Gregory Porter SummerStage 2014

Revive Big Band will celebrating 75 Years of Blue Note Records & 15 Years of Okayplayer at Central Park’s SummerStage with Grammy Winning artist, Gregory Porter this Sunday, August 3rd. Special guests include Terence Blanchard, Jean Baylor, Chris Turner and Host/ DJ Raydar Ellis and a very special surprise guest on piano (who could it be??). Revive/ Blue Note Records newest artist, Otis Brown III will be doing a very special set at 7pm. More info on this FREE event here.


Okayplayer is psyched to announce that we are bringing our yearlong 15th anniversary celebration to New York’s world-famous Central Park with a free series of SummerStage concerts featuring performances By Blood Orange, Gregory Porter & The Revive Big Band, Bonobo, Cibo Matto, Chronixx and more! Presented in collaboration with sister sites Okayafrica, Okayfuture, Revive Music and LargeUp, each event will showcase talent from that site’s particular arena and the series will unfold throughout the season at the main SummerStage location at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

As Daniel Petruzzi, Okayplayer’s President, says:

“We’re pleased to be partnering with SummerStage to bring our 15th anniversary celebration to Central Park. It’s exciting to work with an organization that shares Okayplayer’s mission to present an eclectic mix of established and emerging talent. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out there celebrating with us at this landmark venue!”

In honor of the big 1-5, we are determined to party our way thoughout 2014 with the stamina of 15-year olds, and the SummerStage series is just the centerpiece of a year-long celebration that kicked off with the annual Holiday Jam in December 2013, followed by the January premiere of Okayafrica’s Finding Fela at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, a four day series of South By Southwest concerts in March and Roots Picnic, taking place May 31st at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier (for which Okayplayer will serve as the official media partner.)

Find the full SummerStage schedule below–and come celebrate our 15th year with us!


Sunday, June 15 | 6pm – 10pm
Okayafrica & ImageNation Presents
Black Coffee
DJ Spoko


Sunday, July 13 | 6pm – 10pm
Okayfuture Presents
Cibo Matto


Saturday, July 26th | 3pm – 7pm
LargeUp and Federation Sound Presents
Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption
Junior Reid
The Rice and Peas Crew


Sunday, August 3, |7pm – 10pm
Revive Music Presents
Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas
Blue Note 75th Anniversary


Saturday, August 16, 7pm – 10pm
Okayplayer Presents
Blood Orange
Moses Sumney
Sean Nicholas Savage


  • webber

    this is awesome! Black Coffee!!!!!!!!!

  • Lenore

    Black coffee is awesome. He DJ at Fort Green Park 2 Years ago.

  • The Black Queen

    Looking forward to the free performance from Chronixx + Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reed on July 16th. OUT DEH