Summer of FUV 2017

The 'Summer of FUV' stretches into Fall with The National on October 6. (photo by Graham MacIndoe/PR)
by WFUV Staff | 08/07/2017 | 12:45am

The 'Summer of FUV' stretches into Fall with The National on October 6. (photo by Graham MacIndoe/PR)

A Summer of FUV is a Summer of live music, and this year it also happens to extend into Spring and Fall. Not only are we back at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and the Solid Sound Festival, but we also debuted The WFUV Clubhouse at Forest Hills Stadium. (If you're headed to Forest Hills, come by the WFUV Clubhouse at Portal 4 to high-five a DJ or grab some swag.) Here's all the info you need for at-home or outdoor listening:



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Where: Rumsey Playfield in Central Park
Tickets: Most shows free; entrance is first-come, first-served. Tickets for benefits (*) are $40-$55 at
FYI: In addition to the concerts in Central Park, the City Parks Foundation presents concerts in 15 parks, many with big name artists, throughout the five boroughs as part of the SummerStage festival.

  • Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon - June 3 at 7pm
  • * Elvis Costello & The Imposters - June 15 at 6:30pm
  • Laura Mvula / Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore / Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival - June 17 at 7pm
  • Robert Glasper / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival - June 25 at 3pm
  • Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks with Catherine Russell and others - July 1 at 6pm
  • * Umphrey's McGee / Aqueous - July 7  at 5pm
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie / A Tribe Called Red / Iskwe - July 9 at 7pm
  • Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting - July 17 at 7pm
  • * PJ Harvey - July 19 at 8:00pm
  • * Regina Spektor - July 27 at 6pm
  • * The Revivalists / White Denim - August 10 at 5pm
  • Family Day: They Might Be Giants: Kids, Science, and Beyond - August 12 at 3pm
  • Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band / Jontavious Willis - August 13 at 5pm
  • Valerie June / Aloysious 3 / Jalen N'Gonda - August 27 at 6pm


Where: Prospect Park Bandshell. Doors open an hour before show starts
Tickets: Most are free with a suggested donation of $5; benefit * show tickets through
FYI: Prospect Park is easily accessible via the F, G, 2, 3, B and Q subway lines. On-street parking can be difficult, although there are some garages in the area.

  • Lake Street Drive - June 7, 8:00 PM
  • * Alice Smith/Bilal - June 10, 7pm
  • * The Shins - June 15, 7pm (sold out)
  • Lisa Loeb w/ the Knights - June 17, 3pm
  • Yeasayer - June 22 7pm
  • Pharoah Sanders - June 23 , 7:30pm
  • Lila Downs - June 29, 7:30pm
  • Robert Randolph - July 13 7:30pm
  • Sufjan Stevens - July 18 7pm
  • * Conor Oberst w/ Felice Brothers, Hop Along, Big Thief - July 20, 7pm
  • Amodou & Miriam, Innov Gnawa, Sinkane (DJ set) - July 21, 7:30pm
  • Mashrou Leila - July 22 7pm
  • * Sylvan Esso - July 26, 7:30pm
  • Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding - July 28, 7:30pm
  • * Fleet Foxes - Aug 1, Aug 2, 7pm, 7pm (sold out)
  • Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Nellie McKay - Aug 3, 7:30pm
  • Nels Cline: Lovers, Sam Amidon - Aug 5, 7:30pm
  • Youssou N'dour/ Yacouba Sissoko - Aug 12, 7:30 pm


Where: Forest Hill Stadium in Queens, NY
Tickets: Tickets between $45-$75
FYI: Conveniently located near the LIRR and E, F, M and R subway lines. Look for the WFUV Clubhouse as you enter, at Portal 4.

  • The New York Pops plays the Music of John Williams - June 8, 7:30pm
  • Jack Johnson - June 14, 6:30pm (LIVE ON FUV)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears - June 16, 6:30pm
  • Sigur Ros - June 17, 6:30pm
  • John Mellencamp w/ Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine - July 11, 6:30pm
  • My Morning Jacket with Gary Clark Jr - July 15, 6pm (LIVE ON FUV)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - July 25-26, 6:30pm
  • Interpol - Sept. 23, 6:30pm
  • The National - Oct. 6, 6:30pm


Where: Randall's Island Park, New York City
When: June 2-4, 2017
Tickets: 3 day general admission pass $305, 1 day general admission pass $105.
FYI: 66+ bands on four stages and satellite performance areas plus gourmet food, and craft beer and cocktails in 21+ areas.

  • Friday: Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Flume, Beach House, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Michael Kiwanuka, The Strumbellas
  • Saturday: Phoenix. Childish Gambino. Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, The Head And The Heart, Local Natives, Car Seat Headrest
  • Sunday: Tool, Cage The Elephant, Phantogram, Air, Mac Demarco, Franz Ferdinand, Warpaint, Parquet Courts, Mondo Cozmo, Barns Courtney


Where: Brooklyn
When: June 8-11
FYI: For over 5 days, the borough becomes a hub of creativity and entertainment. You can uncover the future of music, innovation, and content. Now in its ninth year, the Northside Festival brings over 300 bands and 150 speakers together across 30 venues over the course of a week.
Highlights: Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Kamasi Washington, Thursday, Big Thief, Bush Tetras, Happyness


Where: MASS MoCA, North Adams MA
When: June 23-25
Highlights: Wilco, Tweedy, Alloy Orchestra, Big Thief, Jeff Parker Trio
Tickets: 3-day Regular Weekend Pass - $159, 3-day Kids Pass (ages 7-10) - $50 advance / $55 at the door, Kids 6 & under get in free.
FYI: You're also welcome to bring strollers, blankets, umbrellas and backpacks into the festival grounds. "Some of the best food trucks and vendors in the Berkshires to fulfill any craving." WFUV will be doing a live broadcast on June 24.


Where: German Masonic Park, Tappan, NY
When: June 24-25
FYI: Now in its fourth year, the festival presents over 35 artists on two stages; benefits 15 local charities each day. Weekend and single day tickets available. Children 12 and under free with an adult; students with high school or college ID can get reduced tickets day-of. Blankets and chairs welcome. Free admission for anyone born in 1967 in celebration of their 50th birthday.

  • Saturday: Jake Clemons Band, John Cafferty & Beaver Brown, Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky, Jeffrey Gaines, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Jesse Terry, Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes
  • Sunday: Neil Berg's Pianomen (Billy Joel/Elton John), Rita Harvey's Heart Like A Wheel Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Carter Calvert's Patsy Cline, Rex & The Rockabilly Kings


Where: Caramoor, Katonah, NY 914-232-1252
When: Sat, June 24
FYI: Caramoor is family-friendly, has free parking, and is accessible by MetroNorth - free shuttle to and from the Katonah train station

  • Evening: Rhiannon Giddens and Sarah Jarosz - 7:30pm
  • Daytime: The Mammals (feat. Mike + Ruthy), River Whyless, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Spuyten Duyvil, Anthony da Costa, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, and more


Where: Damrosch Park (Lincoln Center)
FYI: Tickets required for access to the dance floor; you can save with a six-dance or full season pass. Getting to Damrosch Park is easy by with the 1, A, B, C, D trains to 59th Street-Columbus Circle or 1 train to 66th Street-Lincoln Center. All the concerts start at 7:30, except for the LC kids concert which starts at 3pm.

  • The Loser's Lounge: Disco plus an After Hours Silent Disco with DJs Bill Coleman, DJ Rimarkable & FUV's Rita Houston - Thursday, June 29
  • The Aces of Rhythm: Hardcore Tango - Thursday, July 13
  • Texas Dance Hall Tour with Dale Watson & Ray Benson - Friday, July 14
  • LC Kids Dance with Dancing Classrooms 3:00-4:30 pm - Saturday, July 15
  • Harlem Renaissance Orchestra: 13th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest - Saturday, July 15


Where: Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street
When: July 18-19
Tickets: Concerts are free. Venue opens at 5pm, concerts begin at 6pm.
FYI: Arts Brookfield's 7th annual summer music festival, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, bringing world-class musical talent to the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place. Shows are standing room only and feature a festival bar.

  • July 18 - Common
  • July 19 - OK Go


Where: Shorefront Park, Patchogue, NY
When: July 13-16
Tickets:  Tickets range from $39 to $150 each day, and full 4-day passes range from $145-$265.
FYI: National acts and top local artists on four stages, plus a Kidzone. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, unless you have VIP tickets.

  • July 14 - 311, The Wailers
  • July 15 - Gov't Mule, G. Love & Special Sauce, Rusted Root
  • July 16 - Zombies, Dave Mason, Poco, Jesse Colin Young


Where: Randall's Island Park, NYC
When: July 28-30
FYI: Panorama brings together world-class musicians, state-of-the-art tech installations and top local restaurants to celebrate New York City as the capital of music and technology. One Day General Admission passes are $125 (VIP $265), and 3-day General Admission passes are $282 (VIP $745). All include a bonus voucher for free admission to the Queens Museum. Shuttle and ferry service is available; there is no parking on Randall's Island.

  • Friday: Frank Ocean, Spoon, MGMT
  • Saturday: Tame Impala, Alt-J, 9 Inch Nails
  • Sunday: Tribe Called Quest


Where: Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
When: July 28-30
Tickets: Tickets are sold out, but there's a sanctioned ticket exchange.
FYI: If you're at the festival, stop by the FUV booth, say hi, and pick up some swag!

  • Friday: Fleet Foxes, The Head and The Heart, Shovels and Rope, Regina Spektor, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Seratones
  • Saturday: The Avett Brothers, Jim James, Drive-by Truckers, Angel Olsen, Nikki Lane, Chicano Batman, Julia Jacklin
  • Sunday: John Prine, Rihannon Giddens, Michael Kiwanuka, Suzanne Vega


Where: Dodds Farm, Hillsdale NY
When: August 4-6
FYI: Tickets from $50 to $190 depending on the number of days and if you want to camp. Children under 12 attend free! The day before the festival is the 3rd annual Pre-Fest Tastings & Farm Market from 2-7pm with local food producers, distilleries, wineries, breweries and farmers, and the Lounge Stage (5-11pm) with a variety of veteran, up and coming and emerging artists in a loose, informal setting.

  • Abbie Gardner, Brother Sun, David Massengill, Eric Andersen, The Gaslight Tinkers, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Rod MacDonald, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams


Where: Damrosch Park Bandshell
When: July 27- August 12
FYI: To get to Damrosch Park take the 1, A, B, C, D to 59th Street-Columbus Circle or 1 train to 66th Street-Lincoln Center. Grab drink or some food at at one of the summer bars set up for the festival and food from curated stands or one of the visiting food trucks.

  • NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live - some of music’s most talented women - July 26, 7pm
  • Nosotros Festival: Las Cafeteras, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more - July 27
  • An Evening with Rumer featuring special guest set by Dionne Warwick - July 29 Damrosch Park Bandshell 7:30pm
  • Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Ibibio Sound Machine - August 2
  • Nick Lowe's Rock 'n Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets - August 5
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra - August 9
  • OkayAfrica's Riddim & Beats - August 10
  • Kendra Foster - August 11
  • Americanafest NYC - A Celebration of Chuck Berry, With Musical Director Vernon Reid - August 12


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