'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup
The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, KThe 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Erykah Badu, the Derek Trucks Band, and Donnie set to appear.
A Latin music series, cultural festivals dedicated to Africa and Puerto Rico, dance performances, and film screenings with bands opening or providing scores are also part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! season. The run of events kicks off with a June 12 performance by singer/songwriter Armatrading, continuing through a pair of benefit concerts Aug. 16-17 with yet-to-be-announced artists.
The performances will all take place in the Prospect Park Bandshell, located at the park's 9th St. entrance, which offers seating and lawn accommodations for up to 7,000 people. Admission to all shows is free, with the exception of a June 21 benefit performance by Erykah Badu. Concertgoers are urged to make a $3 donation at all shows.
The Budweiser Latin Music Series encompasses four nights of concerts, kicking off June 13 with performances by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Alfredo de la Fe. It will also present a July 5 show with Cuco Valoy and Nueva Era, an Aug. 3 show featuring India, and an Aug. 9 blowout with Cafe Tacuba, Yerba Buena, and Sidestepper.
For more information about the season, including volunteer information and photos of the scheduled artists, visit Celebrate Brooklyn's official Web site.
Here is the lineup for the Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Series:
June 12: Joan Armatrading
June 13: Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Alfredo de la Fe
June 14: Mos Def
June 20: Rosanne Cash, Natalie MacMaster
June 21: Erykah Badu
June 22: The Saw Doctors, Padraig Stevens
June 27: The Abyssinians, Marcia Davis & Outro
June 28: Hall Willner's Leonard Cohen Project: Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Marc Ribot
July 3: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
July 5: Cuco Valoy, Nueva Era
July 11: Dance Brazil
July 12: Chava Alberstein, Eve's Women
July 17: (Film Series) "Creature from the Black Lagoon" with the Jazz Passengers, Guy Klucevsek, and Phillip Johnston
July 18: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Shannon McNally
July 19: The Derek Trucks Band, Tony Trischka Band, Scrapomatic
July 24: (Film Series) "The Black Pirate" with Alloy Orchestra and Ethel
July 25: Brooklyn Philharmonic with Lillias White
July 26: Salif Keita, Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, Gokh-Bi System, Vusi Mahlasela, Dominic Kanza, Kwaku Kwaakye, Obeng
Aug. 1: (Film Series) "Vertigo" with the Four Bags
Aug. 2: Donnie, Jody Watley
Aug. 3: India (Boricua Festival)
Aug. 6: Keely Garfield, Jamel Gaines
Aug. 7: (Film Series) "Guys and Dolls" with the Howard Fishman Quartet
Aug. 8: Sinister Slapstick, the Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn
Aug. 9: Cafe Tacuba, Yerba Buena, Sidestepper
Aug. 16-17: TBA