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Central Park, Central Park Driveway, New York, NY 10019

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Central Park, Central Park Driveway, New York, NY 10019

Every year since 1986, Rumsey Playfield has played host to Summerstage Festival, an annual celebration of many different types of music and performance. From spoken word and modern to the biggest names in pop and rock, Summerstage is committed to serving the residences of New York City with the best of entertainment. Rain or shine, the show goes on!

Ground open 1 hour before performances start on weekdays and 1 and a half hours before on weekends.


Entrance at 69th Street and 5th Avenue

Upcoming Highlights

  • Garbage

    Aug 1, 2016

  • Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson

    Aug 3, 2016

  • The Go-Go's

    Aug 13, 2016

  • Beach Boys

    Sep 14, 2016

  • Band of Horses

    Sep 22, 2016

Garbage

August 1, 2016

The transatlantic alternative rockers have been going strong since 1993 when they formed in Wisconsin. Comprising Scottish lead singer Shirley Manson and US-native musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig all four share songwriting duties and between them have sold over 17 million records worldwide. Brace yourself for the band's brand new album, Strange Little Birds, due to be released over two decades after their best-selling self-titled debut album, which featured the well-known anthems "Stupid Girl", "Queer" and "Only Happy When It Rains".

Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson

August 3, 2016

The gravel-voiced 2012 Idol winner wowed with his debut record, 'The World From The Otherside Of The Moon', and got over the jump from reality star to legit folkster with sophomore outing 'Beyond The Light'. Now writing and recording his third album, he's heading out on a co-headling tour with folk veteran and 'Come on Get Higher' singer Matt Nathanson.

The Go-Go's

August 13, 2016

Formed in 1978, the Go-Go's were one of the pioneers of the 'girl band' genre, being the first all-female band to not only write their own songs but also play all the instruments themselves! They're still considered to be one of the most successful all-female bands of all time, and have sold more than seven million albums.

Beach Boys

September 14, 2016

Let the celebrations commence! It's hard to believe that these guys have been helping the world to rock and roll for five decades since releasing "Fun Fun Fun" but there you have it. This tour will also mark the official introduction of singer/guitarist Jeffrey Foskett, who has worked regularly with the group since 1981, as a permanent member of the Beach Boys touring band, well overdue in our opinion. He replaces Christian Love, who left the group to embark on a solo career.

Band of Horses

September 22, 2016

Led by Ben Bridwell, Band of Horses do anthemic, wistful American indie better than anyone. Drenched in reverb and glittering guitar tones, they trade in vulnerability while still playing songs bursting with hooks and fist-pumping choruses.

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