Posted in music | tour dates on May 10, 2011

The National show in Prospect Park (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Celebrate Brooklyn

We already knew that 'Celebrate Brooklyn' is hosting an impressive lineup of ticketed Prospect Park Bandshell shows this summer: The Decemberists, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver & Cut Copy. And we knew that the 33rd annual series of free shows would start with an Andrew Bird show on June 10th, and that BRIC is also hosting three free 'dance parties' in Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer too.

Now the entire 2011 lineup of "24 free performances, including 20 music concerts, two dance performances, two film screenings with live music, and a family concert" is here! You can check it all out (The Feelies, Real Estate, The Books, Junip, Doveman, Justin Townes Earle, Punch Brothers, Raekwon, Oumou Sangaré, Times New Viking, Ra Ra Riot, Delicate Steve, Buke & Gass and Hal Willner included), below...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 8:00 P.M.
ANDREW BIRD
Opening Night Concert

The festival's thirty-third season begins with a free full-band concert by the stylistically omnivorous folk visionary. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist and one of the most distinctive songwriters of his generation, "Bird could be the only performer who's lit up both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo with a combination of vocals, violin, guitar, glockenspiel and whistling...he uses centuries-old instrumentation to give depth and soul to folk rock. (Esquire)"

The show will be preceded by Celebrate Brooklyn!'s Opening Night Gala at 5:30 P.M. While the concert is free, gala tickets ($325 and up) entail reserved seats, in addition to cocktails, dinner and dancing: For gala guests and Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn!, there is an after party with the Brooklyn-based video-and-performance group Cheryl, at 9:45 P.M.


TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 7:00 P.M.
THE DECEMBERISTS / BEST COAST
Benefit Concert. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, the Mercury Lounge box office and the Music Hall of Williamsburg box office.


THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 7:00 P.M.
HAL WILLNER'S FREEDOM RIDES PROJECT FEATURING ROSANNE CASH | TOSHI REAGON | STEVEN BERNSTEIN & MANY MORE
Presented by Celebrate Brooklyn! & American Express

The maverick music producer Hal Willner brings his singular network of artists and his genius for curating multi-artist concept shows to the music of the Civil Rights Movement. Commissioned for Celebrate Brooklyn!, this concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, which integrated the interstate bus system and helped bring America's and the world's attention to the deprivations of the segregated South. Willner will convene a surprising and eclectic array of musicians, actors, and other artists--established and emerging, famous and infamous--to perform songs that inspired, illuminated, and sprang from the tumultuous aftermath of the Movement. The evening begins with a pre-performance artists discussion. Performers subject to change; check bricartsmedia.org/cb for an updated list.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 7:00 P.M.
THE BOOKS | JUNIP | DOVEMAN
Time Warner Cable Series

With their dizzying folktronica--a mix of innovative instrumentation and songwriting with obscure found sound and speech samples--and perfectly calibrated, hallucinatory quick-cut video collages, the Books, says Pitchfork, "remain more or less a genre of one...the flotsam and jetsam of American culture aren't a cheap joke to the Books, but a source of endless discovery and joy." Junip, the band that predates Swedish-Argentine singer José González's solo stardom, conjures an expansive take on his songs in which, as Rolling Stone describes it, "González's classical guitar and weightless tenor float over soul jazz, Afrobeat, Ethiopian funk and krautrock." The evening will begin with the "haunting, ethereal, and beautifully melodic" (Paper Magazine) bedroom pop of in-demand pianist and composer Thomas Bartlett's outfit Doveman. Sponsored locally by Aguayo Realty Group.


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 7:30 P.M.
LARRY HARLOW LATIN LEGENDS BAND: BATTLE OF THE SALSA VIOLINS | LA EXCELENCIA
Bud Light Latin Music Series

Larry Harlow, "El Judio Maravilloso," revolutionized modern salsa as both a musician and producer in his work with the storied Fania label. Here he brings his all-star band to back a violin throwdown: the great Cuban Alfredo de la Fe vs. Brooklyn's own Lewis Kahn. Among the young torchbearers of the sound Harlow helped create, few are as compelling as the Bronx-based La Excelencia, a group of young hotshots that is taking the music to new levels but, as The New York Times says, still "emphasizes hard-driving brass and percussion, just like a Fania Records band from salsa's heyday in the 1970s."


THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30 P.M.
LEDISI | ANTHONY DAVID

This night of neo-soul is headlined by Ledisi, one of the most versatile and dynamic vocalists of her generation and, as Soul Tracks puts it, "a singer with nothing left to prove...an artist who's arrived." She shares the bill with Anthony David, the first artist signed to India. Arie's Soulbird label, whose acoustic guitar playing and liquid voice recall a young Bill Withers. USA Today has said of him, "The Atlanta singer-songwriter seems to fly below the radar even though he makes some of the most intelligent and soulful music around."


FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 7:30 P.M.
ROY HARGROVE QUINTET | THE BADWAGON FEATURING JASON MORAN'S BANDWAGON & THE BAD PLUS
Presented by Celebrate Brooklyn! & American Express

Known for collaborations with R&B stars like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, Roy Hargrove is among the foremost jazz trumpeters of his generation. With his stellar quintet, Hargrove, according to AllMusic, "is reaching a new and elevated level of pure jazz artistry." The evening also includes the debut of The Badwagon, a project that pits two outstanding piano trios, Jason Moran & The Bandwagon and The Bad Plus, against one another onstage. They will trade songs, riffs, and maybe some friendly trash talk.


SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 P.M.
THE HEAVY | THE LONDON SOULS | SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS

The Heavy has garnered critical plaudits for "menacing and dirty mix of Funkadelic, James Brown and maxi-fuzzed psychedelic garage" (Time Out NY). Some will recognize their sound from the film The Fighter, which featured The Heavy's song 'How You Like Me Now?' throughout. The London Souls, with their roaring guitars, channel "the best bits of your old man's dusty vinyl collection" (Relix). This night of vintage rock and funk will begin with a set by Superhuman Happiness, whose music combines funky '80s electronic pop with Afrobeat and other styles.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 7:00 P.M.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE | PUNCH BROTHERS | THE HACKENSAW BOYS
Time Warner Cable Series

Justin Townes Earle, who "sings like a honky-tonk hero and thinks like a 21st century man" (Guitar Aficionado), shares a Celebrate Brooklyn! bill with another beloved Americana artist of his generation, Chris Thile of Nickel Creek, who will perform with his "wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative" (The New Yorker) supergroup Punch Brothers. Punk-bluegrass band The Hackensaw Boys will kick things off.


FRIDAY, JULY 1, 7:30 P.M.
STEEL PULSE | NATURAL EXPRESSION RHYTHM BAND
Bud Light Music Series

The iconic Steel Pulse came storming out of Burmingham, UK in the late '70s and have never let up, delivering their Rastafarian protest reggae with relentless fire now for three-plus decades. National Public Radio therefore calls them "perhaps the last great old-school reggae band left." Also on the bill is National Expression Rhythm Band, a sprawling local pan-Caribbean collective whose joyful music incorporates everything from cowbells to old car parts.


THURSDAY, JULY 7, 7:30 P.M.
COURT YARD HOUNDS | THE ABRAMS BROTHERS
Time Warner Cable Series

While The Dixie Chicks are on hiatus, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are applying their impeccable musicianship and sublime vocal blend to the "harmony-laden pop-country hybrid" (Billboard) project Court Yard Hounds. The Abrams Brothers, two Canadian brothers and a cousin too young to have a beer at the Bandshell, are virtuosic interpreters of bluegrass, country, and other American roots idioms whose musical connection goes back four generations deep in their family band.


FRIDAY, JULY 8, 7:00 P.M.
LOS LOBOS | HELLO SEAHORSE! | ZIGMAT
Bud Light Latin Music Series
Presented by Celebrate Brooklyn! & LAMC

This year's annual Latin Alternative Music Conference show at Celebrate Brooklyn! will showcase the old guard and the new. Los Lobos' "unpredictable mix of traditional Latin, earthy rhythm & blues, roiling funk, and rock & roll wallop" (LA Weekly) has made them one of the world's best live bands for decades; Mexico City's Hello Seahorse! is on a meteoric rise with what Stereogum calls a "knack for writing pop songs that hit you immediately." The Brooklyn electro rockers Zigmat open, and Raul Campos, of the tastemaking L.A. radio station KCRW, spins between sets.


SATURDAY, JULY 9, 7:30 P.M
LYRICIST LOUNGE FEATURING RAEKWON | SMIF-N-WESSUN | JOELL ORTIZ & MORE
Bud Light Music Series

Raekwon, whose record Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang is on many critics' short lists for the year's best, headlines this show curated by the Lyricist Lounge, an NYC hip-hop institution for almost 20 years. A Brooklyn-centric lineup of MCs fills out the bill.


TUESDAY, JULY 12, 6:30 P.M.
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / OPENER TBA
Benefit Concert (Sold Out)


THURSDAY, JULY 14, 7:00 P.M.
FRANKIE GAVIN & DE DANNAN | LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ | MCPEAKE

This triple bill of traditional sounds from the Emerald Isle features De Dannan, whose front man, Frankie Gavin, holds the Guinness record for world's fastest fiddler. Also performing are Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers, who explores the mystical beauty of Gaelic singing, and Belfast's McPeake, who carry on a family tradition of Irish folk that goes back 100 years. Travel support provided by Imagine Ireland.


FRIDAY, JULY 15, 7:30 P.M.
SHIRLEY CAESAR | VY HIGGINSEN'S GOSPEL FOR TEENS CHOIR

The 11-time Grammy-winner Shirley Caesar, "The First Lady of Gospel," has been singing for the Lord for six decades. Her career is at a peak. Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir, a prize-winning Harlem educational program/vocal group, will perform an opening set.


SATURDAY, JULY 16, 4:00 P.M.
DAN ZANES WITH THE BROOKLYN YOUTH ORCHESTRA & BED STUY VETERANS
Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert

Celebrate Brooklyn!'s annual Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert celebrates the legacy of the trailblazing children's author with musical performances and readings of beloved Keats stories. This year, the event is an all-Brooklyn collaboration between Dan Zanes, whose "rootsy but rockin' back-porch approach to music makes parenting more bearable" (New York Magazine), the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra and dancers from BSV.


THURSDAY, JULY 21, 8:00 P.M.
WEST SIDE STORY DANCE & SING-ALONG
Music & Movies

When director Robert Wise, choreographer Jerome Robbins, and composer Leonard Bernstein transposed Romeo & Juliet to the gang-ruled streets of NYC, one of Hollywood's greatest musicals was born: West Side Story won 10 Oscars in 1962, including Best Picture. In this unique participatory screening, the lyrics will be shown Brooklyn's enormous outdoor screen--NYC's largest--and Officer Krupke (played by the choreographer Lawrence Goldhuber) will teach audiences some of the famous steps. Sharks enter at 11th Street, Jets at 9th. The evening will begin with a pre-performance discussion.


FRIDAY, JULY 22, 7:00 P.M.
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 | FAAJI AGBA

The yearlong celebration of Nigeria's 50th anniversary of independence that began last October continues here with a generation-bridging concert. Fronting his father Fela's legendary band, Seun Kuti is the living embodiment of afro-pop. Faaji Agba's lineup of Afrobeat pioneers--including Fatai Rolling Dollar, Chief Seni Tejuoso and Prince 'Eji' Oyewole of the Afro-Skittles Band--makes them Nigeria's answer to the Buena Vista Social Club: a supergroup of veteran musicians who are re-popularizing faaji grooves, agidigbo blues, juju and other styles of Nigerian roots. Travel support provided by Arik Air.


SATURDAY, JULY 23, 7:00 P.M.
THE FEELIES | REAL ESTATE | TIMES NEW VIKING

Jon Pareles of The New York Times has described New Jersey's The Feelies as "a garage band reimagined by mathematicians, a psychedelic band with no illusions, a folk-rock band hypnotized by repetition, a punk band for introverts." The band's influence on contemporary indie rock is difficult to overstate: They represent a direct link between the Velvet Underground and so much of the scene today. The Feelies released Here Before, their first album of new material in 19 years, to much acclaim this spring. At Celebrate Brooklyn!, they will perform material from it, as well as favorites spanning their catalogue. They will be preceded on the bill by Real Estate, who, according to Pitchfork, "share tones with North Jersey indie rock titans Yo La Tengo and the Feelies, pouring those influences through warm impressions of oldies radio," and the Columbus, OH lo-fi heroes Times New Viking.


THURSDAY, JULY 28, 8:00 P.M.
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP WITH THE BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC & THE BROOKLYN INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHOIR

The world-renowned Brooklyn-based company returns to the Bandshell with a program of works that includes Resurrection (2002), Lucky Charms (1994), and Gloria (1981). Maestro Alan Pierson debuts with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir joins in on Gloria for a powerful finale. The evening exemplifies what The Washington Post calls "Morris's extraordinary commitment to live music," which, the paper adds, "transforms his performances and enriches the experience immeasurably." Friends of CB pre-concert reception sponsored by Warren Lewis Realty. See Friends panel for details.


FRIDAY, JULY 29, 7:30 P.M.
OUMOU SANGARÉ | BASSAM SABA

The Malian singer Oumou Sangaré is arguably, as New York Magazine noted, "the most celebrated performer in West Africa." She has brought the enchanting tribal rhythms of her Wassoulou homeland to the global stage with a captivating presence and an unmistakable voice. The Arabic music savant Bassam Saba "weaves together Lebanese and Arabic folk music with Turkish Gypsy styles and Russian motifs, playing oud, flutes, violin and buzuq...surprisingly funksome stuff." (Time Out NY).


SATURDAY, JULY 30, 6:30 P.M.
DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911 | CHUCK BROWN | RED BARAAT

Dr. John carries New Orleans' rich heritage in his fingers, drawing upon a seemingly infinite musical vocabulary that embraces blues, pop, jazz, Zydeco, boogie-woogie and rock & roll. Having revived his Nite Tripper persona, he is in top form: His 2010 album Tribal is "close to a career-defining summation from one of America's most important musicians" (AllMusic). In the late '70s the DC guitarist Chuck Brown, "The Godfather of Go-Go," combined funk, R&B, and early hip-hop with call and response and a syncopated beat to invent a brand new genre--and has kept the party going ever since. Brooklyn-based bhangra and brass funk band Red Baraat will deliver the first performance of the event, which also includes Celebrate Brooklyn!'s first-ever pig roast.


TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 7:00 P.M.
SUFJAN STEVENS
Benefit Concert. Tickets available via Ticketmaster and the Best Buy Theater box office.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 7:00 P.M.
THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS WITH ALLOY ORCHESTRA | MARIKA HUGHES
Music & Movies

Roger Ebert has declared Alloy Orchestra "the best in the world at accompanying silent films." Here the group will perform its original live score to the newly restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, which The New York Times critic A.O. Scott recently called "a masterpiece of visionary silent cinema," adding, "Just about every science-fiction movie you can think of pays tribute to its influence, but to date none has matched its strangeness or its prophetic power." This print, discovered in 2008 in Buenos Aires, includes 25 additional minutes and is just four minutes shorter than the lost original that premiered in 1927; its reconstruction is among the most significant restoration projects in cinema history. An opening set by the soulful and versatile local cellist Marika Hughes will prepare the audience for this sonic and visual roller coaster.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 7:00 P.M.
RA RA RIOT | DELICATE STEVE | BUKE AND GASS
Time Warner Cable Music Series

With bounding rhythms and infectious hooks, Ra Ra Riot's high-speed chamber pop combines "Arcade Fire's orchestral reveries with Vampire Weekend's pop sensibility" (Rolling Stone). Delicate Steve is a wildly energetic and uplifting instrumental band led by the talented guitarist Steve Marion, who is rumored to play 39 other instruments. Local duo Buke & Gass uses strange tools--a mutant bass/guitar hybrid, a modified baritone ukulele, effects pedals, and tricked out foot percussion--to create what NPR describes as "a throttling yet joyful sound and a handcrafted sensibility."


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 8:00 P.M.
AILEY II: REVELATIONS

In a special 50th anniversary celebration of the work's premiere, Ailey II performs Alvin Ailey's signature work, one of the great masterpieces of American dance. Revelations is a tribute to African-American cultural heritage--and to Ailey's genius--that uses spirituals, song-sermons, gospel and holy blues to fervently explore in movement and music the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. The Chicago Tribune has asked "Is there a more moving work in 20th century dance than Revelations?" The evening begins with a pre-performance artists discussion.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 7:30 P.M.
BON IVER
Benefit Concert (Sold Out)


THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 / 6:30PM
CUT COPY / WITH FOSTER THE PEOPLE AND MIDNIGHT MAGIC
Benefit Concert. Tickets available via Ticketmaster, the Mercury Lounge box office and the Music Hall of Williamsburg box office.


About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn presents contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn's creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages. Each year, upwards of a million people in Brooklyn and citywide are served through BRIC's programs.

BRIC's performing arts programs present emerging and established artists in music, dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance to broad audiences from Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and support the development of new work. BRIC's flagship performing arts program is the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched by BRIC 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! was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. Throughout its history, over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough's diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting?edge artists, have been presented at Celebrate Brooklyn!

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Comments (79)

Feelies show should be fun!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:21 PM

not sure where all the $$$ raised on the benefits are going. worst line up of celebrate brooklyn ever?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:24 PM

MEH-re-ah, I just met a girl named MEH-ree-ah!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:27 PM

10:27 wins a lifetime supply of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:27 PM

Roy Hargrove and Badwagon show will be off the hook.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:28 PM

The books, raekwon, and the feelies for me

ps enjoying fleet foxes right now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:30 PM

Who would've thought, the Seaport schedule is outstaging every other free schedule this year. Wonder if hipsters will be able to find the Financial District.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:30 PM

After a stellar summer last year, the concert landscape all around here (not just Celebrate Brooklyn) is decidedly meh this year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:32 PM

What?! There's more to music than indie rock?! Fuck all y'all who think this schedule is weak.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:33 PM

10:24 are you retarded?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:34 PM

ofcourse these hipsters know nothing about these bands

they listen to anything that pitchfork tells them to.

go back to iowa and enjoy farming your cows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:44 PM

I don't care about the rest of the lineup, but I'm looking forward to The Feelies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:48 PM

Los Lobos, Steel Pulse and Dr John are all pretty great.

Posted by Jdubs | May 10, 2011 10:50 PM

2:24 so true

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:52 PM

Too bad Williamsburg Waterfront stole Eugene Mirman's comedy show from Celebrate Brooklyn this year. That was def one of my favorite things last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:57 PM

Seaport was outstanding last year and will be this year. Yet, this CeleBklyn is quite diverse and strong. Stop crying and listen to something different loser.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 10:58 PM

Amanda is PUMPED for Ra Ra Riot.

Posted by Standing next to her | May 10, 2011 11:00 PM

this lineup is awesome.

the best of any.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:15 PM

CHUCK BROWN!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:16 PM

In a quick adjustment... July 12th has been changed from "Celebrate Brooklyn" to "Celebrate Hummus"

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:28 PM

1057pm if you think eugene is still relevant, you need to put down your hummus and go out more.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:31 PM

"Wonder if hipsters will be able to find the Financial District."

Fuck 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:32 PM

ra ra riot!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:40 PM

what about PUNCHES?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 11:51 PM

roy hargrove, jason moran, + bad plus is insane. so mad i won't be around. that's the best lineup ever

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 12:20 AM

token show alert 7/9

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 12:22 AM

People you are missing the point! Try something new for....FREE! SEUN KUTI WILL BE THE MOST FUN YOU WILL HAVE AT A (free) SHOW THIS SUMMER! Eno produced his new album and it is GREAT...sounds like Fela! ....I can't wait for the hummus to start flying at me after this comment.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 12:23 AM

larry harlow might be awesome. old school fania all star shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 12:24 AM

mediocre summer in new york this year, first time in ages!
although this line up is better than summerstage once again.

all ticketed outdoors shows are totally not exciting and the freebies, although better as always than the ticketed ones, are still less of a thrill than what we had at the last 2-3 years.

Posted by me | May 11, 2011 12:39 AM

agreed, 12:39

hoping to find a northside badge on the street and then smoke weed for the rest of the summer

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 12:41 AM

cheers BK - something indeed to celebrate

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 1:27 AM

Celebrate Brooklyns labia

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 1:48 AM

I don't think this lineup is terrible at all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 1:50 AM

What 12:23 said. SEE SEUN KUTI. Also, Oumou Sangare (who I think was at Summerstage just last year? no matter).

Posted by J | May 11, 2011 2:10 AM

wooooooooooow what excellent free shows.. awesome job, Celebrate Brooklyn. i hope to turn up at a good handful of these

Posted by Will | May 11, 2011 5:46 AM

seriously!!!! dr john, delicate steve, the books, raekwon, junip, the feelies.. and thats barely scratching the surface. all for free??????? shit.

Posted by Will | May 11, 2011 5:52 AM

2:21 - No, sorry. Red will be at the Modern Weepers show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 7:40 AM

Great variety of free shows despite financial belt-tightening. Lots to like here: Feelies, Justin Townes Earle, Metropolis film screening, punch Bros, Los Lobos, etc. Def puts Summerstage and Seaport shows to shame this year.

Any news on who's playing the 4th of July show in battery park?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 8:00 AM

Worst set of comments of all the comments on free show announcements.

Posted by Señor | May 11, 2011 8:33 AM

Couldn't agree more

Posted by Badger | May 11, 2011 8:58 AM

Other than AC (and maybe Dr. John - he's one of the NO legends after all), this lineup doesn't look like much. Oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 9:29 AM

Great great lineup.

Sean Kuti. Dr. John. Feelies. Los Lobos. Yet another visit from Alloy Orchestra. Awesome shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 9:46 AM

"Feelies show should be fun!"

In other words, that is the only show with bands you recognize (written about on Pitchfork).

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 9:53 AM

this is a very nice line up, good job CB, as for the haters, don't come, really, we promise we won't miss you!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 10:00 AM

I for one will certainly miss the haters at these shows. Please reconsider!!!!

Great schedule imho.

And the movies rock! SMOKE WEED ALL SUMMER GUY, you may like this.

Posted by Burg | May 11, 2011 10:11 AM

"ofcourse these hipsters know nothing about these bands

they listen to anything that pitchfork tells them to.

go back to iowa and enjoy farming your cows"

Thumbs up!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 10:18 AM

how are free concerts a bad thing? Why even knock this? I know all you people just like to push peoples buttons but this is a diverse lineup of FREE music in a gorgeous park.

And on a side note, you people just seem like the worst and I cannot help but think that you people are just terrible in real life since so many of you sound horrible sitting behind a computer screen.

Posted by GoneGardens | May 11, 2011 10:20 AM

Kickball Katy
Girl, you better slow that kickball down

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 10:25 AM

Cannot wait for Dr. John.

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2011 10:26 AM

@10:20
Hey! You leave these horrible people ALONE!

What makes your judgements any better than theirs?

Just because we are open minded,enjoy/ accept many forms of culture, and generally try to respect each other regardless of our personal opinions, ... doesn't give you the right to judge someone's choice to be angry and mean.

Maybe being a douchey douche is the path to hipster enlightenment. Something you will never understand because you aren't cool.

Now ... someone cool please tear me a new asshole. Thanks.

B

Posted by Burg | May 11, 2011 10:29 AM

10:30 PM, seaport schedule is consistently one of the best

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 11:19 AM

Feelies, The Books and Ra Ra Riot... Got it. See you there BVers!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 11:19 AM

Gotta love how people here call others 'hipsters' just because someone posts an opinion different from yours and it makes you angry.

Most of the time the ones being called a hipster here haven't even displayed the attitude of one of them really (at least not yet).

/rant

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 11:29 AM

"seaport schedule is consistently one of the best"

Because they book bands that are talked about in Pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 11:33 AM

Excellent lineup.....seriously impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 12:32 PM

celebrate a terrible line up

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 1:35 PM

at last, CB has saved us all! yes that's me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 3:06 PM

thanks to all the post-ironic hipsters, next year we will have nothing. we'll be sitting in an em[ty parking lot with broken glass and no shade, playing the bucket/hubcap drums. way to screw the budget you morons!

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/05/new_york_city_census_hipsters.php

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 3:08 PM

I love hipsters. Why all the hipster hate? Isn't it a compliment to be called a hipster?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 3:34 PM

have fun in the sweltering heat bitches

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 3:59 PM

this comment thread is bipolar.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 4:14 PM

"I love hipsters. Why all the hipster hate? Isn't it a compliment to be called a hipster?"

Good for you. Someone has to stand up for scrawny unattractive people who wear idiotic clothing and have no ability to think for themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 4:34 PM

Lineup is OK.
It's not GrrrrrreEAT, Tony Tiger.
It's not EPIC, Sir William.
It's OK. Just OK.
There is always a standout show, and it is usually not one that you think will be so. The same will likely be true in this lineup. My money right now is on either Ra-ra-Riot or Los Lobos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 4:45 PM

NO AFRICA DAY?????!!!!!! WTF??? Havent missed an Africa Day in over 5 years!! It's supposed to start at 2pm, go til 10pm, good food, great line-up, multiple bands, African Market. BRIC fell off, can't believe it, line-up this year is okaaay... don't know about that friend pass this time around...

Posted by Nomz | May 11, 2011 9:11 PM

Bitch, meet your new partner Moan ... you guys are now working the Tampax district over on Bedwetter Ave.

You keep this shit up and I swear things are going to get bloody.

Posted by Burg | May 12, 2011 5:35 PM

Bitch, meet your new partner Moan ... you guys are now working the Tampax district over on Bedwetter Ave.

You keep this shit up and I swear things are going to get bloody.

Posted by Burg | May 12, 2011 5:35 PM

T5 but the little girls (and i mean little, it was a very young crowd) were bickering throughout the set. they couldn't handle the pushing and shoving at the front. perhaps it was the first show for all of them

Posted by Stuart Sackley | May 12, 2011 11:50 PM

i just moved into Brooklyn and have to say I would have loved to see this show. Prospect park is incedible and this lineup looks great.

Posted by instrumentals | May 15, 2011 12:09 AM

this sucks.

Posted by sucker #2 | May 17, 2011 2:06 AM

awesome lineup.

Posted by Vita Mix 5200 Costco | May 26, 2011 3:57 PM

can't we all just get along. don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2011 7:33 PM

Real Estate was amazing. They're one of my favorite bands and hardly ever tour so it was so awesome to see them live. And stop debasing someone just because they like different music. That doesn't make you any better than them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 5:22 PM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by jocuri | September 3, 2012 4:41 AM

I wish I could of gone.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 2:49 PM

*could have

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 3:30 PM

Isn't Chuck Brown dead?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 4:44 PM

amazing for a concert that class. unfortunately I was not able to come and watch the show as good as it. Tas Wanita murah

Posted by Jersey Bola Grade Ori | March 17, 2014 6:17 PM

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