Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Announces 2023 Season With Tanya Tucker, Jason Moran, Kool & The Gang And More

Night Of The Proms in Hamburg
HAMBURG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 09: Kool & The Gang perform the Night of the proms at Barclays Arena on December 9, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Tristar Media/Getty Images)

Capital One City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage returns this summer with free concerts across New York City’s various parks, and the Capital One SummerStage in Central Park has unveiled its summer lineup.

Opening night for the park kicks off on June 10 with free performances from St. Paul and the Broken Bones with Say She She and Mwenso & the Shakes for the 2023 Subaru Music Series. Other highlights for the 2023 season include Juanes, Tanya Tucker, Jason Moran, Marisa Monte, DJ Rekha, Horsegirl, Julia Jacklin, Kool & The Gang, Skip Marley, The Comet is Coming, Dorrance Dance and more.

This summer, City Parks Foundation will also be celebrating 50 years of hip-hop with several shows across the parks honoring the genre. Grandmaster Flash will return to the Bronx — the borough that started it all — on Aug. 2. Special edition hip-hop 50th anniversary showcases will also pop up throughout all five boroughs, including Stapleton Waterfront Park in Staten Island, Coney Island and more.

“We are thrilled to present another vibrant season filled with captivating artists from around the world and introduce music fans to their diverse sounds,” Erika Elliot, executive artistic director for SummerStage, said in a statement. “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, we are excited to highlight the global impact that the genre has had on music and culture with an outstanding lineup of international artists and hometown heroes. SummerStage has been featuring hip-hop in our performances since the ’90s and is dedicated to giving a platform to showcase this important culture, shining a light on the genre every season.”

Along with free concerts throughout the city’s parks, a number of ticketed benefit shows will take place in Central Park to support City Parks Foundation’s free shows.

“Capital One is committed to improving lives, championing diversity, and supporting our local communities,” Andy Ramamoorthy, commercial banking chief product officer and New York City market president at Capital One, said in a statement. “Our sponsorship of SummerStage is a natural extension of that commitment. SummerStage has been a beloved summertime tradition for over three decades and we’re thrilled to support the power of the arts to bring people together, inspire creativity and foster connections. We look forward to sharing in the excitement of SummerStage with New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.”

SummerStage 2023 Schedule
6/03 — Hippo Campus/ Gus Dapperton — Central Park*
6/04 — Indigo Girls/Larkin Poe — Central Park*
6/10 — St. Paul and the Broken Bones/Say She She/Mwenso & the Shakes/DJ Alisa Ali — Central Park
6/14 — New York Sings Yiddish! The Klezmatics and Special Guests in partnership with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene/Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial To The Holocaust — Central Park
6/15 — Sammy Rae & Friends/Rubblebucket — Central Park*
6/17 — The Aussie BBQ: Amy Shark/Budjerah/L Fresh the Lion/Peach PRC/Spiderbait — Central Park
6/18 — Buddy Guy’s Damn Right Farewell Tour with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram/Samantha Fish/Bobby Rush/Jesse Dayton — Central Park*
6/19 — Park Jams: A Juneteenth Celebration of Hip-Hop with DJ Premier, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Capri & more — Central Park*
6/20 — The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital ft. Gabriella Reyes/René Barbera/Will Liverman and Dimitri Dover — Central Park
6/23 — The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital ft. Gabriella Reyes/René Barbera/Will Liverman and Dimitri Dover — Brooklyn Bridge Park
6/24 — The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital ft. Erika Baikoff/Thomas Glass/Cierra Byrd/Juan Jose Lazaro — Jackie Robinson Park
6/24 — Stanley Clarke N 4ever/Kenny Garrett/Brandee Younger/DJ Logic in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival — Central Park
6/25 — Dreamland: Pride in Central Park with Purple Disco Machine — Central Park*
6/26 — The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital ft. Erika Baikoff/Thomas Glass/Cierra Byrd/Juan Jose Lazaro — Williamsbridge Oval
6/28 — The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital ft. Erika Baikoff/Thomas Glass/Cierra Byrd/Juan Jose Lazaro — Socrates Sculpture Garden
6/28 — Michael Franti and Spearhead/Tank and the Bagas*
6/30 — The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital ft. Erika Baikoff/Thomas Glass/Cierra Byrd/Juan Jose Lazaro — Clove Lakes Park
7/01 — Andy Shauf/Leith Ross/Yves Jarvis in association with Consulate General of Canada in NY — Central Park
7/02 — Marisa Monte/Joana Amendoeira & Fred Martins/Music from the Sole/DJ Lara Gerin in Association with the Consolate General of Brazil in New York and Arte Institute — Central Park
7/08 — Catalan Sounds On Tour: Queralt Lahoz/Marala/Lia Kali with DJ sets by DJ Trapella in association with the Institut Ramon Llull — Central Park
7/09 — Skip Marley & Friends — Coney Island
7/10 — Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Garbage/Metric — Central Park*
7/12 — Juanes/Conexion Divina in association with LAMC — Central Park
7/13 — Bastille Day: Joachim Garraud & Marie Berson/Passi/Benabar/Adele Castillion in association with Consulate General of France — Central Park
7/13 — Works & Process at SummerStage: The Masterz at Work Dance Family with Courtney Washington — Von King Park
7/14 — Nick Hakim/June McDoom/Evan Wright — Von King Park
7/15 — TRUENO/Villano Antillano/Dawer x Damper/KEXP’s El Sonido with Albina Cabrera ft. Cola DJ set in association with LAMC — Central Park
7/15 — MIKE’S Young World III: Noname/Georgia Anne Muldrow/454 — Von King Park
7/16 — dead prez/th1rt3en/Large Professor DJ Set — Von King Park
7/16 — GOLDEN OLDIES ON THE BOARDWALK 2023 feat. The Duprees/The Coasters/Charlie Thomas’ Drifters with Jeff Hall/Bobby Wilson/Stan Zizka’s Del Satins/Vito Picone & The Elegants/The Chiclettes and more hosted by Joe Causi with DJ Vinnie Medugno in association with Fever Productions and Brian Rosenberg — Coney Island
7/19 — Julia Jacklin/Y La Bamba/Black Belt Eagle Scout — Central Park
7/20 — Horsegirl/Iceage/Water From Your Eyes/Lifeguard — Central Park
7/22 — Kool and the Gang — Flushign Meadows Corona Park
7/23 — Tiawanese Waves: Waa Wei/The Dinosaur’s Skin/Mandarin Homework (DJ Mr. Skin) — Central Park
7/24 — Cafe Tacvba — Central Park*
7/26 — Works & Process at SummerStage: Dorrance Dance — Central Park
7/29 — Mdou Moctar/Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore/Rough Francis — Central Park
8/02 — The Comet Is Coming/Ibeyi/AceMo DJ Sets — Central Park
8/02 — Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra/Lulada Club/DJ JFuse in association with the Salsa Project — Crotona Park
8/03 — Ted Smooth’s Freestyle Jam ft. TKA and Judy Torres — Crotona Park
8/03 — Bittersweet Daze: Cavetown/mxmtoon/Ricky Montgomery/grentperez — Central Park*
8/04 — “Birth of a Culture” Grandmaster Flash and Friends — Crotona Park
8/05 — The Originals: Stretch Armstrong/Rich Medina/Tony Touch/Clark Kent/D-Nice — Central Park
8/05 — Stonebwoy in association with Ghanafest-NY — Crotona Park
8/06 — Hip-Hop 50: Special Edition: Nice N Smooth/Sepcial Ed/Buckshot of Black Moon/Masta Ace/CL Smooth/Rah Digga/Rampage/Black Sheep Dres/Sweet Tee/Joeski Love/Sparky D/Hosted by Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) — Coney Island
8/09 — Mt. Joy — Central Park*
8/10 — Mt. Joy — Central Park*
8/12 — Frankie Cutlass/The Original Cover Girls/Cynthia/Black Sheep/DJ Millo and DJ Medina in association with Maker Park Radio — Stapleton Waterfront Park
8/12 — VP Records Presents Roots Reggae Review — Central Park
8/13 — Orgullo Dominicano with Prince Royce, Vicente Garcia and YENDRY — Central Park*
8/13 — Funk Flex & Friends Birthday Concert Featuring Raheem DeVaughn, Rob Base & more — Coney Island
8/13 — Las Cafeteras/Natu Camara/Justy/DJ Kitty the Disc Jockey in association with Maker Park Radio and La Isla Bonita — Stapleton Waterfront Park
8/17 — Works & Process at SummerStage: The Missing Element with The Beatbox House/LayeRhythm — Marcus Garvey Park
8/18 — Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon: James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters: From the Dancehall to the Battlefield in Association with Jazzmobile — Marcus Garvey Park
8/19 — Mixtape (Film Screening)/DJ Sets by: Ron G/Doo Wop/Mister Cee/Tony Touch/Brucie B — Marcus Garvey Park
8/19 — Cautious Clay/Wet/Christian Kuria/Zinadelphia — Central Park*
8/20 — Everyday People — Central Park
8/20 — Hip-Hop 50: Native Tongue Edition: Monie Love/Black Sheep Dres/Chi Ali/DJ red Alert hosted by Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) — Marcus Garvey Park
8/20 — Jose Alberto “El Canario”/The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra: The Music Of Machito, Tito Rodriguez and Tito Puente — Coney Island
8/23 — Manchester Orchestra/Jimmy Eat World/Middle Kids — Central Park*
8/24 — Regina Spektor — Central Park*
8/25 — Charlie Parker Jazz Festival : Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band featuring Dianne Reeves/T.K. Blue in association with Jazzmobile — Marcus Garvey Park
8/26 — Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Cookers/Endea Ownes and the Cookout/Nduduzo Makhathini Trio/Akua Allrich and The Tribe — Marcus Garvey Park
8/27 — Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Charles McPherson with Terell Stafford/Something Else! Vincent Herring Septet/HERA feat. Chelsea Baratz and Andromeda Turre/Michael Mayo — Tompkins Square Park
8/27 — Palmwine Festival: Show Dem Camp and Friends in association with Move Forward Music — Central Park
8/31 — In Our Own Sweet Time Tour: Vance Joy/Dan Sultan — Central Park*
9/03 — Emicida/Goyo/Screening: AmarElo: It’s All for Yesterday in association with 27th Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival — Central Park
9/14 — Tanya Tucker/Nikki Lane — Central Park
9/30 — Carl Cox — Central Park*

*Benefit concert