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June 05, 2019

Additional Artists Announced for Out of Doors 2019, Lincoln Center’s Free Outdoor Summer Festival

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Additional Artists Announced for Out of Doors 2019,

Lincoln Center’s Free Outdoor Summer Festival


Blood Orange Performs August 1


David Crosby & Friends and Anaïs Mitchell Complete the AMERICANAFEST NYC Lineup,

Joining Patty Griffin and Yola, August 10–11


Mariachi Real De Mexico Performs on the Josie Robertson Plaza on July 25, followed by

La Santa Cecilia and screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco in Damrosch Park



NEW YORK (June 5, 2019) — Lincoln Center today announced additional artists to the Out of Doors 2019 lineup. Blood Orange performs on August 1. Opening the night is singer and cellist Kelsey Lu. David Crosby & Friends and Tony-nominee Anaïs Mitchell complete the AMERICANAFEST NYC lineup, joining Patty Griffin and Yola on August 10-11.


Taking place from July 24 – August 11, 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. Full programming for the 15-night season is available here.




Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm

Disney/Pixar’s Coco

La Santa Cecilia

Mariachi Real De Mexico performing from 6:30-7:30pm on Josie Robertson Plaza

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). 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. Called “a definitive movie for this moment” by The New Yorker and inspired by el Día de los Muertos, this tale of family, fun, and adventure centers on a young musician named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead.


Arrive early to enjoy the vivid vocals and driving rhythms of Mariachi Real De Mexico, “the city’s best sounding mariachi band” (New York Magazine), on Josie Robertson Plaza (6:30–7:00 pm).

Presented in association with Film at Lincoln Center


Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 pm

Blood Orange

Kelsey Lu

Blending together elements of R&B, funk, and ‘80s pop, Blood Orange is the most recent project of British producer and singer Dev Hynes. With a distinctive sound that ranges from upbeat funk and electronica to languid jazz, paired with spoken-word poetry and vocal sampling, he earned record top-20 spots on both Noisey and Pitchfork‘s Best Albums of 2016. This evening he is joined by vocalist and cellist Kelsey Lu whose “sublime” (Guardian) debut album, Blood, fuses disco, R&B, indie, and pop to showcase her classical training and experimental spirit.


Annual Roots of American Music Weekend



Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 pm

Patty Griffin


Fresh off a world tour, Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin graces the Americanafest stage. The quintessential Americana 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 new queen of country soul.


Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 pm

David Crosby & Friends

Anaïs Mitchell

Closing out this year’s festival is fearless folk rock legend David Crosby. In his unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations, not only as a solo artist but as a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Amid a nationwide tour, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and his Sky Trails band pay a visit to the Bandshell to share the music of a stunning creative renaissance. Opening the evening is singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, whose folk opera Hadestown—a retelling of the Orpheus tale set in the Depression era—opened on Broadway this April to critical acclaim (and 14 Tony nominations). Whether she is on a dark exploration of American manhood or mining old English and Scottish ballads, the charismatic performer has built a vast and personal mythology.


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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.



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.

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 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 


Family Day is supported by Disney. 


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David Crosby
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Anais Mitchell
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Blood Orange
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