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SummerStage

  • Free
Valerie June / Hollywood Anderson

Sunday, September 12, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will continue to follow CDC recommendations. Visit here for more information.

SCHEDULE

5 PM – Doors

6 PM – Rooftop Films Summer Series Films (see below)

7 PM – Performance

Tennessee-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Valerie June, a SummerStage alumna, has been recording and performing since she was 19 years old, climbing from Memphis coffee houses to national TV performances and getting name-checked by Bob Dylan. Her latest album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, weaves a tapestry of folk, soul, gospel, country, blues, psychedelia, and symphonic pop, performed by an eclectic lineup of musicians with a dizzying palette of instruments (flute and banjo, mbira and Mellotron, saxophone and synth) absorbed in free-flowing experimentation. The new album was also recently nominated for Album of the Year and Song of the Year (“Call Me A Fool”) for the 2021 Americana Awards.

 

Featured Rooftop Films

More Happiness

Livia Huang, USA

A young woman asks her mother for advice and receives surprising answers.

 

 

The Criminals (Les Criminels)

Serhat Karaaslan, France, Romania, Turkey

Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together.

 

To Know Her (母 • 緣)

Natalie A. Chao, USA, Hong Kong

Filmed decades apart on the same miniDV camcorder, To Know Her is a poetic exploration of the filmmaker’s relationship with her mother.

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