FREE CONCERT: Ledisi with Anthony David TONIGHT, June 23 at 7:30pm at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, NY


To all of our Brooklyn Soulheads, you better be planning to come out to see singing (soon to be) legend and 4 time Grammy nominee, Ledesi, perform tonight for FREE in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell. Each Summer in NYC, the free concerts have been getting better and better. This year is no exception. The concert is a part of the long running (33 years to be exact) Celebrate Brooklyn series sponsored by BRIC.

Ledisi is one of this generations most important singers hands down. With an incredible range and ability to emote, she has one of the most enjoyable live shows of any current singing act. She is totally open in her performances and really exposes her feelings and perspectives on the songs she is singing. We are very fortunate to have followed Ledisi’s career since her days back in the San Francisco Bay Area so we are a little less objective about this one.

Her latest album from legendary Verve Records, “Pieces of Me”, includes the very powerful title track that has been gaining popularity and receiving national airplay.
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More information on Ledisi here: Official Ledisi Site, Ledisi Wikipedia

Anthony DavidAnthony David has been grinding for many many years and we actually recall meeting him in the early days when he opened for Imani Uzuri in New York’s CB’s (of CBGB fame) Gallery. He has certainly come a long way since then but we know he will tear the house down with his strong vocals and real songs…songs that actually say something.

His recent album project, “Acey Duecy”, has spawned the radio-friendly and soulful song, “4Evermore”, which features the backing vocals of soulful underground singer Algebra and rapper Phonte from rap group, Little Brother. This song grooves.

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More information on Anthony David here:  Official Site, Anthony David Wikipedia

Here are more details:

Time:  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Show at 7:30

Price:  All Celebrate Brooklyn performances are free with a $3 suggested donation

Location:

The Bandshell is located inside the Park at Prospect Park West and 9th Street.

Directions:

By Public Transportation: (MTA map)
F, G Trains to 15th Street/Prospect Park station or 7 Ave station
2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza
B-68 or B-69 Buses to Prospect Park West & Ninth Street
By Car:
• From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West exit to 9th St.
From BQE: Take BQE to 38th St. exit. Make left on 4th Ave, then right on 9th St. to Prospect Park West.

Read more about tonight here.

Weather Forecast:  75 degrees.  30% chance of Thunderstorms.  see more here.