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Yoakam, Miller, Wiilliams, Griffin top AmericanaFest

Thursday, August 4, 2016 – Dwight Yoakam, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin will top the bill of the AmericanaFest being held this weekend in New York City.

A celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz will be part of the weekend events, featuring The Midnight Ramble Band under the musical direction of Larry Campbell with special guests Bob Weir, Dr. John, Howard Johnson, Anderson East, Miller, Williams and Griffin.

The free fest focuses on "Roots of American Music." The lineup also features Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones, Mary Gauthier, Those Pretty Wrongs featuring Jody Stephens, Parker Millsap and The Cactus Blossoms.

The daily line-up is:
Saturday, Aug. 6, Hearst Plaza, 1 p.m.
Mary Gauthier
Those Pretty Wrongs featuring Jody Stephens
Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones

Damrosch Bandshelll, 7 p.m.
Parker Millsap
A Tribute to The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary - The Midnight Ramble Band w/ musical direction by Larry Campbell
Featuring:
Dr. John
Howard Johnson
Bob Weir
Lucinda Williams
Patty Griffin
Buddy Miller
Anderson East

Sunday, Aug. 7, Damrosch Bandshell, 7 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam with special guests The Cactus Blossoms

All events are free with no tickets required. Events take place on Lincoln Center's plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd St to West 65th St.

The third annual event is being sponsored by the Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center as part of Lincoln Center's Out Of Doors series.

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