NYC Parks Host Nas/Damien Marley Finale Concert, Along With Legendary Rappers This Summer

Rapper Nas and Damian Marley have announced they will host the grand finale for their "Distant Relatives" tour in New York on August 11th.

The pair will hit Central Park's Summerstage for their final performance, which will take place during the 2011 season of SummerStage NYC.

Aside from the Nas/Damien Marley concert, a number of legendary Hip-Hop acts will give free performances in parks throughout New York City this summer, as part of SummerStage NYC.

The SummerStage events are being produced by City Parks Foundation (CPF), a non-profit organization that works in over 750 parks in the city, to present free performances, education, art and sports programs.

In addition to Nas and Damien Marley, fans of Hip-Hop can catch performances by Rakim, EPMD, Talib Kweli, Kool Moe Dee, Slick Rock, Rob Base, Special Ed, Nice and Smooth, The Sugarhill Gang, The Cold Crush Brothers, DJ Brucie B., DJ Funkmaster Flex and others.

The month of June will feature performances by EPMD, Funkmaster Flex, Special Ed, Nice and Smooth and The Awesome 2 and Talib Kweli.

July will showcase performances by Roy Ayers and The Jazz Mafia Symphony, Slick Rick and Brucie B., Kool Moe Dee and Marcelo D2, Pitty and DJ Nuts.

August will kick off with a performance by The Sugar Hill Gang, followed by dates featuring ROb Base, Rakim, EPMD and legendary Hip-Hop group The Cold Crush Brothers.

Tickets for the Nas/Damien Marley concert on August 11th, go on sale on sale this Friday (May 20th) at all Ticketmaster locations.

The rest of the performances are free. For more information visit