Celebrate Brooklyn! is celebrating its 30th anniversary of free concerts in Prospect Park this summer with yet another killer line-up of interdisciplinary and international acts. On Friday, June 27th, Cold War Kids, Elvis Perkins and In Dearland are joined by Brooklyn’s own Sam Champion, who are gearing up for the release of their next album later this year on North Street Records (home to indie darlings Dirty On Purpose).
Sunday, July 20th presents a showcase of artists on the genre-bending-and-straddling Jewish non-profit label, JDub Records. Hosted by comedian Michael Showalter (who also starred in sketch comedy shows The State and Stella), the show features performances by Golem! (gypsy-folk-punk), Deleon (Sephardic-inspired Latin rock), Soulico (reggae/hip-hop) and Sway Machinery (members of Balkan Beat Box, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Antibalas).
Check out the full Celebrate Brooklyn! summer schedule here: http://www.briconline.org/celebrate/2008season.asp
Three cheers for free shows!