2017 Mostly Free Performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn!

    2017 Mostly Free Performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell for

    Celebrate Brooklyn!

    Unless otherwise noted the following listing feature music/dance/film performances/showings that are free.
    All events take place at the Prospect Park Bandshell

    Music: Alice Smith / Bilal / Kris Bowers
    June 10, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    Alice Smith’s voice is a rare and deeply expressive instrument, anchoring her R&B-meets-jazz songwriting with a treasure trove of memorable, personal lyrics

    Music: Benefit Concert: The Shins / Tennis
    June 15, 2017 · 7:00 pm · $40

    Music: Lisa Loeb with The Knights
    June 17, 2017 · 3:00 pm · FREE
    In our annual children’s concert, Lisa Loeb will bring us an afternoon of fun-loving, sing-along-able numbers, joined by the Brooklyn-based orchestra The Knights.

    Music: Yeasayer / Poliça / Cymbals Eat Guitars
    June 22, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    The illustrious experimental rock trio Yeasayer makes their bandshell debut, alongside Poliça and Cymbals Eat Guitars.

    Music: Pharoah Sanders / Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute
    June 23, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders takes to the bandshell, after Brooklyn Raga Massive tips their cap to Sanders with a tribute to the music of Coltrane.

    Music: The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch & Kirk Knight / Goapele / Natasha Diggs
    June 24, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    New Orleans’ most beloved brass ensemble The Soul Rebels brings the spirit of the bayou to the bandshell for an evening, joined by special guests Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, and Kirk Knight.

    Music: Lila Downs / Orkesta Mendoza
    June 29, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Lila Downs is one of today’s great ambassadors of Mexican folk music, while Orkesta Mendoza specializes in cumbia, merengue and ranchera through a psychedelic prism.

    Music: Garth Fagan Dance
    June 30, 2017 · 8:00 pm · FREE
    Garth Fagan Dance celebrates its 45th season at the bandshell, having changed the landscape of movement with its innovative blend of modern dance, ballet and Afro-Caribbean dance.

    Performing Arts: Pilobolus
    July 6, 2017 · 8:00 pm · FREE
    In this playful, topsy-turvy evening-length program, limbs will tangle and bodies will morph.

    Music:Musiq Soulchild / People’s Champs
    July 7, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    With twelve GRAMMY nominations under his belt, two platinum records and two gold records, Musiq Soulchild visits the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with a goldmine of timeless hooks, and a hot-as-embers band.

    Music: Chronixx / Chop and Quench / Laolu NYC
    July 8, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    Chronixx, whose style recalls the Rastafarian golden age of the 1970s with uplifting, consciousness-raising lyrics set to deep, swooning rhythms, is joined by New York’s all-star ensemble Chop and Quench, and Laolu NYC.

    Music: Robert Randolph & the Family Band / Eric Krasno
    July 13, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Robert Randolph & the Family Band will fill the park with mellifluous sounds, and GRAMMY-winning artist Eric Krasno, best known as the guitarist in Soulive and Lettuce, begins the evening.

    Music: Quantic (Live) / Tei Shi / Alex Anwandter
    July 14, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    British producer Quantic has traveled the world synthesizing the sounds of dance, and this summer he comes to Brooklyn, with Tei Shi and Alex Anwandter, presented in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference.

    Music: Ben L’Oncle Soul / Sweet Crude
    July 15, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Ben L’Oncle Soul, a French songwriter with an uncanny knack for the sounds and sights of Stax-era soul, is joined by an exciting new group, Sweet Crude.

    Music: Benefit Concert: Planetarium
    July 18, 2017 · 7:00 pm · $50 advance / $55 day of show
    With Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister

    Music: Benefit Concert: Conor Oberst w/ special guests Hop Along / Big Thief
    July 20, 2017 · 7:00 pm · $40.50 advance / $46 day of show

    Music: Amadou & Mariam / Innov Gnawa / Ahmed Gallab DJ Set
    July 21, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Amadou & Mariam’s music sparkles with the Afro-blues sound that has made this blind husband-and-wife duo one of West Africa’s finest musical exports.

    Music: Mashrou’ Leila / Dawn of Midi / DJ Khatir
    July 22, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    Beirut-based indie rockers Mashrou’ Leila are breaking boundaries and courting controversy in their home country with lyrics that are by turns satirical and sexual, crooned by frontman Hamed Sinno.

    Music: Benefit Concert: Sylvan Esso / Middle Kids
    July 26, 2017 · 7:30 pm · $35

    Music: MACISTE ALL’INFERNO with live score by Sexmob / Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
    July 27, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Sexmob, globetrotting stalwarts of NYC’s downtown jazz scene led by trumpeter Steven Bernstein, performs their original score to Maciste All’inferno, a seminal work of the Italian silent era.

    Music: Andrew Bird / Esperanza Spalding
    July 28, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Classically inspired, whistling, violin-wielding songwriter Andrew Bird returns after his unforgettable opening night performance in 2011, with a new record in tow.

    Music: Admiral T / Tabou Combo / DJ Spike T.I.
    July 29, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    Admiral T is one of the most celebrated dancehall artists of the French-speaking world, bringing his trademark radiance and positivity to every performance, including this one at the bandshell.

    Music: Benefit Concert: Fleet Foxes
    August 1, 2017 · 7:00 pm · $50.50 advance / $55 day of show

    Music: Benefit Concert: Fleet Foxes
    August 2, 2017 · 7:00 pm · $50.50 advance / $55 day of show

    Music: Béla Fleck & the Flecktones / Nellie McKay
    August 3, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck has done it all: spawned a generation of “newgrassers” as a member of New Grass Revival, penned the first-ever Banjo Concerto, and won a GRAMMY in the World Music category. This summer, he comes to the bandshell.

    Music & Film: CREED with live score by Wordless Music Orchestra / Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
    August 4, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    Brooklyn collective Wordless Music Orchestra, conducted onstage by the score’s composer, Ludwig Goransson, provides the live score for Creed, a story of underdogs and redemption.

    Music: Nels Cline: LOVERS / Sam Amidon
    August 5, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    On his latest album, Lovers, Nels Cline tackles a combination of originals and American Songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting, which he’ll perform live at the bandshell.

    Music & Film: SELMA with live score by Jason Moran and the Wordless Music Orchestra / Brooklyn United Marching Band
    August 10, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    MacArthur “genius” and jazz luminary Jason Moran joins Wordless Music Orchestra to provide an original live score for 2014’s Selma.

    Music: Whitney / Moses Sumney / Weyes Blood
    August 11, 2017 · 7:00 pm · FREE
    Whitney burst into indie stardom with one of 2016’s most acclaimed debuts, Light Upon the Lake, and they’ll come to the bandshell along with Moses Sumney and Weyes Blood.

    Music: Youssou N’Dour / Yacouba Sissoko
    August 12, 2017 · 7:30 pm · FREE
    We close our season in majestic fashion with one of the great artists of our time, Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour.