By Carol Tannenhauser
June 10th is opening night of SummerStage 2023, New York City’s 37-year-old, free, summer concert series.
The opening show — to be held at the festival’s “flagship” venue: Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (off Fifth Avenue and 69th Street) — will feature St. Paul and the Broken Bones, called by NPR “one of the nation’s best live bands”; Say She She, who adds “a modern twist to girl groups and three-part harmonies“; and Mwenso and the Shakes, “a joyful Harlem-based jazz, soul, and blues band,” according to a press release.
The concert will begin a series of nearly 80 free performances, ranging from jazz, hip hop, Latin, global, indie and contemporary dance, in 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. The series will run all summer, culminating in a free closing night show with Tanya Tucker on September 14. All shows are free except for benefit concerts, which are indicated on the schedule.
For the full SummerStage schedule, check out cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information, times, and tickets.
Capital One is the festival’s title sponsor (Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage).