SummerStage

Free concerts in New York City Parks from June to August

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

About a quarter million people enjoy SummerStage every year in Central Park and 15 – 18 parks around New York City.


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SummerStage Tickets

Most shows are free. Tickets to benefit concerts at cityparksfoundation.org

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Central Park SummerStage Directions

The park entrance nearest Rumsey Playfield is at Fifth Ave & 69th St


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Previous SummerStage Performers

Mighty Sparrow is the “Calypso King of the World”

Saturday, December 7, 2019
NOHO, NYC ~ The living legend of Trinidadian calypso plays Joe’s Pub

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play New Orleans Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Live music by New York’s specialist in early New Orleans jazz

Buika is the Spanish Queen of Flamenco Soul

Saturday, May 9, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The Latin Grammy-winning queen of Spanish flamenco soul returns to Carnegie Hall

Flor de Toloache NYC’s all-women Mariachi band

Sunday, June 21, 2020
DUMBO, Brooklyn ~ NYC’s Latin Grammy-winning All-Woman Mexican mariachi plays a FREE Carnegie Hall Citywide concert at the DUMBO Archway

La India is the “Princess of the Salsa”

Friday, November 8, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The chart-topping, Latin Grammy and Guinness Book of Records-winning Puerto Rican salsa singer plays Fiesta Night Club

The story of La Sonora Ponceña is the story of La Salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ One of Puerto Rico’s legendary salsa bands plays Lehman Center. “Moreno soy, porque nací de la rumba…”

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Sat, September 21, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ El maestro and Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo play a double-bill at Lehman Center. ¡WEPA!

Jerry Rivera is one of the great Puerto Rican salsa romántica singers

Saturday, August 31, 2019
WOODSIDE, Queens ~ Dance to ‘Amores como el nuestro’, ‘Cara de niño’, ‘Casí un Hechizo’, and ‘Que Hay de Malo’ up close and personal at Mamajuana Cafe Queens

Cimafunk, the James Brown of Cuba, is the hottest singer in Cuba right now

Mon-Tue, August 26-27, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ ‘Me voy’ for some Afro-Cuban funk, the latest in the timba, Cuban salsa at the Blue Note

Kali Uchis & Cuco raise money for Immigrants at Selena for Sanctuary

Sunday, August 18, 2019
CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE ~ Support immigrant rights at Selena for Sanctuary SummerStage with Kali Uchis, Cuco, Helado Negro, IV Jay, Ambar Lucid, Jasper Bones, La Doña, Ana Villafañe

Lila Downs is a Mexican folkloric pop singer who will rattle your humanity

Sunday, August 11, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning, Mexican-American folkloric pop singer who is a champion of Indigenous rights, brings ‘Al Chile’ to SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. FREE

Garifuna Collective and Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater Afro-Caribbean Drum

Friday, August 2, 2019
CROTONA PARK, The Bronx ~ If you never danced African drum, you never lived. Indigenous Honduran Garifuna shake things up for SummerStage at the Crotona Park Amphitheater

Alceu Valença brings Pernambuco, Brazil to Central Park SummerStage

Saturday, July 27, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ One of the elders of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) brings the sounds of Pernambuco in Northeast Brazil to Brasil SummerFest at Central Park SummerStage

Jorge Drexler “Telefonía” Song of the Year, Record of the Year

LAS VEGAS, UNIVISION, Thu, November 15, 2018 ~ “Telefonía” wins Record of the Year and Song of the Year Latin Grammys

SummerStage 2018 FREE Latin concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

‘Wild Style’ is THE classic Hip-Hop movie

Celebrate the first Hip-Hop movie’s 35th Anniversary with original cast members and special guests where the movie’s climax was filmed.
SUMMERSTAGE
East River Park Bandshell
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Thursday, August 9, 2018

BaianaSystem + Hamilton de Holanda + Xênia França

Three artists from Bahia showcase the rich variety of Brazilian music.
Brasil Summerfest
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield
Sunday, August 5, 2018
FREE

Systema Solar is a hot electro-cumbia dance collective from Colombia

SummerStage
Queensbridge Park
Queensbridge, Queens
Thursday, July 12, 2018

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

The Stewart Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 14, 2018

Mariza sings Portuguese Fado at Central Park SummerStage

CENTRAL PARK, SUMMERSTAGE, Sat, Jun 23, 2018, Portuguese fado live music ~ The biggest contemporary fado star has taken the mantle from Amália Rodrigues, “the queen of fado”

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 2018 FREE

June 11 – 29, 2018

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
Chelsea
Wednesday-Sunday
January 17 – 21, 2018

Lincoln Center at the Movies

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

Samba Legend
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Brasil Summerfest 2017 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

Central Park Summerstage, Nublu, NaturaBrasil, Brooklyn Public Library, The Archway, David Rubenstein Atrium, Joe’s Pub, Museum of the Moving Image, The Django, Hester St
Manhattan & Brooklyn
August 5 – 13, 2017

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

‘A Bronx Tale’ is an Italian story with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
November 3, 2016 – August 5, 2018