Below, we've put together a list of the top-billed acts at shows we anticipate at Summerstage and elsewhere in Central park this Summer (with by-admission benefit shows marked $). Note the potentially huge June 22nd gala, and read down to the end for possibly the biggest event of all.
5/18 Tedeschi Trucks Band
6/6 Blue Note Jazz Festival featuring Me'shell Ndegeocello and Roy Hargrove
6/7 Emmanuel Jal
6/12? NPR's Ask Me Another
6/13 Soul Rebels Brass Band
6/13 New York Mississippi Picnic (on Dead Road between the Meadow and Bandshell)
6/14 John Prine?
6/15 Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
6/17 Lindsey Stirling $
6/17 New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert, with Joshua Bell (on the Great Lawn)
6/17 New York Philharmonic conducted by Charles Dutoit, with Renaud Capucon (on the Great Lawn)
6/20 or 7/26 Caribou
6/21 Fete de la Musique/Make Music NY (throughout the park)
6/22 City Parks Foundation gala tribute concert (potentially featuring Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and many more) $
6/23 The Knights (at the Bandshell)
6/24 The Kooks with Atlas Genius $
6/?? BattleFest Nation and screening of Flex is Kings
6/28 Lucinda Williams?
6/29 Ingrid Michaelson with Jukebox the Ghost $
6/30 Ensemble LPR and Simone Dinnerstein (at the Bandshell)
7/2 Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement
7/5 or 12? Body/Head, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
7/7-11 Latin Alternative Music Conference presents Systema Solar, Nacao Zumbi, and more
7/14 Boston Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players (at the Bandshell)
7/15 George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
7/18? New York City Ballet?
7/19? Lake Street Dive, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn?
7/21 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (at the Bandshell)
7/22 Milky Chance with X Ambassadors $
7/27 Dawes, First AId Kit $
7/28 Rise Against $
7/26? Rock Steady Crew anniversary featuring Masta Ace?
7/28 Rise Against $
7/29 Philadanco, TU Dance
8/1 Dr. John
8/2 Brasil Summerfest
8/4 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center? (at the Bandshell)
8/5 Father John Misty with Angel Olson $
8/8 Gilles Peterson, Afrika Bambaataa
8/8 Great Jazz (on the Great Hill)
8/?? Elvis Costello?
8/15 or 16 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings?
9/24 Walk the Moon $
9/26 Global Citizen Festival feat. Coldplay, Pearl Jam? and more (on the Great Lawn)