Ghanaian performers Shatta Wale and Wiyaala have been announced for this year’s SummerStage event, New York City’s beloved outdoor performing arts festival, which will bring approximately 90 free and charity shows to Central Park and 12 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs.
SummerStage will celebrate New York’s resurgence and the festival’s return to 12 local community parks across the city this year, with a full season of events, at a time when neighborhood parks have never been more important to the city’s welfare.
Salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global, contemporary dance, and many other genres will be included this season.
Shatta Wale and Wiyaala will perform at Crotona Park on Saturday, August 13th, at 7:00 PM.
Except for benefit concerts, all performances will be free and available to the public, and select gigs will be live-streamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org, according to the organizers.
SummerStage.org now has a digital season brochure accessible.
“We are so happy to be back in local neighborhood parks after a two-year hiatus and to be able to once again build our newly refurbished flagship concert venue in Central Park,” said Heather Lubov, City Parks Foundation’s Executive Director. “Parks have always been neighborhood gathering spaces, but the pandemic brought to light just how absolutely critical parks are to our city’s health. We are thrilled to be able to bring neighbours together in their parks to enjoy a diverse, representative line-up that is reflective of our city’s rich cultural fabric.”
SummerStage has taken upon itself, putting together intriguing artists, different music styles, and cultural events to engage audiences from all around the city – and the world – since its start nearly four decades ago, and the 2022 season will continue in a similar fashion.
View full lineup and festival details HERE.