THE TOP 5: Free June Concerts in NYC

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Summer is here, and that means free music in New York City!

Many organizations and sponsors come together annually every summer to bring music fans face-to-face with some of their favorite artists, at no cost whatsoever.

Below, I’ve listed five free concerts worth checking out in the month of June.

1. The Books / Junip / Doveman

When: Friday, June 17, 7PM / Gates at 6PM
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell
As Part of: Celebrate Brooklyn!

2. Laurie Anderson / Bill Laswell

When: Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 7PM
Where: Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park
As Part of: River to River NYC Festival

3. Andrew Bird

When: Friday, June 10, 2011 at 8PM/ Gates at 6:30PM
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell
As Part of: Celebrate Brooklyn!

4. We Are Scientists / Milagres

When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7PM
Where: Red Hook Park
As Part of: NY Summerstage

5. Talib Kweli

When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7PM
Where: Red Hook Park
As Part of: NY Summerstage

A little about the sponsors:

*NY Summerstage is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing free arts and entertainment city-wide, in over 750 parks. Locations/stages include: Central Park/Mainstage (Rumsey Playfield)

*River to River NYC Festival is a performing arts festival housing events from June-September in Lower Manhattan. It is sponsored by Battery Park City Authority.

*Celebrate Brooklyn! is a performing arts festival program at the Prospect Park Bandshell, sponsored by BRIC Performing Arts.

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