One of New York City's largest free outdoor music series kicks off July 19, a week from today: The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field in Crown Heights.
Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and celebrating its spectacular 30th anniversary, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series debuts this year with one of its most stellar lineups to date, including Bootsy Collins and the SOS Band, Public Enemy, Salt-n-Pepa, Ledisi, and Cissy Houston, who will give a special concert dedicated to her daughter, Whitney, who passed away this past spring.
The free concerts are Monday nights at Wingate Field, with entrances on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street. The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs.
A limited amount of general seating is available on a first come, first served basis. All shows begin at 7:30pm.
For more information, call the concert hotline at 718-222-0600 or visit www.brooklynconcerts.com.
Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Lineup
Bootsy Collins, SOS Band
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago
Annual Caribbean Night
The King of Calypso The Mighty Sparrow
Additional artists to be announced
Public Enemy, Salt-n-Pepa
Heads of State, featuring Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant
Annual Gospel Night
Cissy Houston (featuring a tribute to her daughter, Whitney Houston)