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SummerStage 2017 free show lineup: Digable Planets, Yo La Tengo, Jadakiss, Laura Mvula, Valerie June, more

SummerStage

SummerStage has announced its 2017 lineup of free concerts that will happen in city parks all over the five boroughs (including Central Park, Betsy Head Park, Coffey Park, and more). Highlights include:

* Mavis Staples, Toshi Reagon at Central Park on June 3

* George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Main Source, DJ Marley Marl at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park on June 11

* Laura Mvula, Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore, Blue Lab Beats at Central Park on June 17

* Digable Planets at Coffey Park on June 21

* Margaret Glaspy, Alexander F at Coffey Park on June 22

* Just Blaze at Coffey Park on June 23

* Denzel Curry at Coffey Park on June 24

* Robert Glasper, Phony PPL, Tank and the Bangas at Central Park on June 25

* KRS-One, DJ Chuck Chillout at Coffey Park on June 25

* Rare Essence, DJ Kool, Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue at Betsy Head Park on June 28

* Ginuwine, Boogie Blind at Betsy Head Park on June 30

* DJ Premier and friends at Betsy Head Park on July 2

* Slick Rick, GrandWizzard Theodore at Springfield Park on July 7

* Ohio Players, Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue at Springfield Park on July 9

* Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Tribe Called Red, Iskwé at Central Park on July 9

* UCB All Stars feat. Sasheer Zamata at Central Park on July 20

* Mr. Cheeks, Large Professor at Queensbridge Park on July 14

* Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Underground System, Rich Medina @ Central Park on July 16

* Capone-N-Noreaga at Queensbridge Park on July 16

* Yo La Tengo, Ultimate Painting at Central Park on July 17

* The Budos Band at Corporal Thompson Park on July 22

* GZA at Corporal Thompson Park on July 23

* Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte at Central Park on July 30

* Kid Capri’s Block Party Live at Crotona Park on August 5

* Jadakiss at Crotona Park on August 6

* Khalid at East River Park on August 12

* ‘Family Day’ with They Might Be Giants: Kids, Science, and Beyond at Central Park on August 12 (2 PM)

* Bilal at Marcus Garvey Park on August 16

* Jim Jones at Marcus Garvey Park on August 19

* Mulatu Astatke, Emel Mathlouthli, Alsarah & the Nubatones, DJ Sirak at Central Park on August 20

* Valerie June, Aloysious 3, Jalen N’Gonda at Central Park on August 27

There are lots more free SummerStage shows, as well as dance, comedy, films and more. Full lineup below. Head to their website for more details.

These free shows are in addition to the upcoming ticketed Central Park SummerStage shows, including PJ Harvey, Elvis Costello, Regina Spektor, and Gov’t Mule.

SummerStage — 2017 Free Show Lineup
June 3: Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon – Central Park

June 11: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic / Main Source / DJ Marley Marl hosted by Roxanne Shante – Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

June 12: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Central Park

June 14: Yiddish Soul featuring The Klezmatics / Zusha / The Maccabeats / Special Guest Cantors: Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer / Emcee: Nachum Segal presented in association with The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene – Central Park

June 14: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 16: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Cloves Lakes Park

June 17: Laura Mvula / Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore / Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival – Central Park

June 17: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Crotona Park

June 19: City Parks Foundation Gala Concert & Dinner – Central Park

June 21: Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni – Central Park

June 21: Digable Planets – Coffey Park

June 22: Margaret Glaspy / Alexander F – Coffey Park

June 23: Just Blaze in association with Meanred – Coffey Park

June 23: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Socrates Sculpture Park

June 24: Denzel Curry in association with Move Forward Music – Coffey Park

June 24: The Gift / Dead Combo / Sofia Ribeiro in association with Arte Institute – Central Park

June 24: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – Jackie Robinson Park

June 25: Robert Glasper / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival – Central Park

June 25: KRS-One / DJ Chuck Chillout – Coffey Park

June 26: Korea GAYOJE: Year of the Ox / SsingSsing / Coreyah in association with the Korean Cultural Center New York – Central Park

June 28: Freedom Party® NYC – Central Park

June 28: Rare Essence with special guest DJ Kool / Felix Hernandez Rythm Revue – Betsy Head Park

June 29: Vivian Green / Music with a Message / GrandWizzard Theodore – Betsy Head Park

June 30: Ginuwine / Boogie Blind – Betsy Head Park

July 1: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks with Catherine Russell / Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band / Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses presented by the French Embassy in association with New York Hot Jazz Festival – Central Park

July 1: Everyday People – Betsy Head Park

July 2: Bob Moses / Poolside in association with Meanred – Central Park

July 2: DJ Premier and Friends in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series – Betsy Head Park

July 5: Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company / Pretty BIG Movement – Springfield Park

July 6: Mobile Mondays! Funkin with Jamaica w. Tom Browne – Springfield Park

July 7: Slick Rick The Ruler / GrandWizzard Theodore – Springfield Park

July 8: The Jimmy Heath Big Band – Springfield Park

July 8: Totó La Momposina / Mariachi Flor de Toloache – Central Park

July 9: Ohio Players / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue – Springfield Park

July 9: Buffy Sainte-Marie / A Tribe Called Red / Iskwé – Central Park

July 10: UCB All Stars feat. Sasheer Zamata – Central Park

July 12: Mon Laferte / Princess Nokia / ÌFÉ in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference – Central Park

July 12: Ladies of Hip Hop – Queensbridge Park

July 13: Judy Torres / Cynthia – Queensbridge Park

July 14: Mr. Cheeks / Large Professor – Queensbridge Park

July 15: Los Pericos / Chicano Batman / La Vida Bohéme in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference – Central Park

July 15: The Legendary Ladies of SKYY / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue – Queensbridge Park

July 16: Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Underground System / Rich Medina in association with Giant Step – Central Park

July 16: Capone-N-Noreaga in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series – Queensbridge Park

July 17: Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting – Central Park

July 19: TKA – Corporal Thompson Park

July 20: Lisette Melendez – Corporal Thompson Park

July 21: Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue – Corporal Thompson Park

July 22: The Budos Band – Corporal Thompson Park

July 23: GZA in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series – Corporal Thompson Park

July 26: The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit: Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados) – St. Mary’s Park

July 26: BalletX / YY Dance Company’

July 27: SummerStage in association with BAAD! present: Made in the Bronx – St. Mary’s Park

July 28: La India – St. Mary’s Park

July 29: Frankie Negrón – St. Mary’s Park

July 29: Taiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j / Sangpuy – Central Park

July 30: Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte – Central Park

July 30: Lisa Lisa / Marlon B – St. Mary’s Park

August 2: Ultimate Break and Beats Anniversary / BreakBeat Lou / SPECIAL ED / Camp Lo / hosted by Lord Finesse – Crotona Park

August 2: Rennie Harris Puremovement / Philadanco! – Central Park

August 3: A Bronx Tale – Crotona Park

August 4: Stevie B / Ted Smooth – Crotona Park

August 5: Kid Capri’s Block Party Live – Crotona Park

August 5: Elza Soares / Liniker e os Caramelows / Teleseen DJ Set in association with Brasil Summerfest – Central Park

August 6: Basement Bhangra 20th Anniversary: Apache Indian / Panjabi MC / DJ Rekha / Madame Gandhi / Anik Khan / Horsepowar / Sikh Knowledge / DJ Petra / DJ Shilpa – Central Park

August 6: Jadakiss – Crotona Park

August 9: Malposo Dance Company / Daymé Arocena / Nickodemus – Central Park

August 9: Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Stacyann Chin / Ntozake Shange / Sarah Kay – East River Park

August 10: The Revivalists / White Denim – Central Park

August 10: Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland – East River Park

August 11: Andy Montañez – East River Park

August 12: Family Day: They Might Be Giants: Kids, Science, and Beyond / Bill Childs of Spare Rock, Spoil the Child Radio – Central Park

August 12: Khalid – East River Park

August 13: Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band / Jontavious Willis – Central Park

August 13: Funkbox in the Park: Tony Touch / Danny Krivit / Jellybean Benitez / D-Train / honoring Evelyn Santos – East River Park

August 15: Stew and The Negro Problem – Marcus Garvey Park

August 16: Bilal in association with Jill Newman Productions – Marcus Garvey Park

August 16: Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in association with Dance Films Association – Central Park

August 17: Step Afrika! – Marcus Garvey Park

August 19: Jim Jones – Marcus Garvey Park

August 20: Def Poets: A Reunion feat. Ursula Rucker, Jessica Care Moore, Mums, Steve Colman, Vanessa Hidary, Bonafide Rojas, Toni Blackman hosted by Asha Bandele in association with Manifesto – Marcus Garvey Park

August 20: Mulatu Astatke / Emel Mathlouthi / Alsarah & the Nubatones / DJ Sirak – Central Park

August 24: Jason Samuels Smith’s Chasin’ The Bird Remixed – Marcus Garvey Park

August 25: Anat Cohen Tentet – Marcus Garvey Park

August 26: Lee Konitz Quartet / Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science / Louis Hayes / Charenee Wade – Marcus Garvey Park

August 27: Joshua Redman Quartet / Lou Donaldson / Tia Fuller / Alicia Olatuja – Tompkins Square Park

August 27: Valerie June / Aloysious 3 / Jalen N’Gonda – Central Park

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