LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS CELEBRATES 45th SEASON OF FREE PERFORMANCES JULY 22–AUGUST 9, 2015

Three Weeks of Concerts, Dance, family events and more
Highlights include:

 OPENING NIGHT CONCERT: Muscle Shoals All-Star Band

DANCE: Geoffrey Holder Celebration with performances by Carmen de Lavallade and Garth Fagan Dance, plus film screening, talk, and exhibition, Dorrance Dance, Bridgman|Packer Dance,
Lil Buck, ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company

CONCERTS: Randy Newman, The Mavericks, Orkesta Mendoza, AFROPUNK @ Lincoln Center
Boogaloo Celebration with Joe Bataan, Full Band Electric Counterpoint, Junior Mambazo
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Highway 61 Revisited, and more

SPECIAL EVENTS: Family Day  La Casita
Late Night 
“Silent” Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015 will present three weeks of FREE music and dance across the plazas of Lincoln Center from July 22 to August 9 in the 45th edition of the popular outdoor summer festival. Out of Doors will offer a diverse range of concerts, dance, family and special events featuring dozens of U.S., international and local artists.

Dance kicks off in week one with the tap wizardry of Dorrance Dance in The Blues Projected Revisitedwith Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, and in week three, features the Boogaloo stylings of ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company. In between are appearances by Lil Buck, Memphis-born jookin’ sensation, and a multi-event celebration of the late dancer-choreographer-actor-designer Geoffrey Holder, featuring a performance by Garth Fagan DanceFamily Day (July 25) features day-long dance and music events for children of all ages, and La Casita, a mix of spoken word and music (August 1 and 2), has an exciting line-up of artists representing the diversity of New York City, this year paying special tribute to Sonia Sanchez and Ntozake Shange, central figures in the Black Arts Movement.

Opening night will rock with the Muscle Shoals All-Star Bandfeaturing David Hood and Jimmy Johnson of the Swampers. Other concerts range from popular artists Randy Newman andLyle Lovett to Mexico’s techno pioneers Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible joined by Wolfgang Flür formerly of Kraftwerk, from Afro-Brazilian big band Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz to Boogaloo legend Joe Bataan, from the AFROPUNK phenomenon to the best of bluegrass, folk, blues, country, and rock as part of the annual Roots of American Music closing weekend of Out of Doors (August 8-9), highlighted by Highway 61 Revisitedwith musicians Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins, Fiona Apple, and special guests recreating the Dylan album that helped to redefine rock ‘n roll.

New to Out of Doors this year are casual Friday evening concerts at 7 pm on the Hearst Plaza featuring rising young artists from New York’s music scene.

Costumes and group participation are encouraged at a very special, post-performance, late-night event on July 31, also a first at Out of Doors: a silent screening in Damrosch Park of the cult movie classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, with audience members wearing headphones.

All events are FREE; no tickets required.  Program details and a Calendar of Events follow via the press release link below.