The Public Theater, in association with MTV and VH1, presents the inaugural season of Joe's Pub in the Park, a two-week series of paid and free concerts at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Joe's Pub, now in its 5th year of providing music at its downtown home, is one of New York City's most celebrated showcase venues for live music and performance. With an intimate lounge setting, it is credited with launching some of the most important voices and innovators of today's eclectic music scene, several of whom are featured in the JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK series. Schedule Monday, August 16: Bebel Gilberto with special guest Juana Molina 7pm, $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members Tuesday, August 17: Suzanne Vega / Jonatha Brooke with special guest Teitur 7pm, $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members Wednesday, August 18: Ute Lemper / Stew 7pm, FREE tickets distributed day of show Thursday, August 19: Jamie Cullum / Nellie McKay with special guest Raúl Midón 7pm, FREE tickets distributed on day of show Saturday, August 21: Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber, Nublu Orchestra: conduction by Butch Morris 7pm, FREE tickets distributed on day of show Sunday, August 22: Gavin DeGraw with special guests Toby Lightman and Michael Tolcher 7pm, $25 for general public / $20 for Public Theater members Tuesday, August 24: Todd Rundgren - solo / Joe Jackson - solo with special guest Ethel 7pm, $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members Thursday, August 26: Ballet Hispanico: NightClub, Emeline Michel 7pm, FREE tickets distributed on day of show Friday, August 27: Mos Def presents BIG, The Spirit Music Sextet featuring Meshell Ndegeocello 7pm, $40 for general public / $35 for Public Theater members ** All artists and dates are subject to changes. All events are rain or shine. Tickets to the FREE JOE'S PUB IN THE PARK performances will be available on the day of the performance (two per person, please) at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. and at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place), from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The closest entrances to The Delacorte are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.