For three decades, 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 events, including readings by famous authors, kid-friendly shows, theatrical and dance productions—and, of course, live music performances by popular artists from around the world. The festival has expanded from its original digs—Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, which has just received extensive renovations to its stage, sound system and lighting—to locations in all five boroughs. This season’s performers include Tash Sultana, Fishbone and Parquet Courts.
Photo: Will Steacy
Central Park's Rumsey Playfield
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