This summer’s free Prospect Park concert lineup is here!

And Celebrate Brooklyn we will.

And Celebrate Brooklyn we will.

Bust out those Google Calenders, because the long cold winter nightmare of not seeing free outdoor shows is finally over. This year’s Celebrate Brooklyn lineup is just another annual reminder of how much better and full of free stuff summer is, which should make all the other seasons feel bad when they look in the mirror. Highlights include Theophilus London, Mavis Staples, Big Boi (as previously reported), James Lidell, the awesome They Might Be Giants and, rounding it all out… Shaggy?! Sure, why not, it’s summer! Full lineup below:

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

Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Concert with Patty Griffin

June 5, 2013 · 8:15 PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (for Kids) with Wynton Marsalis

June 8, 2013 · 4:00 PM

Grouplove / Alpine

June 13, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Mavis Staples / Cody ChesnuTT

June 14, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Calexico / Susana Baca / Radio Jarocho & Akoko Nante Ensemble

June 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM

$$The Roots & Jim James Benefit Concert at Celebrate Brooklyn!

June 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Big Boi / Phony Ppl / D-Nice

June 20, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Amadou & Mariam / Bombino

June 21, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

June 27, 2013 · 8:00 PM

Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurelio Martinez

June 28, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

June 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Theophilus London / Les Nubians / Aabaraki

July 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM

$$$Belle and Sebastian Benefit Concert at Celebrate Brooklyn!

July 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible / Mexican Institute of Sound / Mariachi Flor de Toloache

July 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM 

Dracula with the Philip Glass Ensemble / Kishi Bashi

July 13, 2013 · 7:30 PM

The Tiger Lillies: Rime of the Ancient Mariner / Cynthia Hopkins

July 18, 2013 · 7:30 PM

The Waterboys / Alasdair Roberts

July 19, 2013 · 7:30 PM

The Lone Bellow / The Low Anthem / Joe Purdy

July 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM

BeBe Winans / Alicia Olatuja

July 25, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Trampled by Turtles / The Devil Makes Three / Brown Bird

July 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM

$$$Benefit Concert: Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters

July 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM

$$$Barenaked Ladies/Ben Folds Five/Guster Benefit Concert

July 30, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

August 1, 2013 · 8:00 PM

Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon / The Stepkids

August 2, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda

August 3, 2013 · 7:30 PM

$$$Beck Benefit Concert at Celebrate Brooklyn!

August 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Live score to BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & The Wordless Music Orchestra / Slavic Soul Party

August 8, 2013 · 8:00 PM

Shaggy / TK Wonder

August 9, 2013 · 7:30 PM

They Might Be Giants / Moon Hooch

August 10, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Full schedule and info here. What do we think of it? Overall, not my favorite lineup of the past few years (The Feelies show was hard to top); but really who are we to complain about free summah shows?

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