Some major SummerStage renovations are taking place for the upcoming season. The city’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival is being catapulted into the 21st century. Performers and visitors can now have a more comfortable and enjoyable experience each year.
Located at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, right off of 71st street, SummerStage delivers 30+ free performances from May to October which draw huge crowds every year.
The stage canopy will increase in size and will feature improved sound systems and lighting. New LED screens will be placed both on the stage and to its sides for better visibility.
The renovations will also include bleacher seating and ground seating, an upgraded VIP area which includes a covered bar, air conditioned restrooms and a balcony. Additional restrooms and ADA access will also be offered throughout the venue.
Upgrades also will include new landscaping, lighting, pathways, and concessions.
These updates are due to be completed for the 2019 season. They’re sure to create an amazing concert experience for those in attendance.
Central Park SummerStage was originally founded in 1986, with the intention of serving the community and enriching New Yorkers lives through free performances. Since it opened, the venue and crowds have grown, and today presents artists across multiple genres, including emerging artists, many of whom are from New York. In addition to free performances, SummerStage also hosts the Good Morning America summer concert series.