2010 Central Park Summerstage Initial Lineup

The Black Keys at All Points West (08/02/09)
The Black Keys
Photo: D. Caplan

UPDATE: View the entire Summerstage 2010 schedule over here.

A couple of things have trickled in about this year’s Summerstage lineup, and while I really don’t know much more than the next guy, here’s what I’ve been able to dig up so far.

2010 Summerstage/Rumsey Playfield Shows
05/16/10 Leon and the Peoples (AIDS Walk Post Concert)
05/26/10 Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Torche (Buy Tickets | Feb 20 @ 12PM)
06/08/10 25th Anniversary Gala ft. Songs of Simon & Garfunkel (More Info)
06/14/10 Baaba Maal, Playing For Change
06/15/10 John Butler Trio, State Radio (Buy Tickets | Feb 19 @ 12PM)
06/19/10 Meshell Ndegeocello (NYC LGBT Pride Rally)
06/22/10 Eddie Palmieri Y La Perfecta II
06/23/10 Stanley Clarke ft. Hiromi, McCoy Tyner Quartet w/ Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela (CareFusion Jazz Festival)
06/26/10 Tinariwen
06/30/10 Poetry night ft. Carlos Andres Gomez and others
07/11/10 Jimmy Cliff, Trevor Hall
07/25/10 Bassekou Kouyate, Fool’s Gold
07/26/10 Flaming Lips (Buy Tickets | Feb 19 @ 12PM)
07/27/10 The Black Keys w/ Morning Benders (Buy Tickets)
07/28/10 The Black Keys w/ Morning Benders (Buy Tickets | Apr 2 @ 12PM)
07/31/10 Los Amigos Invisibles
08/04/10 Hot Chip, Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost! (Buy Tickets)
08/11/10 Gov’t Mule (Buy Tickets | May 7 @ 12PM)
08/22/10 The Specials
09/16/10 Cake (Buy Tickets | Presale: Apr 27-30, Password: CAKE2010)
09/17/10 Ween (Buy Tickets)
09/18/10 Broken Social Scene (Buy Tickets | Mar 5 @ noon)
09/21/10 Pavement SOLD OUT
09/22/10 Pavement SOLD OUT
09/23/10 Pavement w/ Slothbear SOLD OUT
09/24/10 Pavement SOLD OUT

Aside from the ticketed shows, everything else is unofficial as far as I know. If this year is like year’s past, you can expect around 32 official “Summerstage” shows, plus rentals (like Paul Van Dyk), the GMA Summer Concert Series, and possibly Oprah again.


  1. cyclingforslac says:

    Apperently The Specials are laying on 8/22

    1. john says:

      no def poetry jam. but yes on the specials. full lineup out in about a week.

      1. bumpershine says:

        Hmmm, I was speculating a little on the Def Poetry Jam, but the guy (Carlos Andrés Gómez) had posted it to his MySpace page.

  2. john says:

    Shouldn’t be too much longer until we get the final info up and out the door; just getting together our brand new website!
    It’s worth noting that while quite a few paid shows take place at Rumsey Playfield, they’re not officially part of the SummerStage season. While we do have a handful of paid shows on the schedule that help pay for the season, the mission of the organization is to provide free entertainment and the vast majority of our programming is free to the public.
    Oh, as long as I have your ear: SummerStage is going to be utilizing our Twitter account a lot more intensely this year. It’ll be the best place to find out about new guests, shows and we’ll also be doing updates during the day of shows to let folks know how long the lines are, how long they’ll likely have to wait to get in and when shows are at capacity. We hope it’ll make your life a lot easier; follow us @summerstage

    1. bumpershine says:

      I know that there is a difference between the “Rumsey Playfield” shows and the Summerstage shows, that’s why I used “/” at the top of this post. Since the venue is the same, most people don’t get the distinction though.

  3. john says:

    I get it, makes sense. The only thing is that occasionally people complain about how “all the summerstage shows are so expensive and i thought they were supposed to be free” and nine times out of ten they are free! It’s that shows in the space do not necessarily equal “summerstage shows”.
    Anyways, full lineup is coming; trust me when I say we’re champing at the bit to get this out the door.

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