The schedule for this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 25th to August 12th, 2012, was announced by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming. 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center. Seventeen premieres and debuts highlight the three weeks of this latest edition of one of the country’s longest-running, free, outdoor festivals.
On opening night, July 25th, 2012, everyone’s invited to the party with the man who wrote and produced the music that defined popular dance in the 1970s, 80s and beyond, NILE RODGERS. Rodgers gathers together the CHIC ORGANIZATION, some of that era’s—and today’s—leading musicians, to get Le Freak on at Damrosch Park. Opening the evening, DJ KS*360, aka hip-hop DJ, dancer, choreographer, and poet KWIKSTEP, joined by members of his Full Circle Souljahs musicians and dancers, offers up 70s funk, 80s soul/R&B, Afrobeat, and disco from New York’s basements, rooftops, apartments, and dance clubs to create a giant block party in the Park, BEYOND THE GROOVE. Kwik provides “Soulutions” because he says, “good music always has the answer to your questions and the Soulutions to your problems.”
For a complete chronological listing of performances, visit: www.lcoutofdoors.org/