It was our pleasure to have welcomed you for the 2023 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage. We were thrilled to bring you nearly 80 free and benefit performances in 13 parks across all five boroughs.
For our 37th season, we went big, bringing you salsa, jazz, indie-rock, country, bhangra, afrobeats, opera, and so much more. We also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop the way only SummerStage can; with artists from our very own city where the style was created, and from around the world where NYC’s influence on the genre still reigns supreme.
Join our community of members and receive exclusive benefits while celebrating world class performances by artists both local and global from the best seats in the house. We believe the arts are for everyone and your membership support helps make this possible.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is one of New York’s most beloved, broadly accessible, free outdoor performing arts festivals. SummerStage annually presents nearly 80 free and benefit performances in Central Park and neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs to 217,000 fans. With performances in genres that represent the cultural fabric of New York City ranging from jazz, hip hop, Latin, global, indie and contemporary dance, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage.
New York is the quintessential global city, and the place we have been proud to call home for more than three decades. SummerStage brings renowned artists and rising stars from around the world to local neighborhood parks, presenting distinctly New York genres — salsa, jazz, and hip-hop — alongside indie, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, modern dance, and much more. We turn local parks into dynamic and accessible performance spaces. There truly is no better place to experience music than amongst the trees in this iconic spot. Come watch a legendary artist or discover the performer you’ll love next!
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Generous private support for SummerStage is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, Garcia Family Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, and NYU Community Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; NY Music Month (an initiative of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media + Entertainment); and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York. Capital One is the title sponsor of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage. Supporting Sponsors Safehold, Subaru, Poppi, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Grid, TF Cornerstone, New York Lottery, Sixpoint, Fiddlehead, Wolffer Cider, Sunboy, Archer Roose, The Dermatology Specialists, United Airlines. Public support is also provided by Council Member Kamillah Hanks, Council Member Chi Ossé, and Council Member Keith Powers. Media partner support for the season is provided by iHeartMedia including Z100 New York, 106.7 Lite FM, Power 105.1, KTU, and Q104.3, Zoom Media | GymTV, ALL ARTS and The WNET Group, Telemundo, WBGO, WFUV, Relix, DoNYC, NME, and Big Screen Plaza. Live Nation is the exclusive provider of benefit concerts.