Janelle Monáe, St. Vincent Putting On Free Prospect Park Shows This Summer

Janelle Monáe, St. Vincent Putting On Free Prospect Park Shows This Summer
Photo: Ryan Muir

On this miserable, rainy day it may be hard to imagine the taste of strawberries better times, but rest assured, things are looking up.

Today, Prospect Park and Celebrate Brooklyn!  announced the official lineup of summer shows at the park’s bandshell and it looks like we’re in for some real treats!

As some of you may (or may not) know, some concerts are free and some will cost you a pretty penny. On the “free” side (there’s actually a suggested donation of $3), we’ve got:

June 4: Janelle Monáe

June 7: The Soul Rebels // Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen // Lost Bayou Ramblers

June 12: Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman ft. Denardo Coleman Vibe

June 14: Ozomatli’s Ozokidz

June 20: Amos Lee // Lake Street Drive

June 21: Dum Dum Girls // Hospitality // TEEN

June 26: Warpaint // Yellowbirds

June 27: Shovels & Rope // Valerie June // Shakey Graves

June 28: Luciano // Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter

July 5: Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Talib Kweli // Glenn Kotche // Aja Monet

July 10: Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas // Choc Quib Town // RVSB ft. Tina Weymouth

July 11: Vote, It Ain’t Illegal Yet

July 12: Alloy Orchestra: He Who Gets Slapped // Stephane Wrembel

July 17: Shen Wei Dance

July 18: Bebel Gilbert // Vinicius Cantuaria // Netsayi

July 19: Deltron 3030 // Nomadic Massive

July 22: Nickel Creek

July 25: Amandla: A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony Neo Muyanga & William Ketridge’s Second Hand Reading

July 31: Dance Theatre of Harlem // Leyla McCalla

August 1: Jimmy Bosch y Su Estrellas // Pedrito Martinez Group ft. Ariance Trujillo

August 2: Kes The Band // Juenta i Tambu // DJ Dr. Wax // Steel Sensations

August 7: Altan // Maura O’Connell

August 8: Asian Dub Foundation: THX 1138 // Taylor McFerrin

August 9: St. Vincent

As for paid shows, all of which are benefits concerts, we have:

June 10: Jack Johnson (SOLD OUT)

June 17/18: The National (SOLD OUT)

June 19: The National (Tickets available)

July 22: Neutral Milk Hotel (SOLD OUT)

July 23: Neutral Milk Hotel (Tickets available)

July 26: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Tickets available)

And that’s it! For more details visit Celebrate Brooklyn! online.

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