Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival opened last Wednesday, July 27, 2011. This two-week summer festival promotes music through a variety of genres including, Soul, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Blues and Rock.
Out of Doors started in 1971 as a small festival of street theater. Over the years, it expanded to include both music and dance performances. Presently, the festival is considered one of the largest free performance festivals in the US.
Last Thursday, we were able to catch a snippet of one of the night’s performances. At the Josie Robertson Plaza, a talented and promising tap dancer, Maurice of the Maurice Chestnut’s Above Ground Project, entertained a small group. He led his band, consisting of a drummer, keyboardist and violinist in his signature style of “playing tap” as the leading instrument.
We hope you get to walk to Lincoln Center to enjoy one of these free performances before the summer series ends!
For more information and full schedule, visit this link: http://www.lincolncenter.org/press_release/PR_LCOOD11_Announcement_FINAL_4-25-11.pdf