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Here's the full 2015 SummerStage concert lineup

Here's the full 2015 SummerStage concert lineup
Photograph: David Gettens

Concentrated local fests like Governors Ball and Hot 97 Summer Jam (see our latest ticket alert for details) attract a lot of buzz. But every self-respecting NYC showgoer knows that one summer-music event towers above all others: SummerStage, which blankets the city with free gigs during the warm-weather months. SummerStage celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the City Parks Foundation has booked a monster of a lineup, running from May through September, and including shows in all five boroughs. Feast your eyes on the full schedule below. Whether you're into classic New York hip-hop, rootsy Americana, old-school funk, world-class jazz or even cantorial music, this one's a stunner.

RECOMMENDED: Check out our full guide to Central Park SummerStage

Benefit shows

May 19
Mastodon + Clutch + Graveyard
Central Park; 6pm

June 17
Lindsey Stirling
Central Park; 7pm

June 24
The Kooks + Atlas Genius + Joywave
Central Park; 6pm

July 27
Dawes + First Aid Kit
Central Park; 6pm

August 5
Father John Misty + Angel Olsen + Summer Moon
Central Park; 6pm

September 16
Phil Lesh & Friends + Chris Robinson + Neal Casal + Eric Krasno + Adam MacDougall + Tony Leone
Central Park; 5pm

September 17
RL Grime + Young Thug + Mr. Carmack
Central Park; 6pm

September 24
Walk the Moon + Saint Motel
Central Park; 6pm

September 29
CHVRCHES + Mansionair
Central Park; 5:30pm

October 3
Halestorm
Central Park; 6pm

Free Shows

May 18
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Central Park; 6pm

June 2
Lyricist Lounge: Scarface
Red Hook Park; 7pm

June 3
Troy Ave + Phony Ppl
Red Hook Park; 7pm

June 4
The Felice Brothers + The Barr Brothers
Red Hook Park; 7pm

June 6
Blue Note Jazz Festival: Meshell Ndegeocello + Roy Hargrove + Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Central Park; 3pm

June 7
Unlocking the Truth + Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls + Black Girls Rock + DJ Diamond Kuts
Red Hook Park; 4pm

Angelique Kidjo + Emmanuel Jal + Rich Medina
Central Park; 3pm

June 11
Duck Down 20-Year Anniversary BBQ: Boot Camp Clik & Friends + Kirk Knight and CJ Fly of Pro Era + Chelsea Reject + Statik Selektah
Betsy Head Park, Brownsville; 7pm

June 12
Horace Brown + Jeff Redd + DJ Chuck Chillout +DJ Mell Starr
Betsy Head Park; 7pm

June 13
Lettuce + The Soul Rebels
Central Park; 3pm

June 14
Martha Redbone + Ebony Hillbillies
Betsy Head Park; 4pm

June 15
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Central Park; 8pm

June 16
Yiddish Soul: Avraham Fried + Netanel Hershtik + Yanky Lemmer + Joseph Malovany + Lipa Schmeltzer + Zusha
Central Park; 7pm

June 17
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Brooklyn Bridge Park; 7pm

Lyricist Lounge: Biz Markie + Masta Ace
Herbert Von King Park, Bed-Stuy; 7pm

June 18
Taana Gardner + Johnny Kemp + DJ Yoda
Herbert Von King Park; 7pm

June 20
Jungle + Ibeyi
Central Park; 7pm

June 21
Laurie Berkner + Something Positive + Brooklyn United Marching Bank
Herbert Von King Park; 4pm

June 24
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Queensbridge Park; 7pm

Judy Torres + Tony Touch
Crotona Park, Bronx; 7pm

June 25
Lyricist Lounge: The LOX
Crotona Park; 7pm

June 26
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Jackie Robinson Park, Harlem; 7pm

June 27
VP Records 35th Anniversary: Maxi Priest + Gyptian + Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons + Massive B
Central Park; 3pm

June 28
Catalan Sounds On Tour: Oques Grasses + La Iaia + Sílvia Pérez Cruz + DJ Guillamino
Central Park; 3pm

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Crotona Park; 7pm

June 30
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island; 7pm

July 5
Global Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams + Noel Pointer Youth Orchestra + The Red Trouser Show + Batoto Yetu + Ziporah Roney
Central Park; 3pm

July 7
Our Latin Thing + DJ Afro
St. Mary’s Park, Bronx; 7pm

July 8
Tito Rojas
St. Mary’s Park; 7pm

Systema Solar + Compass + Helado Negro
Central Park; 6pm

July 9
Cano Estremera
St. Mary’s Park; 7pm

July 11
Vicentico + Ximena Sariñana + No Te Va Gustar
Central Park; 3pm

July 12
Cesária Évora Orchestra + Mayra Andrade + Dino D'Santiago
Central Park; 3pm

Mister G + Soul Street Dance + DJ ASHO
St. Mary’s Park; 4pm

July 14
The Chi-Lites
Queensbridge Park; 7pm

July 15
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Queensbridge Park; 7pm

July 16
Lyricist Lounge: “Live at the BBQ” featuring Large Professor + Marley Marl
Queensbridge Park; 7pm

July 18
Freedom Party® NYC: Special SummerStage Anniversary Theme
Central Park; 7pm

July 19
Jorge Drexler + Diego Garcia + Danay Suarez
Central Park; 7pm

Wycliffe Gordon and Friends + B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove + Karisma Jay & Abundance
Queensbridge Park; 4pm

July 25
Jose Pena Suazo Y La Banda Gorda
Highbridge Park, Washington Heights; 7pm

Bombino + Fantastic Negrito
Central Park; 3pm

July 26
Rock Steady 38th Anniversary Concert: Whodini + Big Daddy Kane
Central Park; 3pm

July 28
Mack Wilds
Clove Lakes Park; 7pm

July 29
Jellybean Benetiz + DJ Street Tech + D-Train
Clove Lakes Park; 7pm

August 1
Dr. John and the Nite Trippers + Amy Helm
Central Park; 3pm

TKA + Tony Touch
Clove Lakes Park; 7pm

August 2
Brazil Summerfest: Nação Zumbi + Nation Beat's Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa + Vinil Pompéia
Central Park; 3pm

Little Club Heads + Sugar Free Allstars + Hopalong Andrew
Clove Lakes Park; 4pm

August 4
Tito Nieves
East River Park, Lower East Side; 7pm

August 5
Ratking + Bishop Nehru
East River Park; 7pm

August 6
Caribou
East River Park; 7pm

August 8
Quantic + Gilles Peterson + Afrika Bambaataa
Central Park; 6pm

August 9
Glass Animals + Taylor McFerrin + BattleFest League Dancers
Central Park; 3pm

INVINCIBLE: Michael Jackson Tribute + Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy
East River Park; 4pm

August 11
Rakim + DJ Tedsmooth
Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem; 7pm

August 12
Mobile Mondays: Live Everybody Loves Roy Ayers
Marcus Garvey Park; 7pm

The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music
Central Park; 8pm

August 13
The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music
Marcus Garvey Park; 7pm

August 14
The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music
Marcus Garvey Park; 7pm

August 21
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Oliver Lake Big Band + King Solomon Hicks
Marcus Garvey Park; 6pm

August 22
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Dr. Lonnie Smith + Andy Bey + Jeff “Tain” Watts + Camille Thurman
Marcus Garvey Park; 3pm

August 23
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Joe Lovano + Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls + Myra Melford + Michael Mwenso
Tompkins Square Park; 3pm

RCA Summer Concert Celebration: Jazmine Sullivan + Jordan Bratton
Central Park; 3pm

September 2
Lake Street Dive + Kitty, Daisy and Lewis
Central Park; 6pm

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