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The schedule for Celebrate Brooklyn series in Prospect Park hasn't been announced in full yet. But three free shows that have are Congolese band Konono #1 on July 17th and Sonic Youth on July 31st. Norah Jones opens this year's series a free show on Wednesday, June 9th.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Prospect Park Bandshell

5:30pm Gala begins with Cocktails & Dinner
6:30pm Gates open to public
8:00pm Opening Night Concert with Norah Jones (free to the public)
10:00pm After-Party with I Love Vinyl, For Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn & Gala Guests

Join us for the Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala which will honor and present the Celebrate Brooklyn Award to two prominent women of Brooklyn. All proceeds from the gala will provide vital funds for free, world-class performing arts programming at the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which serves 250,000 New Yorkers each year. Support the festival you love and help us ensure our performances remain free an accessible to everyone.

The rest of this year's free schedule will be announced on May 4th.

Konono #1's North American tour comes to LPR in Manhattan the day after the park show. It's not free. Tickets are still on sale.

Speaking of not free, the 'benefit' shows at the Bandshell scheduled so far are Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club/Suckers on Tuesday, June 29th, and The National and Beach House on July 27th.

Celebrate Brooklyn



Comments (19)

Free Sonic Youth shows make me happy

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 4:46 PM

"Eeeee, watch out, you're going to drop your guitar."

Posted by KP | April 28, 2010 4:50 PM

Sonic Youth shows are quite common here in NYC. Much easier to go to a paid show and avoid the riff raff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 5:20 PM

When are we gonna get a Siren lineup? That's what I'd like to know! /strokebeard

Posted by Anonymoose | April 28, 2010 5:21 PM

WOOHOO!!! Sonic Youth!

Posted by | April 28, 2010 5:25 PM

YEAH! Live outdoor SY shows in the summer are as much an NYC institution as the band itself: July 4 in Battery Park, and all those shows at the pool. Lovin' it.

Posted by Regular reader | April 28, 2010 5:32 PM

free Sonic Youth shows are an important part of NYC life.

The amount of children who get exposed to SY at these shows can only be a good thing.

Posted by noamjamski | April 28, 2010 5:54 PM

some people are already in line for the SY show

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 6:53 PM

that free July 4th show in battery park was amazing. can't wait for this

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 7:07 PM

I foresee rain.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 8:16 PM

Thurston... nooooooooooooo!

Posted by matt | April 28, 2010 9:22 PM

hopefully this will be like the 4th of july show a few years back where they mostly stuck to older stuff. not a huge fan of the eternal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 11:53 PM

Yawn. Sonic OLD, give it a rest already.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 11:14 AM

^ king dork

you're humor is weak like a wet bag of wonderbread

Posted by Alex Trebek's Nephew | April 29, 2010 11:19 AM

Gories vs Sonic Youth on July 31. May the Gories trounce 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 3:55 PM

sonic youth is lame now. but a free show is a free show. i have never seen anyone turned away from prospect park because of capacity.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 4:03 PM

"i have never seen anyone turned away from prospect park because of capacity."

Tons of people get turned away from popular shows at Prospect Park. David Bryne, Spoon, etc....

I rather pay $30 and not have to show up hours early and see a concert with casual fans.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 4:30 PM

Sonic Youth rules!

Whooo Hoooo

It would be cool if they did a similar thing as the Battery Park 4th of July show. Where you singed up in advance - that would guaranty entry into the show. This way people who were serious about wanting to go could get it. I agree that the thought of Prospect Park "filling up to capacity" is a stretch - bit if 4:30 is correct and shows like David Byrne, etc *have* filled to capacity - then an advance sign-up would be a good way to go.

Promoters - if you are reading this - give it some consideration.

Posted by DaveCromwell | April 30, 2010 10:41 AM

David Byrne was on a weekday too. Could be a sort of a nightmare of having to wait in line for 2 days...

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2010 11:52 AM

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