Central Park SummerStage NYC


2017 Free Summer Concerts

The 2017 season of SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, brings over 100 free performances to 16 parks throughout the 5 boroughs every May through September.

With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, spoken word and theater, SummerStage brings a huge summer arts festival to New York City’s landscape. 

2017 Central Park SummerStage NYC Schedule

Central Park SummerStage NYC
Central Park SummerStage NYC

100+ free events. 200+ artists. 16 NYC parks. The majority of Summerstage performances are free, except for a few requiring tickets.

Select Performances Requiring Tickets

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Don’t miss our first FREE show of the season with a performance from gospel legend Mavis Staples in Central Park on Saturday, June 3. Mark your calendars for the reunion of alternative hip-hop trio Digable Planets opening our neighborhood concerts in Coffey Park, Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 21. And be there as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in August, featuring an expanded four days of performances including the Joshua Redman Quartet, the Anat Cohen Tentet, and many more.

This year’s festival includes more than 150 individual artists from around the globe, celebrating a variety of genres and disciplines, from indie-rock, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, dance, comedy and everything in between. From electronic duo Bob Moses and blues giants Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band in Central Park, to Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA in Corporal Thompson Park on Staten Island, princess of salsa La India in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, and a performance with the cast of Broadway’s new hit musical A Bronx Tale in Bronx’s own Crotona Park, there is something for everyone this season.

The annual City Parks Foundation Gala will take place on June 19, 2017 featuring very special guests celebrating the music of David Bowie,

Full SummerStage Schedule:

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Enter park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue
East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue; F train to 63rd and Lexington
West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street

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Central Park NY and New York City Passes

The New York Pass

The New York Pass

Offers Central Park Movie & TV Sites Tour ($25 Value) and choice of Central Park Sightseeing Bike Tours & Rentals ($50 value).

New York Explorer Pass

Offers Bike and Roll Central Park Tour ($40 value), Central Park Zoo admission and discounts to Central Park Movie & TV Sites Tour as choices.

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Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Summer Concert Series Schedules

(May - September)

June Concerts, Shows and Events

June New York City Concerts Shows

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July New York City Shows and Concerts

July New York City Shows and Concerts

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August NYC Concerts and Shows

August New York City Shows and Concerts

  • ColdPlay - Aug 1, 2017,

  • Justin Bieber - Aug 23-24, 2017,

  • Billy Joel - Aug 21;

    (his 44th Show!!)
  • Lady Gaga - Aug 28-29, 2017; Citi Field

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September NYC Concerts and Events

September New York City Shows and Concerts

  • Eric Clapton - Sept 7-8, 2017, ;

  • Bruno Mars - Sept 22-23, 2017, ;

  • Roger Waters - Sept 11-12, 2017; Barclays Center

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