Brooklyn - Free Summer Concerts 2022
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Editor's Note - Note that only ASTERISKED LOCATIONS have been updated. Pay attention to the concert dates / years. We will be updating / adding a few more concerts between now and the end of September. So check back periodically for updates which you can note by the date changing above.
Summer is in full swing. A number of community groups in collaboration with the NYC Parks Department and frequently some measure of government funding, have put together a summer full of films and free summer concerts in the parks. The free concerts listed below are designed for young and old alike and they're FREE.
Note that there are numerous paid musical performances as well, throughout Brooklyn, including at the Coney Island Amphitheater, Union Hall, the Prospect Park Bandshell, the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the Bushwick Public House and many more venues.
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Directory of Free Summer Concerts in Brooklyn NYC
Organized by Brooklyn Neighborhoods & then by Month
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1. North Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2022
North of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn NYC
* Brooklyn Bridge Park - Free Summer Concerts in Brooklyn Heights NYC
Free Concerts at Brooklyn Bridge Park - Free Things To Do in the Dumbo & Brooklyn Heights Neighborhoods of BK NYC
Location. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is located along the East River beginning just north of the Manhattan Bridge down to Atlantic Avenue. It's eastern border is the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, so there are limited entrances from the Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo neighborhoods. The Harborview Lawn may be accessed by crossing over the BQE at Middaugh Street in Brooklyn Heights.
- Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Free rsvp registration is suggested at www.brooklynbridgepark.org. This is on the Harborview Lawn.
- Saturday, July 29, 2022 from 5 - 8 pm - Summer Fridays / Free Concerts BK. Free rsvp registration is suggested at www.brooklynbridgepark.org. This is on the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace.
- Saturday, August 5, 2022 from 5 - 8 pm - Summer Fridays / Free Concerts BK. Free rsvp registration is suggested at www.brooklynbridgepark.org. This is on the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace.
* Brooklyn Academy of Music aka BAM - Free Summer Concerts in the Fort Green Neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC
Free Concerts at BAM - Free Things To Do In Fort Green Brooklyn NYC
- Date / Time / Event. May 3, 14, 20, 21, 26 - 30, 2022 - Dance Africa Festival - The annual Dance Africa Festival.
- May / June 2022. BAM also organizes free summer outdoor concerts at lunchtime on Thursdays at Metrotech in Downtown Brooklyn in May and June.
* Brooklyn Downtown Presents - Free Summer Concerts in the Downtown Neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC
Free Concerts in Downtown Brooklyn - Free Things To Do in Downtown Brooklyn NYC
Locations. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership sponsors and organizes a number of free summer concerts in public parks / locations in Brooklyn beginning in May and running through August. The locations include Albee Square, Lawrence Street, Willoughby Plaza, the Brooklyn Commons and Columbus Park. All of these locations are within walking distance of Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn.
1. Albee Square Happy Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 pm.
- May 12, 2022 - Viva DeConcini
- May 19 2022 - Jonny Meyers, featuring Tony Orbach
- June 2, 2022 - Maria Raquel
- June 9 2022 - Greg Humphreys Electric Trio
- June 16 , 2022 - Obed Jean-Louis in partnership with Haiti Cultural Exchange
- June 23 2022 - C.A.M.P.O.S
2. Lawrence Street Happy Hours on Thursday from 5 - 7 pm
- May 26, 2022 - L Train Brass Band
- June 30, 2022 - Fernando Garcia
3. Willoughby Plaza Lunchtime Music Series from 12 noon - 2 pm
- June 1, 2022 - Our Band
- June 8, 2022 - Charlie Burnham
- June 15, 2022 - Skye Steele
- June 22, 2022 - Gregorio Uribe
- June 29, 2022 - Samuel Torres + Eric Kurimski
- July 6, 2022 - Elifè & Tompkins
- July 13, 2022 - Wayne Tucker and The Bad Mothas
- July 20, 2022 - John Ellis
- July 27, 2022 - Tamar Korn
4. Brooklyn Commons Lunch Hour from 12 noon - 2 pm
- June 2, 2022 - BQE Strings
- June 9, 2022 - Casey Howes & Jacob Warren of Pilobolus Dance Theater
- June 16, 2022 - Tatiana Desardouin, Jessica St. Vil and KaNu Dance Theater, and Robenson Mathurin in partnership with Haiti Cultural Exchange
- June 23, 2022 - Brooklyn Ballet
- June 30, 2022 - Pedro Giruado Tango Quartet
- July 7, 2022 - Brianna Kalisch and Harold Moeller: Spinning Action + Balancing Acts
- July 14, 2022 - La Manga
5. Lunchtime Music Series in Columbus Park
- August 2, 2022 - Eric Wyatt Quartet
- August 9, 2022 - Steve Cromity
- August 16, 2022 - Willie Martinez and the NYC Salsa All-Stars
- August 23, 2022 - Patsy Grant & Friends
2. Central Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2022
North of Prospect Avenue / Expwy & Church Avenue, South of Atlantic Avenue & West of Flatbush / Mary Pinkett Avenue including Red Hook
* Prospect Park - Free Summer Concerts at the Lena Horne Bandshell BK
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Location. All BRIC events are at the Prospect Park Bandshell at 9th Avenue and Prospect Park West, unless otherwise noted. It is also called the Lena Horne bandshell.
JULY 2022 - Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts NYC
- Friday, July 8, 2022 - Doors 6.30 pm and the Show begins at 7.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brookly Concert Opener. The opening concert features rapper and activist Vic Mensa with aja monet. Vic Mensa is among the most socially conscious artists in hip hop – outspoken and engaged on issues ranging from gun violence to racial justice to mental health. He’s teaming up with his friend, the poet and musician aja monet, for a night celebrating the power of art to make sustainable change.
Please note: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Entry is first come first served, but RSVPs help you stay up-to-date on show information. See contact information & websites below.
JULY 2022 - Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts NYC
- Friday, July 8, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Vic Mensa, aja monet.
- Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Crumb, Slauson Malone 1.
- Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Kronos Quartet, Sam Green.
- Saturday July 16, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Chicano Batman, Charlotte Dos Santos.
- Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 6 - 9 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Femme it Forward - Teyana Taylor.
- Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments.
- Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 7 - 10 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Ragamala Dance Company.
- Friday, July 29, 2022 from 6 - 9 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: The Beths, SASAMI, Charlotte Cornfield.
- Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Film Night - Fame, Sing Harlem.
AUGUST 2022 - Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts NYC
- Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Khruangbin.
- Friday, August 5, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Erykah Badu.
- Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 6.30 - 9.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Closing Night: Yemi Alade and Amindi.
Contact. This is organized by the Prospect Park Alliance in conjunction with BRIC Arts Media. www.prospectpark.org and www.bricartsmedia.org. You can also follow them via Twitter - #CelebrateBrooklyn!. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Also see free movies, free theater and free summer things to do in Brooklyn, free summer movies in Brooklyn and free summer concerts in Brooklyn. See links at the beginning of this report.
* Old Stone House - Free Summer Concerts in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Free Summer Concerts at the Old Stone House - Free Things To Do in BK NYC
Location. The Old Stone House is located at 336 3rd Street in Washington Park, which is located between 4th and 5th Avenues and between 3rd and 5th Streets in Park Slope Brooklyn.
- Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 7.30 pm - Samsara. Free fundraiser summer outdoor concerts for Ukraine in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
- Contact. www.theoldstonehouse.org
- Friday, June 10, 2022 - Brooklyn Pride Movie Night / Sing - Concert begins at 6.30 pm & the movie begins at 8.30 pm. The movie will be preceded by a concert by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Free.
- Location. At the field on the 4th Avenue side.
Contact. For details see - https://brooklynpride.org or https://theoldstonehouse.org
3. South & West Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2022
South of Prospect Avenue / Expwy & West of Ocean Avenue, not including Coney Island / Brighton Beach
* Shore Road Park - Free Summer Concerts in Bay Ridge Brooklyn NYC
Free Things To Do in Bay Ridge - Free Outdoor Concerts in BK NYC 2022
Location. All of these events are located in Shore Road Park at 79th Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Tuesday Evening Concerts begin at 7 pm
JULY SUMMER CONCERTS IN BROOKLYN 2022
- July 5 - Tramps Like Us - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.
- July 12 - Head Over Heels
- July 19 - Radio Daze
- Saturday, July 23 @ 1 pm - KIDS DAY with Danny Weinkauf - Red Pants Band. Free summer outdoor concerts in for kids in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.
Rain Date - Saturday July 30
July 26 - Rhapsody Players. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.
AUGUST SUMMER CONCERTS IN BROOKLYN 2022
- Aug 2 - The New York Exceptions Doowop
- Aug 9 - River of Dreams - Billy Joel Tribute Band
- Aug 16 - Second Coming & Back to the Fillmore
- Aug 23 - Sha-Doobie - Rolling Stones Tribute Band
- Aug 30 - The Canny Brothers Band - Irish Night. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.
Rain dates are each Wednesday after concert.
Contact. NIA Community Services and NYC Parks Department. www.niabklyn.org and www.nycparks.org and info also available via Radio Free Bay Ridge - https://www.radiofreebayridge.org
* Industry City - Paid Summer Concerts in the Sunset Park Brooklyn NYC
Free Summer Concerts at Industry City in Sunset Park - Free Things To Do In BK 2022
Location. At Industry City at 238 36th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues [off the Gowanus Expressway] in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The concerts are held in Courtyard 1/2.
- Sat, Jul 16, 6:00 PM - Runaway New York Presents Nights NYC - Tickets start at $35.
- Thu, Jul 21, 5:30 PM - Lizzie and the Makers Industry City Sunset Happy Hour - Tickets start at $10.
- Fri, Jul 29, 7:00 PM - Club d'Elf at Industry City Bandshell - Tickets start at $22.50.
- Sat, Aug 13, 6:00 PM - Murderers' Row performs the music of The Pretenders and the Faces - Tickets start at $20.
- Thu, Aug 18, 7:00 PM - Midnight Ramble Band - Tickets start at $70.
Contact. Organized by Industry City at www.industrycity.com. Free summer concerts in Brooklyn NYC.
4. East Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2022
East of Flatbush / Mary Pinkett [Utica] Avenue while South of Atlantic Avenue, but including Cypress Hills
East of Ocean Avenue while South of Church Avenue, but including Coney Island, Brighton Beach & Sheepshead Bay
* Wingate Park - Free Summer Concerts in Crown Heights BK NYC
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Location. Wingate Park is located at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue & Rutland Road in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
- Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - Doors open at 5 pm and show begins at 6 pm - Gyptian and Princess Roberts and others give a free concert.
Contact. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Borough President's Office [Antonio Reynoso]. For details see - www.brooklyn-usa.org/
* Coney Island Amphitheater - Free Summer Concerts in Coney Island BK
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Location. Coney Island Amphitheater at 3052 West 21st Street at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The new Seaside Park and Community Arts Center is located at the western end of Coney Island / Riegelmann Boardwalk. The complex includes the Coney Island Amphitheater [aka Ford Amphitheater], Seaside Park and parking. The amphitheater is a 5,000 seat covered & open air venue.
* Note that some of the SummerStage concerts are free. And more concerts may be added over the summer.
Free* & Paid Summer Concerts at Coney Island include the following.
- Friday, July 8, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Universal Latino Presents: New Generation w/ Ecko, Brray, Mariah Angeliq, Pitizion and Nino Freestyle - CityParks SummerStage *
- Saturday, July 9, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Dirty Heads / Let's Get It Kraken 2022. Free show.
- Sunday, July 10, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Puerto Rican Power / Domingo Quinones / Lower East Salsa - CityParks SummerStage. Paid Show.
- Sunday, July 17, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Doo Wop on the Boardwalk - Feat. The Brooklyn Bridge / Jay Siegel's Tokens / The Crystals / Charlie Thomas' Drifters With Jeff Hall / Larry Chance & the Earls / The Capris / Bobby Wilson, Son of Jackie Wilson / Backed by the Coda Band. CityParks SummerStage. Free show.
- Tuesday, August 16 , 2022 beginning at 6.30 pm - The Chosen Comedy Festival.
- Thursday, August 11, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Spread Love Hip-Hop Jam / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) and DJ Scratch. CityParks SummerStage. Free show.
- Sunday, August 14, 2022 beginning at 7 pm - Singers In Action: Part 9 - Solid Love Tour - Beres Hammond w/ Third World & Friends.
- Sunday, August 21, 2022 beginning at 6 pm - 1st Annual Night of R&B Classics Under The Stars.
- Friday, September 2 , 2022 beginning at 6 pm - Hot 97’s On Da Reggae & Soca Tip. Paid show.
Contact. www.seasideparkconeyisland.com. Organizers include Live Nation, City Parks SummerStage, Coney Island USA, iStar & Alliance for Coney Island.
* Paid Summer Concerts in the Kings Theatre in the Flatbush Neighborhood of Brooklyn
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Location. At Kings Theatre at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in the Flatbush / Ditmas neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
- Friday, July 15, 16 & 17 2022 beginning at 1.30 pm - Call of Duty League Major IV. Tickets $35 - $100.
- July 19 & 20, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Beach House Once Twice Melody Tour
- July 23, 2022 beginning 7.30 pm - Flashback Funk Fest - Morris Day & The Time, Cameo, the SOS and Dazz Bands
- August 6, 2022 beginning at 7 pm - Beyond the Stars: 30 Years of Star Magic
- August 20, 2022 beginning at 7 pm - Comedy Bang! Bang! Live
- August 21, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Giveon Give or Take Tour
Shows likely to be added over the course of the Summer & Fall.
Free Summer Concerts in Brooklyn NYC 2022
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