David Byrne, the legendary frontman for Talking Heads in the 1980s, opened up the 31st annual “Celebrate Brooklyn” summer festival in Prospect Park in bright white style on Monday night, performing with his Latin-influenced band before a crowd of about 10,000 people.
Byrne, a DUMBO resident, actually biked to the concert, which is the kickoff to a summer of music, dance and film at the band shell just inside the park’s Ninth Street entrance.
Later this summer, Celebrate Brooklyn will also present free concerts by Blonde Redhead (June 26), Robert Cray (July 17), Buckwheat Zydeco (July 24), and Big Daddy Kane (Aug. 8), among others.
There will also be paid performances by Jackson Browne (July 21), TV on the Radio (Aug. 11) and Bonnie Raitt (Aug. 12) to benefit the concert series, which is a production of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.
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