Hot town, summer in the city: It’s the first Central Park SummerStage 2015 onsale

One hot summer night in June 1986, The Sun Ra Arkestra performed a free concert in the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park, Manhattan—and forever changed the face of summer music in New York City. Nearly 30 years later, SummerStage (now a Ticketfly partner), has reached more than six million fans from around the world through its annual festival, which features more than 100 performances of every genre and type under the, well, sun, every year in parks across all five boroughs.

Starting today, you can snag your tickets to the very first event of the season: a benefit show on May 19 featuring co-headliners Mastodon and Clutch (which has some serious head banging potential).

“Ticketfly has quickly become a major player in the ticketing world with their ultra-easy consumer platform and robust marketing tools,” says Ian Noble, Executive Producer at City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage festival. “They are a perfect fit for SummerStage as we pride ourselves in being on the vanguard both with the artists we represent and the technology we use to produce our events. SummerStage is very pleased to have them as our new partner as we launch our 30th season.”

We couldn’t be more pleased to be welcoming SummerStage into the Ticketfly fold. Not only is a concert at SummerStage incredibly fun, the folks behind SummerStage share our commitment to inclusivity and to making live events amazing for the most important people in the room: the fans. In fact, SummerStage is such a champion of its fans that this year—for its 30th anniversary celebration—they encouraged fans to suggest and vote on acts they wanted to see grace their stages. More than 1,236 different artists were submitted by fans, and the curators at SummerStage are busy confirming just who will make the cut for the 30th season.

The rest of the SummerStage 2015 line up will be announced this spring. Stay up to date by following Ticketfly and SummerStage on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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