Summer Stage–Central Park–New York, NY

Summer Stage in Central Park is one of those great things you’ve got to do while you live in NYC.  While most New Yorkers clear out of the city in August in search of beach breezes, those who stay here can enjoy the finer things in life–Shakespeare in the Park, Summer Stage, and even cloud sculptures on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  On Monday night, we arrived in Central Park early enough to snag a great blanket spot and enjoy a few cold beers while listening to the fine tunes of The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids. But as the place filled up, we had to stand and fight to maintain any visibility of the stage.  It’s times like that when it’s really unfortunate to be 5’4″.  Especially when a 6’4″ guy is planted directly in front of you (see below).  The place went nuts when the headliner, Old Crow Medicine Show, took the stage and they did not disappoint.  We were introduced to them a few years back by a friend, who happens to be the sister of our favorite band member, Ketch Secor. Based in Nashville, OCMS plays “their own brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude.”  Bluegrass/folky/roots, however you slice it, they are fun to watch.  You want to dance and sing to every one of their songs…they just JAM on every instrument in their arsenal.  They played a bunch of new tunes from their just released album, Carry Me BackThanks to my hubby for the final shot–it does pay to be 6’6″.  And here’s to outdoor concert sunsets (the best), outdoor concert bathroom lines (the worst), and to getting out and making the most of August…3 more weeks!