|Celebrate Brooklyn returns this week. Mark your calendars!|
The Celebrate Brooklyn concerts take place at the Prospect Park bandshell, near 9th Street and Prospect Park West. Although all the shows below are free, a $3 contribution is suggested. There are some great folk/rock/indie acts such as Cliff, Laura Marling, Keb' Mo, Wild Flag, and Lyle Lovett, but you'll also find Latin, gospel, soul, and R&B. I find that these free shows are good for checking out artists and genres that I might not ordinarily see live. (Listen to songs from the artists at the "Celebrate Brooklyn Shuffle" SoundCloud page.)
Here's the lineup; click on the links for each artist/show to see more details (and, in many cases, videos):
- Tues., June 5th - Jimmy Cliff - 8 p.m. (NPR Music will webcast this show)
- Sat., June 9th - AfroCubism (a collaboration of all-star Malian and Cuban musicians / Alsarah & The Nubatones - 7:30 p.m.
- Thurs., June 14th - Laura Marling / Michael Kiwanuka / Willy Mason - 7 p.m.
- Sat., June 16th - Balkan Beat Box / Chico Trujillo / Nation Beat - 6:30 p.m.
- Thurs., June 21st - Mary Mary / Latice Crawford - 7:30 p.m.
- Fri., June 22nd - Keb' Mo' / Natalia Zukerman - 7:30 p.m.
- Sat., June 23rd - Bud Light Music Series: Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary featuring Ghostface Killah / Camp Lo / Astro / & More - 7:30 p.m.
- Fri., June 29th - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / The Brooklyn Steppers / Dayna Kurtz - 7:30 p.m.
- Sat., June 30th - Angélique Kidjo's Women Waging Peace with Special Guests Laurie Anderson / Sibongile Khumalo / Somi - 7:30 p.m.
- Sat., July 7th - Souad Massi / Simon Shaheen - 7:30 p.m.
- Sun., July 8th - Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert: Sweet Honey in The Rock - 4 p.m.
- Fri., July 13th - Bud Light Latin Music Series: Celebrate Brooklyn & LAMC present Calle 13 / Ana Tijoux / Ritmo Machine - 7 p.m.
- Fri., July 20th - Machel Montano / BélO - 7:30 p.m.
- Sat., July 21st - Bud Light Latin Music Series: Arturo Sandoval / Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - 7:30 p.m.
- Fri., July 27th - The Head and the Heart / Lost in the Trees - 7:30 p.m.
- Fri., August 3rd - Wild Flag / Mission of Burma - 7:30 p.m.
- Sat., August 4th - The Del McCoury Band / Cahalen Morrison & Eli West / Spirit Family Reunion - 6:30 p.m.
- Fri., August 10th - Bud Light Music Series: Little Dragon / Frankie Rose / Voices of Black - 7:30 p.m.
- Sat., August 11th - Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group / Aoife O'Donovan - 7:30 p.m.