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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

  • Milky Chance & X Ambassadors

    Jul 22, 2015

  • Dawes & First Aid Kit

    Jul 27, 2015

  • Rise Against, Killswitch, Engage & Letlive

    Jul 28, 2015

  • Catch A Fire Tour: Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage & Tarrus Riley

    Aug 30, 2015

  • Walk the Moon

    Sep 24, 2015

Milky Chance & X Ambassadors

July 22, 2015

German folk duo Milky Chance head out on tour this summer with their reggae and electronica infused brand of poetic indie folk. Before hitting the mainstream the boys uploaded their song 'Stolen Dance' to Youtube, which quickly went viral, gaining over 30 million views. Since then they have toured extensively, selling out New York's famous Bowery Ballroom at their first North America appearance. Expect great things from these promising singer-songwriters who are influenced by everyone from Ray Charles to John Frusciante.

Dawes & First Aid Kit

July 27, 2015

Through a tapestry of warm vocals and sun-soaked guitar hooks, Dawes have made a name for themselves for replicating the the feel of the Lauren Canyon sound of the 70's. But far from being a copy, the quartet are something retro inspired, but with a chilled vibe straight out of the present. They'll be appearing at SummerStage this year, in support of their new album 'All Your Favorite Bands' out June 2nd.

Rise Against, Killswitch, Engage & Letlive

July 28, 2015

Rise Against still hold firm to the principal that punk should be about something, railing against political inequality and oppressive social forces with blistering riffs and fist-pumping, no-holds-barred sheer force of will. Joining them are metal rockers Killswitch, Engage and Letlive.

Catch A Fire Tour: Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage & Tarrus Riley

August 30, 2015

Named after Bob Marley and the Wailers 1973 album. The Catch A Fire tour features these talented musicians in their own right carrying on their fathers' legacies. With Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley, expect an evening of infectious grooves and reggae rhythm paying perfect tribute to the genres most iconic figures.

Walk the Moon

September 24, 2015

Expect an evening of infectious indie anthems set to bubbly synth with big oh-oh-oh choruses. One of 2015's biggest breakouts, Walk the Moon, are the glittery feel-good rockers behind 2010's song of the summer 'Anna Sun' and last winters energetic foot-stomper 'Shut up & Dance'. Touring this summer in support of new record 'Talking is Hard', these guys bring a charmingly joyous celebration to the stage that dares you not to get up and dance along!

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