Hey Bloggers, it's summer music festival's in New York time again. I know because it's almost summer and festivals and concerts are starting to appear everywhere in the streets, parks and open spaces throughout this city. And one of those festivals that must be coming up soon, as the ads for this festival are in this weeks papers, is Celebrate Brooklyn. Celebrate Brooklyn is music, dance, word and film. And that's this really cool music festival out in the Prospect Park Bandshell where one can sit on the grass and make a picnic, or just sit in the chairs they usually have available to listen to their concerts. And this years Celebrate Brooklyn is 30 summers, does that mean 30 years?, 9 weeks, 25 shows and 80 artists. And its opening night is June 12 with Isaac Hayes. And this years artists to perform include:
ISAAC HAYES, MIRIAM MAKEBA , BAKITHI KUMALO and FRIENDS, MEDESKI MARTIN and WOOD , MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG , TAYLOR MCFERRIN & THE CELL THEORY, SALIF KEITA , HAALE, CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS , DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS, COLD WAR KIDS , ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND , SAM CHAMPION, CROOKLYN DODGERS REUNION with O.C. , JERU THE DAMAJA , CHUBB ROCK , EMC featuring MASTA ACE , DJ PREMIER , ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD hosted by BUCKSHOT of BLACK MOON and SPECIAL ED, MICHAEL STUART , WILLIAM CEPEDA'S GRUPO ESSENCIA , ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO, FREDDIE McGREGOR , SOUL STEPS, BRAZILIAN GIRLS , MIRANDA, TICKLAH, BETH ORTON , MATT MUNISTERI, JERRY DOUGLAS , THE HOLMES BROTHERS, DEERHOOF , METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE: The Rite: Remixed, ENTER THE DRAGON with KARSH KALE , SOH DAIKO, GOLEM , SWAY MACHINERY , MICHAEL SHOWALTER , DELEON , SOULICO and Special Guests, BRAVE NEW WORLD REPERTORY THEATRE: FAHRENHEIT 451, THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE: POWAQQATSI: Life in Transformation WITH THE BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS , MARTA TOPFEROVA, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, BEAR HANDS, MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, CARL DAVIS: THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN MUTUALS with THE KNIGHTS, CHRISTINA COURTIN, FATHER GOOSE, THE SIPPY CUPS, SONIA MANZANO, JAMES McDANIEL, JOAN OSBORNE, AFRICAN GUITAR FESTIVAL with OLIVER MTUKUDZI and BLACK SPIRITS, HABIB KOITÉ and BAMADA, DABY TOURÉ, YOSSI FINE and AFRIKAN BASS, EXTRA GOLDEN, AILEY II, LILA DOWNS, THE VILLA - LOBOS BROTHERS, GRUPO NORTENO and HAL WILLNER'S BILL WITHERS PROJECT
Have a great music festival day.