The woman-run series will also be one of the first New York music entities with an evenly split lineup of male and female acts.
City Parks Foundation has announced the 2019 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing nearly 100 free and benefit shows to Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. This year’s series will feature more than 200 artists from around the world in neighborhood parks with performances from The Wailers, Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, Slick Rick, Big Freedia, Young M.A. and more.
SummerStage shows will kick off on June 1 in Central Park with a performance from R&B singer and songwriter Emily King along with soul group Durand Jones & The Indications. The evening will also debut SummerStage’s revamped venue in the park.
SummerStage’s flagship venue in Central Park will reopen after undergoing a major, $5.5 million transformation that includes a new stage and sound system, enhanced lighting, new and raised seating areas, and improved dressing rooms and production spaces.