"LINCOLN CENTER This highbrow hub has enticements almost every day on its elegant summer slate. The Midsummer Night Swing fiesta spans June 26-July 14 and welcomes dance instructors to demonstrate their skills alongside peppy bands like Johnny Colon & His Orchestra, Orquesta Broadway and Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band. Lincoln Center’s free Out of Doors Festival runs July 25-Aug. 12, and standout events include performances from the Stooges Brass Band and Gypsy Roma Urban Balkan Beats (July 26), the OurLand celebration of Irish culture with members of the Mekons and Cracker (July 29), the Bad Plus’s New York premiere of its new work, “On Sacred Ground” (Aug. 2), and the 29th annual Roots of American Music Festival with Nona Hendryx, Aloe Blacc and more (Aug. 11-12). Also, on July 20, diverse artists from the rock, hip-hop and jazz spheres (including Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Mavis Staples and Dr. Lonnie Smith) join the Impressions to honor the 70th birthday of the late R&B poet Curtis Mayfield; lc.lincolncenter.org."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/arts/music/summers-pop-and-jazz-festivals-load-their-lineups.html