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AMERICANAFEST NYC

AMERICANAFEST NYC

8.11.2018 to 8.12.2018

Check our amazing line-up for our fifth annual AMERICANAFEST NYC at Lincoln Center!

Presented in association with Lincoln Center Out of Doors on August 11 & 12

Catch Mavis StaplesJoe HenryMargo Price and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

 

We are proud to partner with Lincoln Center Out of Doors to bring you our fifth annual AMERICANAFEST NYC during its Roots of American Music Weekend.

All events are free with no tickets required. Our concerts will take place in New York City's Damrosch Park on the Bandshell stage.

Check out details for each concert below!

ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC WEEKEND:
AMERICANAFEST NYC 2018

Mavis Staples
Joe Henry

Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm 

For the past six decades, American music icon Mavis Staples has been a beacon of spiritual fortitude for artists from Bob Dylan to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, whose third collaboration with Staples If All I Was Was Black was released to critical acclaim in 2017. Tonight, she brings us together with the power of her voice and a message of strength, perseverance, and love that is as vital today as it was when she and her family sang alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. GRAMMY®-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry, who has worked with Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, and many others, adds his poetic storytelling to this inspiring evening of song.Mavis Staples
Joe Henry

Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm

 

Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 pm 

With her infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang, Margo Price is “one of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory” (Vulture). She brings unflinching honesty and vivid songcraft to nuanced portraits of men and women just trying to get by, evoking everyone from Waylon and Willie to Loretta and Dolly along the way. Price splits the night with singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) and his band, Promise of the Real. On tour with Neil Young in recent years, they’ve built a devoted following for their distinctive brand of cosmic country soul.

Full programming for Lincoln Center Out of Doors can be found separately here.