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Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival announces its 2019 schedule

Here are the details for the free outdoor music series Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2019

Written by
Ro Samarth

This annual staple in NYC’s calender of outdoor summer concerts—known for its wide range of genres and talent—just announced its run of 2019 shows. The 49th edition of Lincoln Center Out of Doors opens on July 24 and continues through August 11, with a diverse range of music, spoken word, family events and dance.

Some of our favorite schedule highlights include: Wilco frontman Jeffy Tweedy, MTV & Save The Music featuring R&B singer H.E.R. and singer/songwriter Samm Henshaw. Plus, Americanafest NYC teams up with the American Music Association to close the season with country stars Patty Griffin and Yola. 

In addition to the tunes, there's An Evening of Standup Comedy with Roy Wood Jr. & Guests as well as a Latin fusion performance by La Santa Cecilia followed by a screening of Disney/Pixar's Coco

Like always, every show is completely free and open to the public. Find the full schedule below.

Out of Doors 2019 Schedule

Soul at the Center 
Legacy: Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway
The Illustrious Blacks
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Disney/Pixar's Coco 
La Stanta Cecilia 
Thursday, July 25 at 7pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Jeff Tweedy 
Helen Gillet
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Shine a Light
Friday and Saturday, July 26-July 27 at 9:30 pm
Lincoln Center Plazas

La Casita
Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles, Sonia Sanchez, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher
Music:  Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkoric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza
MC: Baba Israel
Saturday, July 27 1:00 pm Hearst Plaza
Sunday, July 28 2:30 pm Teatro Pregones (Bronx)

Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul
with guest vocalists Jonny Benavidez, Eric Burton, Kam Franklin, Johnny Hernandez, Ruben Ramos, and Paul Schalda 
under the musical direction of Adrian Quesada
Lee Fields & the Expressions
Black Pumas
Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell 

Caribbean Cultural Center Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra featuring Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez & Su Banda, Carlito Padron & Su Banda, and Bombazo Dance Company
Sunday, July 28 at 7pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell 

Heritage Sunday 
Made in NYC 2.0: Next Generation Traditions featuring Redobles de Cultura, Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York, Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshen, and Inkarayku
Sunday, July 28 at 1pm 
Hearst Plaza

NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode
featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright
under the musical direction of Terri Lyne Carrington
Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Blood Orange 
Kelsey Lu
Thursday, August 1 at 7:30pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell 

Liza with a "Z" 
Caleb Teicher & Company
"Sing, Sing, Sing" from Bob Fosse's DANCIN' (1978) performed by students of LaGuardia High School
Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Family Day 
Brown Rice Family
Hearst Plaza at 11am

Move the Crowd: A Day of Hip-Hop and Culture 
Live graffiti by Lola Lovenotes
Hearst Plaza at 11am–2:15pm 

Najee Omar 
Hearst Plaza at noon 

VIBEZ by SOLE Definer 
Hearst Plaza at 1pm 

An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy: Roy Wood Jr. & Guests
Saturday, August 3 at 7:30pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell

featuring G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, Project Convergence, IMGE Dance, and DJ Sharad
Sunday, August 4 at 7:30pm 
Damrosch Park Bandshell 

Panel Discussion: desi - Then, Now, and Future
Sunday, August 4 at 4:30pm 
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater

Jesús Carmona: Amator
Arooj Aftab
Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

OkayAfrica: Gold & Soul
Adekunle Gold & Friends
DJ Poizon Ivy
Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

MTV and Save the Music featuring
H.E.R. and
Samm Henshaw
Friday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

The Roots of American Music Weekend
Americanafest NYC
Patty Griffin
Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Americanafest NYC
David Crosby & Friends 
Anaïs Mitchell
Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

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