Photography: Patti Smith at SummerStage in Central Park

Posted: by The Editor


The legendary Patti Smith is a punk poet and icon. Her music transcends generations as proven at her show at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Festival performance. The field was covered in fans anywhere from OG fans to children who may have been listening to her for the first time. Her presence on stage is one you can’t take your eyes off. Almost as if she was playing to a group of 10 people. Sarah was there to photograph the performance.

Patti Smith

Photos by Sarah Knoll

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