Central Park Summerstage is the most diverse and international of all of the free concerts series in NYC. Summerstage offers music from pop, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, opera, dub, Latin, African, French and Turkish. This year Summerstage performers included Josh Ritter, Yannick Noah, Esperanza Spalding, Bella Fleck, Ziggy Marley, Oumou Sangare, Q-Tip, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Metropolitan Opera and many more. The festival’s finale was a performance by indie rock mega-band Dinosaur Jr. with The Walkmen, and Saviours.
Ledisi and Esperanza Spalding
Josh Ritter and the NY Pops “Kathleen”
Ziggy Marley “Jammin'”
There are more Central Park Summerstage videos to be found on the Video page.
Come back tomorrow for another “2009: The Year in Free Concerts.”