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ANOHNI, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Emily Haines & lots more appearing at Lincoln Center’s all-day Lou Reed tribute

Lou Reed tribute “The Bells” happens Saturday, July 30 as part of the free Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Curated by his widow, Laurie Anderson, it’s an all-day festival, featuring films, live music, art, meditation, and more, and runs from 10 AM – midnight.

It’s highlighted by two special, guest-filled performances. The first is “Rock & Roll” which happens at 11:30 AM at Damrosch Park Bandshell and features house band Don Fleming, Sal Maida, Kenny Margolis, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Matt Sweeney, and Karen Waltuch along with special guests Joan As Police Woman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Jesse Malin, Kembra Pfahler, Felice Rosser, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Tammy Faye Starlite, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, and more.

Then at 7 PM at Damrosch Park Bandshell it’s a longer concert, titled “Lou Reed’s Love Songs” that features Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Doveman, Emily Haines, Nona Hendryx, Garland Jeffreys, David Johansen, Mark Kozelek, John Cameron Mitchell, Maxim Moston, Jenni Muldaur, Jane Scarpantoni, Victoria Williams, Jim White, John Zorn, and more.

There is also “Pass Thru Fire: Lyrics of Lou Reed” at Hearst Plaza at 3 PM, featuring readings by Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Kim Cattrall, Willem Dafoe, A.M. Homes, Natasha Lyonne, Julian Schnabel, Fisher Stevens, and Anne Waldman.

There is also “Drones” (11 AM – 4 PM @ Alice Tully Hall) an “immersive sound installation created from six of Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in a feedback loop”; and the evening is capped by a “silent” screening (aka you wear headphones) of Lou Reed’s Berlin concert film (10:30 PM, Damrosch Park Bandshell).

There is still more than that. Full schedule for “The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed” is below.

The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed

10:15 am
Josie Robertson Plaza
Tai Chi Lesson
with Master Ren GuangYi

11:00 am–4:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall, Morgan Stanley Lobby
Lou Reed DRONES
An immersive sound installation created from six of Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in a feedback loop.

11:30 am
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Rock & Roll
House band with Don Fleming, Sal Maida, Kenny Margolis, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Matt Sweeney, and Karen Waltuch
featuring Joan As Police Woman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Jesse Malin, Kembra Pfahler, Felice Rosser, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Tammy Faye Starlite, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, and more
Watch the livestream here

12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Film Society’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street
Films and Music
12:00 pm Red Shirley
On the eve of her 100th birthday, Lou Reed sits down with his cousin, Shirley, for a tête-à-tête.
1:30 pm A Night with Lou Reed
A visual record of Lou Reed’s legendary 1983 sold-out engagement at The Bottom Line in New York City.
3:00 pm Red Shirley
4:00 pm Rock and Roll Heart
An in-depth look at the evolution of Lou Reed’s remarkable career over three decades, filled with interviews with Reed, his friends, and some of the major artists influenced by his work.
5:30 pm A Night with Lou Reed

Selected recordings from the soon-to-be released Lou Reed – The RCA & Arista Album Collection
(Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment)

A Night with Lou Reed is presented courtesy of Lightyear Entertainment.

2:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Tai Chi Chuan and Weapon Demonstrations
by Master Ren GuangYi
Eagle Claw Weapon Demonstration
by Masters Emmanuel Sam and Paul Lee

3:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Pass Thru Fire: Lyrics of Lou Reed
Readings by Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Kim Cattrall, Willem Dafoe, A.M. Homes, Natasha Lyonne, Julian Schnabel, Fisher Stevens, and Anne Waldman

7:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lou Reed’s Love Songs
featuring Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Doveman, Emily Haines, Nona Hendryx, Garland Jeffreys, David Johansen, Mark Kozelek, John Cameron Mitchell, Maxim Moston, Jenni Muldaur, Jane Scarpantoni, Victoria Williams, Jim White, John Zorn, and more
Watch the livestream here

10:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lou Reed’s Berlin
A critically acclaimed film documenting Lou Reed’s 2006 performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. (Film screening with headphones)

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