Unlocking the Truth, Biz Markie are playing SummerStage

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There are so many things to recommend about summer in New York City, but at the top is definitely our plethora of free outdoor concerts. You can argue about where on the list you want to put them, but us, we’re just going to keep reveling in the release of one schedule of shows after another. Today we’ve got the schedule for the 2015 SummerStage, which not only has more shows in Brooklyn than last year’s program, but also will bring your free chances to see rocking young metal dudes Unlocking the Truth and hip-hop lifer Biz Markie, for free. Thanks, summer!


June 2, 7pm: Lyricist Lounge featuring Scarface
June 3, 7pm: Troy Ave, Phony Ppl, hosted by Hot 97’s Ebro, Laura, and Rosenberg
June 4, 7pm: The Felice Brothers, The Barr Brothers
June 5, 7pm: Lemon Andersen, #LoveHustle featuring DJ Reborn & J. Keys
June 6, 7pm: KanKouran West African Dance Company, Master Class: Assane Konte
June 7, 4pm: Unlocking the Truth, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, Black Girls Rock, DJ Diamond Kuts
June 7, 7pm: BattleFest League Dancers, Screening: Flex is Kings


June 11, 7pm: Duck Down 20-Year Anniversary BBQ with Boot Camp Clik & Friends, Kirk Knight & CJ Fly of Pro Era, Chelsea Reject & Statik Selektah
June 12, 7pm: Horace Brown, Jeff Redd, DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Mell Starr
June 13, 7pm: Nuyorican Poets Cafe featuring Elaine Del Valle’s Brownsville Bred
June 14, 4pm: Family Day: Martha Redbone, Ebony Hillbillies
June 14, 7pm: DJ Fulano, Screening: Annie


June 17, 7pm: Lyricist Lounge featuring Biz Markie and Masta Ace
June 18, 7pm: Taana Gardner, Johnny Kemp, DJ Yoda, hosted by TC Izlam
June 19, 7pm: Laurie M. Taylor, Soul Movement, Master Class: Karisma Jay
June 20, 7pm: Hearts of Men, Master Class: Member of Hearts of Men
June 21, 7pm: Family Day: Laurie Berkner, Something Positive, Brooklyn United Marching Band


June 17, 7pm: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
June 27, 4pm: Family Day: Magmanus
June 28, 4pm: Family Day: Magmanus

Pretty good mix of concerts to get wild at along with some family-friendly offerings, if you ask us. Of course, if you want to leave Brooklyn for some reason this summer, there’s plenty of SummerStage action going on in the rest of the city, with highlights including a free show from George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic on July 15, a Michael Jackson Tribute show at the East River Park (the Manhattan one) on August 9 and a Father John Misty show on August 5 at Central Park that you could pay $35 for or you could just sit outside the bandshell drinking wine a blanket. Your choice.

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