SummerStage: Free Concerts In Brooklyn And Manhattan

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in association with MeanRed Productions Presented by SummerStage

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00pm

FREETy Dolla $ign: Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube

Welcome to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin.

Ty Dolla $ign has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Since then, he's taught himself how to play the drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, the violin, the piano, and the Wurlitzer organ. His inspirations go way deeper than just R&B. Ella Fitzgerald, 2Pac, Prince, Michael Jackson and Nirvana are as important to his conception of sound as Mint Condition and Brian McKnight. So is contemporary electronic music. If anything, Ty Dolla $ign might be heir to DJ Quik's title of America's most complete artist. This is why he's collaborated with everyone from top 40 perennials like Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown, to West Coast hood stars like Y.G. and Joe Moses. And in the immediate future, Beach House 2 is adding a sundeck, Jacuzzi, and more bad chicks to the cabana.




in association with MeanRed Productions

Presented by SummerStage

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00pm


Mark McGuire: Facebook

Playing with a wide variety of instruments and styles on Along the Way, Mark McGuire presents his unique vision of modern psychedelia. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox, drum machines, a mandolin and lots in between, McGuire conducts a sonic exploration of the inner self. The last few years have found McGuire touring with friends like Ducktails as well as performing as a fifth member of the legendary Afghan Whigs, collaborating with artists like Ponytail's Dustin Wong and releasing his own R&B influenced Road Chief project.

Marissa Nadler: Website / Facebook / Twitter

With six albums under her belt and "a voice you would follow straight into Hades," according to Pitchfork, Marissa Nadler is one of the most popular artists currently on the indie-rock scene. Singing in a mezzo-soprano, Nadler is often accompanied by a variety of instruments and ambient, reverb-laden production. According to the Boston Globe, "She has a voice that, in mythological times, could have lured men to their deaths at sea, an intoxicating soprano drenched in gauzy reverb that hits bell-clear heights, lingers, and tapers off like rings of smoke."

Delicate Steve: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. As NPR has said, "Delicate Steve's music maintains the capacity to surprise...guitar showcases that don't shred, dance records that don't adhere to familiar beats and classic-rock throwbacks that fan out into world music, prog, reggae, surf-rock and more, with the propulsive jitteriness and sideways oddness of Ratatat or Dirty Projectors."SPIN has called the music "a kaleidoscope of bouncy pan-African polyrhythms and swooping six-string melodies, like the Dirty Projectors with guitars instead of singers."


in association with Lyricist Lounge

Presented by SummerStage

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 5 at 7:00pm


Pro Era: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Pro Era is the Brooklyn collective of Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, A La Sole, Dessy Hinds, and Dirty $anchez. The young MCs have a developed a cult-like following with fans embracing their music and lifestyle "That OG $wank." Fans can look forward to a new Pro Era EP this spring, and Joey Bada$$'s debut album, B4.DA.$$ this fall.





Presented by SummerStage

Central Park, Manhattan

Saturday, June 7 at 7:00pm


The centenary of Bossa Nova composer Vinicius de Moraes will be celebrated with a concert at SummerStage in Central Park. Join Toquinho, Vinicius' friend and partner, as he pays homage to the life and work of the great poet.

Toquinho: Website

Antônio Pecci Filho, better known as Toquinho, is a Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer. Learning guitar at a young age, Toquinho's professional career took off in the 1960s at shows at the famous Paramount Theater in São Paulo. His first big hit was composed in 1970 with Jorge Ben Jor, "Que Maravilha" (What a Wonder), and that same year he was invited by Vinicius de Moraes, co-writer of the worldwide hit song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema), to participate in a series of shows in Buenos Aires, forming a solid partnership that would continue for 11 years and produce 120 songs, 25 records and over a thousand shows. After the death of Vinicius de Moraes in 1980, Toquinho went on to pursue a solo career, often performing with other talented musicians like Paulinho da Viola, João Bosco, MPB4, Paulinho Nogueira and Chico Buarque. Toquinho continues to record albums and play his music around the world. He is still very acclaimed in Brazil and Italy.

Gaspar Muniz: Facebook / Twitter

Born in New York City in 1990, Gaspar Muniz moved to Rio de Janeiro at an early age. His parents, the multi-media artist Maria Mattos and the photographer Vik Muniz, fostered an intensely artistic home environment exposing Gaspar to friendships not only to artists but also to musicians such as Bebel Gilberto, Marisa Monte and Seu Jorge. Never attached to a specific genre, DJ Gaspar Muniz uses his cultural diversity and knowledge in his sets by mixing a variety of music styles from different places and eras.

The Duck Down BBQ with



Presented by SummerStage

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00pm


Boot Camp Clik: Website / Facebook

Join Duck Down Music and Boot Camp Clik as they kick off summer with a free neighborhood BBQ featuring special performances by Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Masta Ace, CJ Fly of Pro Era and more! Duck Down Music is an 18-year old independent music label based in New York City, co-founded by Dru Ha and Buckshot. The company has sold over 3.5 million records. Over the last few years they've released titles from the likes of Sean Price, Talib Kweli, Statik Selektah, 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo & Pharoahe Monch.


Presented by SummerStage

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00pm


Sisqó: Facebook / Twitter

R&B singer Sisqó is one of the five members of Dru Hill. After the group disbanded in 1999, Sisqó embarked on his solo career, releasing Unleash the Dragon on Def Soul Records in November 1999. Two singles from the album were major hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with the "Thong Song" making it to number-three, and "Incomplete" going to number-one. Although plans for a Dru Hill reunion in 2000 never panned out, Sisqó branched out into television and film, hosting the dance competition program, Sisqó's Shakedown on MTV, and taking on supporting roles in the films Get Over It (2001) with Kirsten Dunst, and Snow Dogs, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. Sisqó's second LP, Return of Dragon, released in June 2001, eventually went platinum.

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City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.

SummerStage reminds our patrons that in the interest of public safety the following items cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, tape recorders, professional camera gear or pets. All bags are subject to search. Bringing alcoholic beverages into any NYC park is forbidden and the distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not allowed. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for on­site consumption only. There is no public storage onsite. SummerStage is not responsible for items left outside the venue entrance. Smoking is prohibited within all New York City parks.

The 2014 SummerStage festival is presented by:

Time Warner, Disney, Lagunitas, Ommegang, Six Point, Peter Cooper Village, Bloomberg, Forest City Ratner, City Winery, and JWT are official SummerStage sponsors. Additional funding generously provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation; The Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts, though the Access to Artistic Excellence Program; NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez; NYC Council Member Debi Rose.

Media sponsors include:

Time Out New York, Relix, Remezcla, El Especial & El Especialito, Zoom Media & Marketing, The Village Voice, WNET, WNYC, WFUV, WBGO, NBC New York, Big Screen Project, and Globe Star Media n Entertainment.

In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve. 

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