City Parks Foundation proudly presents
SummerStage Presented by AT&T
"The Music of Jimi Hendrix"
An Evening Celebrating the Musical Genius of the Legendary
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Produced by Michael Dorf Presents and City Winery
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce the
SummerStage Gala, an annual fundraising event that supports
CPF's free year-round arts programming. The SummerStage Gala
will take place held at Rumsey Playfield on Tuesday, June 5,
2012. This special event will pay tribute to The Music of
Jimi Hendrix, featuring the legendary guitarist and
musician's songs as performed by an eclectic group of well
established musical legends and up and coming stars.
Featuring an intriguing mix of soul, funk,
bossa nova, jazz and folk singers, this unique night of
performances is sure to thrill with unique interpretations
of numerous classics from Jimi Hendrix's famed catalogue of
The performance component of the gala is produced by Michael
Dorf, who has successfully produced a series of similar
tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall over the past decade.
Bebel Gilberto . G. Love & Special Sauce
Amel Larrieux . The Roots . John Scofield . Keller Williams
Plus other special guests
Featuring Soulive as house band
Seated Concert Tickets Available Starting at $50
Shahna Sherwood at 212-360-8170, or by email at
A cocktail party for table purchasers will begin at 6:00 PM
in the pergola area. Tables of ten will be provided with a
full dinner starting at 7:00 PM. Concert will begin at
8:00pm with doors opening at 7:00pm for bleacher ticket
purchasers. Bleacher seats for the concert are available for
purchase for $50. SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield
(72nd Street, mid-park).
Produced by City Parks Foundation, SummerStage is New York's
largest free performing arts festival, bringing over 100
performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs.
Every year we reach more than 300,000 New Yorkers and since
its inception in 1986, more than six million people have
enjoyed SummerStage. This year, our 27th, we kick off a
major awareness campaign about the vital role City Parks
Foundation plays in offering free programming in NYC parks
and the important niche that SummerStage plays in the summer
landscape. Please join us for a psychedelic celebration of
the music of Jimi Hendrix and to raise funds for this
necessary summer institution.
About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent,
nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the
five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks
citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and
education programs, and empowering citizens to support their
parks on a local level. Programs and community building
initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year,
contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods
throughout New York City.
About City Winery and Michael Dorf Presents
City Winery and Michael Dorf Presents are back to produce
the 2012 SummerStage Gala. They produced the 25th annual
Gala in 2010 with "The Music of Simon and Garfunkel". City
Winery is the innovative 20,000 sq ft mixed-use winery,
music venue and event space founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf.
The winery will be creating a special commemorative wine for
the SummerStage Gala; in addition City Winery will be the
EXCLUSIVE wine sponsor for the 2012 season of SummerStage
events at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The award
winning wines produced at City Winery are handcrafted in
Soho at the only commercial custom-crush facility in New
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