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Published: 2010/05/04

Sonic Youth, The Roots, Marco Benevento and Allen Toussaint Confirm Free Celebrate Brooklyn Shows

A number of bands will perform free shows in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as part of the 32nd annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival. In total, the festival will feature 24 free performances, including 17 music concerts, two dance performances, three film screenings with live music, a night of comedy, a family concert and four ticketed benefit concerts. The festival will take place at the Prospect Park Bandshell, where Celebrate Brooklyn! has been held since 1979.

As previously reported, Brooklyn resident Norah Jones will open Celebrate Brooklyn! with a free performance on June 9. Several other Brooklyn residents will perform in the park as part of the summer series, including JG Thirlwell, Eugene Mirman, Talib Kweli, Carl Davis, Holly Miranda and Sharon Jones, among others. In addition, BRIC has commissioned Brooklyn resident Marco Benevento to write a new original score for House of Usher, cult hero Roger Corman’s 1960 adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s famed story. The keyboardist will perform the score as the movie plays and also play Prospect Park this summer as part of a Miles Davis tribute. Other free show highlights include: Sonic Youth, Ozomatli, The Roots, Low Anthem and Allen Toussaint. In addition, Passion Put, Rufus Wainwright, The National/Beach House and Dead Weather will play ticketed benefit shows for the summer series.

Below is a list of confirmed Celebrate Brooklyn! events:

Norah Jones (June 9, opening night)

Allen Toussaint/ Davell Crawford (June 12)

Eugene Mirman & Pretty Good Friends (June 17)

JG Thirlwell’s Steroid Maximus/Dr. Lonnie Smith (June 18)

Bitches Brew Revisted, With Graham Haynes, James Blood Ulmer, Marco Benevento, Dj Logic, Lonnie Plaxico And Cindy Blackman / Mike Stern Trio (June 19)

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Featuring Omara Portuondo / Nelida Tirado (June 24)

Kid Koala: Short Attention Span Audio Theater vs. The Slew / Hess is More (June 25)

Texas Tornados / The Red Clay Ramblers (June 26)

Passion Pit (June 29, ticketed benefit show)

Zoom: Zvidance / Son Lux With Lottdance (July 1)

The Fab 5 / Uzalo (July 2)

Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance featuring Burkina Electric (July 8)

Ozomatli / Fidel Nadal / Toy Selectah (July 9)

OKAYAFRICA World Cup 2010 Finals party With The Roots, Talib Kweli, Sahr Ngaujah, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, Blitz The Ambassador And More (July 11)

African Destival with Konono No. 1, Omar Pene & Super Diamono, Chiwoniso, Meta & the Cornerstones and Djarara (July 17)

Rufus Wainwright (July 20, ticketed benefit show)

Celebrate Brooklyn & Brooklyn Philharmonic Present The Chaplin Mutuals: Carl Davis / The Two Man Gentlemen Band (July 22)

Bomba Estéreo / La Secta Allstar / Rita Indiana (July 23)

Field of Dreams (Un Mundo Nuevo): Andres Levin & the Bruce High Quality Foundation (July 24)

The National / Beach House (July 27, ticketed benefit show)

Mi21: Mother India 21st Century Remix, With Dj Tigerstyle / Falu (July 29)

The Swell Season / The Low Anthem (July 30)

Sonic Youth / Grass Widow / Talk Normal (July 31)

Dead Weather (August 3, ticketed benefit show)

Metric / Joan As Police Woman / Holly Miranda (August 5)

House Of Usher: Marco Benevento / White Magic (August 6)

Daptone Revue: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Budos Band / Others (August 7)

Brady Rymer / Elizabeth Mitchell (August 8)

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