Summerstage Official Schedule Announced

2009 Summerstage

The full 2009 Central Park Summerstage lineup was officially announced today, a couple of surprises on the list including the family show on July 12 with DJ Lance Rock and Brobee of Yo Gabba Gabba (not to be outdone, Prospect Park has They Might Be Giants on July 11).

DJ Lance

Full Summerstage lineup after the jump.

Summerstage 2009 Lineup

TV On The Radio
Dirty Projectors
Friday, June 05, 2009

From 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Josh Ritter and The New York Pops
Friday, June 12, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Join us opening night for a very special program. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Ritter performs orchestrated arrangements from his extensive catalog backed by The New York Pops, under the leadership of new Music Director-Designate Steven Reineke.

Smokie Norful
Tye Tribbett & G.A.
Ruben Studdard
Saturday, June 13, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Gospel’s brightest stars shine in this praise-filled afternoon. Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

Indigo Girls
Matt Nathanson
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

From 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Word
Wally Lamb
Zoë Heller
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The first of four successive Word programs begins with two critically acclaimed novelists reading and sharing insights from their latest works: The Hour I First Believed and The Believers.

Sharon Olds
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Thursday, June 18, 2009

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A rare opportunity to hear some of the most acclaimed poets of our day on one stage, followed by a roundtable discussion. Presented in association with the American Academy of Poets.

Comedy Central Park
Gabriel Iglesias
Pablo Francisco
Friday, June 19, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Two high-octane comics with unmatched vocal talents perform at our third annual evening of stand-up comedy. Presented in association with Comedy Central.

Definitely Poetry Hosted by Majora Carter
Earthdriver
Staceyann Chin
Jennifer Johns
Artbattles
Urban Word NYC
Saturday, June 20, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Join urban green pioneer Majora Carter and friends in celebration of our planet with innovative and powerful spoken word artists, musicians, and visual artists.

Fête de la Musique
Yannick Noah
Coralie Clément
Mayra Andrade
Sunday, June 21, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
SummerStage joins the global Francophone community in celebrating chanson française (French song) with a line up representing the diversity of French contemporary music.
Presented in association with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

311
Ziggy Marley
The Expendables
Thursday, June 25, 2009

From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey
Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan
Painted on Water featuring Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan
NY Gypsy All-Stars with Hüsnü Senlendirici and special guests
Saturday, June 27, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The colorful culture of Turkey and the musical richness of Istanbul come alive with sounds, visuals, food, and art. Presented in association with the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism and Serdar Ilhan.

Ledisi / Esperanza Spalding
Jonathan Batiste
Sunday, June 28, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Two sensual jazz-fusion vocalists share this dynamic co-bill; accompanied by an on-the-rise pianist.

Explosions in the Sky
Constantines
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Oumou Sangare, Les Nubians, Asa
Sunday, July 05, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
An outstanding day of music featuring three pioneering African and “Afropean” chanteuses.

Juana Molina
Curumin
El G (ZZK)
Wednesday, July 08, 2009

From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Electronic and danceable sounds straight from Argentina and Brazil. Presented in associated with the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Matisyahu
Umphrey’s McGee
Thursday, July 09, 2009

From 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Eric Bobo
Saturday, July 11, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The internationally renowned, high-energy Argentine sensations; with support from alternative hip hop via Puerto Rico.
Presented in associated with the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Global Family Day!
DJ Lance Rock & Brobee (of Yo Gabba Gabba!)
Sunday, July 12, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A day for the entire family showcasing Nickelodeon stars, hip music, storytelling, marionette puppets, and dancing.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Featuring Paulo Szot
Monday, July 13, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The Metropolitan Opera launches its Summer Recital with a special performance of opera arias and popular songs headlined by the Tony Award-winning baritone Paulo Szot and featuring Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Alek Shrader (tenor), and Vlad Iftinca (piano).Free tick ets are required for entry and are available at the Met Opera box office from July 6-10.Go to summerstage.org for complete details.

Q-Tip
Chester French
Little Dragon
Benji B
Saturday, July 18, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The beloved hip hop innovator and Renaissance man shares the day with musical trailblazers from around the globe.
Presented in association with Giant Step.

Alpha Blondy & The Solar System
Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart
Subatomic Sound System
Sunday, July 19, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
These two charismatic and political reggae originators from Côte d’Ivoire and Jamaica, have defined the genre and expanded its global reach.

Bettye Lavette
Budos Band
Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue
Friday, July 24, 2009

From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The sophisticated soul songstress shares a bill with the NYC’s own Afro Soul band and radio personality/soul music champion.

Jerry Rivera and special guests
N’Klabe
Saturday, July 25, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The Grammy-nominated, chart-topping salsero spices things up for an afternoon of música muy caliente.
Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

Ginuwine
Joe
Chico DeBarge
Sunday, July 26, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A full afternoon of R&B legends. Presented in association Kedar Entertainment & Globe Star Media.

Dance
RIOULT
Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions
Friday, July 31, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Two courageous choreographers stage an enthralling evening of provocative dance.

M. Ward
Mike Watt & Nels Cline +
Saturday, August 01, 2009

From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A trio of songwriting innovators on one noteworthy evening line-up.

CineFest Brasil
If I Were You 2 (Se eu fosse você 2) directed by Daniel Filho
Silvia Machete
Sunday, August 02, 2009

From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The natural born carioca is renowned for her trademark little red dress, twirling hoops and sensuous guitar work; followed by the US premiere of a wildly popular Brazilian comedy.

Toumani Diabaté
Monday, August 03, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Music & Film

Music & Film
I Am Cuba directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
The Pedrito Martinez Project
Wednesday, August 05, 2009

From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The multi-faceted musician performs songs anchored in his beloved Cuba; followed by a screening of the unforgettable film that reconstructs the life of the island during the Batista era.

Asbury Shorts: An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films
Mingus Dynasty Quintet
Thursday, August 06, 2009

From 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A dynamic evening of live music, celebrity guests, and elite award-winning short films compiled from the past ten years.

Dance
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater
Friday, August 07, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The accomplished modern dance company DCDC grounds their work in the African American experience. Choreographer Nathan Trice employs a diverse ensemble to create dance theater works.

Boys Noize
Saturday, August 08, 2009
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Central Park SummerStage
A mega-dance party led by the go-to motivator and music producer extraordinaire.
Presented in association with Meanred Productions.

Jazmine Sullivan
Chrisette Michele
Jon B.
Sunday, August 09, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Soul takes center stage on this bill with heartfelt anthems, ballads, love songs and good vibes from three of today’s most sought after vocalists.
Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

Dance
Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company
with musical guest Martha Wainwright
Friday, August 14, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A very special evening of dance and music that will feature a world premiere by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, set to new music by Martha Wainwright, both commissioned by City Parks Foundation.

Dance
Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company
with musical guest Martha Wainwright
Saturday, August 15, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
A very special evening of dance and music that will feature a world premiere by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, set to new music by Martha Wainwright, both commissioned by City Parks Foundation.

Dinosaur Jr., The Walkmen FREE
Sunday, August 16, 2009

From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Paul Van Dyk
Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Phoenix
Friday, September 25, 2009

Rumsey Playfield at Central Park
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Phoenix
Friday, September 26, 2009

Rumsey Playfield at Central Park
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