Save the Date: Saturday, July 30th for a daylong series of FREE events paying homage to the late Lou Reed at several locations throughout Lincoln Center. The tribute is co-produced by his widow, avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, and Hal Willner, who collaborated with Reed on several of his albums.
The Bells: A Daylong Celebration will be part of the 2016 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, a month of mostly free events.
The festivities will include film screenings, a sound installation using Lou’s guitars and amplifiers, a reading of the influential songwriter’s lyrics by noted actors and artists, even a Tai Chi sessionwith Reed’s teacher Master Ren Guangyi.
According to ABC Radio, the celebration wraps up with an all-star tribute concert at Damrosch Park dubbed “Lou Reed’s Love Songs” featuring musicians from a variety of genres, followed by a screening of the 2008 concert film Berlin.
In addition, Reed’s music will be played over speakers around Lincoln Center throughout the day.
For more information about the event, visit AboutLincolnCenter.org.
Lou Reed died of liver cancer in October 2013. He was 71.
photo of Lou Reed courtesy Getty Images via ABC Radio.