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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Oh cool, Beck.
Still, honestly shocked there’s no She & Him show on the schedule, had money riding on that. A lot of money. Like, sorry guys, I have to quit and disappear money. It’s been real!
whatever, I’m pretty excited for free Os Mutantes
I would like to know dates on all free summer concerts
I like the summer concerts in the park..
I would like to know about the free concerts at the park.
robert plant was here on July 27th? really?