It doesn’t feel like summer with out SummerStage and we miss seeing you in-person! We are thrilled to announce that Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is coming back this summer with free performances in Central Park venue and in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. Sing and dance with us this summer to celebrate!
After an incredibly difficult year for our city, this summer we’ll be celebrating live performing arts with distinctly New York genres – hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz and global.
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!
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, proof of vaccine and/or negative COVID test, and health screening – such as a questionnaire and temperature checks. All in-person performances will be live-streamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org, rights permitting.
For more information regarding our safety protocols, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. 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 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.
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