Last summer, NPR Music and Lincoln Center radically changed how we talk about the history of popular music with the publication of the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women list and a live show at Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating those albums. This marked the beginning of the Gracie Award–winning Turning the Tables project, a challenge to think bigger about music's past, present, and future by highlighting voices often relegated to its margins. This year, NPR's Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition shifts focus toward a new generation of artists claiming center stage. To celebrate, we present a night of music and conversation with Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum recording artist and singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen; visionary Chicago R&B artist and poet Jamila Woods; singer-songwriter and DIY rocker Mitski; Los Angeles-based folk-rock artist Phoebe Bridgers; and Americana supergroup I'm With Her.


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Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Members of the voting panel in this year's edition of Turning the Tables, who helped produce a playlist of The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st-Century Women, share their picks to create a living playlist in this evening of storytelling and discussion. Stop by and listen to a panel conversation moderated by Talia Schlanger, host of World Cafe, featuring Rolling Stone’s Suzy Exposito, The Ringer’s Lindsay Zoladz, author, music journalist, and cultural critic Laina Dawes, and NPR Music’s Marissa Lorusso, scholar and NPR contributor Lara Pellegrinelli, and Cyrena Touros of WXPN.”

“Whizzing, industrial-strength pop songs that raid the musical closets of Cyndi Lauper and Prince.”
Time on Carly Rae Jepsen
“A singular mix of clear-eyed optimism and Black girl magic.”
Pitchfork on Jamila Woods
“Searing musicianship and tender vocals…a mesmeric blend that seems to operate as a single, multi-piped instrument.”
Guardian (U.K.) on I’m With Her





Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.


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NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition

Music and conversation with:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jamila Woods
Phoebe Bridgers
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan)
Moderated by Ann Powers

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.
Free Show
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