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Konono #1, Sonic Youth & Norah Jones playing free shows in Prospect Park this year

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park in 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
Sonic Youth

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.

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