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Broken Social Scene, Melanie Fiona, RAM, Trey Anastasio Trio, & More Kick Off July at City Park's SummerStage

Broken Social Scene, Melanie Fiona, RAM, Trey Anastasio Trio, & More Kick Off July at City Park's SummerStage

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is kicking off July with a full week of shows taking place all across New York City. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

On Sunday, July 1st, Toronto's indie rock giants Broken Social Scene, who broke onto the scene with their 2002 debut album You Forgot It in People, will bring their melodic, experimental baroque pop to Central Park. They will be celebrating Canada Day with Mélissa Laveaux, a finger-picking folk guitarist and spellbinding vocals and folk group The East Pointers. This free show will take place from 3 to 7 PM. Doors will open at 2 PM.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning R & B, soul, and reggae singer-songwriter Melanie Fiona will perform in Brooklyn's Betsy Head Park on Sunday July 1st. She's joined by the versatile Queens-bred DJ mOma of Everyday People. This free show will take place from 7 to 9 PM. A free performance of "The Big Good Wolf" from the CityParks PuppetMobile will also take place at 4 PM.

On Thursday, July 5, Haitian group RAM will perform in Queens' Springfield Park. The group rose to fame in the 1990s with their melding of vodou culture, roots music, and rock and roll. They will be joined by blues-roots guitarist Paul Beaubrun and Haitian-born Brooklynite DJ Hard Hittin Harry in this celebration of Haitian culture. This free show, put on in association with AFRO-Latino Festival NYC is from 7 to 9 PM .

On Friday, July 6, the Brooklyn-born Dunning sisters, knows as The Legendary Ladies of SKYY, will bring their soul and disco jams to Queens' Springfield Park. Radio host and Brooklyn native DJ Felix Hernandez, whose accolades include shaping the classic Rhythm Revue program and dance party, will also perform. A pre-show freestyle dance workshop with Theresa Lavington will take place at 6 PM. This freeshow is from 6 to 9 PM.

Also on Friday, July 6, Trey Anastasio, founding member of legendary jam band Phish will perform his multi-faced solo work, Trey Anastasio Trio, in this sold out show in Central Park. This performance is produced by The Bowery Presents and will take place from 6 to 10 PM. Doors open at 5 PM.

Taiwanese Waves will take place on Saturday, July 7th, with Taiwanese artist Soft Lipa bringing his ultra-smooth jazz-infused rap to Central Park. He's joined by alt-rock folk experimentalists Sheng Xiang & Band, who sing in regional Taiwanese language Hakka, and math rock group Elephant Gym. This free show will take place from 6 to 10 PM. Doors open at 5 PM.

On Saturday, July 7, SummerStage in Queens continues, with Kranium performing Springfield Park. The force behind "Nobody Has to Know", the young Queens resident is making wave with his adept dancehall music. He'll be joined by DJ Polish and longtime producer duo Federation Sound. This free show is from 4 to 7 PM. A free performance of "The Big Good Wolf" from the CityParks PuppetMobile will also take place at 4 PM.

For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

The 2018 SummerStage festival is presented by Capital One. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Subaru, Barefoot Wine,Hint Water, Monster Energy, KIND Snacks, Boxed Water, Essentia, United, Disney, Grady's Cold Brew, Luna Park and Whole Foods Market, are all official SummerStage sponsors. Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, iStar, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Only in Queens Summer Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks.

Premier Radio Sponsor: iHeart Radio featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100. Media partners include: Big Screen Plaza, Brooklyn Magazine, doNYC, Relix, Time Out New York, WBGO, WFUV, WNET, WNYC, Telemundo, NBC and Zoom Media & Marketing.

In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.


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