Celebrate Brooklyn! Lineup Announced: The Feelies, Larry Harlow, 2/3 Of The Dixie Chicks, And More


The lineup for most of the free shows at the annual Celebrate Brooklyn! festival–held at the Prospect Park Bandshell at around dusk–has been announced, and it’s full of highlights: the reborn New Jersey act The Feelies, supported by Times New Viking and Real Estate (July 23); the shimmering country of the Court Yard Hounds (aka the Dixie Chicks minus Natalie Maines; July 7); the soul-rock meltdown of The Heavy and the London Souls (June 25); and Latin legend Larry Harlow presiding over a Battle of the Salsa Violins. Much more–including listings for the season’s indie-rock-leaning benefit shows and a dance party thrown every Thursday in May–after the jump.

All shows are free with a $3 suggested contribution unless noted.

June 10: Andrew Bird (free concert; the Celebrate Brooklyn! opening night gala precedes the show, and patrons will get reserved seats, as well as cocktails, dinner, dancing, and access to the afterparty)
June 14: The Decemberists w/Best Coast (benefit concert; ticket info)
June 16: Hal Willner’s Freedom Rides Project featuring Rosanne Cash, Toshi Reagon, Steven Bernstein, and more
June 17: The Books w/Junip, Doveman
June 18: Larry Harlow Legends Band: Battle of the Salsa Violins w/La Excelencia
June 23: Ledisi w/Anthony David
June 24: Roy Hargrove Quintet w/The Badwagon featuring Jason Moran’s Bandwagon and the Bad Plus
June 25: The Heavy w/The London Souls, Superhuman Happiness
June 30: Justin Townes Earle w/Punch Brothers, The Hackensaw Boys
July 1: Steel Pulse w/Natural Expression Rhythm Band
July 7: Court Yard Hounds w/The Abrams Brothers
July 8: Los Lobos w/Hello Seahorse!, Zigmat
July 9: Lyricist Lounge featuring Raekwon, Smif-N-Wessun, Joell Ortiz, and more
July 12: Animal Collective (benefit concert; sold out)
July 14: Frankie Gavin & De Dannan w/Liam Ó Maonlí, McPeake
July 15: Shirley Caesar w/Vy Higgensen’s Gospel For Teens Choir
July 16: Dan Zanes with the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra and Bed-Stuy Veterans
July 21: West Side Story Dance and Singalong
July 22: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 w/Faaji Agba
July 23: The Feelies w/Real Estate, Times New Viking
July 28: Mark Morris Dance Group with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
July 29: Oumou Sangaré w/Bassam Saba
July 30: Dr. John & The Lower 911 w/Chuck Brown, Red Baraat (and a pig roast)
August 2: Sufjan Stevens (benefit concert; ticket info)
August 4: The Complete Metropolis with Alloy Orchestra w/Marika Hughes
August 5: Ra Ra Riot w/Delicate Steve, Buke and Gass
August 6: Ailey II: Revelations
August 10: Bon Iver (benefit concert; sold out)
August 11: Cut Copy w/Foster The People, Midnight Music (benefit concert; ticket info)

Also, this month–beginning tomorrow!–Brooklyn Bridge Park will be given over on Thursdays to the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Party. The lineup:
May 12: Maceo Parker and DJ Spinna
May 19: La Excelencia and Que Bajo?! Featuring Uproot Andy and Geko Jones
May 26: Red Baraat and DJ Rekha