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Americanafest NYC Announced

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Fans of Americana Music in New York City are in luck. The Americana Music Association has partnered with Lincoln Center Out of Doors to launch Americanafest NYC, a series of free concerts with some of Americana music’s biggest stars.

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis, Tift Merritt, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are among the list of artists who will appear Aug. 6-10, as part of the final week of Out of Doors, a series of free concerts and events that will also conclude the annual Roots of American Music weekend.

In addition to performances, several stars, as well as up-and-coming artists, will participate in symposiums and film screenings, including a screening of ‘Heroes of American Roots: From the Historic Films Archives,’ which shows rare footage of Bill Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Carter Family and others.

See a complete schedule below. All events are free unless otherwise noted. More information can be found here.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
7:30PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Americanafest NYC
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Robert Ellis

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
7:30PM
David Rubenstein Atrium
Tift Merritt with Eric Heywood

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
Americanafest NYC
7:30PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Cassandra Wilson
The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Steel Love Supreme (World Premiere; 50th anniversary celebration of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors)
Featuring visuals by Brock Monroe, Joshua Light Show collaborator

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
Americanafest NYC
1PM and 4PM
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
Heroes of American Roots: From the Historic Films Archives

1:30PM
Hearst Plaza
TBA
The Devil Makes Three
TBA

6PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Rosanne Cash
The Lone Bellow
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
Americanafest NYC
1PM
David Rubenstein Atrium
Symposium
Heroes of Americana: From the Historic Film Archives introduced by Joe Lauro
Talkin’ Blues: Music Makers Relief Foundation’s Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Ironing Board Sam and Tim Duffy in conversation with Dom Flemons.

5PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Bobby Patterson
Music Maker Blues Revue*
Featuring Dom Flemons, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Ironing Board Sam
Presented in association with the Music Maker Relief Foundation

*Related Exhibition

We Are the Music Makers
July 9–August 29, 2014
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Corridor Gallery
Exhibition Hours: 12–8 Monday and Thursday; 12–6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.

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