NPR Turning the Tables Live with Carly Rae Jepsen, Mitski, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers, and more at Damrosch Park Bandshell
NPR Music released "Turning the Tables: 21st Century", a list of 200 greatest songs made by women and nonbinary artists. To celebrate this list, NPR hosted two free events as a part of the annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. On Tuesday, July 31st, a panel where Rolling Stone's Suzy Exposito; The Ringer's Lindsay Zoladz; journalists and scholars Lara Pellegrinelli and Laina Dawes; and music journalists and cultural critics Liz Pelly and Cyrena Touros, plus NPR's Marissa Lorusso and Talia Schlanger discussed their favorite songs at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. On the following day, Wednesday, August 1st, a live music and discussion occurred at Damrosch Park Bandshell with Carly Rae Jepsen, Mitski, Jamila Woods, and Phoebe Bridgers which was moderated by Ann Powers. Before the panel began, I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan) performed as well.
Ann Powers asked questions of each artist before they performed a song. Each musician performed three songs each, with Jamila Woods performing a fourth to close the show. The crowd sang along (and sometimes danced) to songs such as "I Really Like You, "Cut to the Feeling" by Jepsen, "I Will," "Best American Girl," by Mitski, "LSD," "Holy," "Black Girl Soldier," "In My Name," by Woods, "Motion Sickness," and "Scott Street" by Bridgers.