This is the next to the last show at Celebrate Brooklyn for 2010. The last one is a family show tomorrow afternoon, so for many of us, this is effectively the last show, and this one is a doozy. Here’s what Celebrate Brooklyn has to say about it:
The Bushwick label Daptone Records, long committed to bringing you the finest soul, funk, gospel and afrobeat sounds to be found on analog tape, trots out the family. With the unstoppable Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings headlining. Backed by the Bushwick Phil, which started as a growing string section that recorded on all of the SJDK albums and was only a Duo on Dap-Dippin, a Trio on Naturally, a Quartet on 100 Days and a Sextet on I Learned the Hard Way. For this epochal moment in the great Brooklyn soul revival, the line-up will expand to include Timpani, Vibes, the String Quartet and Victor Axelrod (Ticklah, Antibalas) on Piano. This show will also serve as the record release party for the hard-hitting Budos Band, who will be release their new album (Budos Band III) right after the show.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell, entrances on Prospect Park West and 9th and 11th Streets (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), gates 6pm /show 7pm, Free (but $3 contribution at the gate is requested)