Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

Tell us something good: Sexagenarian superstar Chaka Khan is going to bring down the bandshell in Prospect Park on June 3.
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The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings!

Legendary singer Chaka Khan will kick off the annual Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series with a free performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 3, organizers announced today. Her set will be preceded by a cocktail reception honoring Forest City Ratner executive David Berliner for his artistic contributions — of the monetary variety. Tickets to that start at $500.

Khan’s is one of two summer concerts announced so far, the other being a July 21 show by the Manhattan indie-rock band Interpol. Khan began her career in the 1970s as the lead singer of the band Rufus, and decades later she is still going strong with 22 albums and 10 Grammys to her name.

Now in its 37th year, Celebrate Brooklyn! is a summer-long series of shows at the bandshell put on by the arts group Bric. Previous season-openers have included Janelle Monae, Jimmy Cliff, and David Byrne.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Moses Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg says:
Chaka is delicious and I will be there front seat
Feb. 19, 2015, 9:32 am

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