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August 05, 2013

Final Week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors Including Live Stream of Amanda Palmer Concert

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Press Contact: Marian Skokan

212-875-5386, [email protected]


JUST ANNOUNCED: Concert by Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra (August 9) to be Live-streamed Via Lincoln Center’s New Video Portal

The final week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2013 begins with a concert by Latin superstar Rubén Blades (August 7) and concludes on August 10 and 11 with the 30th anniversary edition of “Roots of American Music” Festival featuring a stellar lineup of rockabilly, blues, R&B, rock, country, Motown, gospel and jazz artists including: Trixey Whitley, Martha Redbone, Rockin’ Rockabilly Revue (James Burton, Charlie Gracie, Sleepy LaBeef, Johnny Powers and Gene Summers), Jason Isbell, Nick Lowe, Eddie & Brian Holland, Como Mamas, Bobby Rush and Allen Toussaint. In between, on August 8, is the world premiere of Manhattan Project by Dance Heginbotham, commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and performed to live music by Raymond Scott Orchestrette with opener, newly-formed jazz group, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot Nines (Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein, Herlin Riley, Brad Jones).

August 9, presented in collaboration with Gemini & Scorpio, is an evening of avant-cabaret, alt-burlesque, and West Coast steampunk, opening with Hungry March Band, Vau de Vire Society and Rosin Coven, and topped off by a concert at 8:30 p.m. (approx.) by Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra. Those unable to attend the charismatic singer/songwriter’s concert can view it live online via Lincoln Center’s new video portal. The live-stream is accessible via Lincoln Center’s home page ( and directly through The Lincoln Center-produced live-stream will also be viewable on and Amanda Palmer will be carrying the stream at Fans can join the conversation via Twitter using hashtag #LCStream.

A complete calendar of events follows.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE; no tickets required


Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2013 is sponsored by Bloomberg and Bank of America.

From pioneers of blues, rock, rockabilly, gospel, and soul, to inheritors weaving those musical strands into new expressions, “Roots of American Music” has spent three decades presenting important artists who have defined and who continue to shape America’s music. To mark the 30th anniversary of the distinguished program, Director of Public Programming Bill Bragin, along with consulting producer Spike Barkin, and Public Programming Producer Jill Sternheimer have organized artist line-ups that focus on roots rock and rockabilly (August 10), and Motown, gospel, blues, and soul (August 11).

The ever-inventive, former half of punk-cabaret cult duo Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer unleashed her inner pop goddess this past year with the release of her critically-acclaimed third album Theatre is Evil, financed by a record-breaking, crowd-sourced funding Kickstarter campaign. According to The Guardian (London), it reveals “a vibrant songwriter as keen on the rigours of classical piano, polka and waltz as she is on punk.” On August 9, following openers, Rosin Coven, the self-proclaimed “World’s Premier Pagan Lounge Ensemble” and co-organizers of the Bay Area’s annual Edwardian Ball, the husky voiced singer/songwriter with Grand Theft Orchestra is sure to deliver new and old tunes with all the charismatic, take-no-prisoners intensity and theatrical flair her fans have come to expect. Live-streaming of Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The live-stream of the Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra concert is the second presented by Lincoln Center in its new video gallery. The gallery launched on July 24 with a live-stream of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert, Red Hot + FELA LIVE!, that celebrated legendary Nigerian firebrand Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring his master drummer Tony Allen. The new media gallery is a destination for discovering high-quality video content showcasing artists, performances and other events across the Lincoln Center campus. The portal currently has more than 90 videos, including short- and long-form interviews with a wide range of world-class artists spanning genres including classical music and jazz, opera, dance, theater and cinema, in addition to videos about future Lincoln Center events, Live From Lincoln Center episodes, and other performance web-streams. The video gallery is accessible via Lincoln Center’s home page ( and directly through a new URL,



(All programs, artists subject to change; listing order shows closing act first)

Wednesday, August 7

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Rubén Blades

Thursday, August 8

6:30 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

No BS! Brass Band

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Dance Heginbotham with Raymond Scott Orchestrette:

Manhattan Research (World premiere), Twin, and throwaway.

Manhattan Research commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

Friday, August 9

6:30 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

Vau de Vire Society

Hungry March Band

Presented in association with Gemini & Scorpio, creators of themed costume parties, for its 10th anniversary.

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra*

Rosin Coven

Presented in association with Gemini & Scorpio, creators of themed costume parties, for its 10th anniversary.

*Concert follows opening set by Rosin Coven.

Live-stream of Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra begins at approximately 8:30 pm.

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Saturday, August 10

30th Annual Roots of American Music

1:30 – 5 pm

Hearst Plaza

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Martha Redbone Roots Project

Trixie Whitley

6 – 10 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Nick Lowe

Jason Isbell

Rockin’ Rockabilly Revue

with James Burton, Charlie Gracie, Sleepy LaBeef, Johnny Powers, and Gene Summers

Sunday, August 11

30th Annual Roots of American Music

12:30 – 4 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Roots of American Music Symposium

12:30 pm: free screening of Fats Domino & His Band with Dave Bartholomew 1962, a rare, recently discovered concert by Domino’s original band featuring New Orleans R&B legends Lee Allen, Herb Hardesty, and Dave Bartholomew, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Joe Lauro.

1:30 pm: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, a conversation led by Roots of American Music Consulting Producer Spike Barkin with blues and R&B singer Bobby Rush and gospel trio Como Mamas.

3 pm: New Orleans songwriter, producer, (and) performer Allen Toussaint will be interviewed by singer, songwriter and former member of Labelle, Nona Hendryx.

5 – 10 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Bobby Rush

Allen Toussaint

Eddie and Brian Holland, moderated by Harry Weinger

Como Mamas (New York debut)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE; no tickets required

Events take place on LINCOLN CENTER’S PLAZAS between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Take No.1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D and No. 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.

Visit for complete schedule or call 212-875-5766 to request a brochure.

Performance and event locations:


West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues


North of the Metropolitan Opera House, in front of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Theater, near West 65th Street.


Main plaza of Lincoln Center, fronting Columbus Avenue, between West 63rd and 64th Streets.


Broadway between West 62nd and 63rd Streets.


Inaugurated in 1971, Out of Doors began as a small festival of street theater in collaboration with Everyman Theater (co-founded by actress Geraldine Fitzgerald). Over its 42-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. Since 2008, the festival has been produced by Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming, Bill Bragin, with Producer Jill Sternheimer.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) which serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, 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 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Dialogue, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2013 is sponsored by Bloomberg and Bank of America.

Additional support is provided by Disney, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Toyota, Abraham Perlman Foundation, The Weininger Foundation, Inc., Amtrak, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Young Patrons of Lincoln Center.

Public support for Out of Doors 2013 is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Kate D. Levin, Commissioner, New York State Council on the Arts, 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.

Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo Foundation.

Artist Catering Provided by Zabar’s and

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.

WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center.

William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center.

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is sponsored by Diet Pepsi and The New York Times.

Modern Luxury Lounge is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises.


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