Free Prospect Park summer concert schedule released!

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Crazy Feelies! Crazy free! July 23 at Prospect Park.

Our summer Google Calendar is getting slathered in digital ink real quick like: those nice folks at Celebrate Brooklyn! have just released their lineup of free shows at the Prospect Park bandshell that start June 10 with Andrew Bird and end Aug. 6 with Ailey II. The big shows get a little crowded, but the secret is to make a day at the park of it: you can show up early, set up your picnic, and spend a few lovely hours in the park waiting in line for the show. So who will you be lining up to see this summer? Full lineup below, via the Village Voice

(All shows are free except the benefit concerts)

June 10: Andrew Bird (free concert; the Celebrate Brooklyn! opening night gala precedes the show)
June 14: The Decemberists w/Best Coast (benefit concert; ticket info)
June 16: Hal Willner’s Freedom Rides Project featuring Rosanne Cash, Toshi Reagon, Steven Bernstein, and more
June 17: The Books w/Junip, Doveman
June 18: Larry Harlow Legends Band: Battle of the Salsa Violins w/La Excelencia
June 23: Ledisi w/Anthony David
June 24: Roy Hargrove Quintet w/The Badwagon featuring Jason Moran’s Bandwagon and the Bad Plus
June 25: The Heavy w/The London Souls, Superhuman Happiness
June 30: Justin Townes Earle w/Punch Brothers, The Hackensaw Boys
July 1: Steel Pulse w/Natural Expression Rhythm Band
July 7: Court Yard Hounds w/The Abrams Brothers
July 8: Los Lobos w/Hello Seahorse!, Zigmat
July 9: Lyricist Lounge featuring Raekwon, Smif-N-Wessun, Joell Ortiz, and more
July 12: Animal Collective (benefit concert; sold out)
July 14: Frankie Gavin & De Dannan w/Liam Ó Maonlí, McPeake
July 15: Shirley Caesar w/Vy Higgensen’s Gospel For Teens Choir
July 16: Dan Zanes with the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra and Bed-Stuy Veterans
July 21: West Side Story Dance and Singalong
July 22: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 w/Faaji Agba
July 23: The Feelies w/Real Estate, Times New Viking
July 28: Mark Morris Dance Group with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
July 29: Oumou Sangaré w/Bassam Saba
July 30: Dr. John & The Lower 911 w/Chuck Brown, Red Baraat (and a pig roast)
August 2: Sufjan Stevens (benefit concert; ticket info)
August 4: The Complete Metropolis with Alloy Orchestra w/Marika Hughes
August 5: Ra Ra Riot w/Delicate Steve, Buke and Gass
August 6: Ailey IIRevelations
August 10: Bon Iver (benefit concert; sold out)
August 11: Cut Copy w/Foster The People, Midnight Music (benefit concert; ticket info)

The Voice also notes that on Thursdays this month beginning tomorrow, Brooklyn Bridge Park will be home to the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Party. The lineup:
May 12: Maceo Parker and DJ Spinna
May 19: La Excelencia and Que Bajo?! Featuring Uproot Andy and Geko Jones
May 26: Red Baraat and DJ Rekha

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