SummerStage unveils lineup ahead of June 17 return to Central Park

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — SummerStage Festival is officially returning to the five boroughs this month, with shows in Central Park, Harlem, Queens and Coney Island.

This year’s lineup will kick off with a free concert in Central Park on June 17, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the festival said in a press release.

Concert-goers will be able to reserve tickets starting Monday, June 7 at 12 p.m., the release said.

“We are so thrilled to bring SummerStage back for all New Yorkers to enjoy in-person, outside, in parks again this summer,” SummerStage Executive Artistic Director Erika Elliott said in a statement. “The artists performing this summer represent a true sense of resiliency in their own art and deep connection to New York City.”

The festival will operate at “modified production levels,” and many of the initial performances will have capacity limits and social distancing requirements, the release noted.

The full SummerStage lineup is below:

June 17: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
June 19: Summer Of Soul Screening with Questlove and Friends (Marcus Garvey Park) — Free, Tickets Required
June 20: Chris Botti - Blue Note Jazz Festival (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required
June 24: The Queens Drive-In: Monsoon Wedding featuring Falu in association with Rooftop Films and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. (Flushing Meadows-Corona Park) — Free, Tickets Required
June 27: George Clinton - Blue Note Jazz Festival (2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required
July 11: Galactic Blue - Note Jazz Festival (2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required
July 17: Gloria Gaynor / Sundae Sermon's DH Stormin' Norman of Disco Sequestered (Coney Island) — Free, Tickets Required
July 18: La India + More TBA (Coney Island) — Free, Tickets Required
July 24: Sun Ra Arkestra / Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
July 25: Dance IS! Featuring Artists from Rennie Harris Puremovement, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance, A.I.M, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, special guest Madison McFerrin, and Soles of Duende with guest artist Asha Griffith (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 1: Tito Nieves (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 7: Funk Flex Birthday Concert with Ginuwine and Friends (Coney Island) — Free, Tickets Required
August 8: Met Opera Summer Recital (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 14: Marc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady Watt (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 15: Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, Fielded, and KAYANA (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 21: Antibalas (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 24: Lake Street Dive with Allison Russell (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required
August 28: CPJF - Charlie Parker with Strings: The Donald Harrison Quartet and The Harlem Symphony Orchestra (Marcus Garvey Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 29: CPJF - Willie Jones III: A Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration featuring Sarah Hanahan, Godwin Louis, Justin Robinson, Erena Terakubo with Donald Vega and Endea Owens in association with Jazz at Lincoln Center (Marcus Garvey Park) — Free, Tickets Required
August 29: INVINCIBLE: A Glorious tribute to Michael Jackson (Coney Island) — Free, Tickets Required
September 4: Dom Salvador Samba Jazz Sextet / Screening: "Dom Salvador & Abolition" in association with 25th Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
September 11: Erica Campbell (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
• September 13: Machine Gun Kelly "My Downfall" Tour with jxdn and KennyHoopla (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required
September 17: Dawes with special guests Bonny Light Horseman & Erin Rae (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required
September 19: Patti Smith and Her Band (Central Park) — Free, Tickets Required
September 21: Indigo Girls / Ani DiFranco (Central Park) — Benefit, Ticket Purchase Required