Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Releases Schedule Of Upcoming 2019 Shows

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic above will be performing at this year's Summerstage...
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Summerstage 2019 live concerts starts this Saturday...

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is kicking off its first full week of programming with a diverse set of shows taking place in Central Park and Coney Island. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit for all festival information.

On Saturday, June 1st, long time Lower East Side resident Emily King will perform in Central Park. A child of musicians, Emily King dropped out of school at 16 and cut her teeth at local haunts CBGB and The Bitter End. In the fifteen years since she signed her first record deal with Clive Davis' J Records, her distinct brand of soulful R&B has been nominated for a Grammy and led to collaborations and performances with Nas, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu. Her most recent album Scenery was released earlier this year, and was dubbed a "sweeping coming-of-age tale" by NPR. She's joined by Durand Jones and the Indications, a soul group with a throwback sound that channels the likes of Jackie Wilson and Curtis Mayfield, Brooklyn singer-songwriter, Madison McFerrin, daughter of jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and sister to SummerStage alum Taylor McFerrin, and DJ Reborn. Doors open at 6 PM and the show will kick off at 6:30 PM. This is a free show.

On Tuesday, June 4, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be performing a show in Central Park. They will visit NYC for the final time on a nationwide tour in which they have been playing the classic 1978 Funkadelic album One Nation Under a Groove in full. They will be joined by music descendants of different branches; So-Cal punk pioneers Fishbone, and the sprawling funk ensembles Galactic - known for their raucous collaborations with N.O. mainstays Juvenile, Big Freedia, and Trombone Shorty-and Dumpstaphunk, led by Aaron Neville's son Ivan, and Miss Velvet. This show is presented by Sony Presents Blue Note Jazz Festival. Doors open at 5 PM and the show kicks off at 6 PM. Tickets are $85.

One Saturday, June 8, Parquet Courts will perform a free show in Central Park. The Brooklyn pioneers have long provided a contemporary perspective on a vintage aesthetic, their restless spirit consistently forcing their core punk aesthetic to break new ground. Their latest LP, 2018's Danger Mouse-produced Wide Awake!, further evidences an adeptness at finding new ways to keep rock music interesting. The boys are joined by the Japanese cult hero Sachiko Kanenobu. She has only recently begun performing her 1972 debut Misora, which channels Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan with a tenderness to rival the folk legends. Additional openers include ARP, the breezy, psych-rock project of Brooklyn-based DJ & producer Alexis Georgopoulos, and Prince of Queens. Doors open at 6 PM and the show kicks off at 7 PM. This is a free show.

On Monday, June 10, Metropolitan Opera stars Ying Fang, Ben Bliss and Nathan Gunn will perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera's most beloved works in Central Park. Since its first performances in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading arts institutions, presenting more than 200 spectacular performances each year. As part of the Met's ongoing efforts to nurture a new audience for opera throughout New York City, the company will again present its popular series of summer concerts in all five boroughs. The 11th season of free recitals begins on Monday, June 10, at SummerStage in Central Park, with an evening of arias and duets. The first two recitals feature audience favorites Nathan Gunn, Ben Bliss, and Ying Fang, while the four subsequent recitals showcase three exciting young artists-Leah Hawkins, Mario Bahg, and Joseph Lim. Members of the Met music staff will be at the piano to accompany each performance. Doors open at 7 PM and the performance kicks off at 8 PM. This is a free show.

On Tuesday, June 11, Trinidadian group Kes the Band will take the stage at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. Led by the three Dieffenthaller brothers and their friend Riad Boochoon, Kes wields island rhythms with a reggae and soca heart and calypso melodies. They will be joined by Jamaican dancehall artist Shenseea, along with Sounds 4 Life and Max Glazer. This free show will take place at 7 PM.

CityParks SummerStage is New York City's largest, free outdoor performing arts festival, taking place in Central Park and in 17 neighborhood parks around the city, from June-October, presenting approximately 100 performances - the majority of which are free of charge - for 250,000+ audiences annually. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit for all festival information.

Capital One is the Title Sponsor of the 2019 SummerStage festival. iStar, Subaru, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Bell's Brewery, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Archer Roose Wines, AARP, Disney, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Snapple, Icelandic Provisions Skyr and West Elm are all official SummerStage sponsors.

Generous private support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. SummerStage is also supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NYC Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, including Council Members Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Diana Ayala, Bill Perkins, Keith Powers, Donovan Richards, Carlina Rivera, Debi Rose, Helen Rosenthal, and Rafael Salamanca. The Only in Queens SummerStage Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.

The refurbishment of SummerStage in Central Park is supported by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, The Thompson Family Foundation, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Peter Shapiro & Dayglo Presents, the Troubh family, the Goodman Family Foundation, Alexander Durst, and many generous donors who have purchased seat plaques. Premier Radio Sponsor: iHeart Radio featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100.

Media partners include: Zoom Media & Marketing, WNYC, WNET and All Arts, Telemundo, WBGO, WFUV, Relix, DoNYC, Time Out New York, Futuro Media Group and Big Screen Plaza. 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.

SummerStage Social Media Twitter: @SummerStage Facebook: SummerStage NYC Instagram: @SummerStage Snapchat: summerstagenyc Official Hashtag: #SummerStage

City Parks Foundation At City Parks Foundation: is dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, we program in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City and reach 300,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.

SummerStage Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage: is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually 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 34 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit

Capital One Capital One Financial Corporation: is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $249.8 billion in deposits and $372.5 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2018. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index. Visit the Capital One newsroom for more Capital One news. Find out more ar

Keychange Keychange: is a pioneering European initiative which is empowering women to transform the future of the music industry and encouraging festivals to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better more inclusive music industry for present and future generations. Keychange is led by PRS Foundation, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with Musikcentrum Öst, Reeperbahn Festival, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, Tallinn Music Week, Way Out West, The Great Escape and Mutek. Find out more at


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