SummerStage Anywhere Digital Series
Shows Week of September 19 – 26
 
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:
Tomorrow: National Dance Day Digital Celebration:
For The Love of DANCE
PJ Morton & The Revival Featuring Cory Henry, 
TaRon Lockett & Isaiah Sharkey (LIVE from NYC/LA)
 
Encore performance of
Rafa Pabön, Gabylonia and Jay Wheeler
 
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 – NEW YORK, NY – Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is continuing its free digital series SummerStage Anywhere with one-of-a-kind digital arts performances  and live stream series with Amazon Music. This series features the expansion of SummerStage Anywhere programming into a digital series on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel.
 
SummerStage Anywhere schedule for week of September 19 – 26 (For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup information, please visit SummerStageAnywhere.org):
 
 Saturday, September 19th: SummerStage Anywhere For The Love of DANCE, A National Dance Day Celebration (SummerStage Instagram) Seven diverse dance companies from around the country have contributed excerpts of their works, which will air every hour on the hour from 11:00AM ET – 8:00PM ET on SummerStage’s Instagram Live channel. The day will kick off with the presentation of the official National Dance Day routine with choreography by Shannon Mather and featuring dance trio MDC 3, presented by American Dance Movement (ADM), co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman. The final hour, beginning at 8:00PM ET and streaming on SummerStage InstagramSummerStage YouTube, Facebook page and Twitch channels, will feature video messages from special guest dance notables, a re-stream of the original dance film “Lift Every Voice”, four/four presents “TETHERED”, featuring music by Jon Batiste and film premieres by Arielle Rosales of Soles of Duende, followed by four/four presents, “TETHERED VIII, A Love Letter to New York,” co-curated and produced by guest presenters. The day of programming is meant to be a message of hope and solidarity with the dance community, not only of New York, but across the country and the world.
 
● Tuesday, September 22nd: SummerStage Anywhere with Amazon Music Series (Amazon Music Twitch) at 7:00PM ET: Performances from PJ Morton and The Revival Featuring Cory Henry, TaRon Lockett & Isaiah Sharkey. PJ Morton is an American Grammy winning musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and one of the keyboardists for the pop rock band Maroon 5. Morton’s 2017 breakout release Gumbo garnered a pair of GRAMMY nominations, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, racked up more than 15 million streams on Spotify alone and was hailed by NPR as one of the year’s most noteworthy R&B albums. Cory Henry is an American R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, pianist, organist, and music producer. Being a former member of Snarky Puppy, Cory launched his solo artist career with Art of Love, his first independent release. Cory was selected by Quincy Jones to headline his curated “Soundtrack of America” series opening of The Shed in NYC. Cory now tours and records with his band Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles. He will be joined by drummer TaRon Lockett, who has previously toured with musical legends such as Prince, Erykah Badu, and Snoop Dogg and guitarist Isaiah Sharkey, who has worked, recorded, and toured with several world-renown and Grammy award winning winning artists including John Mayer, Patti Labelle, Chris Martin, Paul Simon, Boyz II Men and many others.
 
Wednesday, September 23rd: SummerStage Anywhere Encore Performance (SummerStage YouTubeSummerStage FacebookSummerStage Instagram) at 7:00PM ET presents special encore performances from Rafa Pabon, Gabylonia and Jay Wheeler. Rafa Pabón is a Puerto Rican musician known for his urbano songs. In June 2020, he released the protest song and music video, “Sin Aire (Without Air),” in response to the killing of George Floyd and Eric Garner, police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. Gabylonia, born in Caracas, Venezuela, was introduced to hip-hop by her younger brother “Chiky” at an early age. What started off as a hobby grew to much more when Gabylonia joined group Escuadron X in 1999. After some time with the group, she decided to go solo and in 2014 was invited to participate in Hip Hop al Parque, the biggest Hip Hop en Espanol Festival in Latin America. That same year, Gabylonia was nominated for a Latin Grammy for her collaboration with the legendary Rock en Espanol group Jarabe de Palo for the song “Somos”. Hailing from Guayamo, Puerto Rico, Jay Wheeler is an emerging artist who, in the span of five years, has positioned himself as one of the new romantic voices in reggaeton.
 
The SummerStage Anywhere live stream series with Amazon Music continues weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00PM ET on Amazon Music Twitch Channel through October 13. Missed a recent performance or conversation? You can keep up to date with SummerStage Anywhere programming on the SummerStage YouTube channel.
 
A full schedule of upcoming programming is below. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup information about SummerStage Anywhere, please visit SummerStageAnywhere.org.
 
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Day
Date
Time
Featured Artist/Speaker
Program Type
Platform
Sat
9/19/20
11:00AM –
8:00PM ET
National Dance Day Digital Celebration: For The Love of DANCE
SummerStage Anywhere
SummerStage Instagram
Tue
9/22/20
7:00PM ET
PJ Mortion &
The Revival Featuring Cory Henry, TaRon Lockett & Isaiah Sharkey
Amazon Music Live Stream Series
Amazon Music Twitch
 
Wed
9/23/20
7:00PM ET
Rafa Pabon
Gabylonia
Jay Wheeler
Amazon Music Live Stream Series
SummerStage Facebook/YouTube/
Instagram
 
 
SummerStage Social Media
Twitter: @SummerStage
Facebook: SummerStage NYC 
Instagram: @SummerStage
YouTube: NYCSummerStage
Official Hashtag: #SummerStage #SummerStageAnywhere
 
As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we rely on our donors to help us make SummerStage possible. Support from donors will help secure the future of SummerStage as New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. We believe the arts are for everyone and encourage those who can donate to visit cityparksfoundation.org/give for more information.
 
Capital One is the Title Sponsor of the 2020 SummerStage festival. Disney is a sponsor of SummerStage family programming. Supporting sponsorship is provided by United Airlines.
 
Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, and the New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund. SummerStage is also supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated SummerStage Members.
 
Media partners include iHeart Radio featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100, WFUV, Relix, WNYC, WBGO, Time Out New York and DoNYC.
 
In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities.
 
About City Parks Foundation
At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City –reach 300,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.
 
About SummerStage
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 34 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit www.SummerStage.org.
 
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $249.8 billion in deposits and $372.5 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2018. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index. Visit the Capital One newsroom for more Capital One news.
 
About American Dance Movement
Founded by producers Nigel Lythgoe (“So You Think You Can Dance”), and Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”, “Step Up,” “What Men Want”), American Dance Movement (ADM), formerly Dizzy Feet Foundation, is a funding organization that builds healthy communities by expanding access to dance and movement, educating about its benefits, and inspiring generations of dance enthusiasts through its annual event, National Dance Day (NDD). American Dance Movement – on a mission to move us all.
 
To learn more about American Dance Movement and National Dance Day, visit the website at AmericanDanceMovement.org, on Twitter at @DanceWithADM and on InstagramFacebook and YouTube at @AmericanDanceMovement.

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