NYC has just about been a stay music desert for the final yr and a half because the begin of the pandemic, however an amazing thunderstorm of live shows is upon us: festivals like Governor’s Ball are coming again, new venues together with Brooklyn Made are popping up, and common golf equipment are beginning to e book artists for the autumn and past. However in case you simply cannot wait to get the frenzy that solely comes from standing method too near a large amplifier, we have some excellent news: SummerStage and Rejoice Brooklyn are coming again in just some weeks with free live shows all summer time lengthy.
SummerStage kicks off on Thursday, June seventeenth with the Jazz at Lincoln Middle Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Central Park. Highlights of this yr’s fest features a Summer time of Soul screening with Questlove and pals on June nineteenth at Marcus Garvey Park; Solar Ra Arkestra and Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty on July twenty fourth at Central Park; Funk Flex birthday live performance with Ginuwine and pals on August seventh at Coney Island Amphitheater; Antibalas on August twenty first at Central Park; Patti Smith and her band on September nineteenth at Central Park; and Charlie Parker Jazz Competition exhibits on August Twenty eighth-Twenty ninth at Marcus Garvey Park.
There are additionally some ticketed live shows all in Central Park, together with George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic on June twenty seventh; Machine Gun Kelly on September thirteenth; Dawes on September seventeenth; Indigo Ladies & Ani Difranco on September twenty first; and extra.
You’ll be able to take a look at the total lineup (together with dance performances and a pair movie showings) and COVID/ticketing info—which go on sale on Monday—right here.
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BRIC Rejoice Brooklyn! kicks off a bit afterward July thirty first with Ari Lennox, KAMAUU, and Nesta. Different highlights embrace Buffy Sainte-Marie & Naia Kete on August sixth; Skip Marley & Ivy Sole on August thirteenth; Yaeji, KeiyaA, and Nappy Nina on August twenty seventh; and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on September 18th. There’s additionally a film screening of Wattstax on August fifth, a dance efficiency by Ardour Fruit Dance Firm, Soul Summit, and St James Pleasure on September tenth, and some different cool occasions.
It’s a must to RSVP to attend any of the free exhibits, and present proof of vaccination or damaging COVID take a look at—RSVPs begin on July 1st, and get extra information right here.
Many bands preemptively cancelled or rescheduled their summer time touring plans final yr or earlier in 2021, ready to see when capability and social gathering tips would change—that is why you are seeing so many excursions beginning to be introduced for the autumn and winter of this yr. Most venues aren’t scrambling to fill their golf equipment simply but, however SummerStage and Rejoice Brooklyn have the benefit of being largely out of doors affairs.
When you’re on the lookout for extra summertime musical enjoyable, the opposite large exceptions are Metropolis Vineyard, which has a slate of people artists, cowl bands and comedians on their lineup for June and July; and Forest Hills Stadium, which can host a bunch of big indie lineups together with Brandi Carlile on July twenty third; Vivid Eyes, Waxahatchee and Lucy Dacus on July twenty first; Wilco and Sleater-Kinney on August twenty first; and My Morning Jacket with Brittany Howard on September tenth and eleventh.