City Parks Foundation 2014 SummerStage Schedule Announced

Shuggie Otis Sent Out a "Strawberry Letter" on a Sunny Central Park Afternoon.
Shuggie Otis Sent Out a “Strawberry Letter” on a Sunny Central Park Afternoon.

Park Life…
Next to hearing the joyously loopy tape loop from a Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck nothing is as sure a sign we’ve finally ditched winter than New York’s City Parks Foundation (CPF) announcing its SummerStage performance schedule. The 2013 line-up was a sublime selection of lazy hazy days entertainment to enjoy in your local park and 2014 promises even more opportunities to enjoy summer in the city.

Full Schedule…
A complete date, artist and park schedule is here. Check out all the good stuff coming your way beginning on June 6.

Last Season's "Diablo Love"  was a mash-up of "Dream Girls" &  "Faust" meeting Robert Johnson and Howlin' Wolf at the Crossroads.
Last Season’s “Diablo Love” was a mash-up of “Dream Girls” & “Faust” meeting Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf at the Crossroads.

Focus On FANIA…
While last year took a historical look at Hip-Hop that included an outlandishly fun tribute to King Kong, this summer the focus will be on a celebration of the preeminent label of latin music, FANIA Records.

Performances by classic acts like Joe Bataan, Ismael Miranda and Roberto Roena, will be offset by inheritors of the tradition like Ana Tijoux and La Mechánica Popular, spinning out Chilean Hip-Hop Fusion and psychedelic salsa respectively. The season finale in Central Park will be a special Fania All Stars night, conjuring the spirit of Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Yomo Toro and other masters of the genre.

SkeletonPete Says…
Thanks to Greenhouse Publicity for the heads-up.