SummerStage stretches the summer season longer than ever in 2015: the festival runs from May 18 to October 4 to showcase nearly 200 artists. For its 30th season, SummerStage has added 20 free shows in Central Park and 14 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs of New York City.

The free and benefit performances are an eclectic mix of the finest musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world.

We’ve listed the events here by genre to help you find the Latin, hip-hop, jazz, R&B and benefit concerts taking place in parks in the Bronx, Red Hook in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan. We’ve also highlighted a few of the diverse, stand-out theater, musical theater, concerts and dance events, including opera, Shakespeare and The Wiz.

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    Hip-Hop at SummerStage

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 02, 2015 - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Thirty-one free hip-hop concerts at SummerStage featuring Rakin, Scarface, Troy Ave, Big Danny Kane, Biz Markie, The Lox, Bishop Nehru, Afrika Bambaataa and more!

    Jazz at SummerStage

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 06, 2015 - Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Nine free jazz concerts at SummerStage featuring the Charlie Parker Festival, Meshell Ndegeocello, the Cesária Évora Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and many more!

    R&B at SummerStage

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 06, 2015 - Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Seventeen Free R&B Concerts at SummerStage including Jazmine Sullivan, George Clinton, Roy Ayers, Charles Bradley and many more!

    Family Days at SummerStage

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Sun, Jun 14, 2015, 12:00 am

    SummerStage free family day events featuring The Martha Redbone Roots Project, Wycliffe Gordon & Friends, B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove, an Annie screening and more!

    Latin Artists at SummerStage

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Seventeen Latin Concerts at SummerStage featuring Jorge Drexler, Ismael Miranda, Vicentico, Cesária Évora's Orchestra, Baby Do Brasil, Compass and many more!

    SummerStage: Un Break à Mozart / The DASH Ensemble

    Central Park SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 02, 2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Un Break à Mozart Un Break à Mozart was born of a desire to share – to create a dialogue through an encounter between France’s Centre Chorégraphique National (CCN) of La Rochelle/Poitou-Charentes and the Champs-Elysées Orchestra, two strongly typified artistic universes. On stage, ten musicians from the Orchestra, led by Philippe Herreweghe, respond to the ten hip hop dancers from choreographer and CCN Director Kader Attou’s dance company, Accrorap. Un Break à Mozart makes its way ...

    Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm

    Central Park SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Sat, Aug 01, 2015, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture.

    The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music

    Central Park SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    George Faison, internationally celebrated producer, writer, composer, director, choreographer and dancer, made history in 1975 when he became the first African American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz. In honor of the Broadway hit’s 40th anniversary this year, Faison will present performances of original songs and dances from the show. Mr. Faison also heads the Faison Firehouse Theater in Central Harlem, which he founded in 2000 along with Tad Schnugg.The ...