SummerStage is an annual festival of (mostly) free performances spread out across all five boroughs. The events run from May to September, but most are scheduled in June, July, and August.

Most SummerStage evens are free. Each year, however, a few of the concerts by big-name acts are ticketed events. Those are usually held at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The funds from the ticketed events help support all the free events held throughout the festival.

For the free events, admission is first-come-first served and closes when the venue’s capacity is reached.

See the full SummerStage schedule at the CityParks Foundation website.


2017 SummerStage

SummerStage 2017 includes 150 music, dance, and comedy acts at 15 parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Performers scheduled for 2017 include Govt Mule (ticketed), Mavis Staples (free), George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (free), Elvis Costello & The Imposters (ticketed), Umphrey’s McGee (ticketed), Regina Spektor (ticketed), Taj Mahal and Keb Mo (free), GZA (free), and Digable Planets (free).


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