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July 19, 2016

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2016: Week Two Schedule July 27-31, With Program Updates

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

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The Bells: A DAYLONG Celebration of Lou Reed ON SATURDAY, JULY 30

Includes performances by Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Doveman, John Cameron Mitchell,  

Don Fleming, Emily Haines, Garland Jeffreys, Joan As Police Woman, David Johansen,

Lenny Kaye, Mark Kozelek, Bill Laswell, Sal Maida, Jesse Malin, Kenny Margolis, Max Moston, Jenni Muldaur, Kembra Pfahler, Lee Ranaldo, Felice Rosser, Jane Scarpintoni, Steve Shelley, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Matt Sweeney, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, Jim White,

Victoria Williams, John Zorn, and more

Readings by Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Kim Cattrall, Willem Dafoe,

A.M. Homes, Natasha Lyonne, Julian Schnabel, Fisher Stevens, and more

Plus Tai Chi, a Sound Installation, film screenings


(July 19, 2016)—Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates the work and legacy of legendary musician and consummate New Yorker Lou Reed with a full day of free events, on Saturday, July 30 encompassing a wide range of his interests and creative output. The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed is named for Reed’s iconic song “The Bells,” and is curated by Laurie Anderson and Reed’s friend and longtime producer Hal Willner. Events will take place in various venues and across the plazas of Lincoln Center


The Bells will begin in the morning with group tai chi exercises on Josie Robertson Plaza led by Reed’s teacher Master RenGuangYi (beginners are welcome).  An immersive sound installation, Lou Reed DRONES, created from six of his guitars and amps in a feedback loop, will take place at Alice Tully Hall.  The day continues with a martial arts demonstration by Master Ren GuangYi and his students on Hearst Plaza. Film screenings will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center with Recordings of music playing during the breaks from Lou Reed—The RCA & Arista Album Collection, a definitive 17-disc deluxe box set anthology, which will be released on October 7, by Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. The afternoon includes music performances in Damrosch Park with a house band comprised of Steve Shelley and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth among others and readings from Lou Reed’s collected lyrics on the Hearst Plaza stage.  Lou Reed’s Love Songs, the evening concert in Damrosch Park, led by Laurie Anderson, will include a wide spectrum of musicians and music genres.  Following the concert, is a screening of Julian Schnabel’s acclaimed film Lou Reed’s Berlin, which captured Reed’s live, 2006 concert performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse. 


Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson frequently attended Lincoln Center events and also performed here—separately and together—on several occasions.  In November 2013, the only public event marking Lou Reed’s death—organized by family and friends—took place outdoors on Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza.  Now, for The Bells, musical collaborators and other artists gather to give voice to the singular legacy of the rock musician, cofounder with Andy Warhol of The Velvet Underground, progenitor of glam, punk, indie, new wave, and noise rock, poet, and activist who left an indelible mark on the music of the past 50 years and on the city that he called home.


A schedule and programming details follow in the chronological listing below.


All events are FREE; no tickets required.  Visit: for program updates.



Week Two Events in Chronological Order


Wednesday, July 27


7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Dane Terry


When singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dane Terry sits down at the piano he channels the wit and wordsmithing of Cole Porter, the ballad-making magic of Elton John, and a sprinkling of the folksy directness of Woody Guthrie. Terry’s genre-defying musical theater piece Bird in the House, featuring songs from his album Color Movies, mined his white working class, Midwestern childhood and was performed at La MaMa and the Public Theater. His solo gigs have taken him to Pangea, Joe’s Pub, and Rockwood Music Hall. called Terry “a natural-born storyteller, a wizard whose power to delight, crack up, and terrify an audience comes from the traditions of the uniquely American world he brings so vividly to life.”


7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

AFROPUNK’s Girrrl Riot @ Lincoln Center
Alice Smith


The VeeVees


SATE is the name that Canadian alt-rock-blues singer-songwriter Saidah Baba Talibah adopted when she embarked on a new project and a new musical and life journey a few years ago.  The daughter of Canadian blues and jazz great Salome Bey, SATE (rhymes with fate) released her debut album in 2011, which launched her career and led to extensive touring at home and abroad. Finding her authentic voice, including acknowledging three important women in her life—her mother who has suffered from Alzheimer’s since 2011, her daughter, and her sister—was the impetus for two years of work on her new concept album, RedBlack&Blue, due for release this summer.  Soul-shaking, empowering, and forceful messages delivered in a characteristic high-energy mix of hard rock, blues, and raunchy soul are what to expect when SATE struts onto the Damrosch Park Bandshell stage.


One of the 16 finalists chosen for AFROPUNK’s 2015 Battle of the Bands, The VeeVees believe in the “dark glory days” of rock and roll, and the raw, visceral, truthful music they create and perform is the proof.  The Deli Magazine wrote, “A charismatic throwback to the in-your-face attitude that rock was built on. The group puts out a vibrant and dynamic energy that will have you banging your head along with the overdriven guitars and driving drums.” Started in 2011, as the duo of guitarist-singer-songwriter Garrett Cillo, and drummer Andrea Belfiore, the Brooklyn-based rock band now features Detroit-born, rock and R&B powerhouse vocalist Sophia Urista as frontwoman.


Fiercely individualistic singer-songwriter-producer Alice Smith, is known as much for her high-octane, four-octave vocals as for her stunning stage presence. The Grammy-nominated singer counts Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, and Bjork as influences on her potent and artful mix of rock, R&B, soul, and pop. New York magazine described Smith’s 2013 release, She, as “a blend of 1930s chanteuse and modern-day hipster.”


Thursday, July 28


7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Jaime Woods said of rising singer-songwriter Jaime Woods, “She carries with her a voice that soothes and a penchant for knee-deep soul, making it known with each and every breathy note that her groove is for both the head and the heart.” The soulfully mellow singer arrived in New York after coming up in the gospel scene in Chicago and has performed and collaborated with Bilal, Casey Benjamin, Gizmo, Roy Hargrove, Emily King, Kendra Foster, among others, and as a duo with her brother, Solo Woods, who will be joining her for this performance.


7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life

Michael Mwenso & The Shakes


In an adaptation of his Off-Broadway show, Maurice Hines taps and sings his way through his life story from the start of his show business career at age five as a tap act with his younger brother Gregory Hines to the trio act with their father, “Hines, Hines and Dad,” at the Apollo Theater to his own star turns in Broadway musicals Eubie! and Sophisticated Ladies. Hines tells stories about sharing the stage with entertainers like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne, and more. The all-female, Diva Jazz Orchestra are Hines’ dazzling musical collaborators.  And tipping his hat to the virtuoso tappers of a new generation, Hines welcomes—and engages in some friendly competition with—The Manzari Brothers, a tap duo he introduced and continues to mentor.

Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life is made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.


Friday, July 29


7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Eli “Paperboy” Reed


The singer-songwriter Rolling Stone hailed for his “classic soul” and “R&B soaked with the blues” returns to an early inspiration from his time spent in a Southside Chicago church as a young minister of music, with a new gospel-inflected album, My Way Home, to be released this summer.  It is sure to be a centerpiece of his concert at Out of Doors.

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Okayafrica: Afrobeat x Afrobeats




Okayafrica, the source for “all that's hot and jumping in the new African renaissance,” will showcase artists for the first time at Lincoln Center this summer.  The double bill illustrates the fluid exchange between the Afrobeat sound created by Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Kuti, and today’s popular electronic Afrobeats music joining hip-hop, funk, and other western influences to African roots.


American-born Nigerian recording artist and producer David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is a rising young star in Nigeria and on the international Afrobeats music scene.  He released a debut LP in 2012 and has a second studio album in the pipeline, on which he does producing duties, featuring guest appearances from some of Nigeria’s most popular music artists. Davido is a recipient of the 2014 BET Music Award (Best International Act: Africa), a Kora Award, and two MTV Africa Music Awards, among many others.  He recently signed a two-year record deal with Sony.


“Few bands have been as indebted to a stylistic and philosophical predecessor as Antibalas are to Fela Kuti.  Fewer still have been as capable of doing their predecessor justice” (Pitchfork).  The Brooklyn-based music collective formed by baritone sax player Martin Perna in 1998 were largely responsible for introducing Afrobeat to audiences in New York and across the U.S. starting in the 2000s, and later reached an even broader audience through their involvement in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! They’ve recorded and performed with a raft of music notables. In the tradition of Fela, the band’s purpose is to make “music that is militantly pacifist,” according to Perna (The New York Times), and to continue to play pure, “unadulterated” Afrobeat.


Saturday, July 30


2:30 pm

Teatro Pregones, 571 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

La Casita (See Sunday, July 31 for lineup.)


La Casita is Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ annual celebration of community.  It showcases urban poetry, spoken word, and musical expressions that represent the diversity of traditional and contemporary cultures across New York City. This summer opens at Teatro Pregones in the Bronx, where Out of Doors has presented La Casita for many years. Returning to do MC duties is New York spoken word, hip-hop, and experimental performance artist Baba Israel.


Saturday, July 30

The Bells:  A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed


10:15 am

Josie Robertson Plaza

Tai Chi with Master Ren GuangYi


11:00 am

Alice Tully Hall Lobby


11:30 am

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Music performances featuring Don Fleming, joanaspolicewoman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Sal Maida, Jesse Malin, Kenny Margolis, Kembra Pfahler, Lee Ranaldo, Felice Rosser, Steve Shelley, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Matt Sweeney, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.


12:00 pm

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

Red Shirley

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart

A Night with Lou Reed

Selections of Lou Reed recordings from Lou Reed—The RCA & Arista Album Collection (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment)

A Night with Lou Reed is presented courtesy of Lightyear Entertainment


2:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Tai Chi Chuan and Weapon Demonstrations by Master Ren GuangYi
Eagle Claw Weapons Demonstration by Masters Emmanuel Sam and Paul Lee


3:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Pass Thru Fire Reading: Lyrics of Lou Reed

Readings by Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Kim Cattrall, Willem Dafoe, A.M. Homes, Natasha Lyonne, Fisher Stevens, Julian Schnabel, and more.


7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Lou Reed’s Love Songs

Featuring Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Doveman (aka Thomas Bartlett), Garland Jeffreys, David Johansen, Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek, Bill Laswell, Jenni Muldaur, Max Moston, Jane Scarpintoni, Victoria Williams, Jim White, John Zorn, and more.


10:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Lou Reed’s Berlin, directed by Julian Schnabel, 2007


Sunday, July 31

12:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

La Casita


Poetry: Tusiata Avia, Toni Blackman, Moe Clark, Natalie Diaz, Baba Israel, Noel Quiñones, Terisa Siagatonu, Elisabet Velasquez, Tanaya Winder, G Yamazawa, Gustavo Zapoteco

Music: Fernando A. Ferrer Cruz, Grupo Rebolu, Harana Kings, Jomion & The Uklos, and William Prince

MC: Baba Israel


Tusiata Avia, a Samoan-New Zealand poet, performer, and writer; Toni Blackman, the first hip-hop artist invited to work as Cultural Ambassador with the U.S. Department of State, whose book Wisdom of the Cypher is due out this summer; Moe Clark, a Canadian Métis singer and multidisciplinary artist who works in English and Cree;  Natalie Diaz, of Mojave descent and a member of the Gila River Indian Tribe, is a published poet and teacher working to revitalize the Mojave language; Baba Israel(Bio?) ; Noel Quiñones, a Bronx-born,  AfroBoricua writer, performer, and educator, who is co-founder of Piel Café Poetry, an AfroLatino spoken word collective; Terisa Siagatonu, a first generation, queer, Samoan, spoken word artist, educator and community organizer from California; Elisabet Velasquez, a Brooklyn-born poet and 2009 member of the Nuyorican National Slam team; Tanaya Winder, a writer, educator, singer, artist, and poet from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations; G Yamazawa, a National Poetry Slam champion, advocate for youth empowerment, and teaching artist; and Gustavo Zapoteco, a storyteller from Topiltepec, Mexico, who draws from oral traditions of Mexico’s indigenous peoples.


Fernando A. Ferrer Cruz, singer-songwriter drawing on Puerto Rico’s Nueva Trova, jazz, and global folk music; Grupo Rebolu, an Afro-Colombian group who performs original compositions and interpretations of traditional rhythms, such as gaita, tambora, chalupa, and bullerengue; Harana Kings bring together some of the last great haranistas, Filipino musicians who specialized in serenading women in a once-popular courtship practice throughout the Philippines;  Jomion & The Uklos, a family band from Benin, West Africa, that combines traditional rhythms and songs from Vodoun with reggae, salsa, and jazz; and William Prince, a storyteller-singer-songwriter from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, Canada.


Both the July 30 and July 31 La Casita performances will offer ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing provided by Lincoln Center Accessibility.


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.

Gustavo Zapoteco is grateful for the support provided by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Consulate General of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

Tusiata Avia is grateful for the support provided by Creative New Zealand.

American Sign Language interpretation provided.


7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Songs of Freedom

Ky-Mani Marley



Music’s ability to heal and empower is celebrated in Songs of Freedom through the vibrant rhythms of Ky-Mani Marley and Finotee—presented in association with longtime community partner, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.  Ky-Mani Marley, son of Bob Marley, is a reggae and hip-hop artist with an international performing and recording career. His 2015 album, Maestro, on his newly-created label, Konfrontation Muzic, was released after an eight-year break from the studio during which he toured extensively in Europe and South America. Finotee takes its name from the Ethiopian Amharic word “fenote,” meaning “the way.” The New York group will open the evening with its tuneful blend of rock, reggae, funk, and soul. Both artists give voice to the struggle for human and civil rights in the age of Ferguson.

Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute





Wednesday, August 3

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Manhattan Camerata: Tango Fado Project featuring Nathalie Pires

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca’s piece La Ronde is commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca is made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.


Thursday, August 4

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

NPR Music Live in Concert

Hosted by Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered, Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of Alt.Latino, and

Ann Powers of The Record        

Lucinda Williams

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down



Friday, August 5

7:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Zé Renato with special guests Vinícius Cantuária and Ricardo Silveira

Presented in association with Brasil Summerfest


Friday, August 5

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

M. Ward

Margaret Glaspy


Annual Roots of American Music

Saturday, August 6

1:00 pm

Hearst Plaza

Those Pretty Wrongs

Mary Gauthier

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones


Saturday, August 6

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Americanafest NYC

The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Midnight Ramble Band with special guests

Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Anderson East, Howard Johnson and more

under the musical direction of Larry Campbell

Parker Millsap

Presented in association with the Americana Music Association


Sunday, August 7

7:00 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Americanafest NYC

Dwight Yoakam

The Cactus Blossoms

Presented in association with the Americana Music Association



In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart Festival

Co-presented with Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2016


Friday, July 22

7:30 pm

Damrosch Park Bandshell

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée, conductor

Simone Porter, violin (Mostly Mozart debut)

All-Mozart program

            Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216

            Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 (“Jupiter”)

Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival

This free preview concert of the Mostly Mozart Festival is made possible in part by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation.


Wednesday, July 27 – Sunday, August 7

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Micro-Concerts

From July 27 to August 7, in a co-presentation between Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Mostly Mozart Festival to celebrate Mostly Mozart’s 50th anniversary, ICE, 2016 Mostly Mozart Artists-in-Residence, will perform 15 micro-concerts, fifteen minutes each, on the Hearst Plaza stage. Each concert features world premiere works written especially for the brilliant soloists of ICE, who will be joined by guest artists for several of the concerts. Composers creating works for the micro-concerts include Rama Gottfried, Rand Steiger, Suzanne Farrin, Ken Ueno, Ashley Fure, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Micro-concert composer and program details to date follow in chronological order. For information, about the artists, composers and programs, visit

Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival

Supported by ICE’s new First Page commissioning program and part of the OpenICE initiative.


Saturday, August 13

5:00 pm

Josie Robertson Plaza

the public domain (World premiere)

David Lang, composer

Simon Halsey, conductor (Mostly Mozart debut)

Annie-B Parson, choreographer (Mostly Mozart debut)

David Lang:       the public domain (World premiere)

Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival

The Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of the public domain is made possible in part by the generous support of Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund


Programs and artists subject to change


Visit for more information, including program updates.


All events are FREE; no tickets required

Events take place on LINCOLN CENTER’S PLAZAS between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, 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.



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 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 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 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, 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 40 years 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, The 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, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit


Support for Lincoln Center Out of Doors is provided by Susan and Jack Rudin, Disney, 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 2016 is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, the 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.


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


American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center


WFUV is a media partner of Lincoln Center Out of Doors


WNYC is a media partner of Lincoln Center Out of Doors


“Summer at Lincoln Center” is supported by Diet Pepsi


Artist Catering provided by Zabar’s and


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Lou Reed
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