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July 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Opens on July 22 with Legendary Muscle Shoals All-Stars

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

DATE: July 17, 2015

Contact: Marian Skokan

212.875.5386; [email protected]

 

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS Opens on July 22

With Legendary Muscle Shoals All-Stars

 

David Hood and Jimmy Johnson of the Swampers, plus the Muscle Shoals Horns, and

Special Guest Singers Patterson Hood, Bettye LaVette, Sam Moore, and Dan Penn

Showcase the Sound That Rocketed Albums by Artists from Ray Charles and Percy Sledge to

The Rolling Stones and Paul Simon to the Top of the Charts

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country’s longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22 and presents three weeks of FREE events across the plazas of Lincoln Center.  The festival will offer a range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition through August 9.

 

Opening night of the festival features The Muscle Shoals All-Stars, the legendary session musicians who, beginning in the 1960s and continuing to today, put a small town in Alabama on the map as one of the greatest recording capitals in the world.  The Swampers David Hood and Jimmy Johnson of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section are joined by the Muscle Shoals Horns, and special guest singers Patterson Hood, Bettye LaVette, Sam Moore, and Dan Penn for an evening celebrating 50 years of defining American music.  Opening the night are two other powerhouse musicians, Donnie Fritts and John Paul White.  A preview event on July 21—a panel discussion led by NPR Music critic and correspondent Ann Powers—gathers together many of the opening night artists for lively conversation about Muscle Shoals’ history, its legacy and continued importance today.  

 

Other Week 1 performance highlights include: Randy Newman (July 25), Judy Collins (July 26); Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible (July 23); Gaby Moreno (July 24); Dorrance Dance: “The Blues Project” with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely (July 24); Family Day (July 25); National Dance Day with audience participation (July 25); and Jookin’ phenome Lil Buck (July 25).

 

A schedule of events follows.

 

All events are FREE; no tickets required. 

 

For detailed information and schedule visit LCOutofDoors.org.

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015 lead support is provided by Bank of America.

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015

Schedule of Events

July 22, 2015 – August 9, 2015

 

Wednesday, July 22

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

The Muscle Shoals All-Stars with special guests Patterson Hood, Bettye LaVette, Sam Moore,

and Dan Penn

Donnie Fritts and John Paul White

 

Related Preview Event: Tuesday, July 21

7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Panel Discussion: Muscle Shoals with Donnie Fritts, David Hood, Patterson Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Bettye LaVette, and John Paul White

Moderated by Ann Powers, NPR Music critic and correspondent

 

Thursday, July 23

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible

With special guest Wolfgang Flür/MusikSoldat (ex-Kraftwerk)

Jungle Fire

 

This event is part of the 10th anniversary of Nacional Records

Nortec Collective is grateful for the support provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

 

10:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

DJ After Party: Wolfgang Flür/MusikSoldat (ex-Kraftwerk)

Note: limited capacity; first-come, first-served

 

Friday, July 24

7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Gaby Moreno

 

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Dorrance Dance: “The Blues Project” with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

The presentation of “The Blues Project” by Dorrance Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

This event is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Saturday, July 25: Family Day

10:00 am

Jaffe Drive/Toll Porte-cochère

Baby Loves Disco – A Family Dance Party

 

11:00 am

Josie Robertson Plaza

Lil Buck

 

12:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm

Jaffe Drive/Toll Porte-cochère

Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck

 

3:00 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

Joyous Quartet

 

3:30 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

Heidi Latsky Dance

 

4:00 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

National Dance Day

Presented in association with the Dizzy Feet Foundation

 

Family Day is presented by Disney

 

Saturday, July 25

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Randy Newman

Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars

Lil Buck

 

Sunday, July 26

3:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Chinese American Arts Council Dancers: From Chinatown with Love

Featuring: lion dance, sword dance, and kung fu demonstrations, "The Bound-feet Liu Jinding Crashes Four Gates," Chinese traditional dance, and "Water Margin”

 

4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm

Jaffe Drive/Toll Porte-cochère

Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck

 

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

An Evening with Judy Collins

 

Wednesday, July 29

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

The Mavericks

Orkesta Mendoza

 

Thursday, July 30

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz with special guests Arturo O'Farrill and Steven Bernstein

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits

Forró in the Dark: The Music of John Zorn

Presented in association with Brasil Summerfest

 

This engagement of Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.

 

This event is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Related Event: Wednesday, July 29

4:30 pm

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Lecture and Demonstration: Letieres Leite, Arturo O'Farrill, and Steven Bernstein

 

Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center.

 

Friday, July 31

7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Chargaux

 

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

AFROPUNK @ Lincoln Center
            Featuring:  Vintage Trouble, LION BABE, and The Skins

AFROPUNK presents The Triptych 

 

Saturday, August 1

12:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

La Casita

 

Poetry: Mardonio Carballo & Juan Pablo Villa, DarkMatter – Alok  & Janani, Camonghne Felix, Luis H. Francia, Magdalena Gómez, Roberta Hill, Ayisha Knight-Shaw, Aja Monet, Roanna Shebala 

Music: Legacy Women led by Manuela, Los Hacheros, Nkumu Katalay & Life Long Project, Nano Stern, and Vlada Tomova's Bulgarian Voices Trio

MC: Baba Israel

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; Claudia Norman, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Shawn Termin, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; and Rich Villar.

 

Mardonio Carballo and Juan Pablo Villa are grateful for the support provided by the Mexican Agency for Cooperation and Development, the Consulate General of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

 

A Celebration of the Life of Geoffrey Holder

 

1:00 pm

Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center's Amphitheater, 144 West 65th

Panel discussion: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Holder

Moderated by Leo Holder

With Carmen & Geoffrey filmmakers Nick Doob and Linda Atkinson

 

2:00 pm

Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center's Amphitheater, 144 West 65th

Carmen and Geoffrey documentary, followed by a screening of rare archival film footage of Geoffrey Holder

 

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder

Exhibition

July 23 – August 29, 2015

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Corridor Gallery

The exhibition is open during library hours: 12–8 pm Monday and Thursday; 12–6 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

 

Presented in association with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center.

 

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Garth Fagan Dance

Carmen de Lavallade: The Creation

The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble

Garth Fagan Dance’s tribute piece “Geoffrey,” is co-commissioned by the Garth Fagan Dance Company and Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

 

Made possible in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

 

Sunday, August 2

1:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Heritage Sunday

Opening Doors: Celebrating Immigrant New York

Featuring Abdoulaye Diabaté and Super Manden, Boodoosingh Tassa Drummers, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Csurdöngölo Folk Ensemble, and Ikhlaq Hussain

 

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

 

2:30 pm

Teatro Pregones, 571 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

La Casita (See Saturday, August 1 for lineup.)

 

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Ache: Lavagem da Rua NY

Featuring Tatau (former lead singer of Araketu), Alexandre Cortes de Barros, and a section of Baianas, members of the Afoxé of Filhas de Gandhy and Drummers from Brazil. Something Positive from Trinidad, Legacy Circle from the Dominican Republic, Ashe Dance from Haiti, Amma McKen, and Grupo Oriefun from Cuba

 

Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

 

Wednesday, August 5

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Full Band Electric Counterpoint + Dither and friends, featuring Lee Ranaldo, Yo La Tengo, and Mark Stewart

Matmos

 

Thursday, August 6

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration

Joe Bataan

Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers with special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez

ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company

DJ Turmix

 

Friday, August 7

7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

denitia and sene.

 

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Rock My Soul: The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters

 

10:45 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

“Silent” Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show™

Featuring: Live shadowcast performance by NYC RHPS, New York City's Official Rocky Horror Picture Show™ Cast

Co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision Series

“Silent” Movie powered by Quiet Events

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Annual Roots of American Music

Americanafest NYC

 

2:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Kasey Chambers

Sam Outlaw

The Quebe Sisters

           

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited performed in its entirety by the Watkins Family Hour house band and Shawn Colvin, Pokey LaFarge, and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo

Watkins Family Hour featuring Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, with special guest

Fiona Apple and more

Justin Townes Earle

 

Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

 

Sunday, August 9

Annual Roots of American Music

Americanafest NYC

 

3:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Iris DeMent

 

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

 

Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

 

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 Street-Columbus Circle.

 

Visit LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule.

 

Performance locations:

 

DAMROSCH PARK

West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue.

 

HEARST PLAZA / BARCLAYS CAPITAL GROVE

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.

 

JOSIE ROBERTSON PLAZA

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

 

DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM

Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

 

ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS

Inaugurated in 1971, Lincoln Center Out of Doors began as a small festival of street theater in collaboration with Everyman Theater (co-founded by actress Geraldine Fitzgerald). Over its 45-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 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 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, 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 2015 lead support is provided by Bank of America.

 

Additional support for Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015 is provided by PepsiCo Foundation, Disney, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, The New York State Presenters Network, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, the Friends of Lincoln Center, and Young Patrons of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support for Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015 is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, and the New York State Council on 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.

 

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

 

Artist Catering Provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com.

 

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

 

United Airlines is a Supporter of Lincoln Center.

 

WABC-TV is a Supporter of Lincoln Center.

 

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is supported by Diet Pepsi.

 

Time Out New York is a Media Sponsor of “Summer at Lincoln Center.”

 

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