Afropunk and 8 Other Outdoor Concerts to Put on the Calendar

Afropunk and 8 Other Outdoor Concerts to Put on the Calendar

The summer festival season may be almost over, but it’s about to enter its most enchanted hour. Late summer and early fall can bring some of the balmiest days to the city, and a host of outdoor festivals and one-off concerts offer the chance to capitalize on it. (The Sept. 24 show by the B-52s in Central Park is just one of many.) Here we provide a quick rundown of the performances you’ll want to know about.


Commodore Barry Park

Now in its 15th year, this festival has expanded far beyond its roots in the D.I.Y. community that was seeking space for black punk bands. Recent iterations have drawn more heavily from the realms of soul, rap and R&B, booking big names to draw tens of thousands of attendees to the two-day event in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. This year’s headliners include the cosmic jazz revivalist Kamasi Washington, the neo-soul singer Jill Scott and the British pop hypnotist FKA twigs; other noteworthy acts include the surrealist rapper Tierra Whack and the singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas. General admission tickets for Saturday have sold out, but tickets for Sunday are available, as are V.I.P. tickets and weekend passes. Aug. 24-25; afropunk.com. OLIVIA HORN


Various Locations in Manhattan

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