Benefit Show with Galactic Featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph and Special Guest MonoNeon
Presented by Sony Presents the Blue Note Jazz Festival

7:30PM Evening Show Only; Afternoon Tickets Will Be Valid for the Evening Show

NEW YORK, NY - July 7, 2021 – Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is thrilled to present a special benefit performance this week from Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph and special guest MonoNeon in partnership withBlue Note Jazz Festival in Central Park.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in New York City, the 2:30pm and 7:30pm Galactic shows will be merged together into one show at 7:30pm with doors at 6:00pm. All previously purchased orders for the 2:30pm show will be valid for the 7:30pm show. Single General Admission Standing Room tickets are also available now for purchase. More information can be found at tickets can be purchased here.
On Sunday, July 11, Galactic will take the stage at 7:30PM featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph and special guest MonoNeon. Formed in 1994 by New Orleans college students from Maryland, Galactic recruited local stalwarts like drummer Stanton Moore and the vocalist Theryl DeClouet to draw upon the funk, R&B, and jazz traditions of their adopted city. After building a rep locally opening for the likes of the Meters and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Over the years, their sound has expanded to encompass rock, brass band, blues, electronic, and hip-hop music, most notably in their 2007 LP From the Corner to the Block, which featured New Orleans OGs like Trombone Shorty and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux alongside the likes of Boots Riley, Juvenile, Z-Trip, and members of Digable Planets, Blackalicious, and Jurassic 5. Their latest LP, 2019’s Already Ready Already, features five different singers and electronic instruments atop modern dance and funk rhythms. Joining the band as lead vocalist is New Orleans based singer Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, who in addition to performing with Galactic, sings in GRAMMY® Award winning funk, soul and rock fusing band Tank and the Bangas.
MonoNeon, (Dywane Thomas Jr.), is an American bassist, experimental musician and songwriter known for his unique playing style that has been described as "funky with unusual characteristics," and past collaborations with Prince, Ne-Yo, Mac Miller, Nas, and several others. His myriad of solo releases spanning his career of 10+ years has landed the 30 year old praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, okayplayer, Bass Musician Magazine and more. Tickets are available for purchase at
SummerStage has also announced that it will no longer require tickets for free performances. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, and accessible to all but will be subject to venue capacity limits and CDC recommendations for health and safety related to COVID-19. For the most current information about attending a SummerStage show, please visit
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