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May 14, 2019

Lincoln Center Announces Out of Doors 2019, July 24–August 11

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Lincoln Center Announces Out of Doors 2019

July 24–August 11

Three Weeks of Free Music, Dance, and Spoken Word Performances including:

  • A celebration of Lincoln Center’s groundbreaking Black art and culture festival in 1972, Soul at the Center, and its coproducer Ellis Haizlip, with Legacy: Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway, and The Illustrious Blacks

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  • Prolific songwriter, guitarist, producer, and Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy

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  • NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode, the kick-off event for the third installation of this highly relevant series, will unveil eight iconic female artists whose work shaped the path of popular music, with musical direction by Terri Lyne Carrington and performances by Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright

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  • Dance nights include a performance by Caleb Teicher & Company followed by a screening of iconic concert film Liza with a “Z”, plus flamenco phenomenon Jesús Carmona performing Amator

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  • MTV & Save The Music featuring E.R. and Samm Henshaw

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  • Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul, a musical tribute to Texas-grown Chicano soul sounds, plus Lee Fields & the Expressions, and the Black Pumas

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  • The sublime Latin fusion of La Santa Cecilia and a screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco

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  • An Evening of Standup Comedy with Roy Wood Jr. & Guests

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  • A blending of traditional Indian music and dance with hip-hop, tap, and more for desi:NOW

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  • OkayAfrica’s Gold & Soul with urban highlife singer Adekunle Gold and DJ Poizon Ivy

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  • Americanafest NYC, in collaboration with Americana Music Association, closes season with Patty Griffin and Yola on August 10, plus more to be announced for August 11

 

NEW YORK (May 14, 2019) — Today, Lincoln Center announced its 49th annual Out of Doors festival season, offering free music, dance, family events, and spoken word performances in Damrosch Park and across the Lincoln Center campus from July 24 – August 11. This year’s festival showcases the unique talents of NYC-based dancers, performers, and musicians alongside renowned international artists for a multifaceted experience of the arts.

 

“The Out of Doors season tributes some of the groundbreaking artistry that has shaped artistic communities in New York City and beyond,” said Jill Sternheimer, Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center. “Everyone is welcome to enjoy incredible rising talents, classic works of film, music, dance, and more for magical nights under the stars in Damrosch Park.”

 

The season opens on July 24 with a celebration of the legacy of Soul at the Center—the first extended presentation of Black arts and culture at Lincoln Center in 1972—and the man who brought it to fruition with Lincoln Center, co-producer Ellis Haizlip. Five-time Grammy-winner Lalah Hathaway performs a rare musical tribute to her father, legendary singer Donny Hathaway, who participated in the original Soul at the Center; and The Illustrious Blacks start the night off with disco-infused funk. Haizlip’s co-production of Soul at the Center was visionary, as was his groundbreaking work on the WNET variety show Soul!, one of the first televised platforms for African American artistry, culture, political expression, and social justice.

 

The sounds of old-school, Texas Chicano R&B will fill the park as Adrian Quesada (formerly of Grupo Fantasma) brings the 2018 album Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul to life with the help of Tejano trailblazers Johnny Hernandez of Little Joe & the Latinaires, Ruben Ramos, and a mutigenerational all-star Texas band. A rich mixture of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and classic mariachi, the project highlights the unsung musical heroes of 1950s and ‘60s San Antonio. Daptone Records artist and soul revival legend Lee Fields & the Expressions performs from his new album It Rains Love, and Austin Music Awards’ Best New Band, the psychedelic Black Pumas, complete the night.

 

As part of MTV Music Month and the 2019 VMAs, Save the Music—a nonprofit organization that has launched thousands of school music programs—will have a special night at Out of Doors with Grammy Award–winner H.E.R. and U.K. soul singer Samm Henshaw, alongside top student musicians from Save the Music programs. Bringing poetic lyrics and soulful melodies to Damrosch Park, Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy steps out into the spotlight, playing selections from the 2019 LP Warmer and his storied body of work. Cellist and singer-songwriter Helen Gillet opens with her eclectic mix of acoustic and synthesized sounds.

 

Turning the Tablesa partnership between NPR Music and Lincoln Center—has sought to re-center the popular music canon, honoring female artists who have been marginalized, overlooked, or hidden in plain sight. This year’s project, The Motherlode, spotlights eight women—to be revealed at Out of Doors—who have shaped the paths of popular blues, jazz, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll, and Latinx music. Contemporary artists will interpret timeless classics from these legendary women, with performances by Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Gaugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenee Wade, and Lizz Wright, backed by a band led by Grammy Award–winner Terri Lyne Carrington.

 

Dance wunderkind Caleb Teicher & Company performs enrapturing tap pieces, jazz-inspired duets, and more, followed by a rare screening of director Bob Fosse’s Liza with a “Z. LaGuardia High School students, taught by instructors from The Verdon Fosse Legacy, also treat the crowd to a special performance of “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Fosse’s Dancin’ Flamenco phenomenon Jesús Carmona showcases his fiercely beautiful work Amator, and powerful performer Arooj Aftab adds her experimental music to a night of movement, combining mystic poetry, south Asian classical music, and dreamy electronic sounds.

 

Los Angeles sweethearts La Santa Cecilia effortlessly fuse tango, rock, jazz, and Afro-Cuban percussion in their widely admired sound. The band will play music from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, followed by a screening of the universally adored Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Honoring the impact of Puerto Rican musicians Tite Curet Alonso, Ismael Rivera, and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Las Caras Linda de Mi Gente Negra looks to the legacy of African influences on Puerto Rico’s long and storied musical history, in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center.

 

OkayAfrica returns for another NYC celebration at Out of Doors with Gold & Soul featuring the soulful, urban highlife singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold and DJ Poizon Ivy. Showcasing talents unique to New York City dance and music scenes, Heritage Sunday blends urban and diasporic perspectives with Made in NYC 2.0: Next Generation Traditions featuring bomba supergroup Redobles de Cultura, the Sri Lanken Dance Academy of New York, clarinetist Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshen, and the Andean folk of Inkarayku. Desis across the city come together to define modern South Asian–American identity through dance and music for desi:NOW, featuring  Punjabi singer G. Sidhu; rap, R&B, and hip-hop artists Taizu, Rolex Rasathy, and Robin Dey; and dance performances from IMGE Dance, SA Grooves, and Project Convergence.

 

The community favorite Family Day returns on August 3, starting off with reggae and dancehall jam band the Brown Rice Family. The rest of the day, dubbed Move the Crowd: A Day of Hip-Hop and Culture by Hi-ARTS, hosts the powerful spoken word performance of Brooklyn-based poet and educator Najee Omar, and the percussive dancing of SOLE Defined. Bronx graffiti artist Lola Lovenotes will be creating art live throughout the afternoon.

 

Laughs will fill the Damrosch Park Bandshell for An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy with host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series “This is Not Happening” Roy Wood Jr. and some of comedy’s brightest stars. La Casita brings poets, artists, storytellers, and activists to Lincoln Center on July 27 and to Teatro Pregones in the Bronx on July 28.

 

Americanafest NYC returns to close the Out of Doors season during The Roots of American Music Weekend. On August 10, one of the most impactful singer-songwriters of her generation – Grammy-Award winner Patty Griffin – graces the stage. British singer Yola opens the evening, performing from her debut album Walk Through Fire, which established her as a bright voice in the country soul scene. Additional artists for August 11 of Americanafest NYC, will be announced at a later date.

 

All events are FREE, require no tickets, and take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). See below for individual locations and addresses.

 

Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for more information and program updates.

 

Out of Doors 2019 Schedule

 

Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Soul at the Center

Legacy: Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway

The Illustrious Blacks

Ellis Haizlip was the visionary creator of the public television show SOUL!, a variety-talk show featuring African American artistry, community, and culture that was also a platform for political expression and the fight for social justice. In 1972, Haizlip, together with Lincoln Center, coproduced Soul at the Center, a groundbreaking celebration of jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues with artists such as Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ike & Tina Turner, and Labelle. A milestone event, it was the first extended presentation of Black culture and art at Lincoln Center. This year, Lincoln Center Out of Doors pays respect to Haizlip—the subject of the 2018 documentary Mr. SOUL!—and his contribution to the arts by dedicating opening night to him with a celebration of Soul at the Center. Joining us is five-time Grammy Award–winner Lalah Hathaway performing classic songs by her father, the legendary Donny Hathaway, who was part of the original Soul at the Center. Queer pop duo The Illustrious Blacks start off the night on a high note with their disco-infused Afrofuturist funk.

Presented in association with Okayplayer's 20th Anniversary

 

Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Disney/Pixar’s Coco

La Santa Cecilia

Named for the patron saint of music, effervescent Latin fusion band La Santa Cecilia is fronted by the charismatic Marisol Hernandez (a.k.a. La Marisoul), who “sings like the love child of Janis Joplin and Celia Cruz” (Los Angeles Times). She’s joined by accordionist and requintero José “Pepe” Carlos, bass player Alex Bendaña and percussionist Miguel “Oso” Ramirez. Seamlessly integrating cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock, klezmer, and any other musical genre that crosses their path, the Grammy-winning band’s smart songs are vibrant reflections of Los Angeles’s intriguing tapestry of cultures. Following the performance will be a screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco.

Presented in association with Film at Lincoln Center

 

Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Jeff Tweedy

Helen Gillet

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his introspective lyrics have come to represent the simple truths of American life in all its soulful, insecure glory. A prolific songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Tweedy has enjoyed a storied career that earned him a Grammy for Wilco’s A Ghost Is Born. The poetic rocker—deemed “equal parts Walt Whitman and Richard Brautigan” by SPIN—is now stepping into the solo spotlight after embarking on an exceptionally creative year. He released WARMER, the companion LP to his acclaimed 2018 solo album WARM, this April to rave reviews, and published an illuminating best-selling memoir Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) in late 2018.

 

Jazz-based cellist, singer, composer, and improviser Helen Gillet opens the evening with an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz, blues, and classical styles. From French chansons to Velvet Underground covers, Gillet “plays every note on fire,” instilling her unique sensibilities into a wide breadth of musical genres (Medium.com).

 

Friday and Saturday, July 26–27 at 9:30 pm

Lincoln Center Plazas

Shine a Light

From obscure corners of Lincoln Center’s plazas, luminous figures emerge and coalesce into a meandering procession. Created by Processional Arts Workshop, whose giant puppet works lead New York’s Village Halloween Parade, this site-specific, ambulatory performance evokes the simple but potent act of making light.

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28

La Casita

Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles, Sonia Sanchez, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher

Music:  Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkoric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza

MC: Baba Israel

Saturday, July 27 1:00 pm Hearst Plaza

Sunday, July 28 2:30 pm Teatro Pregones (Bronx)

Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.

La Casita is curated by Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho, consultant; C. Daniel Dawson, arts and media consultant; LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, writer, vocalist, sound artist and curator; Cady Gierke, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; and Rich Villar.

American Sign Language interpretation provided

 

Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul

with guest vocalists Jonny Benavidez, Eric Burton, Kam Franklin, Johnny Hernandez, Ruben Ramos, and Paul Schalda

under the musical direction of Adrian Quesada

Lee Fields & the Expressions

Black Pumas

San Antonio comes to Out of Doors at this evening of Chicano soul. The brainchild of writer-producer-musician Adrian Quesada, Look at My Soul celebrates the musical contributions of Chicano soul singers and session musicians in the 1950s and ‘60s, including Tejano trailblazers Johnny Hernandez and Ruben Ramos, who will join Quesada and the band onstage. Long overlooked by mainstream music history, these gems reveal a rich mix of influences: blues, Latin jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as traditional Mexican music like norteño and mariachi. Lively takes on classic tunes will have you on your feet as living legends—and unsung musical heroes—celebrate the unique sound of Texas.

 

Fresh off their coronation as Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, Austin-based psychedelic soul band the Black Pumas open the night, with singer-songwriter Eric Burton and Quesada on guitar. Following their funky bold sound is soul veteran and Daptone artist Lee Fields. A veritable living legend, Fields has been performing for 50 years and now—along with his longtime band the Expressions—stands at the forefront of the soul revival with a new album, It Rains Love.

 

Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Caribbean Cultural Center Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra featuring Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez & Su Banda, Carlito Padron & Su Banda, and Bombazo Dance Company

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as they celebrate the legacy of African influences on Puerto Rico’s rich musical history. Featuring performances by Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez & Su Banda, Carlito Padron & Su Banda, and the Bombazo Dance Company, this evening honors Puerto Rican musical icons Tite Curet Alonso, Ismael Rivera, and Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez for highlighting the cultural contributions and struggles of African descendants worldwide.

Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

 

Sunday, July 28

Heritage Sunday

 

1:00 pm Hearst Plaza

Made in NYC 2.0: Next Generation Traditions featuring Redobles de Cultura, Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York, Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshen, and Inkarayku

Building off of last year's Made in NYC Heritage Sunday program, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) with an all-star lineup of artists, Made in NYC 2.0 calls upon next-generation practitioners inheriting the city’s soundscape with increasingly New York–formed traditions and stories. From celebrated legacy artists to those who are just bursting onto the scene, these musical stories and talents are in fact “made in NYC”—and it is that New York City story that makes them, and CTMD’s work, so significant.

Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage

 

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode

featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright

under the musical direction of Terri Lyne Carrington

Turning the Tables—the ongoing partnership between NPR Music and Lincoln Center that seeks to reframe the popular music canon to honor unacknowledged voices—returns to Out of Doors for a third season. This year, we explore the work of female artists who originated and shaped recorded music from its earliest days to the 1960s, in jazz, blues, gospel, classical, and Latinx music. Tonight’s performance, The Motherlode, celebrates the musical contributions of eight women—their names revealed at the show—whose towering contributions shaped the paths of all who followed. Selecting from the rich songbooks of these artists will be an outstanding group of contemporary performers, including Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright, under the musical direction of multiple Grammy Award–winner and two-time Turning the Tables honoree Terri Lyne Carrington.

 

Friday, August 2 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Liza with a “Z”

Caleb Teicher & Company

"Sing, Sing, Sing" from Bob Fosse's DANCIN' (1978) performed by students of LaGuardia High School

Liza Minnelli fans young and old are invited to gather under the stars in Damrosch Park for a rare screening of the Emmy- and Peabody Award–winning Liza with a “Z”. Capturing a one-woman, one-night-only production Minnelli gave at the Lyceum Theater in 1972, and along with it a momentous time in cultural history, this concert film boasted superstar credits (directed by Bob Fosse, costumed by Halston, and packed with songs by Kander & Ebb).

 

Following in the footsteps of choreographic legend Alvin Ailey, Caleb Teicher believes that dance is for everybody—and every body. The jazz, tap, and swing wunderkind has developed a style of dance that reflects not only how Americans have danced for the last hundred years, but also how they use their bodies now. Along with his intrepid ensemble, the Bessie Award–winner presents a program that includes the spirited Lindy hop–inspired Meet Ella, set to the music of Ella Fitzgerald; Small and Tall, witty, jazz-inflected duets performed to live music; and Bzzz, featuring rousing tap choreography and the irresistible rhythms of an onstage beatboxer. Rounding out this exhilarating evening of dance is a performance of “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Bob Fosse's DANCIN', by students of LaGuardia High School, with original choreography by Fosse and reconstructed by Lloyd Culbreath and assisted by Alyssa Epstein.

The performance of “Sing, Sing, Sing” has been sanctioned by The Verdon Fosse Legacy.

 

Family Day

Saturday, August 3

11:00 am Hearst Plaza

Brown Rice Family

A fresh world roots band jamming towards global solidarity, Brown Rice Family provides the masses with distinctively organic global music, which encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk. Always growing, the band now comprises eight members hailing from all over the world—Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA.

 

Move the Crowd: A Day of Hip-Hop and Culture

11:00 am–2:15 pm Hearst Plaza

Live graffiti by Lola Lovenotes

Brooklyn-based poet and educator Najee Omar opens this exuberant afternoon of hip-hop and culture with a powerful spoken-word performance. Then, transforming their bodies into drums, the high-energy dancers from SOLE Defined add a jolt of electricity to the traditional Broadway musical format, combining tap, step, and other forms of percussive dance with acting, singing, and multimedia projections. New York City–based muralist and visual artist Lola Lovenotes brings her street-art skills to Hearst Plaza with live art creation throughout this fun-filled afternoon.

 

12:00 pm Hearst Plaza

Najee Omar

1:00 pm Hearst Plaza

VIBEZ by SOLE Defined

Presented in association with LC Kids

Move the Crowd is presented in association with Hi-ARTS

 

Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 pm 

Damrosch Park Bandshell

An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy: Roy Wood Jr. & Guests

Comedy comes to the Bandshell through the “charismatic crankiness” of Roy Wood Jr. (Entertainment Weekly). With his wry observational humor and satiric commentary on social justice issues, Wood Jr. has entertained millions across the stage, television and radio. The “Best F#@ing News Team” correspondent and host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series “This is Not Happening” is joined by some of comedy’s brightest for this evening of stand up under the stars.

Presented in association with Regular Comedy

 

Sunday, August 4 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

desi:NOW

featuring G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, Project Convergence, IMGE Dance, and DJ Sharad

Growing up between cultures, first and second-generation immigrants of the Indian subcontinent have been creating a space for self-expression that acknowledges their hyphenated identities as Desis outside of South Asia. Join us for an exciting and growing lineup of genre-bending creatives defining modern South Asian-American identity through the arts, including the international powerhouse Punjabi singer G. Sidhu; crystalline-voiced singer-songwriter and Television Academy honoree Rianjali; rap, R&B, and hip-hop artists Taizu, Rolex Rasathy, and Robin Dey; plus Desi and hip-hop beats from DJ Sharad and performances by IMGE Dance, SA Grooves, and Project Convergence that fuse Indian classical and traditional dance with hip-hop, tap, and more.

Presented in association with MELA Arts Connect and Figure 44 Management

 

Sunday, August 4

4:30 pm Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater

Related Event:

Panel Discussion: desi - Then, Now, and Future

Join the movers and shakers of the South Asian–American creative scene for a conversation on the history, challenges, victories, and future of the space.

This panel will be recorded as part of the Butter Chicken podcast.

 

Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Jesús Carmona: Amator
Arooj Aftab

With his flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves, Jesús Carmona is “un fenómeno”—a phenomenon—of the flamenco world (New York Times). He brings his palpable charisma to the Damrosch Park Bandshell for a performance of his intensely beautiful Amator, a deeply personal work that draws upon his love of Spanish dance. Experience this masterful feat of electrifying choreography and improvisation, accompanied by onstage orchestration.

 

This evening of visceral musicality begins with Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based artist Arooj Aftab who is continuing the Sufi tradition with a style that combines Sufi-mystical poetry with the spirit of independent rock. Reworking classical Pakistani and North Indian forms, including thumri, khayal, and kafi, she creates a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures that will float through the night air with lightness and poise. Tonight, Aftab presents new music in collaboration with an exceptional ensemble featuring Maeve Gilchrist, Shahzad Ismaily, Gyan Riley and Greg Fox.

 

Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

OkayAfrica: Gold & Soul

Adekunle Gold & Friends

DJ Poizon Ivy

In this beat-driven double bill, OkayAfrica—the source for “all that’s hot and jumping in the new African renaissance”—fills Damrosch Park with the spirit of African soul and the rhythms of chart-topping club music. DJ Poizon Ivy, official DJ of the Dallas Mavericks and the first female mixer to grace the airwaves at her local radio station, kicks things into high gear with her irresistible Afrobeats and multicultural mixes. Then Nigerian singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold takes over the stage with his signature blend of urban high-life and pop-infused songs. Proudly weaving together Yoruba, English and Pidgin English, Gold’s soulful Afropop will keep you feeling inspired all night long.

 

Friday, August 9 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

MTV and Save the Music featuring

H.E.R. and

Samm Henshaw

As part of MTV Music Month and the 2019 MTV VMAs, Save the Music—a non-profit organization that has launched over 2,000 music programs within schools across the country—joins forces with two-time Grammy Award–winner and MTV PUSH artist H.E.R for an intimate performance in Damrosch Park. The night opens with U.K. soul singer Samm Henshaw alongside top student musicians from Save the Music programs.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11

The Roots of American Music Weekend

Americanafest NYC

 

Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Patty Griffin

Yola

Fresh off a world tour, Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin graces the Americanafest stage. The quintessential American artist lends her seasoned wisdom to a new eponymous LP—whose lead track “River” was inspired by Leon Russell’s “A Song for You,” made famous by R&B singer Donny Hathaway. With her melancholy poise and pendulous jazz phrasing, she proves she is still one of folk music’s most genre-expanding artists. Opening the evening is arresting British singer Yola, whose thrilling debut album Walk Through Fire (produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach) has established her as the queen of country soul.

 

Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

To Be Announced

Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

 

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ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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 thousands of 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 at 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. 

 

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2019 is made possible by Nordstrom, The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Great Performers Circle, Lincoln Center Spotlight, Chairman’s Council, 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, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe, Stephen M. Ross, James Dinan and Elizabeth Miller, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Robert and Gillian Steel, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Cheryl and Blair Effron, Meg and Bennett Goodman, Cheryl and Philip Milstein, and Hon. Stephen C. Robinson.

 

Endowment support is provided by The Marie--Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Oak Foundation.

 

Public support for Out of Doors 2019 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 PEPSICO.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com.

 

Family Day is supported by Disney.

 

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