For more than 25 years, SummerStage has been the City's preeminent outdoor concert series. A number of high-profile benefit shows fund a slate of more than 100 free performances, including readings by famous authors, kid-friendly events, parties with bands from around the world and theatrical and dance productions. The festival has expanded from its original digs—Rumsey Playfield in Central Park—to locations in all five boroughs. This season's benefit performers include Conor Oberst, Neon Trees and Beck. For more information, visit summerstage.org.