Free Summer Concerts in Central Park

Summer is almost here! Summer in NYC is exciting, everyone excited to be outside enjoying the warm temps and sunshine. The city has so much to offer all summer long. Including summer concerts in Central Park from May through September.  The current SummerStage 2014 lineup along with other concerts throughout the city is available, click here or read below.


photo courtesy Mule Army

Central Park SummerStage Paid Concerts:

May 20 / 5pm – The Neighbourhood

June 17 / 6pm – John Butler Trio

June 30 / 6pm – Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Daniel and the Lion

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Counting Crows – June 30 photo courtesy

July 1 / 7pm – Beck

July 7 / 6pm – Neon Trees, Smallpools, Nightmare and the Cat

July 29 / 6pm – Conor Oberst, Dawes

Aug 8 / 7pm – Gary Clark Jr.

Aug 13/ 5pm – Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson and Andrew McMahon

Aug 24/ 6pm – Fania All Stars

Central Park SummerStage — 2014 Free Shows:

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

June 14 – Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, La Mecanica Popular andLittle Louie Vega

June 15 – Black Coffee Live and DJ Spoko (celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer)

June 21 – ‘Fete de la Musique’ w/ -M- and Émilie Simon

June 22 – Buika and Marquis Toliver (in assocation with Blue Note Jazz Festival)

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

June 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

June 29 – Jon Batiste and Stay Human Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (in association with Blue Note Jazz Festival)

July 2 – Urban Bush Women and Laurie Taylor/Soul Movement

July 3 – The Freedom Dance Party

July 5 – Teddy Afro, Noura Mint Seymali and HaHu Dance Crew

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

July 8 – Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory and Luke Temple

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

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

July 13 – Bonobo and Cibo Matto (celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer)

July 16 – Ballet Hispanico and A Palo Seco

July 19 – Lenine & The Martin Fondse OrchestraThe BridgeMaíra Freitas and Tutu Moraes (in association with Brasil Summerfest)

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

July 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

July 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)

July 27 – The Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert (guest artists TBA)

July 28 – John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown (dir. Fisher Stevens) (in association with Westbeth Entertainment)

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John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown – July 28 photo courtesy

August 2 – Dr. John & the Night Trippers and Hurray for the Riff Raff

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

August 6 – Spectrum Dance Theater and Sidra Bell Dance NY

August 9 – Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, VaShawn Mitchell, Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley and Brian Courtney Wilson

August 10 – Passenger, Liam Bailey and DJ Natasha Diggs (in association with Giant Step)

August 11 – Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball (written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, dir. by Brenda Banda)

August 16 – Blood Orange, Moses Sumney and Sean Nicholas Savage (in association with Okayplayer)

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


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