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January 17, 2021
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SummerStage Concert Series

By Alexandra Glorioso
Talib Kweli performing single Cold Rain from album Gutter Rainbows
2006 Block Party.

Through Wed., July 13: SummerStage provides New Yorkers with free music, theater and dance performance, with performers ranging from hip-hop pioneer Talib Kweli to indie rockers.

This season we will offer over 300 artists, with over 100 performances in 18 parks across the 5 boroughs.

A few upcoming Summerstage events:

Thurs., June 16, 7 p.m.: Jon B/Olivia @ Herbert Von King Park. Jon B is an accomplished musician, noted songwriter and producer who combines 1970s soul with hip-hop influences in his debut album, Bonafide. Olivia is not only a singer but also a composer, producer and arranger brought on by super-producer Dr. Dre and rap icon 50 Cent as the First Lady of G-Unit.

Tues., June 21, 7 p.m.: Talib Kweli @ Red Hook Park. For 15 years, Talib Kweli has been a king of New York hip-hop with an expansive international audience. Kweli’s work with Mos Def on the famed album, Black Star, stands as one of hip-hop’s premier collaborations and was instantly hailed by critics upon its release.

Fri., June 24, 7 p.m.: Reggie Watts / DJ Stormin’ Norman @ Red Hook Park. Reggie’s improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using his voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. By blending the genres of music and comedy, Reggie has appeared on many shows, including Conan O’Brien’s, where he released his acclaimed debut comedy cd/dvd, “Why $#!+ So Crazy?”

DJ Stormin’ Norman, founder of the incredible feel-good event series, Sundae Sermon, plays soulful house, disco, classics, afro beats, Latin and other genres.


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