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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

Cage the Elephant
City: New York
Venue: Summerstage
Date: 2016-05-17

The energetic -- nearly riotous perhaps -- Cage the Elephant were great openers for the 2016 Summerstage season. The band packed in crowds for two sold out nights and the youthful crowd showered adoration upon them. As the band, and in particular lead singer Matt Shultz, took the stage, their enthusiastic and electric energy leapt into the audience who quickly lit with their own madness. This felt like a rare night for Summerstage -- rarely do I see security in the photo pit looking out for over enthusiastic fans or crowd surfers approaching the barriers. Cage the Elephant will return to NYC for a free show May 29th -- full details follow below.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Summerstage series will host over 100 shows across all five boroughs. It officially begins June 4 with jazz legends McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter and Roy Haynes in Central Park. While a full schedule is below, some of the highlights of the season include several of the free shows. In particular, Chairlift in Red Hook Park on June 14, Kamasi Washington in Central Park on June 18, Public Enemy in Betsy Head Park on June 21, 'Comedy Central Presents: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up' in Central Park on June 26, Unknown Mortal Orchestra in Central Park on July 30. The benefit shows (which require tickets to be purchased) include Flight of the Conchords first major appearance in a Central Park on July 24, Ryan Adams on July 20 and Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes on August 8th.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT ON MAY 17

FULL SUMMERSTAGE SCHEDULE

June 4

The Legends Honor McCoy: McCoy Tyner Quartet / Ron Carter / Roy Haynes

Central Park, 6pm

June 11

Cymande / KING / Deva Mahal / DJ Parler

Central Park, 3pm

June 13

DJ Hard Hittin' Harry / Screening: Afripedia

Saratoga Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 14

Chairlift

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 15

Just Blaze and Friends

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 15

Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Superstars

Central Park, 7pm

June 16

Blonde Redhead

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 17

Liza Jessie Peterson / LuQuantumleap

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 18

Dance on the Lawn / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 18

Kamasi Washington

Central Park, 6pm

June 19

DJ Rich Medina / RAAA / Urban Word & Hi-Arts: Journal to Journey / Ziearre

Red Hook Park, Brooklyn, 4pm

June 20

Screening: In My Father’s House with Q&A with Rhymefest

Saratoga Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 21

Fête de la Musique: CharlElie Couture / Yael Naim / General Elektriks / La Femme

Central Park, 6pm

June 21

Public Enemy / DJ Tedsmooth

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 22

Angie Stone / DJ Chuck Chillout

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 22

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Angel Blue, Ben Bliss, Alexey Lavrov and Dan Saunders

Central Park, 8pm

June 23

Duck Down BBQ

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 24

Nuyorican Poets Cafe featuring Mahogany Browne's Redbone and reg e gaines' The Last Celebrity

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 24

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Angel Blue, Ben Bliss, Alexey Lavrov and Dan Saunders

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 25

Brooklyn Dance Festival / Master Class: Mr. Kid

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 25

Butler, Bernstein, and the Hot 9 / The Hot Sardines / Bria Skonberg and the New York Hot Jazz Festival All-Stars featuring Anat Cohen, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, Joe Saylor and Dalton Ridenhour

Central Park, 3pm

June 26

Christian Cultural Center C3 Choir / Mr. Reed / Boots Step Team / DJ Styff

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 4pm

June 26

DJ Gringo / Screening: Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 26

Only in Queens Summer Festival featuring Ginuwine / Mack Wilds / Kid ‘n Play

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 5pm

June 26

Comedy Central Presents: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up in the Park

Central Park, 8pm

June 27

Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue / Screening: 20 Feet From Stardom

Saratoga Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 27

Indigo Girls

Central Park, 7pm

June 28

Lisa Simone / Screening: What Happened Miss Simone?

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 29

Screening: A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project / Pre-Show Panel

Central Park, 8pm

June 29

Soul in the Horn featuring Theo Croker, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Marcus Machado / Kendra Foster / DJ Natasha Diggs. Hosted by DProsper

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

June 30

Vivian Green / GrandWizzard Theodore

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

July 1

Maimouna Keita Dance Company / Master Class

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

July 2

Freedom Party 13th Anniversary

Central Park, 7pm

July 2

Everyday People

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

July 3

King Sunny Adé / Orlando Julyius and the Afro Soundz / DJ Rich Medina

Central Park, 3pm

July 3

Trouble Funk / Operator Emz

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn, 7pm

July 5

George Lamond / DJ Lucho

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 6

Mexrrissey / Los Cafres / La Dame Blanche

Central Park, 6pm

July 6

Fat Joe / Tony Touch hosted by Lyricist Lounge

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 7

Tribute to Latin Jazz Great Dave Valentin

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 7

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang and Dan Saunders

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 7pm

July 8

Leon Larregui / Rodrigo Amarante / Grenda

Central Park, 6pm

July 8

Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Craig ‘muMs’ Grant’s “A Sucker Emcee”

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 8 - July 31

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

Marcus Garvey Park, 8pm

July 9

Acrobuffos / Rob & Miss Jane / Sxip’s Hour of Charm / It’s Showtime NYC

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 9

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang and Dan Saunders

Jackie Robinson Park, 7pm

July 10

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players / Mister G / Excerpts from Finding Neverland / Gizmo Guys

Central Park, 3pm

July 10

DJ Kool Herc / Little Shalimar / Screening: Rubble Kings

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 11

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wangx and Dan Saunders

Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, 7pm

July 12

Johnny Rivera / Joan Català

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 13

Joe Bataan Meets Setenta / Joan Català

St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 13

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang and Dan Saunders

Crotona Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 14

Tito Rojas

St. Mary's Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 15

Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue / Screening: We Like It Like That

St. Mary's Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 16

Taiwanese Waves: Anpu / Wonfu / Sunset Rollercoaster

Central Park, 6pm

July 16

Full Circle Souljahs Presents:

From The Streets To The Stage/Behind The Groove / Master Class: Kwikstep and Rokafella

St. Mary's Park, Bronx, 7pm

July 17

Legacy Women / Recess Monkey / Music with a Message / Double Dutch Dreamz

St. Mary's Park, Bronx, 4pm

July 17

Paulo Flores / Herencia de Timbiquí / Monsieur Periné / DJ Greg Caz / DJ Manny

Central Park, 3pm

July 18

The Feelies / Beach Fossils

Central Park, 7pm

July 26

Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun, performing a tribute to Enta Da Stage & Dah Shinin’

Queensbridge, Queens, 7pm

July 27

Complexions Contemporary Ballet / Carolyn Dorfman

Central Park, 8pm

July 27

Dianne Reeves / DJ Greg Caz

Queensbridge Park, Queens, 7pm

July 28

Lyfe Jennings

Queensbridge Park, Queens, 7pm

July 29

Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Paolo Javier and Maria Lisella host a night of Queens Poets

Queensbridge Park, Queens, 7pm

July 30

Stefanie Batten Bland with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber / Master Class: Karisma Jay

Queensbridge Park, Queens, 7pm

July 30

Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Empress Of

Central Park, 7pm

July 31

Marc Cary: The Harlem Jam Sessions / Joseph Webb: Dancing Buddhas / WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Featuring Brianna Thomas & The Jazz Travelers

Queensbridge Park, Queens, 4pm

July 31

Rock Steady Crew 39th Anniversary with Nice & Smooth / Bahamadia and more

Central Park, 7pm

August 2

Jon B

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 7pm

August 3

Screening: Kirikou and the Wild Beasts / Orisha's Journey / DJ Djib Sayo

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 7pm

August 4

Junegle Brothers / G-Bo the Pro

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 7pm

August 5

Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 7pm

August 6

Monobloco / Cabruêra / Boogarins / DJ Luiz Santos

Central Park, 6pm

August 6

Complexions Contemporary Ballet / Master Class: Jamel Gaines

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 7pm

August 7

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo / Sierra Leone Dance Troupe / Wahoo Skiffle Crazies

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, 4pm

August 7

Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band present: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture

Central Park, 7pm

August 9

Neon Indian

East River Park, 7pm

August 10

"We Play For You, Butch Morris" featuring Nublu Orchestra / DarkMatterHalo with Wadada Leo Smith / Screening: Black February

East River Park, 7pm

August 10

Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Theatre Collective / Nathan Trice Rituals

Central Park, 8pm

August 11

Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound

East River Park, 7pm

August 12

Roger Guenveur Smith "RODNEY KING"

East River Park, 7pm

August 13

Carolyn Dorfman / Master Class: Theresa Lavington

East River Park, 7pm

August 14

Mbongwana Star / Batida / Young Paris / Okayafrica Electrafrique feat. DJ Underdog / Pre-Show Panel

Central Park, 6pm

August 14

DJ Spinna celebrates Earth Wind & Fire / Shine & the Moonbeams

East River Park, 4pm

August 16

Alpha Blondy

Marcus Garvey Park, 7pm

August 17

Saul Williams / Kimberly Nichole

Marcus Garvey Park, 7pm

August 17

DJ KS 360 & Full Circle Souljahs Presents: Behind The Groove / Soul Connected / Raphael Xavier

Central Park, 8pm

August 18

Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Collective / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Marcus Garvey Park, 7pm

August 19

Nathan Trice Rituals / Harlem School of the Arts Young Dance Alliance / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Marcus Garvey Park, 7pm

August 20–21

Kalabantè Circus / Iron Skulls & , Quim Moya / Sxip's Hour of Charm

Marcus Garvey Park, 7pm

August 21

Sweet Micky / MHD / DJ Erick La Peau

Central Park, 3pm

August 26

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground / DJ Greg Caz

Marcus Garvey Park, 7pm

August 27

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman

Marcus Garvey Park, 3pm

August 28

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival:

DeJohnette - Moran - Holland / Allan Harris / Donnie McCaslin Group / Grace Kelly

Tompkins Square Park, 3pm

August 28

GoldLink / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli

Central Park, 3pm

August 31

Chicago The Musical: 20th Anniversary Concert

Central Park, 8pm

SummerStage 2016 benefit shows lineup

May 18

Rudimental / Gorgon City

Central Park, 6pm, $39.50–$40

June 13

Barenaked Ladies / Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Howard Jones

Central Park, 6pm, $52

July 20

Ryan Adams & The Shining

Central Park, 7pm, $59.60

July 24

Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords

Central Park, 6pm, $50–$55

July 25

Mass Appeal: Live at the BBQ

Central Park, 6pm, $TBA

August 3

Phillip Phillips / Matt Nathanson / A Great Big World

Central Park, 6pm, $46–$50

August 8

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes

Central Park, 7pm, $47.50

August 13

The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour

Central Park, 6:30pm, $50–$60

September 23

Lucius / JD McPherson / Big Thief

Central Park, 7pm, $35

SETLIST

Cry Baby

In One Ear

Spider Head

Take it or Leave it

Aberdeen

Too Late to Say Goodbye

Cold, Cold, Cold

Trouble

Ain't No Rest

Mess Around

Punching Bag

Telescope

Back Against the Wall

Its Just Forever

Come a Little Closer

[encore break]

Cigarette Daydreams

Shake Me Down

Teeth

BLOCK PARTY INFO

Cage The Elephant are performing at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 for Sailor Jerry Fleet Week Block Party on May 29th. Doors for The Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Block Party open at 1pm. The free concert begins at 4:30 pm. Complimentary tickets for service members and civilians will be available beginning May 25. Information is available here.

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