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American Folk Art Museum Benefit Concert With Lonnie Holley’s Universe of Friends

May 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) is thrilled to celebrate multi-faceted Lonnie Holley at a special fundraising concert: “Lonnie Holley and His Universe.” Holley is a powerful visual artist represented in AFAM’s collection, as well as an internationally renowned musician. The concert will be hosted by Harvey Fierstein, with a special appearance by David Byrne, and will include special performances by Mourning [A] BLKstar, Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Suzanne Vega. Holley will also collaborate with American fashion designer Emily Adams Bode Aujla, founder of Bode, on creating a custom outfit for the show.

We are thrilled to celebrate Holley’s newest album, Oh Me, Oh My, features Bon Iver, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, and Sharon Van Etten, among others. The evening will celebrate Holley’s visual and musical talents and explore his collaborative spirit with other musicians, which has led to more than six full-length albums.

AFAM is the leading institution for folk art across time and place, showcasing artists and artworks that followed non-traditional paths and were previously overlooked by the mainstream artworld. For more than 60 years, the Museum has been a champion of self-taught artists and artworks that otherwise would not have been collected, celebrated, exhibited, and studied. Proceeds from the concert will support the mission of the American Folk Art Museum.


If you are unable to join us and want to be part of our celebration, please donate here.

Patron Row Seating for Six $7,500
When purchasing a row, you will receive one ticket for all six seats. The six seats will be in consecutive order as indicated on the seating map.
Prime seating for six guests for the price of five ($1,500 savings!)
Exclusive cocktail hour before the concert for six guests*
Meet and greet with Lonnie Holley after the concert for six guests
Limited Edition Lonnie Holley artist print for six guests
Listing in all concert-related materials

Patron Ticket $1,500
Prime seating for one guest
Exclusive cocktail hour before the concert*
Meet and greet with Lonnie Holley after the concert
Limited Edition Lonnie Holley artist print
Listing in all concert-related materials

Friend Ticket $250
Orchestra seating for one guest
Limited Edition Lonnie Holley artist print

General Admission $75


May 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Adler Hall
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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