The City Parks Foundations’ SummerStage festival has teamed up with FranceRocks and Bureaux Export to showcase some of France’s biggest names in music and will be held at SummerStage in Central Park on June 20 starting at 6pm.
This year’s headliner is award winning singer-songwriter, Vianney. The 23-year-old has a platinum selling album, Vianney, a Victoires de la Musique — the French Grammy equivalent — for best male artist, and a sold out European tour under his belt. Catch him performing his affective tunes with just his voice, a guitar, and a loop pedal at Fete de la Musique. Vianney will be joined by the idiosyncratic Chassol, a pianist, arranger, and musical director who’s known for his trailblazing “ultrascores,” and collaborative work with Phoenix, Sébastien Tellier, and Frank Ocean.
Opening the festival will be DJ and classically trained pianist Joakim, who is also a producer, visual artist and sound designer. His performance will be the U.S. premiere of his work Semi Conductor, created during his residency at Studio Venezia at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, and his latest album, Samurai.