Lineup announced for Brooklyn comeback concert

Big Daddy Kane (left) and DJ Mister Cee (right) are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Aug. 19 “homecoming concert” at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
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The lineup for the city’s free Brooklyn homecoming concert has been released, with hometown rappers Big Daddy Kane and Desiigner headlining the jamboree a few days before the finale concert at Central Park featuring top acts.

The Brooklyn concert will take place on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, between 4 and 9:30 pm. The concert is the third of four concerts in the “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” series in each outer borough, featuring predominantly hip hop acts, most of which are local. The four borough concerts will lead up to the main event at Central Park.

“You don’t want to miss the local, legendary talent performing throughout NYC Homecoming Week,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “As we celebrate this Summer of New York City, we’re proud to partner with Rocky Bucano and the Universal Hip Hop Museum to bring these momentous concerts to our boroughs, free of charge. And if you get a ticket, you can go as long you have proof of your first dose of an approved COVID vaccine.”

The borough concerts will stream live on the Twitch channel Behind the Rhyme.

Tickets will be made available in “batches” starting on Monday, Aug. 2 at 10 am at nyc.gov/homecoming. More batches will be released each morning until Saturday, Aug. 7. Attendees must provide proof of coronavirus vaccination to attend.

The city is partnering with the nonprofit Thrive Collective to create pop-up art installations during the concerts, produced by local artists.

The festivities are part of NYC Homecoming Week, a celebration of the city and its resiliency as it begins to recover from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other cultural events occurring in the city in the same week include free rooftop movie screenings organized by Rooftop Films, along with activities for NYC Restaurant Week.

The full lineup for the Aug. 19 concert in Brooklyn is as follows:

  • Big Daddy Kane (Headliner)
  • Desiigner (Headliner)
  • C&C Music Factory
  • DJ Mister Cee
  • Elle Varner
  • Judy Torres
  • Lizzy Ashliegh
  • Maino
  • Obasi Jackson
  • Papoose
  • PopMaster Fabel
  • Special Ed
  • Stetsasonic
  • Sweet Sensation
  • Young Devyn