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Summer Music Guide

Spoon's Britt Daniel, Beck and Cage the Elephant's Matt Schultz (photo by Citizen Kane Wayne, PR)

Spoon's Britt Daniel, Beck and Cage the Elephant's Matt Schultz (photo by Citizen Kane Wayne, PR)


You'll find us at all of these festivals and shows. If you see the WFUV table or tent, come by and say hello!

We were there to bring you live broadcasts on WFUV of the following:

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Afropunk Brooklyn

Where: Commodore Barry Park
When: August 24-25
Tickets: Start at $60 with various levels including VIP
Highlights: Saturday: Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Jill Scott, Tank and the Bangas. Sunday: FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington, Santigold, Lianne La Havas, Toro y Moi.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NYC
When: Now - Aug 10
Tickets: There is a suggested $5 donation for free shows. Entrance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Benefit concert tickets (*) can be purchased at
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.


  • 8/9: “What's Goin’ On” Marvin Gaye Tribute feat: Felicia Collins, Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis, and more

Forest Hills Stadium

Where: Forest Hills, Queens, NYC
When: Now - Sep 14
Tickets: Between $40 and $100
FYI: Forest Hills Stadium is conveniently located near the LIRR and E, F, M and R subway lines. Look for the WFUV Clubhouse as you enter the stadium.


  • 8/10: My Morning Jacket with Warpaint
  • 8/17: Beck and Cage the Elephant with Spoon
  • 9/7: Morrissey with Interpol
  • 9/11: Outlaw Festival: Willie Nelson & Family / Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats / Alison Krauss / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • 9/14: Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Where: Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Bandshell, NYC
When: Now - Aug 11
Tickets: Free!
FYI: Getting to Damrosch Park is easy by taking either the 1, A, B, C, D trains to 59th Street–Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street–Lincoln Center.


  • 8/10-11: Roots of Americana Music Weekend - Saturday: Patty Griffin and Yola; Sunday: David Crosby and Anais Mitchell


The Rooftop At Pier 17

Where: Pier 17, South Street Seaport NYC
When: Now - Oct 11
FYI:  Accessible via the 2,3,4,5,A,C subway lines. In South Street Seaport, one of NYC’s newest outdoor venues with amazing views.


  • 8/18: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
  • 8/24: Squeeze
  • 8/26 - 8/27: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • 9/14 - 9/15: Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog
  • 10/11: Thievery Corporation


Sea.Hear.Now. Festival

Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: Sept 21-22
FYI:  Stages on the beach (!) plus surfing competitions and a photo exhibit by our friend, photographer Danny Clinch.

Highlights: Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The B-52s, Cat Power, Jade Bird.


Stone Pony Summer Stage

Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: Now - Aug 30
FYI: The legendary Stone Pony’s Summer Stage rocks with outdoor shows all season long. There's tons of parking in Asbury Park, and you can even hear the music from the beach.


  • 8/10: Dark Star Orchestra


SummerStage in Central Park

Where: Central Park, NYC
When: Now - Sept 24
Tickets: Entrance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Concerts are free with the exception of tickets for the benefit concerts (*). Check online for SummerStage locations in parks throughout the five boroughs.
FYI: Check out the new Rumsey Playfield this year. SummerStage’s closest park entrance is 69th Street and 5th Avenue. Street parking is tough on the east side.


  • *8/8: Guster / Rubblebucket
  • *8/28: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • *9/4: Tash Sultana
  • *9/14: The Growlers
  • *9/16: MARINA - Love + Fear Tour
  • *9/20: Bloc Party performing Silent Alarm
  • *9/24: The B-52s / OMD / Berlin




American Roots Music Festival

Where: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY
When: July 27
Who: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.
Tickets/Information: 914-232-1252
FYI: Caramoor is family-friendly, has free parking, and is accessible by MetroNorth — with a free shuttle to and from the Katonah train station.


Battery Park City River & Blues Series

Where: Wagner Park, NYC
When: Select Thursdays through Aug 1, music starts around 7pm
Tickets:  Free!
FYI: Accessible via the 2,3,4,5,N,R,W, Q subway lines. Bring a blanket and some food, or stop on your way to pick up a bite and picnic with the Statue of Liberty as your backdrop.


  • 7/18: Low Cut Connie
  • 7/25: The War & Treaty
  • 8/1: Amethyst Kiah


Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Where: Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, NY
When: Aug 2-4
FYI: Tickets range from $50 to $190, depending if you want to camp on the grounds and the number of days attended. Children under 12 attend for free!

Highlights : Martyn Joseph, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Stephen Kellogg and Crys Matthews, The Rowan Brothers, Nerissa & Katryna Nields and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams.


Great South Bay Music Festival

Where: Shorefront Park Patchogue, LI
When: July 18 - 21
FYI: Celebrating its 13th year, the festival features over 60 performers on 4 stages plus crafts, food and a Kids Zone.

Highlights: Thursday: Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, The Menzingers, Frank Iero and The Future Violents. Friday: Slightly Stoopid, SUBLIME WITH ROME, Common Kings, SOJA. Saturday: Pink Talking Fish. Sunday: America, WAR, Edgar Winter Band, “Taz” Niederauer, Blue Coupe.


Newport Folk Festival

Where: Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
When: July 26 - 28
Tickets: Tickets are all sold out for all 3 days.
FYI: If you’re at the festival, stop by the FUV booth, say hi, and pick up some swag!

Highlights:  Friday: Amy Ray Band, I'm With Her, Kacey Musgraves, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Parker Millsap, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Sheryl Crow, Todd Snider, Yola, and of course 'The Future is Female,' a showcase hosted by our own Rita Houston.  Saturday: Dawes and Friends, Jade Bird, Jeff Tweedy, Lucy Dacus, Maggie Rogers, Mountain Man, Rayland Baxter. Sunday: Courtney Marie Andrews, If I Had A Song, Lake Street Dive, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trey Anastasio.