Full CPF SummerStage 2012 Schedule Announced

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Photo: Jon Klemm

SummerStage 2012 Schedule

Newly announced highlights from this year’s schedule include:

06/12/12 New York Pops w/ Ozomatli (Central Park)
06/16/12 Dawes, Kurt Vile (Central Park)
06/19/12 AraabMUZIK, Das Racist (Red Hook)
06/20/12 Comedy Central Live Presents (Central Park)
06/21/12 Deer Tick, Johnny Corndawg (Red Hook)
06/24/12 Alabama Shakes, Diamond Rugs, Robert Ellis (Central Park)
06/24/12 Comedy Central Live Presents (Red Hook)
07/07/12 CBGB Festival (Central Park)
07/21/12 Bebel Gilberto (Central Park)
07/28/12 Gary Clark Jr., GIVERS (Central Park)
08/04/12 Amadou & Mariam, Theophilus London (Central Park)

…and many more.

PS Best looking lineup in a years, IMHO.

View the full Official 2012 CPF SummerStage schedule after the jump.

SummerStage 2012 Schedule
Doors for all shows open one hour prior to listed show times.
Shows taking place at the Rumsey Playfield at Central Park are noted in blue.

Date

Time

Artist

Location

Wed, June 6

7:00 PM

Midnite

DJ Carter Van Pelt

Hosted by Dahved Levy

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

Thurs, June 7

7:00 PM

Bobby Womack

Willis Earl Beal

Central Park, Manhattan

Thurs, June 7

7:00 PM

Buckshot, Smif n Wessun
and Sean Price of Boot Camp Clik

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

Fri, June 8

7:00 PM

JJ Hairston

Jessica Reedy

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

Fri, June 8

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Decadancetheatre
Whitney Hunter

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by Decadancetheatre

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Sat, June 9

7:00 PM

10th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil NY
*Live Performance by Sandra de Sá

*Full Film Screening of the new
Raul Seixas documentary: RAUL

Central Park, Manhattan

Sat, June 9

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Germaul Barnes /
   Viewsic Expressions Dance

Restoration Dance Theatre Company

All Levels Open Dance Master Class
by Calvin Wiley

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Sun, June 10

4:00 PM

SummerStage Kids
Brooklyn Family Day featuring

FELA Queens

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
DJ Stormin’ Norman

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Sun, June 10

7:00 PM

Idle Warship

* Film Screening: Brooklyn Boheme

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Tues, June 12

8:00 PM

The New York Pops with Ozomatli

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, June 12

7:00 PM

Bushman

NiyoRah
DJ Soul Selector

Hosted by Dahved Levy

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Wed, June 13

7:00 PM

J. Holiday

Eric Roberson

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Thurs, June 14

7:00 PM

EPMD

DJ Scratch

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Fri, June 15

8:00 PM

Joey Arias

Central Park, Manhattan

Fri, June 15 Sat, June 16

8:00 PM

“Paige in Full”
a play by Paige Hernandez

Directed by Danielle A. Drakes

Von King Park, Brooklyn

Sat, June 16

7:00 PM

Dawes

Kurt Vile and The Violators

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, June 17

6:00 PM

The Blue Note Jazz Festival featuring

Groove Theory

Soulive

Riq and Rah with Strings (Black Thought + Rahzel)
DJ ?uestlove

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, June 19

7:00 PM

AraabMUZIK

Das Racist

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Wed, June 20

8:00 PM

Comedy Central: Indecision in the Park
with The Daily Show
stars and writers:

Rory Albanese

Wyatt Cenac

Adam Lowitt

Al Madrigal

John Oliver
Kristen Schaal  

Hosted by John Hodgman

Central Park, Manhattan

Wed, June 20

7:00 PM

Lyricist Lounge 20 Year Anniversary w/  Brand Nubian

Game Rebellion

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Thurs, June 21

7:00 PM

Deer Tick

Jonny Corndawg

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Fri, June 22  

Sat, June 23

 

8:00 PM

“Paige in Full”
a play by Paige Hernandez

Directed by Danielle A. Drakes

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Sun, June 24

3:00 PM

Alabama Shakes

Diamond Rugs

Robert Ellis

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, June 24

7:00 PM

Comedy Central Live presents

Hannibal Buress
Kevin Barnett

Josh Rabinowitz

Red Hook Park , Brooklyn

Tues, June 26

7:00 PM

Workmen’s Circle Yiddishfest 2012 –
Singing for a Better World
featuring

The Klezmatics

SoCalled

Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird

Joshua Nelson
NYT-Folksbiene’s “Soul to Soul”

Yiddish Princess

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, June 26

7:00 PM

Cano Estremera

Soundview Park, Bronx

Wed, June 27

7:00 PM

Safire

Lisette Melendez

DJ Lucho

Soundview Park , Bronx

Thurs, June 28

7:00 PM

Our Latin Thing:
     A Tribute to The Fania All Stars

Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

Soundview Park , Bronx

Fri, June 29

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Limón Dance Company

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by

Limón Dance Company

 

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Sat, June 30

8:00 PM

Limón Dance Company  with musical guest Paquito D’Rivera

Central Park, Manhattan

Sat, June 30

4:00 PM

SummerStage Kids Bronx Family Day

The Red Trouser Show
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Little Club Heads

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Sat, June 30

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Kaleidoscope of Dance featuring

Legendary House of Ninja

KR3T
Milteri Tucker and special guests

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by Full Circle

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Sun, July 1

8:00 PM

Limón Dance Company 
with musical guest Paquito D’Rivera

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, July 3

7:00 PM

José “El Canario” Alberto

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Thurs, July 5

7:00 PM

8 y Más presents
   A Tribute to Tito Puente

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Fri, July 6

Sat, July 7

8:00 PM

“A King of Infinite Space”
a play by Mando Alvardo

Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Adapted from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Sat, July 7

3:00 PM

CBGB Festival – Artists TBA

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, July 8

3:00 PM

SummerStage Kids Family Day with  

Justin Roberts and The Not So Ready for Naptime Players

Ill Style & Peace Productions

The New York Chinese Cultural Center
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, July 8

7:00 PM

Frankie Negron

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Tues, July 10

7:00 PM

Chubb Rock
Kurtis Blow
DJ Bent Roc

Crotona Park , Bronx

Wed, July 11

7:00 PM

Latin Alternative Music Conference w/
Mala Rodríguez

Profetas

Ximena Sariñana

Central Park, Manhattan

Wed, July 11

7:00 PM

Nice and Smooth
Ed O.G.
The Awesome 2

Crotona Park , Bronx

Fri, July 13 Sat, July 14

8:00 PM

“A King of Infinite Space”  a play by Mando Alvardo

Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Adapted from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Crotona Park , Bronx

Sat, July 14

3:00 PM

Latin Alternative Music Conference w/
Kinky

Los Auténticos Decadentes

3Ball MTY

DJ Raff

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, July 15

7:00 PM

A Guthrie Family Reunion: Celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100 Birthday with
Arlo Guthrie

Abe Guthrie

Cathy Guthrie
Annie Guthrie

Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, July 15

7:00 PM

Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue
Blue Magic

Crotona Park , Bronx

Tues, July 17

7:30 PM

The Upright Citizens Brigade presents

The All-Stars of Improv

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, July 17

7:00 PM

The Chi-Lites
Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

Queensbridge Park, Queens

Wed, July 18

7:00 PM

Big Daddy Kane
Marley Marl

Queensbridge Park, Queens

Thurs, July 19

7:00 PM

WAR
Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

Queensbridge Park, Queens

Fri, July 20

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Liberation Dance Theater

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by
Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Queensbridge Park, Queens

Sat, July 21

3:00 PM

Bebel Gilberto

Criolo

Flávio Renegado
DJ Béco Dranoff

Central Park, Manhattan

Sat, July 21

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Malcolm Low Formal Structure
VON USSAR danceworks

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn

Queensbridge Park, Queens

Sun, July 22

3:00 PM

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

SMOD
Bibi Tanga and the Selenites

DJ Chief Boima

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, July 24

7:00 PM

Full Force

Johnny Kemp of Force MD’s
Jeff Redd

Meli’sa Morgan

Springfield Park, Queens

Wed, July 25

8:00 PM

The Metropolitan Opera
Summer Recital Series

Central Park, Manhattan

Wed, July 25

7:00 PM

Le’Andria Johnson

Trin-I-Tee 5:7
Brian Courtney Wilson

Amber Bullock

Springfield Park, Queens

Thurs, July 26

7:00 PM

Tamia

 

Springfield Park, Queens

Fri, July 27

7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Opera
Summer Recital Series

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Fri, July 27 Sat, July 28

8:00 PM

“The Power of the Trinity”
a play by Roland Wolf

Directed by Alfred Preisser

Music by Tomás Doncker

Springfield Park, Queens

Sat, July 28

3:00 PM

Gary Clark Jr.

GIVERS

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, July 29

3:00 PM

Héctor “El Torito”  Acosta
DJ Lobo
Alex Sensation

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, July 29

4:00 PM

SummerStage Kids Queens Family Day 

Randolph Matthews

Little Club Heads
LuckyBob: Magic Juggling Comedy

Springfield Park, Queens

Sun, July 29

7:00 PM

Taj Weekes & Adowa
Shine & The Moonbeams

Randolph Matthews

* Film Screening: Africa United

Springfield Park, Queens

Tues, July 31

8:00 PM

“The Power of the Trinity”
a play by Roland Wolf

Directed by Alfred Preisser

Music by Tomás Doncker

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, July 31

7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Opera
Summer Recital Series

Crotona Park, Bronx

Tues, July 31

7:00 PM

Keith Murray

The Beatnuts

Tappen Park, Staten Islane

Wed, Aug. 1

8:00 PM

Camille A. Brown & Dancers with   Imani Uzuri
Malcolm Low Formal Structure

Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner

Central Park, Manhattan

Wed, Aug. 1

7:00 PM

Rob Base

Tappen Park, Staten Islane

Thurs, Aug. 2

7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Opera
Summer Recital Series

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Islane

Thurs, Aug. 2

7:00 PM

GQ

Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

Tappen Park, Staten Islane

Fri, Aug. 3

Sat, Aug 4

Sun, Aug. 5

8:00 PM

“The Power of the Trinity”
a play by Roland Wolf

Directed by Alfred Preisser

Music by Tomás Doncker

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 4

3:00 PM

Amadou & Mariam

Theophilus London

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, Aug. 5

4:00 PM

5th Annual Gospel Explosion featuring

Hezekiah Walker and Friends

Vashawn Mitchell

Le’Andria Johnson

James Fortune & F.I.Y.A.

Central Park, Manhattan

Mon, Aug. 6

7:00 PM

Sidi Touré

The Pedrito Martinez Group
Wouter Kellerman

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Tues, Aug. 7

7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Opera
Summer Recital Series

Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan

Tues, Aug. 7

7:00 PM

Robert Glasper Experience
with special guests

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Wed, Aug. 8

7:00 PM

Smokie Norful

 

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Thurs, Aug. 9

7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Opera  

Summer Recital Series

Socrates Sculpture Garden, Queens

Thurs, Aug. 9

7:00 PM

Jon B
Jagged Edge

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Fri, Aug. 10

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Camille A. Brown and Dancers
MoralesDance

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by

Camille A. Brown

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 11

3:00 PM

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Buckwheat Zydeco

Abigail Washburn

Central Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 11

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Kùlú Mèlé
    African Dance and Drum Ensemble

MBDance

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sun, Aug. 12

4:00 PM

The Fourth Annual R&B Fest featuring
Eric Benét and more TBA

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, Aug. 12

4:00 PM

SummerStage Kids Uptown Family Day  

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People® on Tour, Little Club Heads, Double Dutch Dreamz

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sun, Aug. 12

7:00 PM

Yerba Buena
DJ Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love

* Film Screening: “Doin’ it in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC”

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Tues, Aug. 14

7:00PM

Goapele
Yolanda Zama

Film Screening: “Come Back Africa”

Central Park, Manhattan

Tues, Aug. 14

7:00 PM

Toby Love

 

Highbridge Park, Manhattan

Wed, Aug. 15

8:00 PM

Koresh Dance Company
BalletX

Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner

Central Park, Manhattan

Wed, Aug. 15

7:00 PM

Henry Santos

Highbridge Park, Manhattan

Thurs, Aug 16

7:00 PM

24 Horas

K Rose

Highbridge Park, Manhattan

Fri, Aug. 17

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company DoubleTake Dance

All Levels Open Dance Master Class by Desmond Richardson of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

East River Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 18

3:00 PM

Australia Day featuring

Megan Washington

Emma Donavan

DJ Ashley Feraude with Jonty Hall

Central Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 18

7:00 PM Class

8:00 PM

Perform

Eleone Dance Theatre

Niles Ford Urban Dance Collective

All Levels Open Dance Master Class

by Calvin Wiley

East River Park, Manhattan

Sun, Aug. 19

3:00 PM

Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration featuring

Inner Circle

Israel Vibration
The Mighty Diamonds

DJ Carter Van Pelt

Central Park, Manhattan

Sun, Aug. 19

7:00 PM

The Upright Citizens Brigade presents
The All-Stars of Improv

East River Park , Manhattan

Tues, Aug. 21

7:00 PM

José Alberto “El Canario”

8 y Más
DJ Polito Vega

East River Park , Manhattan

Wed, Aug. 22

7:00 PM

Lyricist Lounge 20 Year Anniversary w/ 

Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier

East River Park , Manhattan

Thur, Aug. 23

7:00 PM

Two Boots 25th Anniversary Concert
Artists TBA

East River Park , Manhattan

Fri, Aug. 24

7:00 PM

20th Anniversary
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
with

Bird with Strings
with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
and special guests

Produced by Revive Music

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 25

3:00 PM

20th Anniversary
Charlie Parker Jazz
Festival with

Roy Haynes

Rene Marie’s ‘Experiment In Truth’

Derrick Hodge

ERIMAJ

Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 25   

Sun, Aug. 26

 

Mon, Aug. 27

8:00 PM

“Jason and the Argonauts:  

Tales from the Argonautica”  

a play by Apollonius Rhodius

Performed by
The Faux-Real Theatre Company

East River Park, Manhattan

Sat, Aug. 26

3:00 PM

20th Anniversary
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
with

Gregory Porter

Andy Milne and Dapp Theory

Sullivan Fortner

Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

Tues, Aug. 28 Wed, Aug. 29

Thurs, Aug. 30

8:00 PM

“I’m Going to Make a Small Incision

Behind Your Ear to Check and See

if You’re Actually Human REDUX”  a play performed by
Witness Relocation

East River Park, Manhattan

Central Park SummerStage Benefit Concerts

 

Proceeds from benefit concerts support our free programs  

Please note that doors open one hour prior to listed showtime
All Paid Shows Take Place at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park
 

 

 

Date

Time

Artist

 

Mon,  June 11

6:00 PM

Foster the People

with Tokyo Police Club  and Kimbra

SOLD OUT

Mon,  June 25

7:00 PM

Childish Gambino

with Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q

SOLD OUT

Tues,  July 3

7:00 PM

Norah Jones

 

Mon, July 16

6:30 PM

Young the Giant

 

Mon, July 23

6:00 PM

Beach House

SOLD OUT  

Mon, Aug. 6

TBA

Old Crow Medicine Show

 

Wed, Aug. 8

6:30 PM

M83

SOLD OUT


Ticket Information for Benefit Concerts


Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

 

To purchase tickets with no Ticketmaster service fee forBowery Presents Concerts, visit the Mercury Lounge Box Office at 217 E. Houston St. or the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 66 N. 6th St. between Kent & Wythe Sts.

 

Live Nation Concerts – visit the Fillmore Box Office at 17 Irving Pl.

AEG Concerts – visit the Nokia Theatre Box Office at 1515 Broadway at 44th St. or the Highline Ballroom, 431 W16th St. between 9th and 10th Aves.    


 

SummerStage 2012 Commissioned Works


Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1  

in Central Park, Manhattan

Limón Dance Company  

with special musical guest Paquito D’Rivera

Join SummerStage as we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the José Limón Dance Company and the “Summer of Limón” series. The company will premiere Come With Me, a specially commissioned dance piece set to live music by world-renowned GRAMMY® Award winning, Cuban composer, Paquito D’Rivera and choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras of Brazil’s Grupo Corpo. This new work is Pederneiras’ first commission for a U.S dance company and D’Rivera’s first dance commission.

   

 

Wednesday, August 01 in Central Park, Manhattan

Camille A. Brown & Dancers  

with special musical guest Imani Uzuri

Camille A. Brown & Dancers unite with vocalist and composer, Imani Uzuri for a thrilling premiere night of original choreography set to selections from Uzuri’s new album, The Gypsy Diaries, which will be performed live.

     

 

Friday, July 6 and Saturday July 7  

in St. Mary’s Park, The Bronx    

Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14  

in Crotona Park, The Bronx
“A King of Infinite Space”  

a play by Mando Alvardo

directed by Jerry Ruiz

adapted from Shakespeare’s Hamlet  

SummerStage Theater Presented by Time Warner   

American rock collides with Shakespeare in the SummerStage commissioned, theatrical concert event, A King of Infinite Space. Noted playwright Mando Alvarado‘s modern spin on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet places the plot in the Lower East Side, Manhattan for a more relatable take on the quintessential tale of struggling family dynamics, power, and revenge. Fusing the music and themes from American rock icon Pearl Jam’s ground-breaking album, 10, with a gritty Lower East Side dynamic, this concert event relates Shakespeare’s 17th century literature to 21st century New York City.

 

Friday, August 24 in Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan
The 20th Anniversary of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Bird with Strings   

with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and special guests

Produced by Revive Music

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the beloved late summer jazz favorite, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In honor of this anniversary, SummerStage will present an additional evening of performances. This exceptional night will feature the world premiere of specially commissioned pieces by Revive Music Group in collaboration with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, celebrating the vibrant work of Charlie Parker’s 1950’s record, Charlie Parker with Strings.  

  

 

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