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Jerron Paxton. Photo by Bill Steber

MoMA Nights with Jerron Paxton

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 5:30–8:00 p.m.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior



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The MoMA Nights 2013 music series includes indie acts selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee, and concerts related to the exhibitions Soundings: A Contemporary Score and American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.

Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or Theater 2. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tonight’s Music Performance: Jerron Paxton
Jerron Paxton, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and singing

In his mid-twenties, Jerron Paxton is already an acknowledged master of multiple blues traditions and genres. A musician of charisma and accomplishment, he plays it all in a songster style that draws on country blues, ragtime, hokum, old-time, Irish reels, Appalachian mountain music, and more. Paxton, who now lives in Queens, hails from an African American Jewish family with mixed Creole and Choctaw Indian–Irish ancestry, transplanted Louisiana sharecroppers who moved to South Central Los Angeles. He finds that “so much music is technique, just skill and not enough feeling. I am happy to play so that the audience feels like I am in their living room. I want people to be enjoying themselves.”

In conjunction with the exhibition American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe

Snacks and Beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks, bruschetta selections, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, also sells savory and sweet treats, including local gelato, sorbetto, homemade desserts, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.

Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves Chef Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An à la carte menu is offered indoors, and a special "urban picnic" fixed price menu is available on the terrace during the summer months, including cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at reservations@artfoodny.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number. The "urban picnic" menu is $32 per person (excluding beverages, sales tax, and service)—10% MoMA member discount not applicable.