SummerStage begins to reveal lineup


The lineup for Central Park’s annual SummerStage series is beginning to reveal itself, and if Pavement’s four sold-out September shows don’t make the 25th anniversary special enough, there is plenty more going on at New York City’s Rumsey Playfield in the coming months. has discovered various confirmed and unconfirmed acts playing this summer, and beyond what we already knew, there are some gems. While not part of the SummerStage series, some noteworthy Rumsey Playfield shows coming up include the CareFusion Jazz Festival, a Meshell Ndegeocello performance at the New York LGBT Pride Rally, and Coheed and Cambria with support by Circa Survive and Torche.

Other acts said to be playing this summer in Central Park include Tinariwen, Los Amigos Invisibles, Hot Chip (with Hercules and Love Affair and Holy Ghost!), The Specials, Gov’t Mule, The Flaming Lips, Cake, Ween, Broken Social Scene, John Butler Trio, and two shows by The Black Keys. Isn’t New York just grand?

There will be more — according to there are typically over 30 official SummerStage shows and we’re not quite there yet. Of course, everything is still unofficial unless it’s on here.

Gov’t Mule’s presale has sold out, and tickets will go on sale May 7th. Presale for the Cake show is currently underway. You can find tickets to individual shows here.

2010 Summerstage/Rumsey Playfield Initial Lineup:
05/16 – Leon and the Peoples
05/26 – Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Torche
06/14 – Baaba Maal, Mamadou Sarr
06/15 – John Butler Trio, State Radio
06/19 – Meshell Ndegeocello (NYC LGBT Pride Rally)
06/23 – Stanley Clarke ft. Hiromi, McCoy Tyner Quartet w/ Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela (CareFusion Jazz Festival)
06/26 – Tinariwen
06/30 – Def Poetry Jam ft. Carlos Andres Gomez and others
07/25 – Bassekou Kouyate, Fool’s Gold
07/26 – The Flaming Lips
07/27 – The Black Keys
07/28 – The Black Keys w/ The Morning Benders
07/31 – Los Amigos Invisibles
08/04 – Hot Chip w/ Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost!
08/11 – Gov’t Mule
08/22 – The Specials
09/16 – Cake
09/17 – Ween
09/18 – Broken Social Scene
09/21 – Pavement
09/22 – Pavement
09/23 – Pavement w/ Slothbear
09/24 – Pavement