Wed Jul 24 –
Thu Jul 25
6:00
KRONOS at 40

Mark Dendy Dance & Theater Projects: Ritual Cyclical (world premiere)

Lincoln Center bursts with the propulsive movement of Mark Dendy’s 80 dancers, dancing to classic recordings by Kronos Quartet.
Hearst Plaza
Wed Jul 24 7:30
KRONOS at 40

Red Hot + FELA LIVE! (world premiere)

featuring Tony Allen and Superhuman Happiness

with Baloji, Abena Koomson, Kronos Quartet, M1 (of dead prez), Sahr Ngaujah, Sinkane, and Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver (of Rubblebucket)

Musical Director: Stuart Bogie


Superhuman Happiness: Music from How to Survive a Plague (world premiere)

An all-star tribute to the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, plus the concert premiere of music from the score of the Oscar-nominated film.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thu Jul 25 7:30
KRONOS at 40

My Brightest Diamond


Emily Wells


Kronos Quartet with special guest Mariana Sadovska: Chernobyl.The Harvest (U.S. premiere)

Art song gets earthy and edgy, spotlighted by three distinctive women’s voices.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Fri Jul 26 –
Sun Jul 28
11:30,
3:30,
4:30
KRONOS at 40

Found Sound Nation

Festival performers, enthusiastic audience members, and unsuspecting passersby can lay down a track with this mobile production team.
Josie Robertson Plaza
Fri Jul 26 6:00
KRONOS at 40

Chinese American Arts Council: Romance of the Iron Bow

This engaging Chinese musical theater classic bursts with cheeky humor, riveting movement, and stunning costumes.
Hearst Plaza
Fri Jul 26 7:00
KRONOS at 40

Magda Giannikou

Popular songs and vintage dance ditties roll out of a laterna, a hand-cranked, portable barrel organ shipped directly from Greece.
Josie Robertson Plaza
Fri Jul 26 7:30
KRONOS at 40

Kronos Quartet with special guests Magda Giannikou and Vân-Ánh Võ


The Gloaming


The acclaimed string quartet focuses on global connections. The allstar Irish supergroup brings traditional music into the future.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Jul 27 12:00
KRONOS at 40
Family Day sponsored by Disney

Brooklyn Youth Chorus


Play-Along Concert with Kronos Quartet and Craig Woodson


Face the Music's Pannonia Quartet


Elena Moon Park & Friends

Asian folk songs for kids, DIY instruments, contemporary classical music, and graceful interpretations of vocal works by young performers.
Hearst Plaza
Sat Jul 27 5:00
KRONOS at 40
Family Day sponsored by Disney

OzoKidz (New York debut)


Dan Zanes & Friends: Tribute to Lead Belly

Ozomatli's family-friendly, high-energy, border-crossing off-shoot. The kids music superstar Zanes pays tribute to the folk-blues icon.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Jul 27 8:00
KRONOS at 40

Ozomatli

The L.A. culture-mashing collective retakes the stage for a full-on border-crossing set of hip-hop and rock, funk, salsa, cumbia, and more.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Jul 28 6:30
KRONOS at 40

Kronos Quartet with special guests Dan Deacon and Jherek Bischoff


Asphalt Orchestra plays The Pixies: Surfer Rosa


Jacob Garchik's The Heavens

Kronos premieres new works by electronic vanguardists. Asphalt rearranges an alt-rock classic. Garchik leads a trombone choir.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Tue Jul 30 6:30

A Tale of Two Nations

Scott Kettner: Maracatu de Baque Virado: A Living and Changing Tradition


Jason Gardner: A Flower in the Mouth

Nation Beat's leader gives a multi-media presentation on the unique history and contemporary expressions of Northeast Brazil's maracatu.
David Rubenstein Atrium
Wed Jul 31 6:30

Festival au Désert – Caravan for Peace


Mamadou Kelly (New York debut)


Imharhan (New York debut) / Tartit


Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa (New York debut)

Ensembles highlight the hypnotic sounds of Saharan desert blues, Tuareg trance, and Moroccan grooves.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thu Aug 1 6:00

A Tale of Two Nations

Open rehearsal with Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat

An open rehearsal with the powerful percussionists and dancers from the Northeastern Brazil carnival champions and their NY counterparts.
Josie Robertson Plaza
Thu Aug 1 7:30

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.in.Motion: Pavement


The Living Word Project: Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Word Becomes Flesh

Two powerful hip-hop infused performance pieces grapple with issues of history, masculinity, and shifting identities.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Fri Aug 2 7:00

A Tale of Two Nations: Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat (U.S. premiere)


Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles

A collaboration between Northeast Brazil's leading carnival champions and their NY disciples with the legendary Mardi Gras Indians.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Aug 3 12:00

La Casita

Afropop and Afro-Cuban drumming. MCs and edgy vocalists. Slam poets and traditional truth-tellers.
Hearst Plaza
Sat Aug 3 7:00

El Gusto (U.S. debut)


ZviDance: Dabke

El Gusto reunites Algeria’s top Muslim and Jewish musicians while ZviDance uses dance to highlight tribal and national identities.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Aug 4 1:00
Heritage Sunday: The S(e)OUL of Korea

Sounds of Korea, Sue Yeon Park, Ensemble Sinawi, New York Korean Traditional Marching Band

The Center for Traditional Music and dance spotlights the exquisite arts of Korea.
Hearst Plaza
Sun Aug 4 3:00

La Casita

Afropop and Afro-Cuban drumming. MCs and edgy vocalists. Slam poets and traditional truth-tellers.
Teatro Pregones, The Bronx
Sun Aug 4 7:00

Sacred Drums

Rejoice in the beauty of a cross-cultural celebration presented with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Wed Aug 7 7:30

Rubén Blades

Salsa superstar and one of Latin music’s most revered trailblazers, spokespeople, and music makers.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thu Aug 8 6:30

No BS! Brass Band

Sternum-rattling…hot, irrepressible blast of brass and canyon-like grooves.
Josie Robertson Plaza
Thu Aug 8 7:30

Dance Heginbotham with the Raymond Scott Orchestrette


Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

An evening of technically rigorous and theatrical choreography along with a futuristic dive into the roots of New Orleans jazz.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Fri Aug 9 6:30

Vau de Vire Society


Hungry March Band

Edgy steam-punk underground circus accompanied by raucous brass anarchists celebrating Gemini & Scorpio's tenth anniversary.
Josie Robertson Plaza
Fri Aug 9 7:30

Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra


Rosin Coven

The sexy and brash rock goddess shares the bill with the Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble celebrating Gemini & Scorpio's tenth anniversary.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Aug 10 1:30
30th Annual Roots of American Music

Hurray for the Riff Raff


Martha Redbone Roots Project


Trixie Whitley

Swamp pop, Native American mountain sounds, and a blend of vintage country and new soul.
Hearst Plaza
Sat Aug 10 6:00
30th Annual Roots of American Music

Nick Lowe


Jason Isbell


Rockin' Rockabilly Revue with James Burton, Charlie Gracie, Sleepy LaBeef, Johnny Powers, and Gene Summers

A celebration of Americana with country crooners, rockabilly, Southern soul, and early rock 'n' roll.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Aug 11 12:30
30th Annual Roots of American Music

Roots Symposium

Start the closing day of Roots of American Music with a film screening and live interviews with artists.
David Rubenstein Atrium
Sun Aug 11 5:00
30th Annual Roots of American Music

Bobby Rush


Allen Toussaint


Eddie and Brian Holland


Como Mamas

A soulful season closer filled with funky blues, intimate sets by New Orleans' and Motown's finest songwriters, and traditional gospel.
Damrosch Park Bandshell

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