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Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
Can't Miss Hip-Hop Shows in June
Through June 28, 2019

The City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert Series presents over 100 shows in all 5 NYC Boroughs throughout the Summer. The best part? Almost every show is free and curated specifically for the neighborhood it's presented in. Throughout June, can't miss shows from hip hop and R&B artists like Pharoahe Monch, Black Moon, Young M.A, and more.

Information about each show is below.

Pharoahe Monch / DJ Miss Mocha Sunflower The Rhythm Goddess

On June 20th, underground Queens MC Pharoahe Monch will perform in Brooklyn's Von King Park. He will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his breakout 1999 LP Internal Affairs, which bore the hit single "Simon Says." Recognized as one of underground hip-hop's pre-eminent lyricists, the Organized Konfusion and Rawkus Records alumnus will be joined by special guests with support from NYC selector DJ Miss Mocha Sunflower The Rhythm Goddess. This free show is set to take place from 7 to 9PM.

Who: Pharoahe Monch / DJ Miss Mocha Sunflower The Rhythm Goddess
When: Thursday, June 20 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/20th-anniversary-of-internal-affairs/?date=20190620

Everyday People & Special Guests

Dubbed "The World's Coolest Day Party" by Vice, Everyday People is a monthly day party with a 90s R&B soundtrack that celebrates the black diaspora. This year, it will take place on June 22nd in Brooklyn's Herbert Von King Park. Founded in 2012 by Saada Ahmed, Chef Roblé Ali & DJ Moma, the intersectional safe space takes its name from Arrested Development's song "People Everyday," and is both a party and a platform, with multiple residencies in NY & LA, even transporting their vibes across the Atlantic to Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town. This free event is set to take place from 6 to 9PM.

Who: Everyday People & Special Guests
When: Saturday, June 22 from 6-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/everyday-people-3/?date=20190622

Duck Down BBQ: Black Moon and Smif -N-Wessun / Statik Selektah (DJ Set) & Surprise Guests

On June 27, the Duck Down BBQ is set to take place in Brooklyn's Betsy Head Park. The hip-hop label's annual cookout is hosted by members of the seminal Brownsville, Brooklyn clique-Black Moon (Enta Da Stage, "Who Got The Props?") and Smif-n-Wessun (aka Cocoa Brovaz), boom-bap OGs who helped define a 90s soul & jazz-sampling NYC rap sound that continues to be mined for inspiration by generations of New York rappers. This free show is set to take place from 7 to 9PM, and will feature a DJ Set by Statik Selektah.

Who: Duck Down BBQ: Black Moon and Smif -N-Wessun / Statik Selektah (DJ Set) & Surprise Guests
When: Thursday, June 27 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/duck-down-bbq/?date=20190627

Young M.A/ Funk Flex

On June 28, Young M.A will take the stage in Brooklyn's Betsy Head Park. By 2016, Young M.A had cracked both the Billboard charts and Forbes' 30-under-30 list on the strength of the triple-platinum mega-hit, "OOOUUU." Her latest hit-a remix of Blueface's "Thotiana"-proves she's "one of the boys" but still does their schtick better than they do. She is joined by NYC hip-hop figurehead and radio DJ, Funk Flex. This free show is set to take place from 7 to 9PM.

Who: Young M.A/ Funk Flex
When: Friday, June 28 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/young-m-a-funk-flex/?date=20190628
For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

Capital One is the Title Sponsor of the 2019 SummerStage festival. iStar, Subaru, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Bell's Brewery, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Archer Roose Wines, AARP, Disney, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Snapple, Icelandic Provisions Skyr and West Elm are all official SummerStage sponsors.

Generous private support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. SummerStage is also supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NYC Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, including Council Members Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Diana Ayala, Bill Perkins, Keith Powers, Donovan Richards, Carlina Rivera, Debi Rose, Helen Rosenthal, and Rafael Salamanca. The Only in Queens SummerStage Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks.
Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.

The refurbishment of SummerStage in Central Park is supported by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, The Thompson Family Foundation, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Peter Shapiro & Dayglo Presents, the Troubh family, the Goodman Family Foundation, Alexander Durst, and many generous donors who have purchased seat plaques.

Premier Radio Sponsor: iHeart Radio featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100.

Media partners include: Zoom Media & Marketing, WNYC, WNET and All Arts, Telemundo, WBGO, WFUV, Relix, DoNYC, Time Out New York, Futuro Media Group and Big Screen Plaza.

In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.



 

 

 


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