Summerstage at East River Park: Tito Nieves, Ratking, Caribou, Sarah Jones

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Tito Nieves.

It’s time for Summerstage to come to the Lower East Side. This week, the City Parks Foundation kicks off a series of free performances in the bandshell at East River Park.  Here’s the lineup over the next few days:

  • Tomorrow night, it’s salsa legend Tito Nieves. The Puerto Rican-born and New York-raised hit maker of the 80s and 90s is still going strong. It will be his first appearance in the LES open-air venue.
  • Wednesday, Harlem-based hip hop crew RATKING and the young rapper/producer Bishop Nehru take the stage.
  • Thursday Caribou (aka Dan Snaith) is the featured performer, along with soul artist Sinkane.
  • Sarah Jones, the Tony and Obie Award winning playwright and performer, will introduce you to her cast of distinctive New York characters on Friday. The evening is a production of the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. You can see the full Summerstage lineup here.