Okayplayer is bringing their 15th anniversary celebration to Central Park at SummerStage and we are thrilled to join in on the party! There will be a series of five free – yes, we said free – concerts presented in collaboration with sister sites Okayafrica, Okayfuture, LargeUp, and of course yours truly, Revive Music! Get ready for performances by Blood Orange, Gregory Porter & The Revive Big Band, Bonobo, Cibo Matto, Chronixx, and more!

Folks, here’s the deal– before Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and basically, social media as we know it today, there was Okayplayer. It was founded in 1987 as a music collective by drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and author Angela Nissel. Okayplayer later evolved into an online community, the first site where fans and artists could interact directly without going through PR and mainstream media. Launched in 1999, Okayplayer was a game changer where hip-hop heads, artists, and music lovers not only shaped the way we talked about rap online, but also became one of the most influential websites, period. Now 15 years in the game, and with a ubiquitous presence of epic proportions, what else would we do but jam through the entire summer? In honor of this monumental celebration, we are extremely proud to present Gregory Porter & The Revive Big Band on the Revive stage, which is set to be a blazin’ show! Basically, we are ready so we hope you are, too. Miss this series and we don’t know what to tell you.

Head over to Okayplayer right now for the scoop and come out for the celebration!

Schedule:

Sunday, June 15 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Okayafrica & ImageNation Presents
Black Coffee
DJ Spoko

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Sunday, July 13 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Okayfuture Presents
Bonobo
Cibo Matto
Odesza

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Saturday, July 26th | 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
LargeUp and Federation Sound Presents
Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption
Junior Reid
The Rice and Peas Crew

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Sunday, August 3, |7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Revive Music Presents
Gregory Porter & The Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas
Blue Note 75th Anniversary

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Saturday, August 16, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Okayplayer Presents
Blood Orange
Moses Sumney
Sean Nicholas Savage

 By the way, check out The Oral History of Okayplayer, if you haven’t already. A definite must read!

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