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June 11, 2018

Additional Artists Announced for Out of Doors 2018, Lincoln Center’s Free Outdoor Summer Festival

Lincoln Center

Additional Artists Announced for Out of Doors 2018 

Lincoln Center’s Free Outdoor Summer Festival 


Roots of American Music WeekendAMERICANAFEST NYC features Mavis Staples, Margo Price, Joe Henry, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, August 1112 


Jonathan Wilson and Lucy Dacus Perform July 29 


The Star Studded Super Soul Banned opens for Peter Wolf August 3 


NEW YORK (June 11, 2018) — Lincoln Center today announced additional artists to the Out of Doors 2018 lineup, with musicians covering genres like country, funk, rock, indie-folk and more. Held in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park and beyond from July 24 – August 12, Out of Doors is one of the country’s longest-running summer outdoor festivals, offering free music, dance, spoken word and family events to all.  


For the fifth year, AMERICANAFEST NYC (August 11-12), presented in association with Americana Music Association®, brings the sounds of roots, country, folk and more to Damrosch Park. Performances include the powerful soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples, prolific producer and vocalist Joe Henry, provocative songwriter and tender-twanged Margo Price, and the country-rock union of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. 


On July 29, Jonathan Wilson – celebrated musician, songwriter, and sought-after producer – plays his lush psychedelic folk-rock originals for a transformative night in Damrosch Park. Sharing the bill with Wilson is singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus, the indie singer-songwriter whose sensitive lyrics and moody guitars catapulted her to universal acclaim with the release of her sophomore album Historian earlier this year. 


The Super Soul Banned will join Peter Wolf on August 3, bringing a star powered funk band to the stage. This group was formed by legendary drummer Steve Jordan, who has performed, recorded, and produced with the likes of Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, and many more. Jordan is joined on stage by Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, Ray Parker, Jr.Kool & the Gang’s Ronald Bell among others. 


Full programming for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors season is available here 


Every summer, the entire Lincoln Center campus is energized by a plethora of artistic performances and activities at Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the David Rubenstein Atrium. Visit for a complete list of summer programming.  


Jonathan Wilson 

Lucy Dacus 

Sunday, July 29 at 7:30 pm 

Damrosch Park Bandshell  

With his new album, the psych-rock fantasia Rare Birds, Jonathan Wilson has confirmed his status as a solo artist of big ideas and the deep talent to execute them. When not making his own music, he’s producing Father John Misty, Dawes, and many others; playing guitar in Roger Waters’s band; and hosting legendary jam sessions at his Fivestar Studio in L.A. Wilson shares the stage tonight with another breakout indie artist, Lucy Dacus. A striking voice in the timeless genre of guitar-based songwriting, the Virginia native’s sophomore album Historian was just released on Matador Records to universal acclaim.  


Peter Wolf 

Super Soul Banned 

Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm 

Damrosch Park Bandshell  

Known to ’70s FM radio kids and early MTV fans as the lead singer of the J. Geils Band (“Centerfold,” “Love Stinks”), Peter Wolf is a sharp songwriter and eternally hip character who possesses an encyclopedic command of blues, pop, funk, soul, bluegrass, and rock. Super Soul Banned—legendary drummer Steve Jordan’s all-star funk project featuring Kool & the Gang’s Ronald Bell, the Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike, guitarist Ray Parker, Jr., and artists that have played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Sonny Rollins—are the perfect traveling companions for Wolf’s "tour de force excursion through the landscape of American music" (All About Jazz). 


Annual Roots of American Music Weekend 



Mavis Staples 

Joe Henry 

Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm 

Damrosch Park Bandshell 

For the past six decades, American music icon Mavis Staples has been a beacon of spiritual fortitude for artists from Bob Dylan to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, whose third collaboration with Staples If All I Was Was Black was released to critical acclaim in 2017. Tonight, she brings us together with the power of her voice and a message of strength, perseverance, and love that is as vital today as it was when she and her family sang alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Grammy-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry, who has worked with Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, and many others, adds his poetic storytelling to this inspiring evening of song.  


Margo Price 

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 

Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 pm 

Damrosch Park Bandshell  

With her infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang, Margo Price is “one of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory” (Vulture). She brings unflinching honesty and vivid songcraft to nuanced portraits of men and women just trying to get by, evoking everyone from Waylon and Willie to Loretta and Dolly along the way. Price splits the night with singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) and his band. On tour with Neil Young in recent years, they’ve built a devoted following for their distinctive brand of cosmic country soul.  



All events are FREE; no tickets required. 


Events take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Subway: 1 to 66th Street–Lincoln Center OR the A, B, C, D, and 1 to 59th Street–Columbus Circle. 


Visit for complete schedule. 



The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association® receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, RAM, Mountain Valley Water, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC. 



Inaugurated in 1971, Lincoln Center Out of Doors began as a small festival of street theater in collaboration with Everyman Theater (cofounded by actress Geraldine Fitzgerald). Over its 48-year history, Out of Doors has commissioned more than 100 works from composers and choreographers and presented hundreds of major dance companies, renowned world-music artists, and legendary jazz, folk, gospel, blues, and rock musicians. It has highlighted the rich cultural diversity of New York City with its annual La Casita project, which offers poetry and spoken word, along with music and dance performances. Out of Doors has partnered with dozens of community and cultural organizations, including the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and the Chinese American Arts Council. The festival is produced by Jill Sternheimer.



Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375.


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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 is made possible by The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Lincoln Center Young Patrons.


Additional support is made possible by our NextGen supporters Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer, Hearst, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hess, Kara and Stephen M. Ross, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Meg and Bennett Goodman, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Cheryl and Philip Milstein, Cheryl and Blair Effron, and Hon. Stephen C. Robinson.


Public support for Out of Doors 2018 provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.


Summer at Lincoln Center is supported by Bubly.


Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo Foundation.


Additional endowment support provided by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation.


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center. 


Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and


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Press Contacts: 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 

Desiree Naranjo 


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Chris Schimpf  


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The Americana Music Association® 

Bryan Ros 


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Jackie Marushka, Marushka Media 


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Joe Henry
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Mavis Staples
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Margo Price
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Lukas Nelson
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Lucy Dacus
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Jonathan Wilson
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