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Live in America Festival

FREE | JUN 2—12, 2022


The Live in America Festival is a free, two-week-long festival of live performance and cultural practice featuring more than 300 artists from a diverse array of communities across the US, its territories, and Mexico. The festival gathers artists and thinkers from across America’s distinctive cultural landscape to share and celebrate the power of communities in performance. The festival features artists and performances from the following communities: Las Vegas, Nevada; Ciudad Juárez, Mexico-El Paso, Texas border region; Northwest Arkansas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Sumter County, Alabama; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Detroit, Michigan; and the Pueblo, Diné, Hopi, and Apache Nations of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in partnership with Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island.

From Two-Spirit powwows to queer Caribbean cabarets, from New Orleans bounce music to Detroit blues, from fantastical Vegas lightscapes to the layered sounds of Border bridges, Live in America empowers its diverse teams of artists to present art built by their communities, grounded in community practice, and serving community purposes. With these performances and cultural practices, the artists of Live in America ask audiences to consider, connect, and create exchange.

Grab your friends and gather with us. Take in our stories. Join us for a workshop or community conversation. Drop by our late night venue for some ridiculous good times. And much more.

Admission is free for all festival events, but reservations are required.

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Sponsored by Sarah Simmons | Olivia Tyson | Stella Boyle Smith Trust, Catherine and Michael Mayton, Trustees



We continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and government health guidance. As of now, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and masking are not required to attend this show. However, by reserving tickets to this event, you agree to abide by safety protocols in effect at the time of the event, which may include wearing face covering, providing proof of vaccination status, and/or proof of negative COVID-19 test. Please monitor our website for updates; protocols are subject to change.

Do I need a ticket to attend an event?
Yes, all events are free, but ticket reservations are required. You do not need an admission ticket for the late-night event, Live in a Squareykah, or the Live in America Talks.

Can I reserve one ticket for the entire festival, or will each event be ticketed?
You will need a ticket for each individual event. You do not need an admission ticket for the late-night event, Live in a Squareykah, or the Live in America Talks.

Can I volunteer at Live in America?
Yes! Learn more about volunteering at the Momentary at or email Advance training is required.

I’m a journalist on assignment. How do I obtain a media pass or press images?
We’d love to have you and thank you for sharing more with your readers! Please email your request to