What a great Summer for Celebrate Brooklyn! The series started off with a rare and amazing performance by David Byrne on June 8. That had to be the most people I have seen so far at a free concert in New York City. Every season Celebrate Brooklyn! showcases music from many different genres and cultures. You can say Celebrate Brooklyn! is as diverse as Brooklyn is itself. There were great performances by Goran Bregovic & His Weddings & Funerals Orchestra, Femi Kuti, Blonde Redhead, Dr. Dog, Dean and Britta, Crystal Stilts, Robert Cray, The Sweet Divines and many others.
David Byrne “Burning Down the House”
Blonde Readhead “23”
Dean and Britta “Andy Warhol Screen Test: Dennis Hopper”
Dean and Britta “Andy Warhol Screen Test: Lou Reed”
Big Daddy Kane
They Might Be Giants – Fibber Island (for the kids)
Come back tomorrow for another “2009: The Year in Free Concerts.”