Valerie June / Hollywood Anderson - City Parks Foundation


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Valerie June / Hollywood Anderson

Sunday, September 12, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Please note: In response to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, SummerStage now requires all guests to show proof of full vaccination, along with government issued ID, in order to gain entry to our shows.

In order to attend Valerie June, guests are required to have had their final dosage of the vaccine by August 29.

In addition, masks are required upon entry to the venue and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance. More information on acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols can be found here.


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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