Vaccinations now required at SummerStage – Performances by Marc Rebillet and Armand Hammer in Central Park

Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination Now Required for All Attendees at All Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Performances in Central Park
New Venue Policy Begins on August 14; Masks Strongly Recommended
Free Performances This Weekend in Central Park:
Marc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady Watt with Adeline and Grand Wizzard Theodore
Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, KAYANA, Fielded, Shrapknel, Geng PTP
Just Announced: 30 for 30: Once Upon a Time in Queens World Premiere, presented by ESPN Films & Rooftop Films
NEW YORK, NY – August 11, 2021 – In response to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage announces today that, effective immediately, and for the safety of all visitors, staff and artists, all guests will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter our shows at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Those who are not able to be vaccinated because of a disability will be provided reasonable accommodation and will be required to wear masks at all times. Children under the age of 12 who are not able to receive the vaccination may accompany their fully vaccinated parent or guardian. All children between the ages of 2 and 12 will be asked to wear masks at all times if they are physically able. Venue capacity may be limited at staff discretion.
SummerStage will accept proof of final Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna or WHO-approved vaccination using the CLEAR app, the NYS Excelsior PassNYC Covid Safe app, a physical/photo of CDC vaccination card, or EU digital pass, accompanied by a government-issued photo identification. Guests must show that their final dose of vaccine was received at least 14 days prior to the show date. In addition, masks are required upon entry to the venue and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance. Learn more about acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols here or contact with any questions.
All SummerStage staff will continue to wear masks at all times and enhanced cleaning protocols will remain in place throughout the venue In Central Park, while pre-packaged food and beverage purchases will remain contactless through QR code. We encourage all guests to arrive early in order to prevent lines and crowding at venue entrances. For free SummerStage performances, most shows will be available to livestream at, free of charge, if guests are unable to attend in person.
Coming up this weekend at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park are Marc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady Watt with Adeline and Grand Wizzard Theodore on Saturday, August 14th and Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, KAYANA, Fielded, Shrapknel, Geng PTP on Sunday, August 15th. Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with required proof of vaccination and at limited capacity.
On Saturday, August 14, SummerStage will present Marc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady Watt with Adeline and Grand Wizzard Theodore in Central Park at 7:00PM ET (doors at 5:00PM ET). The performance will livestreamed for one night only at This supergroup brings together three innovative producers from around the country. Marc Rebillet gave new meaning to the term “bedroom producer” when he turned the camera on himself, improvising humorous songs made in his NYC apartment with a loop station, keyboard, vocals and percussion instruments, live-streamed on YouTube. Bass genius Brady Watt carved out a niche as one of the most recorded session players over the last decade or so, but he too came into his own on YouTube with his series Bass & Bars, in which he plays bass alongside rappers such as Warren G, Murs, Krayzie Bone, and Pharoahe Monch. They’re joined by their sonic predecessor in Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, the legendary DJ, producer, and MPC wizard, whose gifts for manipulating samples allowed him to craft a distinct sound and style recognizable the world over. They will be joined by Swedish DJ and producer Adeline, and Bronx-born DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore, who is widely credited as the inventor of the scratching technique. A selection of short films presented by Rooftop Films will be shown at 6:00PM including Ghost Dogs, Sounds Good (Kõlab hästi), and The Orange Candidate.
On Sunday, August 15th in Central Park, SummerStage presents Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, KAYANA, Fielded, Shrapknel, Geng PTP at 7:00PM ET (doors at 5:00PM ET). The performance will livestreamed for one night only at The New York City rap scene has never been more exciting, bursting with a diverse array of talent building on the form while pushing its boundaries. Armand Hammer, the duo of Elucid and Billy Woods, is a prime example. Their latest LP with master beatsmith the Alchemist, Haram, drapes a cloak of darkness over postcolonial wounds, with a cleverness typically reserved for wry comedians. They’re joined by a collection of close friends and collaborators, almost all of which appear on Haram: Philadelphia’s experimental visionary Moor Mother, who collaborated with woods on their BRASS LP, and both KAYANA and Fielded, two nascent producer/singers helping shape the new sound of R&B. A selection of short films presented by Rooftop Films will be shown at 6:00PM including David, Not Your Panda, Pumbucha, Someone’s In Here, and Urges.
Just announced for August 25th, SummerStage will present 30 for 30: Once Upon a Time in Queens World Premiere, presented by ESPN Films & Rooftop Films in Central Park at 8:00PM ET (doors at 6:00PM ET, discussion with filmmaker, Nick Davis, at 7:30p ET). The 1986 Mets were one of the most dominating, infamous, magical teams of all time. A team that as much as any in memory, captured the spirit and the ethos of the time and city in which they played. Ultimately, they were an unforgettable story, one told in colorful, entertaining, and unvarnished fashion in the four-part 30 for 30 documentary series from ESPN Films, Once Upon a Time in Queens. Join ESPN Films and Rooftop Films for a special premiere presentation of the first two episodes of ESPN’s much-anticipated new series about one of the most wild and fascinating baseball teams of all time, preceded by a conversation with director Nick Davis and special guests.
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Press applications for all of this season’s announced shows are open now at:
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Capital One is the title sponsor of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage. Supporting Sponsors include iStar, Union Beer Distributors, Sierra Nevada, Bell’s Brewery, Wolffer Estate Cider, Two Robbers Seltzer, Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series, and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, and the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation. 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. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.
In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to activate neighborhood parks.
About City Parks Foundation
At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 310,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.
About SummerStage
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, global music, dance, and more, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 35 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. In 2020, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere was launched in response to the global pandemic, presenting 80 free digital performances, spanning all genres, available to all around the world. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit
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