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

June 10, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
141 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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.

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