It doesn’t feel like summer without SummerStage and we miss seeing you in-person! We are thrilled to announce that Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is returning to live, in-person performances this summer starting June 17!
This year’s festival will showcase renowned artists and rising stars with an important tie to New York City. SummerStage shows will be returning to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, and The Coney Island Amphitheater, presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music.
Performances will follow all state and local regulations regarding large-scale outdoor events, including limited capacity, masks and socially distanced seating. Admittance will require a free ticket that can be reserved in advance. All in-person performances will be live-streamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org, rights permitting.
As a 2021 SummerStage Champion, you receive access to concerts while supporting the largest free outdoor performing arts festival in NYC.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. In a typical year, SummerStage presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance, and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 35 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. In 2020, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere was launched in response to the global pandemic, presenting 80 free digital performances, spanning all genres, available to viewers around the world.
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!
Generous private support for SummerStage is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B Butler Foundation, and the Hyde and Watson Foundation. This program is also 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; and the NYC Council. Capital One is the title sponsor of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage. Supporting Sponsors iStar, Sierra Nevada, Bell’s Brewery, Wolffer Estate Cider, Archer Roose Wines, Two Robbers Seltzer, Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series, Bloomberg Philanthropies and United Airlines. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.
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