Posted in music | tour dates on May 4, 2009

Warhol Britta

A performing arts program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, 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 has been an anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. Over the course of its history Celebrate Brooklyn has presented over 1,700 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.
All performances except Benefit Concerts are free with a $3 suggested contribution. They are listed below...

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Monday, June 8, 8:00 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) David Byrne

Thursday, June 11, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Goran Bregovic & His Weddings & Funerals Orchestra

Friday, June 19, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) David Rudder/Samantha Thornhill

Saturday, June 20, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.
La Nave de los Monstruos, with live score by Ethel and Gutbucket Part of Celebrate Brooklyn!¹s Music & Movies Series

Thursday, June 25, 7:00 P.M. (gates open at 6:00 P.M.) Femi Kuti & The Positive Force/Melvin Gibbs¹ Elevated Entity

Friday, June 26, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Blonde Redhead

Saturday, June 27, 7:00 P.M. (gates open at 600 P.M.) Dr. Dog/Phosphorescent/These United States

Thursday, July 2, 7:00 P.M. (gates open at 6:00 P.M.) Obie Juan Bermudéz/Cucu Diamantes/Rebel Diaz Bud Light Latin Music Series

Thursday, July 9, 8:00 P.M. (gates open at 7:00 P.M.) Dance
STREB: Invisible Forces

Friday, July 10, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Celebrate Brooklyn and LAMC present Los Amigos Invisibles/Aterciopelados Bud Light Latin Music Series

Saturday, July 11, 4:00 P.M. (gates open at 3:00 P.M.) Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert A Very Special Show with They Might Be Giants

Thursday, July 16, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Kronos Quartet/Luminescent Orchestrii

Friday, July 17, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) The Robert Cray Band/The Sweet Divines American Express Roots Music Series

Saturday, July 18, 2:00 P.M.‹9:00 P.M. (gates open at 1:00 P.M.) African Festival with King Sunny Adé/Freshly Ground/The Mandingo Ambassadors/Cheikh M¹Baye & Sing Sing/Abena Koomson/Yasser Darwish American Express Roots Music Series

Thursday, July 23, 8:00 P.M. (gates open at 7:00 P.M.) Dance Stephen Petronio Company

Friday, July 24, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Buckwheat Zydeco/The Holmes Brothers American Express Roots Music Series

Saturday, July 25, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Kailash Kher/Electro Morocco

Thursday, July 30, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Burning Spear/Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

Friday, July 31, 7:00 P.M. (gates open at 6:00 P.M.) The Royal Family: Soulive¹s 10th Anniversary Celebration, with Special Guests John Scofield and Christian Scott/Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk

Saturday, August 1, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Music & Movies Dean & Britta: 13 Most BeautifulŠSongs for Andy Warhol¹s Screen Tests/ Crystal Stilts

Thursday, August 6, 7:30 P.M. (gates open at 6:30 P.M.) Music & Movies Purple Rain Sing-A-Long with Escort

Friday, August 7, 7:00 P.M. (gates open at 6:00 P.M.) Grace Potter & The Nocturnals/ Deer Tick / The London Souls

Saturday, August 8, 7:00 P.M. (gates open at 6:00 P.M.) Celebrate Brooklyn & Lyricist Lounge Present Big Daddy Kane (with Special Guests TBA), Plus a Screening of BDK: The Big Daddy Kane Story

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Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concerts

"Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit concerts offer rare opportunities to see great artists at a reasonable ticket price while supporting the festival¹s free performances."

July 1
MGMT (Sold Out)

July 21
Jackson Browne

August 11
TV on the Radio

August 12
Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal

August 14 & 15
Animal Collective

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For more information: www.briconline.org

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Central Park Summerstage also recently announced their 2009 schedule.

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Comments (37)

First!

Posted by Regular reader | May 4, 2009 11:21 AM

burning spear

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:24 AM

When are tickets on sale for TVOTR?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:26 AM

Will be dropping by to check some of these out. I'm a geek for the Kronos Quartet. Too bad MGMT is sold out :(

Posted by WeRoqq | May 4, 2009 11:33 AM

erg. Too bad Aug. 1 is really crowded.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:37 AM

the man from up in the hills.

Posted by ryan fb | May 4, 2009 11:44 AM

horsemouth

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:46 AM

No silent movie this year? That usually is my favorite show, especially when scored by the Alloy Orchestra.

Kronos Quarter as only as good as whatever album they are supporting. Since they are constantly changing styles, and only play songs from their latest albums, you might get a rare dud.

Kronos Quartet should play a live score to Requiem for a Dream. That would scare off all the Park Slope soccer moms.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:47 AM

WEAK WEAK WEAK! Time for a new booker @ celebrate brooklyn!

Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:47 AM

YESSSS free blonde redhead show!

Posted by Anna | May 4, 2009 11:49 AM

Weak?! Are you crazy? Did you not see the Summerstage line-up? That's weak. Burning Spear, David Byrne, Big Daddy Kane, Purple Rain...stoked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:51 AM

BV:

Any firm information on the TVOTR-August 11th show? I just checked the band's tour itinerary and they do have down-time between festival dates at that point in August, but the Celebrate Brooklyn website doesn't have the show listed...

I took my time and unfortunately missed out on getting tickets to their Summerstage show, but seeing them at the Prospect Park bandshell again (like Summer '06) might make up for missing them + Dirty Projectors (though that show will surely be a good time!).

Posted by Question for BV | May 4, 2009 11:59 AM

Whoops. Thanks BV!

Posted by Question answered | May 4, 2009 12:00 PM

Goran Bregovic! this is a real good lineup and def much better than summerstage. Im guessing Starbucks is not in a recession....

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 12:36 PM

"Weak?! Are you crazy? Did you not see the Summerstage line-up? That's weak. Burning Spear, David Byrne, Big Daddy Kane, Purple Rain...stoked."

Amen, brother. I was thinking the same exact thing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 1:05 PM

I wouldn't say 'weak' there are some good shows, but I wouldn't say 'amazing' the last few years they just haven't gotten great shows, very hit and miss. A better line up this year than last year, but other than a chance to see a living legend like Burning Spear, I don't see anything 'can't miss' here. But, it's wrong to complain about free music in a great setting, so I will stop!!!

Posted by Brian | May 4, 2009 2:48 PM

Perofmances by Blonde Redhead and Animal Collective both reveal comments such as "weak" etc to be absurd, in my humble opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 2:59 PM

This is great. They killed it this year. They really understand everyone in Brooklyn wants it all and they delived. Indie rock, classic rock, World, reggae, hip hop...they got it all. Great job!!!

Posted by Doug | May 4, 2009 3:09 PM

Great eclectic lineup!! Well put together. Looks like Prospect Park will once again be the place to be for free shows this summer!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 3:40 PM

Agreed, this is pretty weak.

Posted by Jamie | May 4, 2009 3:41 PM

so many friday shows makes no sense in the summer. thursday or midweek would be better

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 3:58 PM

I think the transient hipster transplants really don't know too much about Summerstage or Celebrate Brooklyn. The lineup is always diverse. There is very little Pitchfork-approved music (stuff that the scensters listen to), especially at Summerstage. It's about all music, not just stuff that is played in Williamsburg.

BTW, Burning Spear is pretty out of it nowadays. Go to see a legend, not for a good show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 4:00 PM

Check out David Rudder 6/19

Posted by nkf | May 4, 2009 6:11 PM

dr. dog !!

Posted by eli | May 4, 2009 7:08 PM

Weak? Go whine somewhere else. I'm going to buy a tent for June 25th - June 27th.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 10:25 PM

I want to post a picture of my balls but can't put pics in comments.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:15 PM

thank god for that

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:20 PM

That soulive & Dumpstaphunk w/ Sco show will be funky as hell. Learn to dance hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 6:42 PM

Weak? I live on the 9th st block & will be happy to pop out for any number of these weak gigs.

Posted by Chris | May 7, 2009 10:54 PM

What happens in case of rain?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 7:09 PM

You Get Wet

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2009 7:35 PM

ProsMEHct Park.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 1:55 PM

EAT SHIT HIPSTERS....the only thing weak is the hair gel bond of your faux hawks and bangs.

Posted by D | June 29, 2009 4:00 PM

Goodmorning:

I am wondering how do you become involve in being a part of the summer concerts they have at -the park. Please feel free to call me back at 646-377-6052.

Thank you!

Posted by Barbara Murphy | July 9, 2009 11:30 AM

fuck you all

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 4:15 PM

Nobody asked for ur dam input, U ASS!!! By the way, does anybody know of any Motown concerts?

Posted by Mary | July 27, 2009 8:06 PM

It's sad I wasn't able to watch. I really wanted to! Was it good? Please post photos! =) Thanks! =)

Posted by boiler instructions | May 9, 2010 5:38 PM

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