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Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Lineup Announced

The concert series will take place at Prospect Park Bandshell.

The 35th season of Celebrate Brooklyn! will kick off on June 5 with a free concert by reggae icon Jimmy Cliff, and continue with 32 shows throughout the summer.

The concert series, hosted by Fort Greene’s and held at the Prospect Park Bandshell, will also include performances by Ghostface Killah on June 23, Wilco on July 24, Wild Flag and Mission of Burma on August 3, M. Ward and Yo La Tengo on August 7, and Lyle Lovett on August 11. The full festival line-up can be found here.

Most shows are free, with a $3 suggested contribution at the gate, while a few of the bigger names will perform ticketed concerts. Memberships are also on sale, which offer reserved seats and access to food and drink at the Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! tent.

“For 34 years, BRIC Arts has proudly presented this festival of free performances by outstanding artists in the gorgeous setting of Prospect Park,” said Leslie Schultz, Executive Director of BRIC Arts. “We are so grateful to all of the individuals, businesses, foundations, agencies and elected officials who help to keep strong this tradition of free, diverse programming presented for all to enjoy.”

For hungry music fans, Ditmas Park’s will offer a menu of seasonal fare, while Etsy NY will sell locally made goods.

Joanna Prisco May 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I'm pretty pumped for the Muppet sing-along, myself. That and Wild Flag!
Lauren Thompson May 10, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Exciting! Looking forward to the Afro-Cuban music, the dance, and also Keb Mo, Laura Marling, Wye Oak, and all the other stuff that look like promising discoveries (for me). Lauren T
Martha May 10, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Very exciting. What a great lineup :)
Sara May 10, 2012 at 07:34 PM
OMG! Wilco! Hot Chip! Thank you so much. I was wondering when I would find out the lineup this year! SO excited!!
Andrea F. Rodrigues May 14, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Great - these concerts are a wonderful part of a Brooklyn summer.

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