Fitz and the Tantrums, Modest Mouse & More Set for 2022 SummerStage

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City Parks Foundation announced the return of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage on Tuesday (April 26), as the annual outdoor performing arts festival is set to take over New York City with 90 free and benefit shows in Central Park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs.

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Kicking off the season on Saturday, June 11 in Central Park will be a free performance from legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock with Keyon Harrold opening in association with the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Other artists who will be performing throughout the summer include Fitz and the Tantrums and Modest Mouse, The Cribs and Big Freedia.

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SummerStage will celebrate New York’s revival and the festival’s return to 12 local community parks across the city celebrating the city’s rich artistic culture by showcasing established and emerging artists, presenting distinctly New York genres including salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global and contemporary dance, among others.

Citywide parks, venues, and venues hosting SummerStage in this season’s season include Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, Von King Park, and The Coney Island Amphitheater, Brooklyn, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, Crotona Park, Staten Island, and Corporal Thompson Park, Staten Island. Also, the newly renovated SummerStage flagship venue at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park.

” We are so happy to be back at local parks after a two year hiatus and be able to once more build our flagship concert venue in Central Park,” stated Heather Lubov (City Parks Foundation’s executive Director) in a press release. “Parks have been a place for neighborhood gatherings, but the pandemic revealed how vital parks are to the health of our city. We are delighted to be able bring neighbors together in parks to enjoy a diverse and representative line-up that reflects our city’s rich cultural fabric

All performances will be free and open to the public, except for benefit concerts, and select shows will also be live-streamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org. See the digital season brochure at SummerStage.org.

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