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Live in America Festival

The inaugural Live in America Festival has been postponed to June 1—12, 2022.

FREE | JUN 1—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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Black Magic Drum Line
Photo credit: Josh Brasted

FAQ

Tell us about any and all COVID-19 prevention measures, requirements, etc., that will be in place for the festival.
Safety is our top priority. It is difficult to say at this time what measurements and requirements will be in effect come June. We will do all we can to ensure a safe experience for all and will be sharing more information as we get closer to the festival.

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 theMomentary.org/volunteer or email volunteer@crystalbridges-themomentary.org. 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 media@theMomentary.org.

SUPPORTERS

Live in America is a project of Fusebox (Austin, Texas). The 2022 Live in America Festival has been developed in partnership with the Momentary.

 

Supported by

 

Walton Family Foundation logo

 

Cox Communications

 

Visit Bentonville, Whitney Kroenke Silverstein and Nick Silverstein, Sybil Robson Orr, Sarah Simmons, and Olivia Tyson

EVENTS

Festival

Live in a Squareykah

Square
Live In America Las Vegas
Festival

Las Vegas | Enter the Night

The Tower (Interior)
Live in America Talks
Talk/Lecture

Live in America Talks

The Tower (Interior)
Detroit | We Insist! Logo
Festival

Detroit | We Insist!

RØDE House
LIA NEW ORLEANS
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New Orleans | Laissez Faire

Live in America Talks
Talk/Lecture

Live in America Talks

The Tower (Interior)
LIA Alabama logo
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Alabama | Homecoming

Momentary Green
NWA LIVE IN AMERICA Logo
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Northwest Arkansas | more like a hot pot less like a salad

RØDE House
Nathan Mcalister
Talk/Lecture

Live in America | Workshop

RØDE House
Nathan Mcalister
Talk/Lecture

Live in America | Workshop

RØDE House
Live in America Talks
Talk/Lecture

Live in America Talks

The Tower (Interior)
Live in America Talks
Talk/Lecture

Live in America Talks

The Tower (Interior)
Festival

Albuquerque | Pop-Up Powwow

Momentary Green