Americana Music Association Announces Lineup for Fifth Annual AMERICANAFEST NYC

The Americana Music Association announced the 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 fifth year, AMERICANAFEST NYC (Aug. 11-12), brings the sounds of roots, country, folk and more to Damrosch Park. Performances include the powerful soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples, prolific producer and vocalist Joe Henry, provocative songwriter and tender-twanged Margo Price, and the country-rock union of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. See below for details on each concert.

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

Annual Roots of American Music Weekend

Mavis Staples
Joe Henry

Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

For the past six decades, American music icon Mavis Staples has been a beacon of spiritual fortitude for artists from Bob Dylan to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, whose third collaboration with Staples' If All I Was Was Black was released to critical acclaim in 2017. Staples will perform alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. GRAMMY®-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry, who has worked with Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, and many others.

Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell

With her infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang, Margo Price brings unflinching honesty and vivid songcraft to nuanced portraits of men and women just trying to get by, evoking everyone from Waylon and Willie to Loretta and Dolly along the way. Price splits the night with singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) and his band, Promise of the Real. On tour with Neil Young in recent years, they’ve built a devoted following for their distinctive brand of cosmic country soul.


All events are FREE; no tickets required.
Events take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Subway: 1 to 66th Street–Lincoln Center OR the A, B, C, D, and 1 to 59th Street–Columbus Circle.
Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for complete schedule.