SummerStage 2018

SummerStage is Hot! The May – October festival of free concerts and several benefits at New York City Parks is social music!

It’s still cold while we are waiting for the SummerStage 2018 calendar to be released. A few benefit concerts have been posted. There are no Latin artists yet. Come back soon!

The City Parks Foundation Gala with dinner and a performance by Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and The Loving Mary Band honors French Bank BNP Paribas at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 6:30 – 10 pm. $1,500 – $50,000

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

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
THROUGH June 24, 2018

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are Hot Jazz

Iguana New York
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday – Tuesday
March 19 – 20, 2018

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
January 17 – 21, 2018

La India is the Princess of Salsa

La Salsa Vive 2017
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, November 10, 2017

Mariachi Flor de Toloache ‘Las Caras Lindas’ wins 2017 Latin Grammy

Best Ranchero / Mariachi Album

Lincoln Center at the Movies

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
June 21 – September 10, 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 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

August 2018

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

June SummerStage 2017

Celebrate the French tradition Fête de la Musique with Wax Tailor, Her, Ayo, and Ali.Ni at Central Park, Wednesday, June 21 from 5-10pm. Free

Dig Portuguese sounds from Fado to Contemporary with The Gift, Dead Combo, Sofia Ribeiro at Central Park, Saturday, June 24 from 5-10pm. Free

July SummerStage 2017

July 1-2

Celebrate French Hot Jazz with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Avalon Jazz Band, and Aurora Nealand as part of the New York Hot Jazz Festival at Central Park, Saturday, July 1 from 5-10pm. Free

July 3-9

Colombian Cumbia Queen Totó La Momposina and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s first all-female Mariachi band, play Central Park, Saturday, July 8 from 6-10pm. Free

July 10-16

Chilean rocker Mon Laferte, Nuyorican Hip-Hop artist Destiny Frasqueri, and Puerto Rican electronic band ÌFÉ play Central Park SummerStage, Wednesday, July 12 from 5-10pm. Free

Latin Freestylers Judy Torres and Cynthia play Queensbridge Park in Queens, Thursday, July 13 from 6-9pm. Free

Argentine reggae-rockers Los Pericos, LA’s Chicano Batman, and Venezuelans La Vida Bohéme play Central Park for the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference), Saturday, July 15 from 2-7pm. Free

July 17-23

Nuyorican Freestyler Lisette Melendez plays Corporal Thompson Park in Staten Island, Thursday, July 20 from 6-9pm. Free

Boogaloo legend Joe Bataan plays Corporal Thompson Park in Staten Island, Friday, July 21 from 6-9pm. Free

July 24 – 30

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit: Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados) plays Latin music and reads from Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, at St. Mary’s Park in The Bronx, Wednesday, July 26 from 7-9pm. Free

Bronx-based dancers Nelida Tirado, Bombazo Dance Company, Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL, and Mando/3VXM kick it up with Modern, Folk, Flamenco, and House dance at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Thursday, July 27 from 7-9pm. Free

Puerto Rican Salsa legend La India plays St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Friday, July 28 from 6-9pm. Free

Puerto Rican-American Salsa singer Frankie Negrón plays St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Saturday, July 29 from 4-9pm. Free

Nuyorican freestyle legend Lisa Lisa and Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Marlon B play St. Mary’s Park in The Bronx, Sunday, July 30 from 5-7pm. Free

August SummerStage 2017

August 1-6

The cast of A Bronx Tale (Italian story with a Colombian choreographer) play Crotona Park in The Bronx, Thursday, August 3 from 7-9pm. Free

Brazilian Samba legend Elza Soares, YouTube success Liniker e os Caramelows, and DJ Teleseen play Central Park as part of Brasil Summerfest, Saturday, August 5 from 6-10pm, Free

August 7-13

Cuban contemporary dance company Malpaso Dance Company, Afro-Cuban Jazz singer Daymé Arocena, and NYC’s own Nickodemus play Central Park, Wednesday, August 9 from 7-10pm. Free

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents spoken worders Stacyann Chin, Ntozake Shange, and Sarah Kay at East River Park in the Lower East Side, Wednesday, August 9 from 7-9pm. Free

Legendary Puerto Rican Bolero singer Andy Montañez, “El Godfather de la Salsa” plays East River Park, Friday, August 11 from 6-9pm. Free

The Funkbox in the Park tribute to party promoter Evelyn Santos includes DJs Tony Touch, Danny Krivit, Jellybean Benitez, and D-Train at East River Park, Sunday, August 13 from 4-7pm. Free

August 14-20

Lincoln Center at the Movies screens an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater documentary Central Park, Wednesday, August 16 from 7-10pm. Free

August 21-27

Tel-Aviv born clarinetist and Brazilian Choro master Anat Cohen leads her Tentet for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park, Friday, August 25 from 7-9pm. Free

September SummerStage 2017

Silvio Rodríguez, the legendary Cuban Trova singer, plays a benefit concert at Central Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 6-10pm. $65


Most SummerStage shows are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get tickets for SummerStage benefit concerts at

Central Park SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage is at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The closest Park entrance is at Fifth Ave and 69th St.


On Manhattan’s East Side take the (4) to 77th St.

On Manhattan’s West Side, take the (C) to 80th St and walk east across the Park.


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