Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival announces its 2018 schedule
Here are the details for the free outdoor music series Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018
By Ro S|
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 2018 shows. The 48th edition of Lincoln Center Out of Doors opens on July 24 and continues through August 12, with a diverse range of music, spoken word, family events and dance.
Some of our favorite schedule highlights include: Grammy award-winning musician Raphael Saadiq, a reimaginatiom of the classic musical West Side Story by Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band and a spotlight on 21st-century women artists from NPR Music (“Turning the Tables”) featuring music and conversation from Carly Rae Jepsen, Jamila Woods and more.
Make sure to look out for a couple special live score screenings as well: the legendary Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA presents a new score to Shaw Brothers’ classic, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, and the Sun Ra Arkestra performs a score to 1970s film Space Is the Place as part of the 10th anniversary celebration for downtown venue Le Poisson Rouge.
One event that’s not at Lincoln Center itself is the premiere of composer John Luther Adams’s In the Name of the Earth, which brings nearly 800 pro and amateur singers to the Harlem Meer in Central Park.
Like always, every show is completely free and open to the public. Find the full schedule below.
Out of Doors 2018 Schedule
RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Raphael Saadiq Tamar-kali: PsychoChamber Ensemble Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Selena for Sanctuary featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco, Nina Diaz, Omar Apollo, and August Eve Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota (New York City premiere) Friday, July 27 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Family Day Saturday, July 28
Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 am Hearst Plaza
Marching Cobras Saturday, July 28 at 12:00 pm Josie Robertson Plaza
Soul Science Lab Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 pm Hearst Plaza
Faramarz Aslani accompanied by Babak Amini KIOSK Habibi Saturday, July 28 at 7:00 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Janis Claxton: POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) Various times Josie Robertson Plaza Wednesday–Sunday, August 1–5
NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition Music and conversation with: Carly Rae Jepsen Jamila Woods I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan) and others to be announced Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
OkayAfrica’s Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats Yemi Alade DJ Maphorisa DJ Tunez Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Peter Wolf Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5 La Casita Saturday, August 4 at 12:00 pm at Hearst Plaza Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 pm at Teatro Pregones (Bronx) Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project MC: Jennifer Falu
Dance Theatre of Harlem ALA.NI Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sunday, August 5
Heritage Sunday 1:00 pm Hearst Plaza Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance featuring Andy Statman, Cherish the Ladies, Grupo Rebolu, and Sidiki Conde and Tokounou
5:00 pm Josie Robertson Plaza Heritage Sunday Dance Party with DJ Rekha
Yoruba Remixed! A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora featuring PALO!, Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos, Yuba Ire, Something Positive Dance Company, DJ Carlos Mena, and DJ Bembona Sunday, August 5 at 7:00 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Ra Arkestra live score to Space Is the Place Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers Samora Pinderhughes: The Transformations Suite Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
West Side Story Reimagined Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band Poetry by La Bruja and Rich Villar Friday, August 10 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park Bandshell
Saturday, August 11 3:00 pm Harlem Meer, Central Park In the Name of the Earth (World premiere) North, South, East, and West choruses Simon Halsey, conductor John Luther Adams: In the Name of the Earth (World premiere) RAIN LOCATION: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12 Americanafest NYC 3:00 pm at Damrosch Park Mavis Staples, Joe Henry (August 11) Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (August 12)