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Summerstage in Central Park

BY AYE OSTERTAG
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6/21/2018

Summerstage.

SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. It happens at public parks all around NYC’S five boroughs. This is the complete calendar of events.

Most of the events are free, except for the benefit concerts that usually include the most well known artists in the line-up, and happen at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

 

Helpful tips if you want to go to Summerstage in Central Park:

Getting there.

Rumsey Playfield is located on East 72nd Street off Fifth Avenue. The closest subway is the 6 train to 68th Street. You can enter the park on 69th Street and 5th Avenue.

 

Admission.

Admission to all free performances is on a first come, first-served basis, no tickets or RSVP required. Shows are RAIN or SHINE and are only canceled in the event of dangerous conditions.

Tickets to Benefit Concerts at SummerStage are available online, we recommend getting them early since they sell out fast! Sometimes they’ll have tickets available at the box office the day of the concert. However, keep in mind this is NYC, and everything sells out. And if you can’t find tickets scalpers are going to charge you 3x the original price!

If for some reason you couldn’t get tickets, relax! There’s space right outside the venue where you can sit at the grass and listen to the concert! Upicnic can deliver food, drinks and a blanket to you, so you can have your own picnic with free music and make everyone else jealous.

 

Not Permitted.

Like any other concert, there are no-no’s at Summerstage: large backpacks, luggage, glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, scooters, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, musical instruments, professional camera gear or pets (service animals are allowed).

Food and beverages are available to purchase at all shows. At the free shows, food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. Remember, Upicnic can deliver food, drinks and a blanket to you.

Note that for benefit shows no outside food or drink of any kind is permitted in any way, shape or form.
 

Some of our favorites from this year’s (2018) FREE concerts Line-up:

1. NORTHERN BEAT: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE / MELISSA LEVEAUX / THE EAST POINTERS

Sunday, July 1, 2018

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

2. OH WONDER / SASHA SLOAN

Monday, July 9, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

3. GABRIEL GARZON MONTANO / NICOLA CRUZ / TOMASA DE REAL / LATIN BITMAN

in association with LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

4. JORGE DREXLER / TRENDING TROPICS / IFE / DJ RAFF

in association with LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

5. FEMI KUTI & POSITIVE FORCE / JUPITER & OKWESS / DJ GEKO JONES

Sunday, July 29, 2018

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Doors open 2:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

6. KOREA GAYOJE: TOKIMONSTA / DUMBFOUNDEAD / KERO ONE

in association with Korean Cultural Center New York and MeanRed

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

7. PORCHES / SUNFLOWER BEAN / CRUMB

Saturday, August 11, 2018

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SummerStage, East River Park

FDR Drive between Jackson St. & Cherry St., Manhattan, 10002
 

Some of our favorites from the BENEFIT CONCERTS:

1. JOEY BADA$$ & PRO ERA PRESENT: 4TH ANNUAL STEEZ DAY!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

2. DISPATCH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE AND RAYE ZARAGOZA

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

4. OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

Thursday, July 26, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

5. VOODOO THREAUXDOWN FEAT. TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE / GALACTIC / PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND / NEW BREED BRASS BAND

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

6. GOOD VIBES WITH JASON MRAZ AND BRETT DENNEN

Thursday, August 9, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

7. O.A.R. – JUST LIKE PARADISE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MATT NATHANSON AND THE NEW RESPECTS

Monday, August 13, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

8. MAC DEMARCO

Saturday, September 8, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

9. BLOOD ORANGE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

 

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