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AMERICANAFEST NYC: David Crosby & Friends, Patty Griffin & More

AMERICANAFEST NYC: David Crosby & Friends, Patty Griffin & More

// 6.5.19

The Americana Music Association® Presents Annual Roots of American Music Weekend AMERICANAFEST NYC in Partnership with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, August 10 & 11

Featuring David Crosby & Friends and Anaïs Mitchell along with previously announced performers Patty Griffin and Yola

Free outdoor summer festival runs July 24 - August 11


NASHVILLE, Tenn. & NEW YORK (June 5, 2019) - The Americana Music Association® announced today its complete lineup for its Roots of American Music Weekend, presented in association with Lincoln Center's Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running, free outdoor summer festivals. For the sixth consecutive year, AMERICANAFEST NYC (August 10 & 11), brings the sounds of roots, country, folk, soul and more to Damrosch Park. Performers include folk-rock pioneer David Crosby & Friends and 2019 Tony nominee Anaïs Mitchell, who round out a weekend lineup featuring venerable roots singer-songwriter Patty Griffin plus 2019 Americana Emerging Act of the Year and Album of the Year Nominee Yola. See below for details of each concert.

Full programming for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors season is available here

Annual Roots of American Music Weekend
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 pm (ET)
Patty Griffin

Fresh off a world tour, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin is set to grace the AMERICANAFEST NYC stage. The quintessential American artist lends her seasoned wisdom to a new eponymous LP—whose lead track “River” was inspired by Leon Russell’s “A Song for You,” made famous by R&B singer Donny Hathaway. With her melancholy poise and pendulous jazz phrasing, she proves she is still one of folk music’s most genre-expanding artists. Opening the evening is arresting British singer Yola, whose thrilling debut album "Walk Through Fire" (produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach) has established her as the queen of country soul.

Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 pm (ET)
David Crosby & Friends
Anaïs Mitchell

Closing out this year’s festival is fearless folk-rock legend David Crosby. In his unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations, not only as a solo artist but as a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Amid a nationwide tour, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and his Sky Trails band pay a visit to the Bandshell to share the music of a stunning creative renaissance. Opening the evening is singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, whose folk opera Hadestown—a retelling of the Orpheus tale set in the Depression era—opened on Broadway this April to critical acclaim (and 14 Tony nominations). Whether she is on a dark exploration of American manhood or mining old English and Scottish ballads, the charismatic performer has built a vast and personal mythology.


All events are FREE; no tickets required.

Events take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

Visit for a complete schedule. 


For more information on AMERICANAFEST NYC & the Americana Music Association, please contact:
Bryan Ros | Americana Music Association | | 615.386.6936
Jackie Marushka | Marushka Media | | 615.417.6500
For more information on Lincoln Center Out of Doors, please contact:
Desiree Naranjo | Lincoln Center | | 212.875.5078
Chris Schimpf | Sacks & Co. | | 212.741.1000


About the Americana Music Association®:
The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST® and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of thousands of free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at or 212.875.5375.