New York’s SummerStage Live performance Collection Broadcasts Lineup and Profit Exhibits
The girl-run collection can even be one of many first New York music entities with an evenly break up lineup of female and male acts.
Metropolis Parks Basis has introduced the 2019 season of Capital One Metropolis Parks Basis SummerStage, New York Metropolis’s largest free outside performing arts pageant, bringing practically 100 free and profit reveals to Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks all through the 5 boroughs. This yr’s collection will function greater than 200 artists from around the globe in neighborhood parks with performances from The Wailers, Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, Slick Rick, Large Freedia, Younger M.A. and extra.
SummerStage reveals will kick off on June 1 in Central Park with a efficiency from R&B singer and songwriter Emily King together with soul group Durand Jones & The Indications. The night can even debut SummerStage’s revamped venue within the park.
SummerStage’s flagship venue in Central Park will reopen after present process a serious, $5.5 million transformation that features a new stage and sound system, enhanced lighting, new and raised seating areas, and improved dressing rooms and manufacturing areas.
“It is a very large yr for SummerStage. Not solely are we reopening our storied Central Park venue, modernizing it for its subsequent 30 years, however we’re additionally partnering with our new title sponsor and trying to the longer term by launching the season with younger musicians representing the subsequent era,” mentioned govt director of Metropolis Parks Basis Heather Lubov in a launch. “In fact, all through the summer time, we are going to current a line-up that’s reflective of our metropolis’s inhabitants, focusing not solely on gender equality, but additionally on the large variety of cultures and backgrounds that make New York so particular and thrilling.”
As a women-run pageant with a mission of variety and inclusion, SummerStage helps to rework the way forward for the music business by collaborating within the PRS Basis’s worldwide Keychange pledge and presenting a lineup this season that encompasses a 50:50 gender steadiness. Notable performances by ladies this summer time will embody two break-out female-fronted Canadian pop bands Alvvays and The Courtneys, in addition to Spanish soul-pop singer and Latin Grammy winner Buika.
Legendary drummer and icon Sheila E., multi-Grammy winner and jazz songstress Corinne Bailey Rae and Grammy profitable folkloric-style Mexican singer Lila Downs can even play all through the June 1-Aug. 24 schedule.
The collection can even have fun a number of anniversaries this summer time together with the 100th birthday of the Harlem Renaissance to be marked on the Charlie Parker Jazz Competition and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and WorldPride celebrations with two reveals together with New Orleans bounce queen Large Freedia and all-male ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
“This season’s lineup is thoughtfully curated to have fun neighborhood throughout all 5 boroughs by bringing distinctly New York artists to neighborhoods the place they’ve private historical past. The Competition additionally acts as a platform for world expertise to carry out for New Yorkers, and a spot to see a few of the most various and thrilling expertise round,” mentioned govt inventive director of Metropolis Parks Basis Erika Elliott in a launch.
The 2019 SummerStage pageant can even function profit reveals in Central Park to assist assist Metropolis Parks Basis’s free performances together with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s Farewell Tour with Galactic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk. Different profit reveals will likely be carried out all through town by Marina, Tash Sultana, Kurt Viles and the Violators, The B-52s and extra. All profit live shows are produced by The Bowery Presents.
For a whole checklist of SummerStage reveals head to SummerStage.org.