SummerStage 25th Anniversary Celebration Featuring the Songs of Simon & Garfunkel

Britta Phillips at the Bell House (12/03/09)
Photo: Jon Klemm (more)

The full 2010 schedule is still TBA, but this special Summerstage benefit event was just announced today:

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, City Parks Foundation will welcome guests to the SummerStage 25th Anniversary Celebration, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round arts programming.

This year’s benefit will feature the songbook of Simon & Garfunkel with unique duets performed by Shawn Colvin, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, Loudon Wainwright III, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Joan Osborne, Stephen Kellogg, Dean & Britta, Cory Chisel, The Holmes Brothers, John Forte, Valerie June, John Roderick, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nile, Paula Cole, Alejandro Esovedo, Ollabelle (house band) and many more.

A cocktail party for table purchasers will be held in the Pergola Area at SummerStage beginning at 6:00pm. Tables of ten will be provided with a full dinner; tables of four will be provided with a light snack. Both will receive bar service. The concert will begin at 8:00pm. Central Park SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield (72nd Street, mid-park).

For event information, including ticket sales, please click here, or contact Jill Rothstein at 212-360-8170, or by email at []

For more information on this year’s Summerstage and Rumsey Playfield schedule, click here.

View all of Simon & Garfunkel‘s recently rescheduled Spring tour dates after the jump.

The Simon & Garfunkel tour originally scheduled for April – May is being postponed due to a vocal strain recently sustained by Art Garfunkel. In an effort to provide the highest quality performance for their audience, Paul & Art decided it would be best to move the scheduled concert dates. The dates have been rescheduled to allow for an adequate period of rest and rehabilitation, after which Art is expected to make a complete recovery.

Both Paul & Art regret any inconvenience this has caused their fans and are looking forward to seeing them at the rescheduled shows.

Rescheduled dates are:

July 3 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
July 5 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
July 6 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 8 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 9 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
July 11 Fargo, ND Fargodome
July 12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 14 Madison, WI TBA
July 17 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
July 21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
July 22 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 24 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
July 25 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
July 29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal Etess Arena