Thursday, July 14 7:00pm / gates 6:00pm
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
Liam ó Maonlaí
Prospect Park swells with traditional sounds from the Emerald Isle: DE DANNAN is presided over by Frankie Gavin, the world’s fastest fiddler (says Guinness, that’s who); LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ of Hothouse Flowers explores the mystical beauty of Gaelic singing; and Belfast’s McPEAKE carry on a family tradition of Irish folk that goes back 100
Friday, July 15 7:30pm / gates 6:30pm
Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir
The 11-time Grammy-winner SHIRLEY CAESAR, “The First Lady of Gospel,” has been singing for the Lord for six decades with the power and the glory move mountains and her light has never shined brighter. VY HIGGINSEN’S GOSPEL FOR TEENS CHOIR, a prize-winning Harlem educational program/vocal group, will perform an opening set.
Saturday, July 16 4:00pm / gates 3:00pm
Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert
Dan Zanes With the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra & Bed Stuy Veterans
DAN ZANES, the Springsteen of the under 10s, whose “rootsy but rockin’ back-porch approach to music makes parenting more bearable,” (New York Magazine) teams up with the BROOKLYN YOUTH ORCHESTRA and dancers from BSV for an all-Brooklyn blowout destined to be an instant classic. Our annual Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert celebrates the legacy of the trailblazing children’s author, and the day includes readings of some of Keats’ most beloved stories.