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Brooklyn - Free Summer Concerts 2021

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Editor's Note - We will be 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

1. North Brooklyn Free Summer Concerts NYC

 

2. Central Brooklyn Free Summer Concerts NYC

 

3. South & West Brooklyn Free Summer Concerts NYC

 

4. East Brooklyn Free Summer Concerts NYC

 

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1. North Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2021

North of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn NYC


Free Summer Concerts at Brooklyn Academy of Music aka BAM in the Fort Green Neighborhood of Brooklyn

Free Concerts at BAM - Free Things To Do In Fort Green Brooklyn NYC

bronx things to do free summer theater bronx nycDate / Time / Event. May 29, 2021 - Dance Africa Festival

Description. The annual Dance Africa Festival.

Location. BAM is in the Fort Greene neighborhood of BK. Click here to view a Brooklyn Academy of Music map [TBD] in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.

Contact. BAM

 

BAM organizes free summer outdoor concerts at lunchtime on Thursdays at Metrotech in Downtown Brooklyn - see below.

 




2. Central Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2021

North of Prospect Avenue / Expwy & Church Avenue, South of Atlantic Avenue & West of Flatbush / Mary Pinkett Avenue including Red Hook


Free Summer Concerts in the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood in NYC

Free Musicals / Concerts at the Metrotech Center - Free Things To Do in Brooklyn NYC

Date / Time / Event. Thursday Summer 2021 Lunchtime concerts by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Free summer outdoor concerts in Downtown Brooklyn NYC.

Location. In the Brooklyn Common Park at the Metrotech Center at Myrtle Avenue and Bridge Street in the downtown Brooklyn neighborhood in NYC.

Contact. www.bam.org


Free Summer Concerts in the Park Slope Neighborhood in Brooklyn

Free Summer Concerts at the Old Stone House - Free Things To Do In Brooklyn NYC

Date / Time / Event. July 31, 2021 from 5.30 - 7 pm - Brass Queens In Concert. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Description. They tell us that, "... Brass Queens is an 8-piece brass band whose music is deeply inspired by the New Orleans tradition, which influences their sound that spans various genres ..." And that this program is affiliated with 5th Avenue Open Streets at Third Street and Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Location. At Old Stone House in Washington Park in Park Slope BK.

Contact. 5th Avenue Open Streets in Brooklyn.


Free Summer Concerts at the Bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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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.

Description. The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival. BRIC stands for Brooklyn Information and Culture and was founded in 1979 to revitalize Brooklyn through arts and culture. The festival runs from July 31, 2021 through September 18, 2021. Free summer outdoor concerts in Prospect Park in Brooklyn NYC.

The following are events at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival 2021 and the event descriptions were taken directly from the BRIC website.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, July 31, 2021 beginning 7.30 pm - Opening Night Concert with Ari Lennox | KAMAUU | Adeline | Nesta. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Thursday, August 5, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Movie Night - Wattstax with Theo Croker - The documentary film, Wattstax, directed by Mel Stuart, follows the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, founded to commemorate the Watts Riots of 1965.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 6, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Buffy Sainte-Marie & Naia Kete - BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE has been a leading voice in climate activism and social justice since the 1960s and she'll be joined by singer-songwriter-advocate NAIA KETE. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 7, 2021 - beginning at 3.30 pm - Family Show with LADAMA | Tiga Jean-Baptiste | DJ Ali Coleman - Get the kids off the screens and into the park for a day of music from all over the world including LADAMA, Tiga Jean-Baptiste and DJ Ali Coleman.

Date / Time / Event. Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7 pm - The Roots - The legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business. NOT FREE. Tickets $80 - $110 as of this post.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 13, 2021 beginning 7.30 pm - Skip Marley | Ivy Sole - SKIP MARLEY, the grandson of the reggae legend, will be joined by IVY SOLE, who will kicks things off.Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 14, 2021 beginning at 7 pm - Vijay Iyer with special guests Moor Mother, Arooj Aftab, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tyshawn Sorey, and Daryl Johns Joel Ross | Melanie Charles | Mahogany L. Browne - Four local artists created new works meant to honor their beloved fellow musicians we lost to the pandemic.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 20, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Junglepussy | Tygapaw | Mari World - The versatile Tygapaw joins the lineup to infuse us with an electrifying DJ set. Mari World will infuse the early set with his high-energy performance. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 21, 2021 beginning at 7 pm - Lido Pimienta | Rita Indiana | YEИDRY - RITA INDIANA shares the stage with LIDO PIMIENTA and the boundary-pushing Dominican-Italian singer YEИDRY.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 27, 2021 beginning at 7 pm - Yaeji | KeiyaA | Nappy Nina - YAEJI takes over the Bandshell to headline and curate a hand-picked lineup that includes KEIYAA and NAPPY NINA.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 28, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - San Fermin | Son Little | Attacca Quartet - San Fermin, a Brooklyn-based chamber pop collective and Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet start things off and innovative guitarist and singer Son Little, will hold down the middle set. Both will join San Fermin for a mashup finale. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Glass Animals. NOT FREE. Tickets $50 plus & few tickets remaining.

Date / Time / Event. Thursday, September 2, 2021 beginning at 7 pm - Club Quarantine Live: D-Nice with Special Guests - Legendary DJ, rapper, producer, photographer, and philanthropist Derrick "D-Nice" Jones will make his debut at the Prospect Park Bandshell for his only New York summer engagement, presented by Live Nation. NOT FREE. Sold Out ??

Date / Time / Event. Friday, September 10, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - DANCE: Passion Fruit Dance Company | Saadiq Bolden | Soul Summit | St James Joy - Founded in 2016 by Tatiana Desardouin with a mission to promote the authenticity and contributions of social dance styles and cultures like street and clubbing, Passion Fruit Dance Company comes to the park for the world premiere of TRAPPED, a brand new work with developmental support from BRIC, and developed at MASS MoCA and the Guggenheim's Works & Process residency program. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, September 11, 2021 beginning at 8 pm - Wizkid - GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) hits the stage on September 11.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, September 17, 2021 beginning at 7 pm - Mr Eazi | Bembona | AJO - MR EAZI will light the Bandshell on fire. AJO will warm up the stage and DJ BEMBONA opens.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, September 18, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - TROMBONE SHORTY brings this historic season to an explosive conclusion with his notorious brass funk band Orleans Avenue. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

 

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3. South & West Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2021

South of Prospect Avenue / Expwy & West of Ocean Avenue, not including Coney Island / Brighton Beach


Free Summer Concerts in the Sunset Park Neighborhood of Brooklyn

Free Summer Concerts at Industry City in Sunset Park - Free Things To Do In BK NYC

Description. A summer concert series at Industry City in Sunset Park. FREE unless otherwise noted.

Location. At Industry City at 238 36th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues [off the Gowanus Expressway] in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Contact. Organized by Industry City at www.industrycity.com. Free summer theater in Brooklyn NYC.

 

Date / Time / Event. Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 1 - 4 pm - Live Jazz Music by 2 Blue Aliens. In the courtyard and FREE w/ drink? From 3 - 6 pm - Live Bachata with Grupo Aurora. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Also from 3 - 6 pm Hometown Bar-B-Que Presents: Live Music w/ Summerpheet. Admission $17. 

Date / Time / Event. Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 6 - 9 pm - Jam Session - Join a rotating cast of musicians curated by ArBuzz and Sharla, as they play everything from swing to R&B to 80's pop hits. Also, RE:OPEN JAM - RE:OPEN JAM at Japan Village is a reoccurring music event. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event.  Friday, July 23, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm - Bossa Nova & Cuarteto Guatac- Live Brazilian & Live Latin / Salsa music. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, July 24, 2021 from from 4 - 7 pm & from 10 pm - 12 midnight - RE:OPEN JAM & DJ Gagou respectively. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Sunday, July 25, 2021 from from 1 - 4 pm & 2 - 6 pm - Live Jazz Music by 2 Blue Aliens & Live Funk Music by Tanguy Stevenart Trio respectively - FREE w/ drink?

Date / Time / Event. Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 6 - 9 pm - Live Music: Jam Session - a rotating cast of musicians curated by ArBuzz and Sharla, as they play everything from swing to R&B to 80's pop hits.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, July 30, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm - Bossa Nova Brazilian music & Cuarteto Guatac Salsa music. These are free. Then from 8 - 10.30 pm - Live Music w/ Sexmob - Admission $27.50.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 6 - 9 pm - Saturday Live Music TBD.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 6, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm - Cuarteto Guatac Live Latin Music - in the courtyard with live Salsa music. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 8 - 11 pm - Hometown Bar-B-Que Presents: A Double Dose of Macrodose featuring Band of Changes with Dave Drewitz, Scott Metzger and Joe Russo.

Date / Time / Event. Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm - Cuarteto Guatac Live Latin Music - in the courtyard with live Salsa music. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 20, 2021 from 7.30 - 10 pm - Hometown Bar-B-Que Presents: Live Music w/ Green is Beautiful. Admission $23.

Date / Time / Event. Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm - Live Latin Music - Cuarteto Guatac will be in the courtyard on Fridays for a free evening of live Salsa music. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 27, 2021 from 7 - 11 pm - Hometown Bar-B-Que Wayne Krantz & Cuarteto Guatac Live Latin Music - in the courtyard on Fridays for a free evening of live Salsa music. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.


Free Summer Concerts in the Bay Ridge Neighborhood of Brooklyn

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Description. Summer concerts in Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge.

Location. All of these events are located in Shore Road Park at 79th Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Contact. Organized by NYC Parks.org

 

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Radio Daze. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 1 - 2 pm - Fuzzy Lemons. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Rhapsody Players. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Sha-Doobie. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Frankie Marra Band. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Canny Brothers Band (Irish Night). Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Pushing 60's. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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4. East Brooklyn Free Summer Outdoor Concerts 2021

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


Free Summer Concerts in the Coney Island Neighborhood of Brooklyn

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts at the Coney Island Amphitheater - Free Things To Do In Coney Island BK NYC

  • Date / Time / Event. Weekends July 17, 2021 to early September 2021 generally starting at 7 or 8 pm.
  • Description. These are free and paid musical performance events by high profile music stars. Some are NOT FREE.
  • Location. Coney Island Amphitheater at 3052 West 21st Street at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
  • Contact. https://seasideparkconeyisland.com/

ALSO Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island has paid summer concerts featuring high profile musicians / rock stars.

 

Free SummerStage Concerts at Coney Island includes the following.

Date / Time / Event. Sunday, July 18, 2021 - La India Trayectoria Tour / DJ Bembona / La Bruja / La Mega's DJ Flow - Doors open at 5 pm - from 7 pm - 8.30 pm.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 7, 2021 - Funk Flex Birthday Concert with Live Performance by Ginuwine and Friends - Doors open at 5 pm - from 7 pm - 8.30 pm. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.

Date / Time / Event. Saturday, August 28, 2021 - Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show - Doors open at 5 pm - from 7 pm - 8.30 pm. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. SUNDAY August 29, 2021 - Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson / DJ DS 360 - Doors open 5 pm and performance is from 7 - 8.30 pm. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Date / Time / Event. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - VP Records: Reggae Gold Meets Soca Gold - Doors open at 5 pm - from 7 pm - 8.30 pm. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.


Free Summer Concerts in the Kings Theatre in the Flatbush Neighborhood of Brooklyn

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Date / Time / Event. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Stacey Abrams

Description. Stacey Abrams - Georgia's fiery civil rights activist. NOT FREE.

Location. At Kings Theatre at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in the Flatbush / Ditmas neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Contact. www.kingstheatre.com


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