“We’re expanding the range of arts experiences people can have on the NCMA campus,” says the museum’s director of performing arts and film, George Holt. He’s been curating the summer concert series, for example, for over 20 years. This year, he and his team have nine performances on the deck at the amphitheater (three are already sold out), who will perform to close to 3,000 people. Performers include a pop group from Paris, France, and a folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina. Finding talent from across the world is not something Holt and his team take lightly. “Diversity is a major goal of ours. We hope to have an eclectic program with plenty of groups and genres represented.” Based on the following schedule, this summer, that mission is accomplished. —Catherine Currin
June 8, 8 p.m.
First Aid Kit, with Jade Bird
June 16, 8 p.m.
Shovels and Rope, with Son Volt
June 23, 8 p.m.
Mandolin Orange, with Charlie Parr (sold out)
July 12, 8 p.m.
Lake Street Dive, with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
July 28, 8 p.m.
An Evening with the Mavericks
Aug. 1, 8 p.m.
Father John Misty with Jenny Lewis
Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Kishi Bashi and Jake Shimabukuro
Aug. 4, 8 p.m.
Aug. 18, 6 p.m.
Voodoo Threauxdown celebrating
the tricentennial of the
City of New Orleans (sold out)
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