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Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces Summer Lineup

by Photo of Chelsea Perrotty

Highlights include Grouplove, Beck, Ben Folds, and The Roots.

Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces Summer Lineup

Editor's Note: Sign me up for The Roots and Jim James, please. - Ross

Celebrate Brooklyn! has announced their lineup for their free concert series at the Prospect Park Bandshell this summer and it is set to be an incredibly enjoyable and diverse festival.

The series kicks off on June 5th with a concert by the American folk artist Patty Griffin and continue until the last concert on August 10 with They Might Be Giants. There are 29 total shows and out of those, 24 are free. There is a suggested $3 contribution at the gates, however, it is not mandatory. 

In keeping with the tradition of Celebrate Brooklyn! the events include, not only concerts, but also films, dance performances, multimedia presentations and food given by local vendors and artisans. 

The event is set to be one of the best (mostly) free concert series of the summer. It features both artists and performers from all over the world and local-Brooklynites. This year is the 35th anniversary of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series and it definitely will not disappoint.

The full list of events can be found here and artists and the lineup/dates are as follows:

  • June 5 - Patty Griffin
  • June 8 - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • June 13 - Grouplove / Alpine
  • June 14 - Mavis Staples / Cody ChestnuTT
  • June 28 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurello Martinez
  • June 29 - Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang
  • July 6 - Theophilus London / Les Nubians / Aabaraki
  • July 18 - The Tiger Lillies / Cynthia Hopkins
  • July 19 - The Water Boys / Alasdair Roberts
  • July 25 - Bebe Winans / Alicia Olatuja 
  • July 26 - Trampled by Turtles / The Devil Makes Three / Brown Bird
  • August 2 - Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon / The Stepkids 

TD Bank Series 

  • June 15 - Calexico / Susana Baca / Radio Jarocho & Akoko Nante Ensemble
  • June 21 - Amadou & Miriam / Bombino
  • July 20 - The Lone Bellow / The Low Anthem / Joe Purdy 
  • August 9 - Shaggy/ TK Wonder

Bud Light Music Series / Bud Light Latin Music Series

  • June 20 - Big Boi / Phony Ppl / D-Nice
  • July 12 - Bostich & Fussible / Mexican Institute of Sound / Mariachi Flor de Toloache
  • August 3 - Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda
  • August 10 - They Might Be Giants / Moon Hooch

Benefit Concert Series

  • June 18 - State of the Union: The Roots & Jim James
  • July 11 - Belle & Sebastian / Yo La Tengo 
  • July 27 - Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters 
  • July 30 - Barenaked Ladies / Ben Folds / Guster
  • August 4 - Beck

Will you be heading out to Celebrate Brooklyn! ? Let us know in the comments section!

Let CHARGED.fm find you the best tickets to see your favorite artists and bands live this summer!


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