The 2014 free Prospect Park show schedule is here!

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Oh man, it’s definitely time to celebrate. via Facebook

After this long miserable winter, we needed some kind of bright burst of color to lift our spirits. Don’t bother looking outside, look right here on this screen because you can finally start planning your summer around the free Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park shows. The folks at BRIC really topped themselves this year, snagging not only Janelle Monae for the opening night show, but also grabbing St. Vincent, The Dum Dum Girls, Deltron 3030 and Talib Kweli among others for the summer’s free shows. Full lineup below, and judging by this at least, it’s gonna be a good summer.

All shows listed are free (suggested donation $3); shows with the $$$ next to them are paid ticketed shows.

Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night Concert with Janelle Monáe

Wednesday June, 4, 8pm

THE SOUL REBELS | JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN | THE LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

Saturday, June 7, 7pm 

$$$ JACK JOHNSON | BAHAMAS Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert

Tuesday, June 10, 7:00pm

CELEBRATE ORNETTE: THE MUSIC OF ORNETTE COLEMAN FEATURING DENARDO COLEMAN VIBE

Thursday, June 12, 7:00pm

OZOMATLI’S OZOKIDZ

Saturday, June 14, 4pm

$$$ THE NATIONAL | PHOSPHORESCENT Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert

Tuesday, June 17, 7pm

$$$ THE NATIONAL | LORD HURON Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert

Wednesday, June 18, 7pm

$$$ THE NATIONAL | MS MR Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert

Thursday, June 19, 7pm

AMOS LEE | LAKE STREET DIVE

Friday, June 20, 7:30pm

DUM DUM GIRLS | HOSPITALITY | TEEN

Saturday, June 21, 7pm

WARPAINT | YELLOWBIRDS

Thursday, June 26, 7:30pm

SHOVELS & ROPE | VALERIE JUNE | SHAKEY GRAVES

Friday, June 27, 7pm

LUCIANO | SANDRA ST. VICTOR & OYA’S DAUGHTER 

Saturday, June 28, 7:30pm

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT FEATURING TALIB KWELI | GLENN KOTCHE | AJA MONET

Saturday, July 5, 7:00pm

ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS | CHOCQUIBTOWN | RVSB

Thursday, July 10, 7:00pm

VOTE, IT AIN’T ILLEGAL YET!

Friday, July 11, 7:30pm

ALLOY ORCHESTRA: HE WHO GETS SLAPPED | STEPHANE WREMBEL

Saturday, July 12, 7:30 P.M.

SHEN WEI DANCE

Thursday, July 17, 8:00pm

BEBEL GILBERTO | VINICIUS CANTUÁRIA | NETSAYI

Friday, July 18, 7:00pm

DELTRON 3030 | NOMADIC MASSIVE

Saturday, July 19, 7:30pm

$$$ NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL | CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 & 23, 7:00pm

NICKEL CREEK

Thursday, July 24, 7:30pm

AMANDLA!: A REVOLUTION IN FOUR-PART HARMONY | NAO MUYANGA

Friday, July 25, 7:30pm

$$$ NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS | DEVENDRA BANHART | NICOLE ATKINS Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert

Saturday July 26, 7pm

DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM | LEYLA MCCALLA

Thursday, July 31, 7:30pm

JIMMY BOSCH Y SU ESTRELLAS | PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP FEATURING ARIACNE TRUJILLO 

Friday, August 1, 7:30pm

KES THE BAND | KUENTA I TAMBU (KiT) 

Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm

ALTAN | MAURA O’CONNELL

Thursday, August 7, 7:30pm

ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION: THX 1138 | TAYLOR MCFERRIN

Friday, August 8, 7:30pm

ST. VINCENT | SAN FERMIN

Saturday, August 9, 7:30pm

You can find the whole schedule here, but yeah, this looks like a great season. Who needs Bonnaroo?