Outdoor Concerts & Music Festivals

June 24 'JVC Jazz Celebrates Brooklyn!': Savion Glover & the Otherz + Robert Glasper Trio (Prospect Park Bandshell)

June 24 'Brazil Nights IV': Luciana Souza Brazilian Duos (Jazz Standard)

Shades of blues: Amadou & Mariam perform at Summerstage
photo: Bernard Bernand
Shades of blues: Amadou & Mariam perform at Summerstage

'Lincoln Center Out of Doors'

Damrosch Park Bandshell, 82nd near Amsterdam Avenue; North Plaza, north of Metropolitan Opera House, 212-875-5766, lincolncenter.org

August 13 Little Billy's + Manza Dayila + Yaz Band (Josie Robertson Plaza); Taiko Masala (also August 16, North Plaza)

August 19 Red Earth (North Plaza)

August 20 Woodland String Band (all areas)

August 21 'International Hip-Hop Exchange: Global Vanguard'

Madison Square Park Music

Madison Square Park, Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 28th streets, 212-538-5058, madisonsquarepark.org

June 21 Meshell Ndegeocello

July 5 Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

July 12 Abigail Washburn

Met in the Parks

Various venues, 212-362-6000, metopera.org

August 22 La Traviata Central Park (Great Lawn)

August 23 Rigoletto Central Park (Great Lawn)

August 25 La Traviata Marine Park, Brooklyn

August 26 Rigoletto Orchard Beach, Bronx

August 30 Rigoletto Cunningham Park, Queens

'Midsummer Night Swing 2006'

Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Avenue and 64 Street, 212-875-5766, lincolncenter.org

June 20 Jonathan Stout Orchestra

June 21 Martha Wash + Ari Gold + Sister Funk + DJ Brenda Black

June 22 QuinTango

June 23 New Orleans Jazz Vipers

June 24 Kids' Day! Ballroom, Tango and Swing For Kids

June 24 Machito Orchestra

June 27 Gene Krupa Orchestra

June 28 Chino Nuñez & Friends + Ray Sepulveda & Frankie Vazquez

June 29 J Street Jumpers

June 30 Bob Wills's Texas Playboys

July 1 Alex Torres y su Orquesta

July 4 Jo Thompson & the JC Heard Orchestra

July 5 Big Bandjo

July 6 Plena Libre

July 7 Liz Carroll & John Doyle Band + Billy McComiskey

July 8 Kids' Day! Square Dance & Western Swing For Kids

July 8 Sonora Carruseles

July 11 City Rhythm Orchestra

July 12 Midsummer Night Fever Hustle Party

July 13 Boilermaker Jazz Band

July 14 Li'l Ronnie & The Grand Dukes

July 15 Bio Ritmo

July 18 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

July 19 Brave Combo

July 20 Gonzalo Grau y su Timba Loca

July 21 Ogans

July 22 Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Mostly Mozart Festival 2006

Avery Fisher Hall and other venues at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 65th Street, 212-875-5766, lincolnncenter.org

July 28–August 26 : A summertime New York City favorite for 40 years the Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, and of course—Mozart. Well known for its informal, friendly atmosphere, the festival showcases vocal, instrumental and dance works, and offers a stage for both the world-renowned performer and promising young artist. A few of this year's highlights include a world premiere of Mark Morris's Mozart Dances (August 18 & 19) and a U.S. premiere of Peter Sellar's staging of Mozart's unfinished opera Zaide (August 9, 11, & 12). ABER

Naumburg Orchestral Concerts

The Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, Mid-park just south of the 72nd Street cross-drive.

June 27 The Imani Winds

July 11 The Naumburg Orchestra; George Garrett Keast, conductor

July 25 The Naumburg Orchestra; Sarah Ioannides, conductor

'Nikon at Jones Beach Theater'

Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, 516-221-1000

May 26 Styx + Foreigner

June 9 New Cars + Blondie

June 17 Nine Inch Nails + Bauhaus + Peaches

June 24 Def Leppard + Journey

June 27 Allman Brothers Band

July 1 Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band

July 12 Kelly Clarkson + Rooney

July 17 Black Crowes + Drive-By Truckers +Robert Randolph: On the heels of wrapping up their sold-out acoustic duo tour, the Black Crowes' Chris & Rich Robinson will be embarking on a major summer run with the rest of their electric band. Joining them to make this bill the move for fans of Southern and roots rock are the pride of 'Bammy, Drive-By Truckers, and dirt-floor passer Robert Randolph. The heady combination of acid-tinged mountain music, hardcore attitude, and sacred steel should prove irresistible. CRAZY HORSE

July 22 Fiona Apple + Damien Rice + David Garza

July 23 Ashlee Simpson + the Veronicas

July 28 Chicago + Huey Lewis & the News

August 3 & 4 Counting Crows + Goo Goo Dolls

August 8 Poison + Cinderella

August 11 John Fogerty + Willie Nelson: From the Rock and Country Halls of Fame come two institutions who just keep rolling along. Fogerty, as in Creedence days, still comes up with high energy and material with serious traction; Willie's shows are inevitably laid back but suddenly burst alive as he's taken by his own chestnuts afresh. MAZOR

August 12 O.A.R. + Jack's Mannequin

August 17 Steely Dan + Michael McDonald

August 19 311 + Pepper + the Wailers

August 22 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

September 15 Roger Waters: Last year he joined the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello by diving into the murky waters of vanity-project classical music. This summer, perhaps inspired by the homage paid Pink Floyd by young trippers such as Secret Machines, Waters returns to his rock roots with an ambitious two-set spectacle. Act One: Floyd classics and solo Waters material. Act Two: Dark Side of the Moon, in all its spliff-stoking glory. Fill your Zippos now. WOOD

Philharmonic in the Parks

Various venues,

July 11 Prospect Park, Brooklyn

July 12 Central Park (Great Lawn)

July 13 Cunningham Park, Queens

July 14 Snug Harbor, Staten Island

July 15 Heckscher State Park, East Islip, Long Island

July 17 Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

July 18 Central Park (Great Lawn)

'Ozzfest 2006'

Randalls Island, ticketmaster.com

July 29 The "Ozzy" brand name and Ozzy-as-metal-icon status took yet another hit after Sharon Osbourne's Iron Maiden–egging debacle on last summer's Ozzfest. This year's super-boring lineup is a further indictment. As usual, the only decent bands (A Life Once Lost, the Red Chord, Strapping Young Lad) usually go on before noon!?, but then again there are those who still care about mainstagers like Disturbed and System of a Down. BOSLER

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