SummerStage at East River Park; 2013 Schedule

SummerStage 2012. Photo by The Lo-Down.
UCB at SummerStage. Photo by The Lo-Down.
SummerStage 2012 at East River Park.

The City Parks Foundation is out today with its full lineup for SummerStage, including around a dozen late-season performances in the East River Park bandshell.

August 20-22, Randy Weiner, co-owner of “The Box” night club and director Alfred Preisser are coming together for a new version of “King Kong,” a music, dance, comedy spectacle set in the Bronx in the late 1970’s. According to a press materials, the production “celebrates the nascent forms of Hip-Hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.”

Other highlights:

  • The Francesca Harper Project, Open Dance Master Class; August 16
  • “Speak” a multi-media concert and dance piece inspired by the songs of artist Marla Mase’s acclaimed album, Speak Deluxe; August 17
  • The Dark Lords of Comedy featuring Mike Lawrence, Jared Logan and Dan St. Germain; August 18
  • “Diablo Love,” a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin’ Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker; August 23-24
  • Wild Style 30th Anniversary Celebration; August 26
  • Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier; August 27
  • Mac Demarco; August 28
  • Larry Harlow & the Latin Legends Band;  August 29

Check out the full LES schedule below: