The 2018 Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival starts this Tuesday (7/24) and runs through August 12, and today the full lineup was announced for the NPR Music 'Turning the Tables Live' show, which happens on August 1 in Damrosch Park. New additions Mitski and Phoebe Bridgers join previously announced names Carly Rae Jepsen, Jamila Woods, and I'm With Her (aka Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan). Mitski, Phoebe, Jamila, and Carly will "come together for a song circle, performing stripped-down versions of their original music and discussing modern popular-music culture with moderator Ann Powers," and I'm With Her are opening. Here's more:
Last summer, NPR Music and Lincoln Center radically changed the conversation about the history of popular music with the publication of the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women list and a live show at Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating those albums. This marked the beginning of the Gracie Award-winning Turning the Tables project, a challenge to think bigger about music's past, present, and future by highlighting voices often relegated to its margins. This year, NPR's Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition shifts focus toward a new generation of artists claiming center stage.
"In the 21st century, women are the leading innovators across all genres of music," said NPR Music Critic and Correspondent Ann Powers. "This season celebrates history in the making – songs and artists capturing this complex cultural moment and renewing the popular music canon in unexpected ways. At Lincoln Center, we're bringing together disparate artists for music and conversation about this moment – a tipping point for music and the culture at large. It's going to be a revolutionary night."
"This special collaboration with NPR Music shines a light on the influential female artists moving music and culture forward now, in new and creative ways," said Jill Sternheimer, Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center. "Celebrating these groundbreaking artists in their prime grows and enriches our community, with much needed conversations examining the popular music canon."
There's also the related 'Turning The Tables' panel happening Tuesday July 31 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library. Both events are totally free.