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Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces Full 2015 Summer Concert Lineup

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

There are several amazing free and ticketed shows on the schedule this summer.

Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces Full 2015 Summer Concert Lineup

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down performing at the Newport Folk Festival. Photo by Ross Bernhardt

Last week, BRIC finally unveiled the full lineup of events for the 2015 iteration of Celebrate Brooklyn. It was definitely worth the wait.

The ticketed events offer up the biggest names: Willie Nelson with Old Crow Medicine Show, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Damien Rice and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes will all play the Prospect Parks Bandshell to help raise funds that help produce the free events. That's where the lineup really shines.

The amount of talent in the free shows is staggering. Disco legend Chaka Khan starts the season off with a free show on June 3, and from there it's great show after great show. Lucius, Lucinda Williams, Punch Brothers, The New Pornographers, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Rhiannon Giddens, Jason Isbell, Sylvan Esso, Big K.R.I.T., Angel Haze and tUnE-yARdS are just some of the acts that will be performing for free this summer in BK. If that list doesn't get you excited, maybe the concept of free will, because again, you can see those artists for FREE.

Find the complete schedule below courtesy of the Celebrate Brooklyn! site, and for more information on the grounds and the events, head over to http://bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn.

Celebrate Brooklyn 2015 Lineup

6/3 - Chaka Khan (FREE)
6/6 - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience (FREE)
6/11 - Krosfyah featuring special guests Lead Pipe & Saddis / Something Positive (FREE)
6/12 - Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+Evolution / José James (FREE)
6/13 - Lucius / Luke Temple / Pavo Pavo (FREE)
6/17 - Damien Rice (TICKETED)
6/18 - eighth blackbird with special guest Will Oldham / Bill Frisell & Sam Amidon (FREE)
6/20 - DanceBrazil / Forro in the Dark (FREE)
6/25 - Lucinda Williams / Jason Walker (FREE)
6/26 - Screening of Paris Is Burning / JD Samson (FREE)
6/27 - Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party / Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 (FREE)
7/9 - Punch Brothers / Sarah Jarosz (FREE)
7/10 - Bajofondo / Astro / Los Auténticos Decadentes (FREE)
7/11 - The New Pornographers / Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (FREE)
7/16 - Vieux Farka Touré / Tamikrest / DJ Dakar (FREE)
7/17 - Screening of The Son of Sheik with live score by Alloy Orchestra / Ghost Train Orchestra (FREE)
7/18 - Rhiannon Giddens / Joe Henry (FREE)
7/21 - Interpol (TICKETED)
7/22 - Modest Mouse (TICKETED)
7/24 - Jason Isbell / Dawn Landes (FREE)
7/25 - Sylvan Esso / Porches. (FREE)
7/30 - World premiere of The Musical World of Harmonium Mountain: Clifford Ross & The Orchestra of St. Luke's / Jeffrey Zeigler, Andy Akiho & Roger Bonair-Agard (FREE)
7/31 - Big K.R.I.T. / Angel Haze / The D.R.E.A.M. Ring: Flexn (FREE)
8/1 - Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Abridged
8/4 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Preservation Hall Jazz Band (TICKETED)
8/6 - LeeSaar The Company, Ohad Naharin & Guest Dancers from Batshiva Dance Company (FREE)
8/7 - Third World / Awa Sangho (FREE)
8/8 - tUnE-yArDs / Shabazz Palaces (FREE)
8/12 - Willie Nelson & Family / Old Crow Medicine Show (TICKETED)

And for good measure, check out this adorable video of cute kids announcing the lineup:


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