2008 Central Park Summerstage Initial Lineup

I’ll keep posting 2008 Summerstage events as I become aware of them. Keep this page bookmarked for more updates!

UPDATE: The official Central Park SummerStage lineup is now posted here (it doesn’t include the rental and Green Apple Festival shows though).

Central Park Summerstage and Rumsey Playfield 2008 Unofficial Schedule
04/20/08 Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (Green Apple Festival) *
04/20/08 Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Green Apple Festival) *
04/20/08 Vienna Teng, Vusi Mahlasela (Green Apple Festival) *
05/29/08 Sheryl Crow * (Buy Tickets)
05/30/08 Duran Duran, Your Vegas * (Buy Tickets)
05/31/08 Duran Duran, Your Vegas * (Buy Tickets)
06/13/08 Mavis Staples, Stephanie McKay (Opening Night)
06/14/08 Vampire Weekend, Kid Sister, Born Ruffians
06/21/08 Definitely Poetry: An Evening of Poetry and Music, featuring Lemon, JLove Calderon, Will Power and La Bruja
06/26/08 Thievery Corporation, Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto, Federico Aubele, Turntables On The Hudson (Buy Tickets)
06/28/08 Vieux Farka Toure, Fallou Dieng, Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat, Dj Sirak, Jann Klose
07/06/08 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Afrika Bambaataa, Love Trio with U-Roy
07/12/08 LAMC featuring Julieta Venegas, Scud Hero and more TBA
07/20/08 Santogold, Diplo, Plastic Little, A-Trak, Kid Cudi
07/23/08 Mark Knopfler (Summerstage Benefit – Buy Tickets)
07/27/08 The Skatalites
07/29/08 Crosby, Stills and Nash (Summerstage Benefit – Buy Tickets)
07/31/08 Richard Price, Charles Bock
08/01/08 DanceBrazil, Max Pollak and RumbaTap
08/02/08 Roy Hargrove Big Band and Special Guests
08/03/08 José James
08/04/08 The National, Yeasayer (Buy Tickets 05/30 @ noon)
08/06/08 Sonny Rollins (Buy Tickets)
08/16/08 Battles and Black Dice
08/17/08 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Menahan Street Band, Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens (Closing Night)
08/28/08 Paramore* (Buy Tickets)
09/10/08 The Kooks w/ Illinois and Stellastarr* (Buy Tickets)
09/17/08 The Swell Season* (Buy Tickets)

* These shows will take place at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, but they are not part of the official 2008 SummerStage schedule.

For more information, download the preview press release for the 2008 SummerStage season.

Dates cobbled together from a number of sources including: Pollstar, Ticketmaster, MySpace, Press Releases and BrooklynVegan.com.