Since its inception almost a century ago, The Town Hall has welcomed all forms of expression, art and discourse. It is a home of Roots & Revelations, historic performances and new ideas. In the spirit of Roots & Revelations, Town Hall presents debuts and new series, eclectic pairings and collaborations, groundbreaking and genre-expanding works, and tributes to and presentations of the pioneers in their field. The 2016 Roots & Revelations series will feature performers hailing from four different continents, fusing artistic and cultural heritage from around the globe in exciting (and occasionally counterintuitive) ways.

Paco Peña

Nov 20, 2015
Paco Pena embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form. Paco's newest show - FLAMENCURA - explores that elusive state at the core of the art of flamenco. 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb 19, 2016
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter.

From Moses to Mostel

Feb 27, 2016
A chronological history of the Jews, according to musical theater songs. Featuring a host of special guests, including The Klezmatics and many more. Musical direction by renowned trumpeter and bandleader Frank London.

Jackson Browne & Raúl Rodríguez: Song y Son

Mar 2, 2016 & Mar 3, 2016

Jackson Browne and Raúl Rodriguez meet in "Song y Son", a project that embarks on an exciting exchange, a crossing of American sounds and Spanish rhythms. Supported by years of friendship and collaboration, their meeting gives us a new music born on the border of two traditions. 


The Chieftains

Mar 12, 2016
Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are internationally celebrated for their unique and exhilarating renditions of traditional Irish music. They recently marked their 50th anniversary and have been named Ireland’s official Musical Ambassadors in recognition of their worldwide reach.

Fanfare Ciocārlia with Eugene Hütz

Apr 22, 2016
Fanfare Ciocārlia bring their relentless energy and ingenuity to Town Hall for an exclusive collaboration with Eugene Hütz, frontman for the wild and wildly popular gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello.

Sangam: Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain, Charles Harland

June 11, 2016
Charles Lloyd's Sangam, with Grammy-winner Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland, is an exciting journey through the musical influences of Lloyd's life.


Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Abbey Lincoln, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson and Steve Coleman
Angélique Kidjo
Startalk, with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Lila Downs
Generations of Gypsy Flamenco, featuring Concha Vargas, Pepe Torres, Gema Moneo and Esperanza Fernandez
The Beats: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure, David Amram, Gregory Corso
The Chieftains
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
Lester Bowie’s Brooklyn Fantasy
Lea Salonga
Steve Reich
The Lounge Lizards
Oleta Adams
Cameron Carpenter
Dr. John
Tito Puente and Chico O'Farrill
The Max Roach/Cecil Taylor 10-Year Reunion