Andrew Bird plays free show in Prospect Park

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.

Ticket Giveaway: Zach Condon Tells Us Ghost Stories at the Guggenheim

Zach Condon at MHoW c/o Brooklyn Vegan

The first installment of the Guggenheim’s Dark Sounds, a three-part series of live music performances accompanying the exhibition Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, kicks off on July 15th with Beirut, freshly off a two night stint at Music Hall of Williamsburg (with openers, and personal faves, WOOM).

…the series takes its thematic cue from the conceptual threads that weave through Haunted, aiming to evoke the exhibition’s elements of melancholy, ghostliness, the uncanny, and our collective and individual obsession with accessing the past. The series title is borrowed from the writings of Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936), who is often described as the father of the modern ghost story.

Of course, the show is SOLD OUT but we have a pair of tickets for one lucky reader. Just head on over to our Facebook page and tell us why you deserve them. Next up for Dark Sounds is Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller, which sounds equally as amazing and isn’t sold out… yet.