Here are a few of the names of past performers at Celebrate Brooklyn: Yo La Tengo, Philip Glass, The Blue Man Group, Eric Bogosian, Spalding Gray, They Might Be Giants, The Neville Brothers, Talib Kweli, Baaba Maal, and Maceo Parker.
This season a few notables - Norah Jones, Buena Vista Social Club, Kid Koala, OkayAfrica with The Roots, Talib Kweli, Sonic Youth, Rufus Wainwright and The Dead Weatherl.
This is one of Brooklyn's Best Events. You should at least see a few, if not a bunch!
Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! has been an anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. Over its history, Celebrate Brooklyn! has presented over 1,700 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough's diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting-edge artists. All Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer. Celebrate Brooklyn! has a well developed membership program with over 500 seasonal members. Benefits of membership include express entry, reserved seating, pre-concert receptions and more.