Featuring performances from Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Nona Hendryx, Shaina Taub, Suzanne Vega, and more. Musical Direction: Russell Walden.
6:00PM Cocktails in The Library
7:00PM Dinner & Performance in Joe's Pub
The Vanguard Award & Residency is an award and yearlong residency that celebrates the career of a singular artist who has contributed to American life and pop culture and is a part of the Joe’s Pub family of artists. This artist also sustains and leads their own artistic community while creating a body of work that stands apart from their peers. Additionally, the award helps to close the music industry's widening gaps in funding.
HONORING OUR 2019 VANGUARD RESIDENT: JUDY COLLINS
Judy Collins is honored for her legendary career inspiring audiences with her sublime vocals and boldly vulnerable songwriting but also her fierce activism and mentorship to many artists. Beyond her own performances, the year under Collins’s distinctive curatorial guidance will include Thomas Dybdahl, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and Ari Hest.
Vanguard Gala Committee
Justin Vivian Bond (Co-Chair), Kurt Chauviere (Co-Chair), Dr. Nadine Chang (committee), Sheila & LeeStewart (committee), Tracy MacKenzie (committee), and Jaymere Stein (committee)
Joe's Pub is a non-profit music venue that supports diverse artists at every stage in their careers. In support of this mission, Joe’s Pub created this Vanguard Award to celebrate the work and narratives of the iconic American artists of our time. Proceeds from this evening will help us continue to support artists throughout their careers, from those just starting out to the vanguards of our industry – like Judy.