2019 Gala, Celebrating Laurie Anderson – Credit: Kevin Yatarola
BENEFITING JOE’S PUB ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE VANGUARD AWARD & RESIDENCY, JOE’S PUB WORKING GROUP, AND NEW YORK VOICES COMMISSIONS
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY NONA HENDRYX, THE HOT SARDINES, MACHINE DAZZLE, SUNNY JAIN & MORE
THE EVENING WILL ALSO CELEBRATE POSTHUMOUS VANGUARD AWARD HONOREE AND ICONIC VOICE COACH, BARBARA MAIER GUSTERN
Joe’s Pub announces the full lineup for the 2023 Joe’s Pub Gala on Monday, March 6 with a 6:00 pm cocktail reception in The Library restaurant followed by a 7:00 pm dinner and performances at the venue. Tickets are available now. Guest list is not available.
Funds raised from the gala will benefit Joe’s Pub artist development programs such as the Vanguard Award & Residency, Joe’s Pub Working Group(JPWG), and New York Voices commissions program [Learn more].
Emceed by Murray Hill, the evening will feature many favorites from Nona Hendryx, Larry Krone, and The Hot Sardines. The event will also celebrate the life of the late Barbara Maier Gustern, the 2022-23 Vanguard Award honoree, who was the vocal coach to many Joe’s Pub artists. Tickets are available now.
The lineup represents a wide breadth of the Joe’s Pub community, including members of the Joe’s Pub Working Group (JPWG) and the New York Voices commission program. The full list of performers includes Sita Chay, Machine Dazzle, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Lama El Hommaïssi, Olivia Harris, Nona Hendryx, J. Hoard, Sunny Jain, Larry Krone, treya lam, Roshni Samlal, and The Hot Sardines.
Chaired by Eric Ellenbogen and Dominic Ramos-Ruiz, the gala committee is Kurt Chauviere & BJ Sullivan, Judy Collins, Bridget Everett, Kathleen Hanna, Taylor Mac, and Shaina Taub.
Since 1998, Joe’s Pub has been a home for artists at all levels of development—from early-career artists to those at a critical stage in their careers to international superstars like Alicia Keys and Adele. This evening highlights the impact of Joe’s Pub on the artistic communities of New York City in addition to being a showcase of Joe’s Pub artists who take part in the venue’s artist development programs. Going beyond the stage, the Joe’s Pub programs were conceived to address the rapidly shifting state of the performing arts, specifically the sustainability of artistic careers and the responsibility of institutions to advance equity and access.
About the Programs
The Vanguard Award & Residency is an award and yearlong residency that celebrates the career of a singular artist who has contributed to American life and pop culture and is a part of the Joe’s Pub family of artists. This artist also nurtures their own artistic community while creating a body of work that stands apart from their peers. Previous winners of the Vanguard Award & Residency are music pioneer Laurie Anderson (2020-2021), queen of folk Judy Collins (2019), and funk rock trailblazer Nona Hendryx (2018), also known for her time as a third of Labelle.
Joe’s Pub Working Group aims to enrich the sustainability and growth of New York-based emerging and established artists’ careers by providing administrative resources, physical space, curatorial services, and a network of fellow artists.
New York Voices is an artist commissioning program taking cues from The Public’s long history of cultivating the country’s most celebrated artists. This program supports the creation of new works by matching critically-acclaimed musicians and performers. Artists explore their storytelling, narratives, and songwriting processes, often culminating with a performance run at Joe’s Pub.
Joe’s Pub, a program of the Public Theater, was named for Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. Since it opened in 1998, Joe’s Pub has played a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting artists at all stages of their careers with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. In addition to one-night-only concerts and multi-night engagements, Joe’s Pub is home to the annual Habibi Festival, which hosts artists representing contemporary and traditional music of the SWANA (Southwest Asia/North Africa) region, and The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong curation series that celebrates the career, and community, of a prolific and influential artist—including Nona Hendryx, Judy Collins, Laurie Anderson, and Barbara Maier Gustern. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents over 700 shows featuring artists from all over the world and hosts over 100,000 audience members annually. Beyond public performances, Joe’s Pub also leads artist development programs like New York Voices, a commissioning program that helps musicians develop new performance projects, and Joe’s Pub Working Group, an artist-led development and collaboration cohort. Current commissioned artists include Daniel J. Watts, Liza Paul & Bahia Watson, Sunny Jain, Vuyo Sotashe & Chris Pattishall, and treya lam. Joe’s Pub is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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