Giant Step’s SummerStage Picks

SummerStage (NYC) is here with the season and as usual, tons of great artists are lined up to play in the park. We’ve selected some choice options for you, because alas we cannot all be everywhere at once. After the jump, check out the full line-up along with some videos of our favorites.

SummerStage 2010

6/1 – The New York Pops and Melody Gardot
6/5 – Living Colour, Ebony Bones, Pillow Theory, CX KiDTRONiK
6/6 – Pupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records
6/14 – Baaba Maal, Playing for Change
6/15 – John Butler Trio & State Radio Concert
6/19 – NYC Pride Rally (Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Martha Wash, The NY Gay Men’s Chorus, Vickie Shaw, Billie Myers, Bruce Vilanch)
6/20 – Fete de la Musique, Salif Keita, Tabou Combo, Lo’Jo
6/23 – CareFusion Jazz Fest NY (McCoy Tyner Quartet ft. Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela & Stanley Clarke Band ft. Hiromi)
6/26 – Tinariwen, Omar Souleyman, Toubab Krewe
6/27 – Gil Scott-Heron
6/29 – Daniel Bernard Roumain, Emeline Michel, Erol Josue, Cave Canem Poets: Gina Dorcely, Gregory Pardlo, Mervyn Taylor
6/30 – Nuyorican Poets Cafe
7/3 – Isanbulive II: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey ft. Kenan Dogulu, mor ve otesi, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, Burhan Ocal Tulug Tirpan, Sukriye Tutkun, DJ Salih Saka
7/7 – Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, El Guincho, Anita Tijoux
7/10 – Maldita Vecindad, The Pinker Tones, Profectas
7/11 – Dr. Jimmy Cliff, Trevor Hall, Victor Deme
7/17 – Giant Step Presents: Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc & Special Guests
7/18 – Global Family Day
7/21 – The Daily Show and Friends
7/23&24 – Alvin Alley American Dance Theater
7/25 – Bassekou Kouyake + Ngoni Ba, Burkina Electric, Fool’s Gold
7/26 – The Flaming Lips
7/27&28 – The Black Keys, The Morning Benders
7/31 – Jovanatti, Los Amigos Invisibles, Natalia Lafourcade
8/1 – St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Basia Bulat
8/4 – Hot Chip, Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost
8/7 – Clark Sisters and Kierra Kiki Sheard
8/8 – The xx, Chairlift, Jack Penate
8/10 – Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Dancin’ Downtown Contest Winners
8/14 – Bachata Fest
8/15 – Public Enemy, Blitz the Ambassador, The 7th Octave
8/21 – Chrisette Michelle, Mario, Tamia 8/22 – The Specials, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and $mall Change
9/21 – Pavement
9/26 – The Music of the Black Sea Roma Festival

Giant Step Picks:

6/5 – Living Colour, Ebony Bones, Pillow Theory, CX KiDTRONiK

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6/14 – Baaba Maal and Playing for Change

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6/23 – CareFusion Jazz Fest NY (McCoy Tyner Quartet ft. Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela & Stanley Clarke Band ft. Hiromi)

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6/27 - Gil Scott-Heron

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7/11 – Dr. Jimmy Cliff, Trevor Hall, Victor Deme

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7/17 – Giant Step Presents: Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, and Special Guests

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7/27 & 28 – The Black Keys and The Morning Benders

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8/4 – Hot Chip, Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost

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8/15 – Public Enemy, Blitz the Ambassador, The 7th Octave

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8/22 – The Specials, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and $mall Change

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  • Manny

    oh yeah, going to be a hot summer