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Jimmy Cliff playing opening night @ Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park, Coachella & SXSW

Jimmy Cliff

Celebrate Brooklyn, aka the mostly-free concerts at the Prospect Park bandshell, announce:

JIMMY CLIFF TO KICK OFF 34th ANNUAL
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
WITH FREE OPENING NIGHT CONCERT ON TUESDAY, JUNE 5

Evening Begins with Opening Night Gala Benefiting Free Summer Performing Arts Festival

Brooklyn | February 27, 2012 – BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is pleased to announce that reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will open the 2012 Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival on Tuesday, June 5 in a free performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Throughout the past 50 years, Cliff has helped shape modern music with his influential and socially conscious work. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his landmark hits, “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “The Harder They Come,” which helped to make reggae mainstream throughout the world. He is the only living musician to hold Jamaica’s Order of Merit, the highest honor granted for achievement in the arts and sciences. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence and Cliff’s performance will pay tribute, not only to his origins, but to the great Jamaican population of Brooklyn.

The free concert by Cliff starts at 8:00 P.M. It will kick off the 34th season of free Celebrate Brooklyn! performances presented by BRIC in Prospect Park. Announcement of other performers at the Festival will come later this spring.

Stay tuned for more lineup announcements.

Meanwhile, those heading to Austin in March can catch Jimmy Cliff at SXSW. He’s playing one of the free shows at Waterloo Records and the official Gorilla Vs Bear showcase at Hype Hotel.

He’s also playing Coachellas this year.

A set of European tour dates is listed below…


Jimmy Cliff — European Tour
18-May-2012 London UK, Indigo 2 tickets here
19-May-2012 Glasgow UK, O2 Academy tickets here
20-May-2012 Birmingham UK, Birmingham Ballroom tickets here
23-May-2012 Rabat MA, Mawazine Festival – Rythmes du Monde tickets here
25-May-2012 Winterthur CH, Afro-Pfingsten Festival tickets here
26-May-2012 Paris F, Bataclan tickets here

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