Giant Step’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Picks

For Brooklynites who won’t make it to Central Park, SummerStage isn’t the only option for great outdoor shows this summer. New York’s longest running free festival is coming back to Prospect Park this Wednesday, and we’ve put together a list of must-see shows for Celebrate Brooklyn! 2010. After the jump, check out videos of our top picks and get the full line-up.


Giant Step Picks:

6/19 – Bitches Brew Revisited with Graham Haynes, James Blood Ulmer, DJ Logic

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7/11 – OkayAfrica with The Roots and Talib Kweli

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7/23 – Bomba Estereo, La Secta Allstar, Rita Indiana

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8/7 – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Budos Band

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Celebrate Brooklyn 2010

6/9 – Opening Night Gala with Norah Jones
6/12 – Allen Toussaint, Davell Crawford
6/17 – Eugene Mirman, Pretty Good Friends
6/18 – JG Thirwell’s Steroid, Maximus, Dr. Lonnie Smith
6/19 – Bitches Brew Revisited with Graham Haynes, James Blood Ulmer, DJ Logic
6/24 – Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club ft. Omara Portuondo, Nelida Tirado
6/25 – Kid Koala: Short Attention Span Theater v. The Slew, Hess is More
6/26 – Texas Tornadoes, The Red Clay Ramblers
*6/29 – Passion Pit

7/1 – Zoom: ZviDance Son Lux with Lottdance
7/2 – Fab 5, Uzalo
7/8 – Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance ft. Burkina Electric
7/9 – Ozomatli, Fidel Nadal, Toy Selectah
7/11 – OkayAfrica with The Roots, Talib Kweli
7/17 – African Festival with Konono No. 1, Omar Pene, Super Diamono
*7/20 – Rufus Wainwright
7/22 – The Chaplin Mutuals: Carl Davis, The Two Man Gentleman Band
7/23 – Bomba Estereo, La Secta Allstar, Rita Indiana
7/24 – Field of Dreams (Un Mundo Nuevo): Andres Levin & The Bruce High Quality Foundation
*7/27 – The National
7/29 – MI21: Mother India 21st Century Remix with DJ Tigerstyle, Falu
7/30 – The Swell Season, The Low Anthem
7/31 – Sonic Youth, Grass Widow, Talk Normal

*8/3 – The Dead Weather 
8/5 – Metric, Joan as Police Woman, Holly Miranda
8/6 – House of Usher: Marco Benevento, White Magic
8/7 – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Budos Band
8/8 – Brady Rymer, Elizabeth Mitchell

* Denotes a benefit show