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Brooklyn’s Spring Music Scene Is in Full Bloom

by May 4, 2017 | Top Story
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Garland Jeffreys photo by Howard B. Leibowitz/ B.L.Howard Productions
Spring is finally in full flower – and so is Brooklyn’s ever-blossoming music scene. Our borough is fertile ground for cultivating new talent and May-June is a good time to catch a variety of local performers. Here is a sampling. For Mother’s Day on May 14, you can give mom a little love – or rather... read article

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Lake Street Dive opens BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn ! Festival

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Prospect Park Bandshell
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM
FREE

Lake Street Dive , a modern day quartet that weaves R&B, jazz, soul, and 60s-era rock into a unique, rollicking mix, opens the 2017 season of Celebrate Brooklyn!  in historic Prospect Park .

Known for their exhilarating live performances, singer Rachael Price, drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, and trumpet-playing guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson , the group blends their natural pop instincts , charming critics and audiences alike .

THE 33RD NEW YORK SALSA FESTIVAL

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Barclays Center
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM
$ 55.00 to $ 131.00

The 33rd Annual New York Salsa Festival comes to Brooklyn on Saturday, June 10, featuring Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago and more!*

Fans will be treated to an evening filled with hit tropical songs, recognized the world over by salsa aficionados, all while dancing and singing along to all of their favorite hits.

*Artists are subject to change.

  1. Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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    Gangstagrass

    Hill Country BK
    8:00pm
  2. Saturday, June 3, 2017
    Knitting Factory

    THE GOVERNORS BALL MUSIC FESTIVAL -AFTER DARK

    Knitting Factory
    11:55pm
  3. Thursday, June 8, 2017
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    BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech -Ramsey Lewis

    BAM R & B Festival at Metrotech
    12:00pm
  4. Saturday, June 10, 2017
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    Joe D’Urso and Friends

    Brooklyn Music Shop Homestead
    8:00pm
  5. Thursday, June 15, 2017
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    James Vincent McMorrow

    Brooklyn Steel
    8:00pm
  6. Friday, June 16, 2017
    Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Defenders of the Old Festival IV

    Music Hall of Williamsburg
    6:00pm