The Skirball Cultural Center continues to reimagine its Skirball Stages series in the age of COVID. Virtual concerts to be streamed on the Skirball’s YouTube channel, have been  added to the 2021 schedule. On Saturday, February 27, at 8:00pm (PT), Skirball Stages presents Joachim Cooder (with special guest Ry Cooder) and Amythyst Kiah. Save the Date: May 1, 2020: Yosmel Montejo and Vox Sambou will perform (details to come). More than just performance, the concert films take viewers behind the scenes for a look at the artists’ musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future. RSVPs are recommended – CLICK HERE to register (must open post to reveal LIVE link).


To complement the Skirball Stages viewing experience for Angelenos, the Skirball also offers its popular carry-out culinary experience, Skirball Suppers. Before settling in for each concert premiere, locals are invited to preorder and pick up a three-course meal prepared by the Skirball’s hospitality team. Preordering is now open:

Info about the performance: From Los Angeles to the hills of East Tennessee, this concert features an evening of awe-inspiring American roots music. Performing from the Skirball’s Taper Courtyard, Joachim Cooder delivers an airy and atmospheric performance alongside his legendary father, Ry Cooder. Playing both original compositions and modern arrangements of Uncle Dave Macon’s old-time country tunes, the two light up the stage with twinkling, indie-infused folk. Then, live from the heartland, Grammy-nominated artist Amythyst Kiah impresses with rich vocals and powerful storytelling. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Appalachia mixed with Kiah’s own captivating blend of rock, country, and blues in this stunning performance.

The concert will be streamed Saturday, February 27, 8:00 pm (PST): Joachim Cooder (with special guest Ry Cooder) and Amythyst Kiah. CLICK HERE to RSVP. Visit the YouTube channel or website for additional info –