New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
City Parks Foundation is excited to present Liam Gallagher
and Richard Ashcroft
at SummerStage in Central Park on May 16th, produced by The Bowery Presents. This is the first Benefit Show of the SummerStage 2018 season, with the free season opening show coming up on Saturday, June 2nd in Central Park, featuring jazz great Gregory Porter
with rising soul star Victory, in association with Blue Note Jazz Festival! Proceeds from SummerStage Benefit Shows help make possible the free programs of City Parks Foundation.
City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is New York City's largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. This year's festival, presented by Capital One, will showcase over 200 unique artists hailing from New York City and around the globe, performing shows across a diversity of genres and disciplines, including indie-rock, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, R&B, salsa, opera, contemporary dance, and spoken word.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
/ Richard Ashcroft, produced by The Bowery Presents
Central Park, MN
6:30 - 10:00 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)
After achieving major success as frontmen for two of England's most renowned rock bands, Liam Gallagher
and Richard Ashcrofthave broken from their respective groups to pursue solo careers, welcoming new collaborators, and removing themselves from the limitations of assigned genres. Gallagher, the former lead singer of Britpop/rock acts, Oasis
and Beady Eye, released his first independent album, As You Were, in October 2017. Applying expertly-crafted melodies to instrumentation reminiscent of 1960s rock music, the album highlights Gallagher's many years of songwriting experience. Debuting at number one in the UK, As You Wereeventually became certified platinum, earning Gallagher the highest single-week vinyl sales in 20 years. Like Gallagher, Ashcroft has been able to use his background as lead singer for British alt-rock band, The Verve
to accomplish industry success on his own. With the release of These People in 2016, Ashcroft is now responsible for four solo albums, each one peaking within the 20 top chart positions in the UK. Working with celebrated hip-hop producer, No I.D., and following his love of soul, funk, and gospel music, Ashcroft's sound continues to evolve.
The 2018 SummerStage festival is presented by Capital One. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Sierra
Nevada Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Subaru, Barefoot Wine, Hint Water, Monster Energy, KIND Snacks, Boxed Water, Essentia, United, and Whole Foods Market, are all official SummerStage sponsors. Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, iStar, the Howard
Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie
R. Samuels Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.
This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the National
Endowment for the Arts; the New York State
Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State
Legislature, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Only in Queens Summer Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks.
Sponsor: iHeart Radio
featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100. Media partners include: Big Screen Plaza, Brooklyn Magazine, doNYC, Relix, Time Out New York, WBGO, WFUV, WNET, WNYC, and Zoom Media & Marketing.
In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.
About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At CPF, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives - located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City - reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.
SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents more than 100 performances in 18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 33 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. SummerStage is presented by Capital One.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $236.8 billion in deposits and $357.0 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2016. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index. Visit the Capital One newsroom for more Capital One news.