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SummerStage 2018 free show lineup

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We’re very excited for you to be the first to see our full 2018 SummerStage season! This summer will feature more than 100 performances in 18 neighborhood parks across New York City — made possible by your support. From indie to Afrobeat, Latin trap to soul, reggae to contemporary dance, fado to EDM, and everything in between, SummerStage 2018 brings you legendary artists and introduces you to the performer you’ll love next!

SummerStage has just announced its 2018 lineup of free shows in city parks across all five boroughs (Coney Island included!, and includes performances with  Big Daddy Kane, Kool & the Gang, San Fermin, The Weather Station, Secret Circle (Lil Ugly Mane, Antwon, and Wiki ), ChassolJoakim, Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Talib Kweli, Oshun, Broken Social Scene, EPMD, Barrington Levy, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Very Be Careful, the Jungle Brothers, Pete Rock & the Soul Brothers, Femi Kuti, The LOX, Young M.A, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Originals (Stretch Armstrong, Clark Kent, Rich Medina, D-Nice and Tony Touch), CeCe PennistonFunkmaster Flex, Tokimonsta, Porches, Sunflower Bean, Crumb, Dej Loaf, Alice Smith, Mura Masa, Jessy Lanza, Rapsody, The Bad Plus, Angelique Kidjo and tons more. There are also free SummerStage shows at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island this year (Big Daddy Kane, The LOX/Young M.A., Barrington Levy, more).

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

San Fermin and The Weather Station in Coffey Park on June 21

Secret Circle (aka Lil Ugly Mane, Antwon and Wiki) with DJ Lucas and Nedarb on June 23 in Coffey Park

Duck Down BBQ with Black Moon and SMif N Wessun with live band and special guests in Betsy Head Park on June 28

Talib Kweli and OSHUN in Betsy Head Park on June 30

Broken Social Scene in Central Park July 1 with Melissa Leveaux and The East Pointers

EPMD and DJ Sylk in Springfield Park on July 8

Pete Rock & the Soul Brothers, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, DJ EMZ in Central Park on July 28

The LOX and Young M.A with DJ Funk Flex at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island on July 29

The Originals (Stretch Armstrong, Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Tony Touch) in Central Park on August 4

Porches, Sunflower Bean, and Crumb in East River Park on August 11

DeJ Loaf at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island on August 12

Mura Masa and Jessy Lanza in Central Park on August 19

Rapsody in Marcus Garvey Park on August 19

Hip Hop is especially well represented. Check out our separate run down of Hip Hop at Summerstage 2018.

The full, free show lineup below with more details is at the City Park site, and listed below.

There are ticketed SummerStage benefit shows, too, including Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange, and more to be announced.

SUMMERSTAGE 2018 SCHEDULE
Saturday 6/2 @ 7:00 PM – Gregory Porter / Victory, in association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Central Park MN

Saturday 6/9 @ 7:00 PM – Bowie Symphonic: Ensemble LPR led by Evan Ziporyn performs Bowie’s Blackstar for cello and orchestra / solo cellist TBA / Donny McCaslin Group Central Park MN

Monday 6/11 @ 8:00 PM – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Latonia Moore, Mario Chang and Joshua Hopkins Central Park MN

Wednesday 6/13 @ 7:00 PM – Yiddish Under the Stars Central Park MN

Wednesday 6/13 @ 7:00 PM – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Latonia Moore, Mario Chang and Joshua Hopkins Brooklyn Bridge Park BK

Saturday 6/16 @ 7:00 PM – Rhiannon Giddens / Son Little Central Park MN

Saturday 6/16 @ 5:00 PM – Only in Queens SummerStage Concert: Kool & the Gang Flushing Meadows Corona Park QN

Wednesday 6/20 @ 7:00 PM – Big Daddy Kane: Long Live the Kane 30th Anniversary Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island BK

Wednesday 6/20 @ 6:00 PM – Fête de la Musique: Vianney / Chassol / Joakim, in association with FranceRocks and Bureaux Export Central Park MN

Thursday 6/21 @ 7:00 PM – San Fermin / The Weather Station Coffey Park BK

Thursday 6/21 @ 7:00 PM – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez and Adrian Timpau Clove Lakes Park SI

Friday 6/22 @ 7:00 PM – “Hip Hop You Don’t Stop” in association with INSITU Dance Festival featuring It’s Showtime NYC / Lil Buck / Passion Fruit Dance Company / RestorationArt Youth Arts Academy / A Lady in the House Co with guest DJ KS360 Coffey Park BK Dance

Saturday 6/23 @ 3:00 PM – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez and Adrian Timpau Williamsbridge Oval BX

Saturday 6/23 @ 5:00 PM – Secret Circle / DJ Lucas / Nedarb Coffey Park BK

Saturday 6/23 @ 6:00 PM – Mariza / Noiserv / Renato Diz, in association with Arte Institute Central Park MN

Sunday 6/24 @ 7:00 PM – Nicky Siano’s Hallelujah Disco with the Harlem Gospel Choir and Melba Moore / The Illustrious Blacks Central Park MN

Sunday 6/24 @ 5:00 PM – Jay Critch / Tony Seltzer and Friends / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: muMs and Aurora Coffey Park BK

Monday 6/25 @ 6:00 PM – Rock Rubber 45s film premiere with live DJ sets from Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, Spinna & Bobbito Garcia, special performance by lyricist Pharoahe Monch, and appearance by Rosario Dawson Central Park MN Film +

Wednesday 6/27/17 7:00 PM – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez and Adrian Timpau Jackie Robinson Park MN

Thursday 6/28 @ 7:00 PM – Duck Down BBQ featuring Black Moon and Smif N Wessun with live band and special guests Betsy Head Park BK

Friday 6/29 @ 7:00 PM – Raheem DeVaughn / DJ Boogie Blind Betsy Head Park BK

Friday 6/29/17 7:00 PM – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez and Adrian Timpau Socrates Sculpture Park QN

Saturday 6/30 @ 6:00 PM – Talib Kweli / OSHUN Betsy Head Park BK

Saturday 6/30 @ 7:00 PM – 3 Sides of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz and Sanctified Soul with Brandie Sutton, Stefon Harris and Keke Wyatt / Jazzmeia Horn Central Park MN

Sunday 7/1 @ 3:00 PM – Northern Beat: Broken Social Scene / Melissa Laveaux / The East Pointers Central Park MN

Sunday 7/1 @ 7:00 PM – Melanie Fiona / DJ mOma Betsy Head Park BK

Thursday 7/5 @ 7:00 PM – RAM / Paul Beaubrun / DJ Hard Hittin Harry, in association with Afro-Latino Festival Springfield Park QN

Friday 7/6 @ 7:00 PM – The Legendary Ladies of SKYY / Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez Springfield Park QN

Saturday 7/7 @ 4:00 PM – Kranium / Federation Sound / DJ Polish (KING MIDAS) Springfield Park QN

Saturday 7/7 @ 6:00 PM – Taiwanese Waves: Soft Lipa / Sheng Xiang Band / Elephant Gym Central Park MN

Sunday 7/8 @ 5:00 PM – EPMD / DJ Sylk Springfield Park QN

Sunday 7/8 @ 6:00 PM – Barrington Levy / Third World / Kabaka Pyramid / DJ Gravy / Federation Sound Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island BK

Monday 7/9 @ 7:00 PM – Oh Wonder / Sasha Sloan Central Park MN

Wednesday 7/11 @ 6:00 PM – Gabriel Garzón Montano / Nicola Cruz / Tomasa del Real / DJ Bitman, in association with the Latin Alternative
Conference Central Park MN

Thursday 7/12 @ 7:00 PM – Systema Solar / Very Be Careful, in association with the Latin Alternative
Conference Queensbridge Park QN

Friday 7/13 @ 7:00 PM – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Queensbridge Park QN Dance Friday 7/13 @ 7:00 PM – Tito Rojas / Andy Montanez Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island BK

Saturday 7/14 @ 3:00 PM – Jorge Drexler / Trending Tropics / ÌFÉ,in association with the Latin Alternative
Conference Central Park MN

Saturday 7/14 @ 4:00 PM – Special Guest To-Be-Announced Queensbridge Park QN

Sunday 7/15 @ 3:00 PM – Family Day: Rebirth Brass Band / Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Central Park MN

Sunday 7/15 @ 4:00 PM – Jungle Brothers and Friends / O.C. / Kool DJ Red Alert / with special guest DJ KOOL FLASH and more Queensbridge Park QN

Thursday 7/19 @ 7:00 PM – George Lamond / Soul Sonic Force / The Philharmonik Corporal Thompson Park SI

Friday 7/20 @ 6:00 PM – Mobile Mondays! CeCe Peniston / Robin S with Joey Carvello Corporal Thompson Park SI

Saturday 7/21 @ 4:00 PM – Las Cafeteras / M.A.K.U. SoundSystem / iBomba (DJ Ushka & DJ Beto), in association with La Isla Bonita Summer Festival Corporal Thompson Park SI

Sunday 7/22 @ 5:00 PM – Ginuwine / The Ladies of Pink Diamond / DJ Stacks Corporal Thompson Park SI

Wednesday 7/25 @ 8:00 PM – Alonzo King LINES Ballet Central Park MN Dance

Thursday 7/26 @ 7:00 PM – Judy Torres / TKA / GrandWizzard Theodore Saint Mary’s Park BX

Friday 7/27 @ 7:00 PM – Bombazo Dance Co / The Sabrosura Effect in association with Pepatian Saint Mary’s Park BX Dance

Saturday 7/28 @ 3:00 PM – Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers / Hannah Williams & The Affirmations / DJ Emz Central Park MN

Saturday 7/28 @ 4:00 PM – Spanish Harlem Orchestra Saint Mary’s Park BX

Sunday 7/29 @ 3:00 PM – Femi Kuti & the Positive Force / Jupiter & Okwess / DJ Geko Jones Central Park MN

Sunday 7/29 @ 5:00 PM – Charlie Aponte Saint Mary’s Park BX

Sunday 7/29 @ 7:00 PM – The LOX / Young M.A / Special Guest DJ Funk Flex, hosted by Torae Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island BK

Tuesday 7/31 @ 11:00 AM Special Youth Dance Matinee & Workshop Central Park MN Dance

Wednesday 8/1 @ 6:00 PM – Tito Nieves / Bodoma & Garifuna Culture Band Crotona Park BX

Wednesday 8/1 @ 8:00 PM – Special Guest to-be-announced / Movement of the People Dance Company Central Park MN Dance

Thursday 8/2 @ 7:00 PM – The Movement: Messiah / Darell / Young Flow / El Sosa / Nelly Nelz Crotona Park BX

Friday 8/3 @ 6:00 PM – Ultimate Break Beats: BreakBeat Lou, Special Ed, Lord Finesse Crotona Park BX

Saturday 8/4 @ 4:00 PM – Sister Nancy & Shinehead with DJ Misbehaviour Crotona Park BX

Saturday 8/4 @ 6:00 PM – The Originals (Stretch Armstrong, Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Tony Touch) Central Park MN

Sunday 8/5 @ 3:00 PM – BaianaSystem / Hamilton de Holanda Trio feat. Roberta Sá / Xênia França, in association with Brasil Summerfest Central Park MN

Thursday 8/9 @ 6:00 PM – Wild Style 35th Anniversary Reunion at The Amphitheater with Special Guest DJ Funk Flex East River Park MN Film /

Friday 8/10 @ 7:00 PM – Peridance Contemporary Dance Company East River Park MN

Saturday 8/11 @ 5:00 PM – Porches / Sunflower Bean / Crumb, in association with Brooklyn Magazine East River Park MN

Saturday 8/11 @ 6:00 PM – KOREA GAYOJE: TOKiMONSTA / Kero One, in association with Korean Cultural Center New York and MeanRed Central Park MN

Sunday 8/12 @ 4:00 PM – Jerry Rivera / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: La Bruja and Chembo Corniel East River Park MN

Sunday 8/12 @ 7:00 PM – Dej Loaf Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island BK

Sunday 8/12 @ 7:00 PM – Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s, hosted by Richard Barone Central Park MN

Wednesday 8/15 @ 6:00 PM – Alice Smith / Akala / DJ Stormin Norman Marcus Garvey Park MN

Thursday 8/16 @ 7:00 PM – Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project Marcus Garvey Park MN

Saturday 8/18 @ 4:00 PM – Pape Diouf & la Génération Consciénte Marcus Garvey Park MN

Sunday 8/19 @ 7:00 PM – Mura Masa / Jessy Lanza, in association with MeanRed Central Park MN

Sunday 8/19 @ 5:00 PM – Rapsody Marcus Garvey Park MN

Wednesday 8/22 @ 8:00 PM – “Mr. Gaga” with GALLIM Central Park MN Dance / Film

Sunday 8/26 @ 6:00 PM – Eddie Palmieri La Perfecta / Tony Vega Central Park MN

Tuesday 8/28 @ 8:00 PM – Voices of A People’s History featuring Staceyann Chin, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ealy, Laura Gómez, Celisse Henderson, Viggo Mortensen and more Central Park MN

Thursday 9/27 @ 7:00 PM – Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light / Resistance Revival Chorus Central Park MN

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