City Parks Foundation kicked off the 2017 SummerStage season with soul & gospel icon Mavis Staples and musician and soul artist Toshi Reagon on Saturday, June 3rd at Central Park.
Ms. Staples delivered an electrifying performance to the packed crowd at Central Park, showcasing her impressive vocal range. She performed the classic hit “Respect Yourself” and ended the evening with her legendary hit, “I’ll Take You There”. Ms. Staples is currently touring in support of her latest record, Livin’ On A High Note.
In addition, musician, producer and rock-folk soul artist Toshi Reagon with her band BigLovely brought her hold-nothing-back approach to SummerStage performing her fusion of rock, blues, R&B, country, funk, spirituals and folk music.
PHOTO CREDIT – DEVON WATSON
City Parks SummerStage showcases over 100 free and benefit shows across all five New York boroughs.