Summerstage Announces 2016 Line-Up
Summerstage Announces 2016 Line-Up

Here's Every SummerStage 2016 Show You Need To See: KING, Kamasi Washington, UMO + More!

Summerstage Announces 2016 Line-Up

SummerStage 2016 Is About To Be So (Naturally) Lit.

As the days warm and the lawns green, all of the signs are pointing towards another wonderful three-month stretch in NYC's 843 acre mid-drift for an entire season's worth of SummerStage celebrations. This year's line-up is a hefty on to say the least, sprawling out into Brooklyn and Queens' copious parks and amphitheaters with satellite events and festivals for ears that are drawn towards any and all genre under the sun.

Amongst this year's performers you'll find the pioneering Nya-Rock fusion of Cymande, the heavenly KING, the rootsy blues of Deva Mahal, the surgically precise chops of DJ Parler, and that's just for our own particularly dope run in the sun. Elsewhere you'll find Kendra Foster and DJ Natasha Diggs rocking back-to-back in Bed Stuy's Von King Park, Just Blaze and friends spinning gems galore, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Empress Of holding it down for the forward-thinking musical minds on a bill courtesy of Okayfuture, Congolese supernovas Mbongwana Star brought to you by the homies at Okayafrica, and so much more than these few hundred words are even capable of containing.

It all gets started this June and continues all summer long, so click through the pages below and start planning-out your excursions, this year's Summerstage line-up is not lacking in any department and should be on any reasonably-minded individual's list of vacation stops while in the tri-state era. Oh, did we mention that damn-near the entire program is free?

Summerstage NYC Announces 2016 Line-Up

June 11 @ Rumsey Playfield (2PM - 7PM) - Okayplayer Presents: Cymande, KING, Deva Mahal and DJ Parler

June 15 @ Red Hook Park (7PM - 9PM) - Just Blaze & Friends

June 18 @ Rumsey Playfield (5PM - 10PM) - Kamasi Washington

June 20 @ Saratoga Park (7PM - 10PM) - Screening of In My Father's House and Q&A with Rhymefest

June 26 @ Rumsey Playfield (7PM - 10PM) - Comedy Central Presents: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up In The Park

June 29 @ Von King Park (7PM - 9PM) - Soul in the Horn featuring Theo Croker, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Marcus Machado, Kendra Foster and DJ Natasha Diggs

Summerstage NYC Announces 2016 Line-Up

July 30 @ Rumsey Playfield (6PM - 10PM) - Okayfuture Presents: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Empress Of

July 2 @ Von King Park (7PM - 9PM) - Everyday People

July 3 @ Von King Park (7PM - 9PM) - Trouble Funk & Operator Emz

July 10 @ Crotona Park (7PM - 9PM) - DJ Kool Herc & Little Shalimar. Screening of Rubble Kings.

July 13 @ St. Mary's Park (7PM - 9PM) - Joe Bataan meets SETENTA & Joan Català

July 24 @ Rumsey Playfield (5PM - 10PM) - Flight Of The Conchords

July 25 @ Rumsey Playfield (6PM - 10PM) - Mass Appeal's Live At The BBQ

July 26 @ Queensbridge Park (7PM - 9PM) - Black Moon & Smif N Wessun

Summerstage NYC Announces 2016 Line-Up

August 14 @ Rumsey Playfield (5PM - 10PM)  Okayafrica Presents: Mbongwana Star,  Batida, Young Paris and Electrafrique feat. DJ Underdog

August 4 @ Clove Lakes Park (7PM - 9PM) - Jungle Brothers & G-Bo The Pro

August 7 @ Rumsey Playfield (6PM - 10PM) - Igmar Thomas & The Revive Big Band Present: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture, produced by Revive Music

August 9 @ East River Park (7PM - 9PM) - Neon Indian

August 14 @ East River Park (4PM - 7PM) - DJ Spinna celebrates Earth, Wind, and Fire

August 28 @ Rumsey Playfield (2PM - 7PM) - GoldLink, Backyard Band & DJ Spicoli