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 Pass
, NYC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 summerstageanywhere.org
, 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 summerstageanywhere.org
. 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 summerstageanywhere.org
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.
A full list of upcoming SummerStage shows and a digital brochure is available now at SummerStage.org
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is a proud member of the NYS Outdoor Performing Arts Coalition and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).