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Simon & Garfunkel were honored at Summerstage, Ben Gibbard performed w/ St. Vincent & much more

“Played the Simon & Garfunkel tribute in Central Park last night. John Roderick brought it! Ben Gibbard’s psych jam ruled…” – Aimee Mann

Holmes Brothers (Sherman, Popsy and Wendell) & Mayor Bloomberg (WFUV)
Bloomberg

Ben Gibbard & St. Vincent play “Fakin it” (WFUV)
SummerStage

Paul Simon & WFUV Music Director Rita Houston (WFUV)
Simon and Garfunkel

SummerStage hosted a pricey benefit for its free programming last night (June 8) in Central Park. The show was a tribute to the songs of Simon & Garfunkel, and musicians covered the pair mostly as duos. St. Vincent and Ben Gibbard teamed up for “Fakin’ It,” Dean & Britta played “Homeward Bound,” Alejandro Escovedo and Willie Nile played “The Boxer,” Aimee Mann and John Roderick did “Only Living Boy in New York,” Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Wainwright Roche sang “Bleecker Street” and lots more. Both Simon and Garfunkel were there, but didn’t perform. The full performer+set list is posted below.

How did the new speakers at Central Park sound? The SummerStage series continues through August. Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off TONIGHT (6/9).

No videos from the show at the moment, but someone posted some from the show’s rehearsal that took place one night earlier at City Winery. Those with the Central Park setlist, below…

(setlist via WFUV)
SummerStage

Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Ollabelle @ City Winery June 2010

Corey Chisel, Brendan Benson and Ollabelle @ City Winery June 2010

Willie Nile & Ollabelle @ The City Winery June 2010

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