2009 Central Park Summerstage Initial Lineup

The Kooks at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (09/10/08)
The Kooks
Photo: Tim Griffin

UPDATE: The full official schedule can be found here.

According to a recent press release, Summerstage will host at least 32 free and six benefit shows this year, I’ll keep posting 2009 events as I become aware of them. Keep this page bookmarked for more updates!

Central Park Naumburg Bandshell (More Info)
04/11/09 Lachi, Shinobi Ninja, The Mondays, Maurice Davis Band, Goldenchild Hope Halo Benefit Concert

Central Park Summerstage and Rumsey Playfield 2009 Unofficial Schedule
05/31/09 Reality Shock, Yaakov Chesed, Shauli + more TBA (Salute To Israel)
06/05/09 TV on the Radio, Dirty Projectors (Sold Out)
06/12/09 The New York Pops with Josh Ritter
06/13/09 Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett & G.A., Ruben Studdard
06/16/09 Indigo Girls, Matt Nathanson (Buy Tickets 03/27 @ noon)
06/17/09 Wally Lamb (Reading from “The Hour I First Believed”)
06/18/09 Sharon Olds, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Elizabeth Alexander w/ Stephen Burt
06/19/09 Comedy Central Park: Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco
06/20/09 Earthdriver, Staceyann Chin, Jennifer Johns, ArtBattles, Urban Word NYC
06/21/09 World Music Day with Yannick Noah, Coralie Clément, Mayra Andrade
06/25/09 311, Ziggy Marley (Presale: 04/14, Public Sale: 04/17)
06/27/09 Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan, Painted on Water, NY Gypsy All Stars
06/28/09 Esperanza Spalding, Ledisi, Jonathan Batiste
06/30/09 Explosions In The Sky, Constantines, Castanets (Buy Tickets)
07/05/09 Oumou Sangare, Les Nubians
07/08/09 Juana Molina, Curumin, El G (ZZK)
07/09/09 Matisyahu, Umphrey’s McGee (Presale: April 15-17, Password = LIGHT, Public Sale: April 17 – noon EST)
07/11/09 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Eric Bobo
07/12/09 Family Day w/ DJ Lance Rock & Brobee, Nickelodeon’s New Preschool Band, Billy B., Storytime with Iza Trapani
07/13/09 The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital
07/18/09 Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon, Benji B
07/19/09 Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart, Subatomic Sound System
07/24/09 Bettye Lavette, Budos Band, Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez
07/25/09 Jerry Rivera and special guests, N’Klabe
07/26/09 Ginuwine, Joe, Chico DeBarge
07/31/09 RIOULT, Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions
08/01/09 M. Ward, Nels Cline, Mike Watt FREE
08/10/09 The Pretenders, Juliette Lewis, Cat Power
08/14/09 Morphoses (Dance)
08/15/09 Morphoses (Dance)
08/16/09 Dinosaur Jr., The Walkmen FREE
08/29/09 Paul Van Dyk (Buy Tickets) #
09/02/09 Black Crowes, Levon Helm Band, Truth & Salvage Co. (On Sale 06/12)
09/25/09 Phoenix, Passion Pit (Buy Tickets)
09/26/09 Phoenix, Passion Pit (Buy Tickets)

# While these shows will take place at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (aka Summerstage), they not part of the official “Summerstage” concert series.