Free Harlem SummerStage Concerts in August

Harlem Summerstage concerts

It’s time to come out and enjoy some live music and performances in Harlem as City Parks Foundation’s 2016 season of SummerStage concerts at Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park through August will feature reggae singer Alpha Blondy, a night of powerful words and song with renowned poet and performer Saul Williams, and more.  All concerts are FREE!


Harlem SummerStage Concert schedule in Marcus Garvey Park:

Tuesday, Aug 16. 7:00 p.m.: Alpha Blondy

Wednesday, Aug 17, 7:00 p.m.: Saul Williams / Kimberly Nichole

Thursday, Aug 18, 7:00 p.m.: Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Collective / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Friday, Aug 19, 7:00 p.m.: Nathan Trice Rituals / HAS Dance Ensemble / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Saturday and Sunday, Aug 20-21, 7:00 p.m.: Kalabantè Circus / Iron Skulls & Quim Moya / Sxip’s Hour of Charm

Friday, Aug 26, 7:00 p.m.: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground / Antoinette Montague and Jazzmobile Friends / DJ Greg Caz

Saturday, Aug 27, 3:00 p.m.: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman

Having highlighted hip-hop music and culture in 2013 and salsa and Latin music in 2014,  the festival is thrilled this year to honor another distinctly New York musical form: Jazz.  The 2016 season of SummerStage will both showcase exceptional performing artists from around the globe, and will also feature more jazz performances than ever before, with nearly half a dozen planned for Central Park and many more in neighborhood parks across the city. The focus on jazz this season coincides with the upcoming centennial of the musical dawning of the term “jazz,” as well as what would have been the 100th birthdays of late jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Harlem Summerstage concerts

“Capital One is proud to once again support SummerStage as it celebrates New York’s artistic energy and creativity,” said Michael Slocum, President, Commercial Banking and Northeast Regional President, Capital One. “The artsbuild communities and enrich lives, and this remarkable festival embodies our commitment to investing for good in the diverse communities where our associates live and work.”