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Get Ready for Free Entertainment From Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Get Ready for Free Entertainment From Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center Out of Doors runs from Wednesday July 24th to Sunday August 11th. This year marks the 49th season of the festival and it’s free.

Highlights include: Wilco frontman Jeffy Tweedy, MTV & Save The Music featuring R&B singer H.E.R., David Crosby, Anaïs Mitchell, 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

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

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

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

Shine a Light

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

MC: Baba Israel Saturday, July 27 1:00 pm Hearst Plaza
Sunday, July 28 2:30 pm Teatro Pregones (Bronx) 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

Saturday, July 27 at 7pm 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
Damrosch Park Bandshell 

Sunday, July 28 at 7pm  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
Damrosch Park Bandshell 

Sunday, July 28 at 1pm  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
Hearst Plaza

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm  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
Damrosch Park Bandshell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Crosby

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

Lincoln Center Out of Doors takes place at the plazas of Lincoln Center.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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