Central Park Summerstage 2015
SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, FREE of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City. Performers this year include Gavin DeGraw, Neon Trees and Counting Crows. All SummerStage shows go on rain or shine.
Central Park Summerstage Location and Schedule
The Central Park SummerStage 2015 Concert Series runs from May 18 to September 24.
The start time of concerts vary day to day, with most concerts starting around 6 to 8 PM and going on till around 10 PM. Please visit the official website for full details on the schedule and performers.
The Central Park concerts take place at Rumsey Playfield (closest entrance is at 5th Ave and 72nd St). The nearest subway station is 68th St on the 6 train line. SummerStage events also take place at other locations throughout the city.
Central Park Summerstage 2015 Tickets
Majority of Summerstage performances are FREE, with a few paid benefit concerts to cover the expenses of the series.
Tickets are not needed for free performances, but will have to be purchased in advance for the benefit concerts.
Guide to Attending Central Park Summerstage Performances
Be prepared to arrive about two hours before showtime if you want to get a good spot. Though you don’t need a ticket, space is limited within the Rumsey Playfield.
Spectators are allowed into the Rumsey Playfield one hour before showtime on weeknights and one and a half hours before show time on weekends.
Bring a blanket to sit on and some snacks to munch on while listening to the concerts.
Concession stands are available in the concert area that offer beer, wine, hot dogs, and other light refreshments. Keep in mind that lines tend to be long to purchase items from the concession stands.