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Celebrate Brooklyn and other 'free' or low cost Summer concert events in NYC

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Anybody looking for a cheap way to go to concerts and other entertainment events that costs only $3.00? Instead of paying as much as $500 or more for overpriced concerts tickets?



Try Celebrate Brooklyn events at Prospect Park. In recent years, world renowned music acts from Prince, Los Lonely Boys, Reggae Band Third World and others have appered here.

I SHOULD KNOW AS I WAS A VOLUNTEER HERE IN 2004-05 LOL. HERE DAILY NEWS STORY ON THE 2009 SCHEDULE. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT or other 'free' or low cost summer concerts such as the Central Park events as well.



Celebrate Brooklyn! reveals 2009 concert series lineup

BY Lauren Johnston





Celebrate Brooklyn! has announced its summer 2009 lineup.


It's one of the sure signs that summer is just around the corner: Celebrate Brooklyn! has released its summer 2009 lineup for music, dance and film events, so get ready to mark a lot of dates on your calendar - because the pickings this year are good.


The annual series kicks off with an icon of New York's downtown music scene, Talking Heads singer David Byrne.


Also among the highlights on the schedule is indie band Blonde Redhead, Rock/Blues Legend Robert Cray, the acrobatic Streb dance troupe and (listen up Prince fans!!) a campy "Purple Rain" sing-a-long and Hip Hop pioneer Big Daddy Kane.


All shows are held in the Prospect Park Bandshell and are free and open to the public. A $3 donation is suggested to sit in area next to the stage.

Here is the full lineup for music, film, dance and spoken word performances set for summer 2009 in Prospect Park:


Monday, June 8, 8:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Rock & Rock Hall of Famer and Talking Heads Lead Singer David Byrne. As in recent years, 'surprise guests' are common as was with the case of Prince a couple of years ago. So dont be shocked to see a surprise guests(s) on this Byrne event.


Other Performernce Dates


Thursday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Goran Bregovic and His Weddings and Funerals Orchestra

Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) David Rudder/Samantha Thornhill


Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m. La Nave de los Monstruos, with live score by Ethel and Gutbucket


Thursday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.) Femi Kuti and The Positive Force/Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity


Friday, June 26, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Blonde Redhead


Saturday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 600 p.m.) Dr. Dog/Phosphorescent/These United States


Thursday, July 2, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.) Obie Juan Bermudéz/Cucu Diamantes/Rebel Diaz Bud Light Latin Music Series


Thursday, July 9, 8:00 p.m. (gates open at 7:00 p.m.) Dance STREB: Invisible Forces


Friday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Celebrate Brooklyn and LAMC present Los Amigos Invisibles/Aterciopelados Bud Light Latin Music Series


Saturday, July 11, 4:00 p.m. (gates open at 3:00 p.m.) Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert A Very Special Show with They Might Be Giants


Thursday, July 16, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Kronos Quartet/Luminescent Orchestrii


Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) The Robert Cray Band/The Sweet Divines American Express Roots Music Series



Saturday, July 18, 2:00 p.m.‹9:00 p.m. (gates open at 1:00 p.m.) African Festival with King Sunny Adé/Freshly Ground/The Mandingo Ambassadors/Cheikh M'Baye and Sing Sing/Abena Koomson/Yasser Darwish American Express Roots Music Series


Thursday, July 23, 8:00 p.m. (gates open at 7:00 p.m.) Dance Stephen Petronio Company


Friday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Buckwheat Zydeco/The Holmes Brothers American Express Roots Music Series


Saturday, July 25, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Kailash Kher/Electro Morocco

Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Burning Spear/Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens


Friday, July 31, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.) The Royal Family: Soulive¹s 10th Anniversary Celebration, with Special Guests John Scofield and Christian Scott/Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk


Saturday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Music and Movies Dean and Britta: 13 Most BeautifulŠSongs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests/ Crystal Stilts


Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.) Music and Movies Purple Rain Sing-A-Long with Escort


Friday, August 7, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.) Grace Potter and The Nocturnals/ Deer Tick / The London Souls


Saturday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.) Celebrate Brooklyn and Lyricist Lounge Present Early 1980's era Rap/Hip-Hop Performer Big Daddy Kane (with Special Guests TBA), Plus a Screening of BDK: The Big Daddy Kane Story


For more info hit the celebrate brooklyn website.

http://www.briconline.org and click celebrate brooklyn link.


c)2009 NY Daily News, Inc.

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