Celebrate Brooklyn!

Fabulous free music?  Surrounded by trees and big open sky?  Just two blocks from my house, you say?  Now *that* is a sweet way to bring in the summer (and say goodbye to New York)!

Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization and has become one of the city’s foremost summer cultural attractions. Over its history, the Festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting-edge artists. All Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer. Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! membership benefits include express entry, reserved seating, pre-concert receptions and more. (from the official site)

Last Friday I hit up an Irish band at the Prospect Park Bandshell with two good friends and a few cold brewskies – a jovial recipe indeed.  And though I did not join my audience brethren in their adorable American homage to the Riverdance, we did bust a move for the band’s final encore, a rockin’ rendition of an old folk classic, featuring a violinist who would have no trouble sharing a stage with the likes of AC/DC.

Calexico, Mavis Staples, Wynton Marsalis, Blackalicious, and Cody Chestnutt have already played this year, all for the suggested donation price of $3.  There are still quite a few more performances to go, so hit it up while there’s still time!  (I can’t believe I’m missing Jamie Lidell and Beck!)

 

Robert Plant

Benefit Concert: Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters

July 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

$80 Reserved / $50 GA

Barenaked Ladies

Benefit Concert: Barenaked Ladies/Ben Folds Five/Guster

July 30, 2013 · 6:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

$55 Reserved / $49.50 GA lawn

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

August 1, 2013 · 8:00 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Free/$3 (suggested)

Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon / The Stepkids

August 2, 2013 · 7:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Free/$3 (suggested)

Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda

August 3, 2013 · 7:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Free/$3 (suggested)

Beck

Beck Benefit Concert at Celebrate Brooklyn!

August 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

SOLD OUT

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Live score to BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & The Wordless Music Orchestra / Slavic Soul Party

August 8, 2013 · 8:00 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Free/$3 (suggested)

Shaggy

Shaggy / TK Wonder

August 9, 2013 · 7:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Free/$3 (suggested)

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants / Moon Hooch

August 10, 2013 · 7:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Free/$3 (suggested)

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