Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY), a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, is proud to present KOREA GAYOJE (ga-yoh-jeh, meaning ‘music festival’), featuring an evening of K-Pop superstars Brave Girls, Golden Child, and AleXa on Sunday, July 10 at 7PM (EST) at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield.
KOREA GAYOJE returns to SummerStage with a showcase of talent from the Korean peninsula and its diaspora. The show features the K-Pop quartet Brave Girls, who since their debut in 2011, had a viral breakout last year with their 2017 single “Rollin'” peaking to #1 on the Billboard K-pop 100; Golden Child, a ten-member boy band known for their bass-heavy EDM sound and complex choreography who debuted on Billboard’s “World Digital Song Sales Chart” as the third K-Pop boy group to be named on the Chart, holding the title for the highest debut record; and AleXa, the child of a Korean adoptee from Oklahoma whose career jumpstarted by a win on the K-Pop audition show Rising Legends followed by her multilingual debut “Bomb” that made Billboard’s Top 10 “World Digital Song Sales Chart.”
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Doors Open: 6PM (EST)
Showtime: 7PM (EST)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan
Following the successes of KOREA GAYOJE in 2017 and 2018, this year’s show features a dynamic program of K-Pop artists who have broken boundaries of genre, geography, generation to garner a global fanbase. This performance is also presented in celebration of 140 years of friendship between Korea and the U.S., with the show embodying the slogan “KORUS’ Chorus, Culture consolidates alliance” highlighting the meaningful history of cultural exchange between the two countries.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York City’s most celebrated and largest free outdoor performing arts festivals, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 18 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. With this first all K-Pop lineup at SummerStage, audiences will be able to experience representative K-Pop artists who present the range of artistry and performance of the genre.
Korea GAYOJE is presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and the Korean Cultural Center New York, the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.