Photos by Mark Dershowitz

Patti Smith brought her iconic songbook Central Park for a very special Summer Stage show on September 14th. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and her band played a number of classics before Michael Stipe of R.E.M. joined in for the encore.

Mark Dershowitz reporting from New York City…


People Have the Power (spoken)
Wing (with Tony Shanahan, Jackson… more )
Frederick (Patti Smith Group song)
Gone Again (with Rebecca Foon)
Ghost Dance (Patti Smith Group song)
Dancing Barefoot
(Patti Smith Group song) (for Amy Winehouse)
Mothers of the Disappeared (U2 cover)
Tarkovsky (The Second Stop Is Jupiter)
Peaceable Kingdom / People Have the Power (for Grant Hart)
Looking For You (I Was)
Summer Cannibals
Pissing in a River (Patti Smith Group song) (for Sam Shepard)
Because the Night (Patti Smith Group song)
Land (>) Rock n Roll N (Patti Smith Group song) (“Outside society” part only)


Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Happy Birthday to You (Mildred J. Hill & Patty Hill cover) (for Fred “Sonic” Smith, with Michael Stipe)
People Have the Power | NYC