Christian Alminana/Getty ImagesA daylong series of free events paying homage to the late Lou Reed will be held on July 30 at a number of locations throughout Lincoln Center in New York City. The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed is being curated and co-produced by Reed’s widow, avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, and Hal Willner, who collaborated with Lou on several of his later albums.

The festivities will begin with a group Tai Chi session with Reed’s teacher Master Ren Guangyi, also will include film screenings, a sound installation created using Lou’s guitars and amplifiers, a reading of the influential songwriter’s lyrics by noted actors and artists, and a number of musical performances. The celebration will culminate with an all-star tribute concert at Damrosch Park dubbed “Lou Reed’s Love Songs” featuring musicians from a variety of genres followed by a screening of the 2008 concert film Berlin.

In addition, Reed’s music will be played over speakers around Lincoln Center throughout the day.

The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed is part of the 2016 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. For more information about the event, visit

Reed died of liver cancer in October 2013. He was 71.

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