Lots More Free Summer Shows

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So many venues host (mostly) free shows in the summertime, it’s hard to keep up. There’s McCarren Pool, Central Park, and Prospect Park. But then there’s also Castle Clinton in Battery Park, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, and the South Street Seaport. Here’s an update to what I’ve already posted (McCarren so far, Prospect Park so far, Central Park so far):

Winter Garden:
Saturday, May 31, 6:00pm – Sunday, June 1, 6:00am (12-hour concert)
Bang on a Can Marathon: “A continuous stream of pioneering artists from around the globe will take the stage in the Winter Garden for a musical adventure.”
Composers: John Adams, The Beatles, Harrison Birtwistle, Caleb Burhans, Chaya Czernowin, Dan Deacon, Donnacha Dennehy, Arnold Dreyblatt, Sivan Cohen Elias, Brian Eno, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Karsh Kale, David Lang, Lucas Ligeti Owen Pallett, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Ruben Seroussi, Marnie Stern, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Julia Wolfe, Bora Yoon, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn.
Performers: Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Hartt Basses, Caleb Burhans, Contact Contemporary Music, Crash Ensemble, Dan Deacon, Karsh Kale, Lisa Moore, Ensemble Nikel, Owen Pallett, Signal Ensemble, So Percussion, Marnie Stern, Toby Twining Music, Bora Yoon, Young People’s Chorus of NYC, Pamela Z.

Tuesday, June 24, 9:00pm
Ulrich Schnauss
Tuesday, July 1, 9:00pm
Kode 9 / Juakali/ Dubwar/ Eyewash

Tuesday, July 8, 9:00pm
Johann Johansson

Saturday, July 12, 8:00pm
Braziallian Connection Quartet

Tuesday, July 15, 9:00pm
Fennesz / Sakamoto
“For its U.S. premiere, Christian Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto will perform from their 2007 album, Cendre.”

Tuesday, July 22, 9:00pm
Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) & Steve Reid

Saturday, July 26, 8:00pm
The Big River Project: The Music of Johnny Cash
“Several of New York City’s premiere singer-songwriters gather to cover gems from Cash’s songbook. Featured guests include Ollabelle, Benevento/Russo Duo, Laura Cantrell, Catherine Russell, and The Persuasions, among many others.”

Castle Clinton:
Thursday, May 29, 7:00pm*
Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet Featuring Bela Fleck/Mirah and Spectratone International
Rain Location: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, Spruce Street entrance.

Thursday, July 10, 7:00pm*

Thursday, July 17, 7:00pm*
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Thursday, July 24, 7:00pm*

Thursday, July 31, 7:00pm*
The Long Winters

Thursday, August 7, 7:00pm*
Terence Blanchard

*Tickets will be distributed two per person, outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00pm on the day of the show.

South Street Seaport:

Friday, June 27, 7:00pm
A Place to Bury Strangers , King Khan and the Shrines, Black Acid

Friday, July 18, 7:00pm
Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las (others to be announced)

Friday, July 25, 7:00pm
Atlas Sound, El Guincho

No Age is rumored to be playing on July 11.

And, Sonic Youth and The Feelies are playing the free July 4th show at Battery Park.

Thanks brooklynvegan.

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