Glass Animals @ Summerstage Central Park, 8/9/15

The weather was sunny and perfect last Sunday afternoon for a free Summerstage concert at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, headlined by Neat Beet faves Glass Animals. Having recently seen their act at Firefly Music Festival earlier this summer, I was inspired to catch them once more in the great outdoors, a place where their music […]

Caribou Was Along the East River Promenade For Summerstage

Caribou is well established among electronica devotees, respected for his long-tenure of danceable, oft-gloomy music. He came roaring back into focus with last year’s Our Love [Merge.] and played a couple of sold out shows at Webster Hall in November supporting the album. Summerstage, celebrating its 30th anniversary with a wider than ever spread of shows, […]

Basement Jaxx @ Summerstage Central Park, 07/01/2015

Central Park Summerstage 2015 is currently under way and with a solid line up to boot. The festival was founded in 1986 and it spans several music genres, from American music, to modern dance, and family programming. It’s located on the outdoor venue at Rumsey Playfield and it runs during the months of June, July, […]

Passenger Played Free Central Park Concert

August can be a frantic time for many. “Back to school” sales are in full swing, students are mentally preparing themselves for the realities and woes of thesis papers and just about everyone is scrambling to get as many things checked off their “summertime bucket list”. But on Sunday, August 10th, Central Park was filled […]

Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory Played Central Park, Play CT Tomorrow

Back in June, we found ourselves a long ways away from Neat Beet HQ and under the sweltering Bonnaroo sun. It took a special kind of musician to keep an audience’s focus off the heat and on the music and spirit of the festival. Although he didn’t make our Top 5 Bonnaroo Performances of 2014, multi-instrumentalist folk artist […]

Neat Beet’s Top 10 Free Summerstage Shows To See This Year

Ignore what your calendar says. Although it may read “Summer Solstice” on June 21, the true summertime kick-off is the Summerstage schedule. It is a series of exceptional benefit concerts (those can be found here) and a plethora of free shows within any New Yorker’s reach. Each venue is outdoors and gives off the best […]