The 2016 Prospect Park concert schedule is here! Catch Violent Femmes, Dr. Dog and more this year

The 2016 Prospect Park concert schedule is here! Catch Violent Femmes, Dr. Dog and more this year

Celebrate Brooklyn’s lineup includes Alvvays, Sharon Jones, the Violent Femmes and more. Photo by David Andrako.

This time of year is like Christmas for anyone who loves getting free outdoor events under the tree instead of Underoos. Our calendars have already been filling up with all these free movies, beach parties, concerts and festivals. Today we finally got news of one of the biggest dogs of summer: the 38th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at the Prospect Park bandshell, which will bring free shows every week throughout the summer starting June 8. Highlights this year include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on opening night, the legendary Violent Femmes, Stephen Colbert’s bandleader Jon Batiste And Stay Human, rapper Heems, lovely dream posters Alvvays and much more. The paid shows include Beirut, Tame Impala and Herbie Hancock. See the full schedule below!

FREE SHOWS

JUNE 8, 8:00pm: Opening Night Concert SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS

JUNE 11, 4:00pm: Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert DAN ZANES’ LEAD BELLY PROJECT | TADA! YOUTH THEATER

JUNE 16, 7:30pm: BAABA MAAL, LAKOU MIZIK

JUNE 18, 7:30pm: Bud Light Music Series VIOLENT FEMMES, KRISTIN HERSCH

JUNE 23, 7:00pm: Presented in Association with The Village Voice ALVVAYS, DUCKTAILS, BIG THIEF

JUNE 24, 7:30pm ¡CUBANISMO!, RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA

JUNE 25, 8:00pm: PHILADANCO

JULY 7, 7:30pm: RED BARAAT’S BROOKLYN MELA, co-curated by SUNNY JAIN | with DJ REKHA | HEEMS | BHI BHIMAN & MORE

JULY 8, 7:00pm: American Express Series JOSH RITTER, MARTHA REDBONE, BIRDS OF CHICAGO

JULY 9, 7:00pm: Bud Light Music Series BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival & LAMC Present CARLA MORRISON, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, BUSCABULLA

JULY 14, 8:00pm: Music & Movies TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, JESSICA FICHOT

JULY 15, 7:30pm: RACHID TAHA, KRAR COLLECTIVE

JULY 16, 7:00pm: THE WOOD BROTHERS, AOIFE O’DONOVAN, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

JULY 21, 7:30pm: CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS: BLACK GIRL: LINGUISTIC PLAY, BRANDEE YOUNGER

JULY 22, 7:30pm: FEMI KUTI, BOMBINO

JULY 23, 7:30pm American Express Series JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN & FRIENDS

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 7:30 P.M. American Express Series GREGORY PORTER | MARCUS STRICKLAND & TWI-LIFE

JULY 29, 7:30pm: ANGELIQUE KIDJO’S CELIA CRUZ TRIBUTE WITH PEDRITO MARTINEZ

JULY 30, 7:30pm: DIGABLE PLANETS, CAMP LO

AUGUST 4, 7:30pm: Music & Movies RUN LOLA RUN WITH LIVE SCORE BY THE BAYS (U.S. Premiere), 2001

AUGUST 5, 7:30pm: MORGAN HERITAGE, BRITISH DEPENDENCY

AUGUST 6, 7:30pm: THE HUBBLE CANTATA (World Premiere), TIGUE

AUGUST 10, 7:30pm: Music & Movies LABYRINTH, DONNY McCASLIN GROUP

AUGUST 12, 7:30pm: Bud Light Music Series DR. DOG

AUGUST 13, 7:30pm: Bud Light Music Series ANDRA DAY, SON LITTLE

Here are the benefit (aka paid ticket) shows this year. Get tickets here:

Two nights with Tame Impala (June 14 & 15)
Ray LaMontagne (June 22),
Case/Lang/Veirs (July 26)
Beirut (August 2)
The Lumineers (August 3)
Herbie Hancock (August 11)