Dahday's Picks For Best Outdoor Concerts In Brooklyn This Summer

June 11, 2017

When it comes to great outdoor concerts, Brooklyn is second to none.

This borough serves as host to some events synonymous with its population’s cultures but also stages some newer outdoor concerts that you may not have heard of. Let us help you learn more. Here is our favorite outdoor concerts – some free and some not – happening in BK this summer.

July 8: AfroLatino Festival at Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Buy Tickets
Celebrating the Black diaspora in Latin America through music, this festival features musicians, rappers and DJs will fill the air with the sounds of Latin American’s Black music, such as dominicanas Millie Quezada and Amara La Negra and Puerto Rico’s Calma Carmona.

Saturday, July 15 at 1-7pm: Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO), Brooklyn, N.Y. | Buy Tickets

The 13th annual event culminates in a finale concert featuring DMX leading a Ruff Ryders reunion of sorts with The Lox, Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch. Mack Wilds and Stretch and Bobbito will be part of the festival this year as well.

Sunday, July 23 at 4pm: Wendy Williams’ Mixtape Block Party at Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Buy Tickets
One of America’s favorite day time talk show hosts leads a celebration of New York and New Jersey hip hop with Bronx’s finest Fat Joe and Remy Ma, the legendary Big Daddy Kane, Jersey’s Naughty By Nature and dancehall star Charly Black.

Afropunk logoSaturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27: Afropunk 2017 at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Buy Tickets
Rock and soul listeners can indulge in this festival with its always eclectic lineup, including Soul II Soul, KING, Raphael Saadiq, Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, SZA, Gary Clark, Jr., Thundercat, Macy Gray and Michael Kiwanuka, among many others.

Thursday, August 31-Monday, September 4: New York Caribbean Carnival in Brooklyn, N.Y. | Buy Tickets
A time-honored highlight of New York City’s cultural parade season, the annual carnival culminates on Monday after a weekend’s worth of concerts from the hottest artists of soca, reggae and dancehall music.

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