Monday, April 27, 2009

Summerstage 2009 Schedule Posted

The schedule for the concerts at Central Park Summerstage have been posted, and as usual there is a mix of rock, jazz, blues, spoken word, and more. Most of the concerts are free, with a few paid concerts used as benefits to pay for the free programs.

Among the highlights:

Friday, June 12, 8pm (opening night) - Josh Ritter and The New York Pops (not his usual backing band... should be interesting)
Saturday, June 13, 3pm - Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett & G.A., & Ruben Studdard
Thursday June 18, 7:30pm - Sharon Olds & Thomas Sayers Ellis
Friday, June 19, 8pm - Comedy Central Park with Gabriel Iglesias & Pablo Francisco
Wednesday, July 8, 7pm - Juana Molina, Curumin, & El G (ZZK)
Saturday, July 11, 3pm - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs & Eric Bobo
Friday, July 24, 7pm - Bettye Lavette, the Budos Band, & the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue
Saturday, July 25, 3pm - Jerry Rivera and special guests & N'Klabe
Sunday, July 26, 3pm - Ginuwine, Joe & Chico DeBarge
Saturday, August 1 - M. Ward, Mike Watt, & Nels Cline
Monday, August 3, 8pm - Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabaté

There are also shows featuring poetry and films. The benefit shows include TV on the Radio, the Indigo Girls, Explosions in the Sky and Constantines, and Matisyahu and Umphrey's McGee. Check the Summerstage Web site at for full schedule and details on all shows.

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