On Friday June 10 at 8:15pm Andrew Bird will play the Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Concert. Since 1979 Celebrate Brooklyn! has provided outdoor performing arts festivals in Prospect Park. The festival offers music, film, spoken word/theater, dance, and more. The best part is all Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! Obviously they couldn’t do it alone, so sponsors and friends help keep the festival alive. Opening night is part of a gala to honor longtime festival sponsors Jet Blue and Ray Levin. The evening will feature a lot more than Bird’s performance, but the extra’s require a ticket. They’re a bit pricey, but it’s a worthy cause.
Check out the schedule for this summer’s series running June 10-August 6 with benefit shows running until August 11. It’s worth getting out of Williamsburg for these shows.