2011 Summerstage Official Schedule Announced

Wiz Khalifa at The FADER Fort at SXSW
Wiz Khalifa
Photo: Jon Klemm

SummerStage/Rumsey Playfield 2011 Lineup
05/07/11 SELF Workout in the Park†
05/22/11 Japan Day at Central Park† (http://japandaynyc.org)
05/24/11 Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines† (Buy Tickets)
05/31/11 Ray Lamontagne, Brandi Carlile, The Secret Sisters† (Buy Tickets)
06/04/11 The Script† (Buy Tickets)
06/05/11 Israel Day Concert (FREE)
06/07/11 Night at the Caravanserai: Tales of Wonder w/ Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble
06/11/11 Medeski Martin & Wood (FREE 6:30PM)
06/17/11 ISTANBULIVE III: Sounds of Civilizations (FREE 7PM)
06/19/11 9th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil NY: ft. Mart’nalia live, screening “Elza”
06/21/11 Ben L’Oncle Soul live, screening “Gainsbourg And His Girls”
06/22/11 Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero (FREE)
06/24/11 Florence and the Machine, Twin Shadow, Bubbles* (Buy Tickets)
06/25/11 Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fitz & The Tantrums, Andreya Triana (FREE 3pm)
06/26/11 Hugh Masekela. Freshylground, Somi (FREE 3PM)
06/28/11 The MOTH: Andy Borowitz, Pam Grier (FREE)
06/29/11 Jim Gaffigan, John Pinette (FREE 7PM)
07/02/11 Roy Ayers and The Jazz Mafia Symphony (FREE)
07/03/11 Ram, Group Doueh, Baloji,Globesonic Sound System
07/06/11 L.A.M.C. Pres.: Jarabe de Palo, Ely Guerra, Novalima (FREE)
07/09/11 L.A.M.C. Pres.: ChocQuibTown, Rita Indiana, Ursula 1000, Que Bajo?! (FREE)
07/10/11 The Verve Pipe?
07/11/11 Met Opera: Angela Meade, Dimitri Pittas, Jennifer Johnson Cano
07/13/11 Ratatat* (Buy Tickets)
07/15/11 Special Commission Dance & Music with Vijay Iyer (FREE)
07/17/11 Pink Martini (FREE)
07/18/11 Levon Helm Band, Emmylou Harris, Hayes Carll* (Buy Tickets)
07/23/11 Keigwin + Company w/ Creative Outlet Dance Theatre Of Brooklyn
07/24/11 Marcelo D2,Pitty, Dj Nuts
07/25/11 Wiz Khalifa* (Buy Tickets)
07/27/11 Wanda Jackson and Imelda May (FREE)
07/30/11 Forces Of Nature Dance Theatre w/ Cecilia Marta Dance Company
07/31/11 Yemen Blues, Watcha Clan, Shabate, Awesome Tapes From Africa
08/01/11 Lykke Li* (Buy Tickets)
08/06/11 SHELEBRATION! A Tribute To The Works Of Shel Silverstein
08/07/11 Friendly Fires, The Naked And Famous, Cults (FREE)
08/08/11 Guster, Jack’s Mannequin* (Buy Tickets)
08/10/11 Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and DJ Turmix Screening: “We Like It Like That – The Story Of Latin Boogaloo” (FREE)
08/13/11 Henry Santos (FREE 3PM)
08/14/11 Donald Lawrence and special guests (FREE)
08/17/11 Sangre by Mando Alvardo (FREE)
08/20/11 Tiken Jah Fakoyl, Meta and the Cornerstones, Los Rakos (FREE)
08/21/11 Rakim, EPMD, Funkmaster Flex (FREE)
08/28/11 Jagged Edge, Avant, Melanie Fiona (FREE)
08/31/11 Sara Bareilles, Joshua Radin, Raining Jane† (Buy Tickets)
09/01/11 Panic! At The Disco, Neon Trees, Black Cards (Buy Tickets)
09/24/11 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals† (Buy Tickets)
09/26/11 Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs* (Buy Tickets)

* Official SummerStage benefit concert
† Rental show
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I know I was quick with the unofficial schedule, but I guess I’m a day late with this— well, I am on “vacation” and all. You can find the full details of all the Summerstage shows throughout the five boroughs over here or at summerstage.org. Heretofore unknown highlights of this year’s Rumsey Playfield/Main Stage schedule include the benefits with Wiz Khalifa and Ratatat as well as free comedy shows with Jim Gaffigan, The MOTH, and an indie music friendly triple bill with Friendly Fires, The Naked and Famous, and Cults. Also, you never know who music producer extraordinaire Hal Willner will pull out of the woodwork for the tribute to Shel Silverstein.

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