/22

NYC Confirms SummerStage Schedule

The New York City Parks Foundation has announced the schedule for the 2013 SummerStage festival. The event brings over 100 free music, dance, comedy and theater programs to 17 parks across all of the city’s five boroughs. This year’s performers include The Zombies, Django Django, Dead Prez, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Big Star, WAR, Red Baraat, Shuggie Otis and more. There will also be a Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 24 and 25, featuring Kenny Garrett and Lee Konitz Quartet, among others.

In addition to the free Summerstage Shows, there will also be a few paid benefit concerts. Joan Baez will perform with The Indigo Girls on June 17, She & Him will play with Camera Obscura on July 6 and 8, and Ben Howard will do a show with Michael Kiwanuka on July 9. All of the paid concerts will take place at the Central Park stage. Tickets will go on sale in the future.

A full list of New York City’s upcoming SummerStage concerts can be viewed below.


There are 7 comments associated with this post

Paul April 22, 2013, 12:52:05

Is this Summer’s Series presents by Hot 97?!

Chucky cheese string April 22, 2013, 12:57:13

I must be getting old! @Paul – very funny and true!!

steve b April 22, 2013, 13:35:42

this is really weak- except for Femi, wtf! man I didn’t think summer stage would go this direction…kind of like roo, cochella and the rest of the big (corporate) time festys. They must have hired a new person for this summer series.

Jackie April 22, 2013, 13:52:35

The Jambands headline should read; Summer Stage schedule is worst in history!

Eric April 22, 2013, 14:07:40

I wonder what my chances are of getting out of there alive if I go see “The Ghetto Brothers”?

Bill Harriman April 23, 2013, 10:51:17

Very disappointing lineup. Why is even mentioning this? Where are the jam bands?

shelbycmr April 28, 2013, 14:54:46

I’d definitely catch Shuggie Otis’ set. If you aren’t familiar with him, check out this EPK

Note: It may take a moment for your post to appear

(required) (required, not public)