SummerStage Upcoming Shows: Blood Orange & Angélique Kidjo's Remain in Light

SummerStage Upcoming Shows: Blood Orange & Angélique Kidjo's Remain in Light

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is rounding out the summer with two shows taking place in Central Park. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit for all festival information.

On Wednesday, September 26th, Blood Orange will take the stage in Central Park for a sold out show. Blending together elements of R&B, funk, and '80s pop, Blood Orange is the most recent project of British producer and singer Dev Hynes. A well-established songwriter (having worked closely with Solange and Tinashe, among others), Hynes reached critical acclaim with his 2016 album, Freetown Sound. Hynes's distinctive R&B/electronica grooves, paired with spoken-word poetry and vocal sampling, earned the record top-20 spots on both Noisey's and Pitchfork's Best Albums of 2016. Yves Tumor will open the show. Doors will open at 5 PM, and the show will take place from 6 to 10 PM.

On Thursday, September 27th, Angélique Kidjo, the Grammy Award-winning Beninese songwriter, has been touring the world in anticipation of her cover of the Talking Heads 1980 album Remain in Light. Along with the Resistance Revival Chorus, who performed with Kidjo at the Women's March on Washington, this dazzling show will be closing SummerStage's free season in the artist's adopted home of New York. This free show will take place in Central Park from 7 to 10 PM. Doors will open at 6 PM.

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.

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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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At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives - located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City - reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.

About SummerStage

SummerStage is presented by City Parks Foundation and is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents more than 100 performances in 18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 33 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. SummerStage is presented by Capital One.










6:00 PM

Blood Orange / Yves Tumor

Central Park





7:00 PM

Angélique Kidjo / Resistance Revival Chorus

Central Park



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