Posted in music | tour dates on April 21, 2014

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NYC's Summerstage 2014 schedule was just announced and as always it features a number of free and not-free "benefit" shows in Central Park. Some highlights of the free shows include:

6/28 - 'Club Classics Live!' featuring Sam Sparro; Ultra Naté; Kevin Aviance; Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (ex-Chic); Company Freak w/ special guests. Plus DJ set by Andre Collins, curated by Jason King

7/8 - Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory and Luke Temple

7/9 - Beatnuts, Ana Tijoux, Bodega Bamz and DJ Tony Touch (in assocation with LAMC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference)

7/12 - Babasónicos, Juana Molina and La Santa Cecilia (in assocation with LAMC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference)

7/13 - Bonobo and Cibo Matto (celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer)

7/21 - Pete Seeger tribute w/ Anti-Flag (acoustic), Toni Blackman, The Chapin Sisters, Rebel Diaz, Steve Earle, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, James Maddock, Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes, Mike + Ruthy, Nyraine, Amanda Palmer, Michael Glabicki (of Rusted Root), The Tony Lee Thomas Band and DJ sets by Kool Herc

8/2 - Dr. John & the Night Trippers and Hurray for the RIff Raff

8/16 - Blood Orange, Moses Sumney and Sean Nicholas Savage (in association with Okayplayer)

Paid shows include Beck, Conor Oberst / Dawes, Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket, and more.

Full Central Park Summerstage 2014 schedule below...

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Central Park Summerstage -- 2014 Free Shows

6/7 - 12th Brazilian Film Festival NYC: Tribute to Vinicius de Moraes w/ Toquinho and DJ Gaspar Muniz

6/14 - Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, La Mecanica Popular and Little Louie Vega

6/15 - Black Coffee Live and DJ Spoko (celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer)

6/21 - 'Fete de la Musique' w/ -M- and Émilie Simon

6/22 - Buika and Marquis Toliver (in assocation with Blue Note Jazz Festival)

6/23 - The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series w/ Amber Wagner, Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas and Dan Saunders

6/28 - 'Club Classics Live!' featuring Sam Sparro; Ultra Naté; Kevin Aviance; Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (ex-Chic); Company Freak w/ special guests. Plus DJ set by Andre Collins, curated by Jason King

6/29 - Jon Batiste and Stay Human Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (in association with Blue Note Jazz Festival)

7/2 - Urban Bush Women and Laurie Taylor/Soul Movement

7/3 - The Freedom Dance Party

7/5 - Teddy Afro, Noura Mint Seymali and HaHu Dance Crew

7/6 - Global Family Day w/ Okee Dokee Brothers, Hybrid Movement Company, Shaun Parker & Company, Acrobuffos and National Dance Institute

7/8 - Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory and Luke Temple

7/9 - Beatnuts, Ana Tijoux, Bodega Bamz and DJ Tony Touch (in assocation with LAMC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference)

7/12 - Babasónicos, Juana Molina and La Santa Cecilia (in assocation with LAMC: The Latin Alternative Music Conference)

7/13 - Bonobo and Cibo Matto (celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer)

7/16 - Ballet Hispanico and A Palo Seco

7/19 - Lenine & The Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge, Maíra Freitas and Tutu Moraes (in association with Brasil Summerfest)

7/20 - Catalan Sounds on Tour: Mishima and Txarango, plus DJ sets by Headbirds (in association with the Institut Ramon Llull)

7/21 - Pete Seeger tribute w/ Anti-Flag (acoustic), Toni Blackman, The Chapin Sisters, Rebel Diaz, Steve Earle, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, James Maddock, Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes, Mike + Ruthy, Nyraine, Amanda Palmer, Michael Glabicki (of Rusted Root), The Tony Lee Thomas Band and DJ sets by Kool Herc

7/26 - Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption, Junior Reid and The Rice and Peas Crew (in association with Large Up and Federation Sound, celebrating 15 Years of Okayplayer and Federation Sound)

7/27 - The Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert (guest artists TBA)

7/28 - John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown (dir. Fisher Stevens) (in association with Westbeth Entertainment)

8/2 - Dr. John & the Night Trippers and Hurray for the Riff Raff

8/3 - Gregory Porter and Revive Big Band as led by Igmar Thomas (in association with Revive Music, celebrating 15 Years of Okayplayer)

8/6 - Spectrum Dance Theater and Sidra Bell Dance NY

8/9 - Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, VaShawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

8/10 - Passenger, Liam Bailey and DJ Natasha Diggs (in association with Giant Step)

8/11 - Urban Theatre Movement's Handball (written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, dir. by Brenda Banda)

8/16 - Blood Orange, Moses Sumney and Sean Nicholas Savage (in association with Okayplayer)

8/17 - WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest w/ Musiq Soulchild and more TBA

Central Park Summerstage -- 2014 Paid Shows
6/17 - John Butler Trio and Allen Stone

6/30 - Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Daniel and the Lion

7/1 - Beck

7/7 - Neon Trees, Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat

7/29 - Conor Oberst and Dawes

8/13 - Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson and Andrew McMahon

8/24 - Fania All Stars

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Tags: -M-, A Palo Seco, Acrobuffos, Alfa Anderson, Allen Stone, Amanda Palmer, Amber Wagner, Andrew Bird, Andrew McMahon, Anti-Flag, Babasonicos, Ballet Hispanico, Black Coffee Live, Blood Orange, Bonobo, Brian Courtney Wilson, Buika, Central Park, Chronixx, Cibo Matto, Company Freak, Dan Saunders, Dan Zanes, DJ Spoko, Dr John, Elizabeth Mitchell, Emilie Simon, Fania All Stars, free shows, Gaspar Muniz, Gavin DeGraw, Gregory Porter, HaHu Dance Crew, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Hybrid Movement Company, James Maddock, Jamie Barton, John Butler Trio, John Leguizamo, Johnny Irion, Jon Batiste, Juana Molina, Kevin Aviance, Kierra Sheard, La Santa Cecilia, Laurie Taylor, Le Mecanica Popular, Lenine, Liam Bailey, Little Louie Vega, Luci Martin, Luke Temple, Maira Freitas, Marquis Toliver, Martin Fondse, Matt Nathanson, Micah Stampley, Michael Glabicki, Mike and Ruthy, Mishima, Moses Sumney, Musiq Soulchild, Natasha Diggs, National Dance Institute, Neon Trees, Nightmare and the Cat, Norma Jean Wright, Noura Mint Seymali, Nyraine, Okee Dokee Brothers, Passenger, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Pete Seeger, Rebel Diaz, Revive Big Band, Roberto Roena, Russell Thomas, Sam Sparro, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Sean Nicholas Savage, Shaun Parker, Smallpools, Smokie Norful, Stay Human Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Steve Earle, Summerstage, Tasha Cobbs, Teddy Afro, The Chapin Sisters, The Rice and Peas Crew, Toni Blackman, Tony Lee Thomas, Toquinho, Tutu Moraes, Txarango, Ultra Nate, Urban Bush Women, VaShawn Mitchell

Comments (21)

Dr. John for free is cool. Rest of the lineup, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:27 PM

you obviously have no idea what you are talking about
Juana Molina and Cibo Matto are amazing

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:35 PM

The Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert if you're into hip hop.

John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown if you're into comedy.

Club Classics Live with Ultra Naté and Kevin Aviance if you're a gay ex-club kid.

Other than that, lights out this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:37 PM

WE ARE ANTI-FLAG!!!.... acoustic.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:41 PM

Haha Ant-Flag is awful enough in their regular form. Who thought an acoustic set was a good idea?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 1:50 PM

There seems to be a lot of 'ethnic' shows this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:00 PM

Dr John blows. that show in Prospect Pk a couple of years ago was one of the most boring concerts I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:15 PM

Calling John Leguizamo comedy is a pretty big stretch.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:34 PM

I just call him Luigi Mario.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:49 PM

Reckognize MF'ers:

Dr. John & the Night Trippers

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 3:07 PM

2:15 is right about that Prospect Park show, but that was a rare misfire for Dr. John. Usually, his shows are much better.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 3:28 PM

Gavin DeGraw tho

Posted by RustinPeace | April 21, 2014 3:42 PM

Anyone else read that last one as "Fanta All-Stars"?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 4:14 PM

I, for one, am looking forward to getting back to my African roots this summer. One love!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 4:15 PM

Andrew Bird can't you play a few old songs for once? FFS!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 5:30 PM

Cibo Matto is one of the most unlistenable excuses for "music" I've ever had to sit through noisy dreck. Them opening for Beasties at Hammerstein post-9/11 was one of the worst live music experiences of my life. fuck that group.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 5:51 PM

Adults throughout the world look at parkz as places for children but not city folk. They love to get cute and fussy in a dreary city park.

"Hey Belinda dress park casual, there might be boyz there." Cute times.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 21, 2014 8:17 PM

Everything about this song is amazing.

Posted by Zac Gagnon | May 27, 2014 4:57 AM

Dr John and the Night Trippers... Awesome!

Posted by Tim | June 29, 2014 10:48 PM

on july 9,the concert on 72nd st. central park had to be the worst in this location that i have attended starting with bodega bamz being disrespectful by throwing water at the fans,giving us the middle finger several times,encouraging violence and murder and constantly using profanity. Finally the beatnuts and their crew were not at their best. Even if it was for free i am entitled to express my opinion. Bodega Bamz had no class. PEACE

Posted by michael morales | July 14, 2014 3:58 PM

What an AWFUL lineup this year. This is NYC, THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITOL OF THE WORLD, and this is the BEST lineup that the city can come up with??? TRAGIC!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2014 8:36 AM

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