SummerStage 25th Anniversary Gala Special Offer

SummerStage Gala

Just got wind of this new deal* on the SummerStage 25th Anniversary Gala show:

When you purchase 4 General Admission tickets to the June 8 SummerStage 25th Anniversary Gala, you get four no-waiting, guaranteed entry admission passes good for any free Central Park SummerStage show, including The xx on August 8, St. Vincent on August 1, The Specials on August 22, Chrisette Michele on August 21 or Public Enemy on August 15

More info (including the artist lineup and song choices) on the SummerStage Gala after after the jump.

* Technically you’re not saving any money on the cost of tickets, so maybe “incentive” is a better word.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, City Parks Foundation (CPF) will welcome guests to The SummerStage 25th Anniversary Celebration, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round arts programming. The concert will begin at 8:00pm. Central Park SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield (72nd Street, mid park).

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, Jorma Kaukonen, Cory Chisel, The Holmes Brothers, John Forte, Valerie June, John Roderick, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nile, Paula Cole, Jonatha Brooke, Alejandro Esovedo, Marc Cohn, Ben Gibbard, David Hinds, St. Vincent, and many more. The evening’s house band will be Ollabelle and the evening’s host will be Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi.

A preliminary schedule of performers and setlist follows; this list is subject to revision:

Dar Williams and Stephen Kellogg performing
We’ve Got A Groovy Thing Goin’

The Holmes Brothers performing
Mrs. Robinson

Jorma Kaukonen and Larry Campbell performing
Baby Driver

Ollabelle performing
Scarborough Fair

Aimee Mann and John Roderick performing
The Only Living Boy in New York

Marc Cohn and Jonatha Brooke performing
Sounds of Silence

Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Wainwright Roche performing
Bleecker Street

Jill Sobule and Livingston Taylor performing
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

Cory Chisel and Brendan Benson performing
El Condor Pasa

Ricky Skaggs, Joan Osborne and Gordon Kennedy performing
I Am a Rock

John Forte and Valerie June performing

David Hinds and Olivia Mori performing
April Come She Will

Shawn Colvin and Paula Cole performing

Alejandro Escovedo and Willie Nile performing
The Boxer

Ben Gibbard and St. Vincent performing
Fakin’ It

Dean and Britta performing
Homeward Bound

Encore featuring Special Guests