Open Sky: Judith Hill

throwback soul, balladry and swaggering funk

Judith Hill is a Grammy winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, CA, praised by Rolling Stone for her "stellar powerhouse vocals."

About Judith Hill

She's had the distinct privilege of being one of the final musicians to be mentored by Prince who co-produced her debut album, Back In Time. Hill is an accomplished independent artist who has worked closely with legendary talents Michael Jackson, Spike Lee and George Benson, toured with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ringo Starr and was an official tour opener for John Legend and Josh Groban.

Judith was Jackson's duet partner on the classic ballad, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," which became a highlight of his posthumously released film This Is It. She delivered a deeply moving performance of "Heal the World," an indelible moment during Jackson's public memorial service.

She partnered with Spike Lee to record 11 songs for his film Red Hook Summer and recorded "Too Young" with George Benson for a stand-out song on the album, Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. Moreover, Judith received a Grammy Award for her performance in the Oscar-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of several acclaimed background singers, including Judith, who earned a Grammy Award for "Best Music Film" for her participation. Post-This Is It, Judith appeared on NBC's The Voice, where she was a finalist and began to cement her identity as a solo artist with a series of knockout performances that showed her ability to put her own distinctive, captivating spin on familiar songs.

Her new studio album Baby, I'm Hollywood! (released March 2021 via Regime Music Group) is a vibrant, defiant personal statement, a thorough excursion into the annals of Black music: past, present and future. Rich in throwback soul, stunning piano balladry, and swaggering psychedelic funk, the self produced Baby, I'm Hollywood finds Hill liberated, focused and reborn. Bolstered by a spirited live band and her new attitude, she ruminates on pleasure, pain, celebration, and consequences, all of which inform this collection of finely-crafted stories-in-song.

About the Open Sky Arts Festival

August 2 – 15 | Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds

Open Sky is a brand new, multidisciplinary festival for arts lovers of every age. Explore two weeks of music, dance, film and theatre outdoors against a spectacular mountain backdrop. You’ll find something for everyone in your family under the open sky!

How to Get Tickets

Purchase festival passes and attend as many shows as you like between August 2nd and 15th (includes registration for free performances). Or, purchase individual tickets starting June 14.

Why Choose a Festival Pass?

At just $200 each, a festival pass gives you access to all 18 Open Sky performances at a discount of almost 50%! You’ll have the chance to see as many shows as you like, from modern bluegrass, to circus, to musical theatre and so much more.  After a whole year without live performances, this is an amazing way to dive in – see your favorite artist, try something new and experience the magic as live art unfolds around us in the fresh mountain air.

Member Pre-Sale (Festival Passes only): June 1 – 6

General Public (Festival Passes only): June 7 – 13

General Public (Festival Passes or individual tickets/registrations): June 14 – August 1

COVID Safety

We are evaluating the latest guidelines from New York State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will post the most up-to-date information here leading up to the festival to help you plan your trip to Open Sky.

Thursday 8/5/2021
7:00pm
In Advance: $25
Festival Pass: $200
...dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts, which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

Upcoming Events
04/01/21 to 06/15/21

Registration is now open!

06/15/21 - 04:00pm to 05:30pm

Online Class with Thom Williams

06/15/21 - 06:00pm to 07:30pm

Online Class with Thom Williams

06/15/21 - 05:30pm to 08:00pm

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