Celebrate Brooklyn! 2009 Schedule Released Monday

Bonnie Raitt and Taj Majhal
Bonnie Raitt/Taj Mahal

UPDATE (05/04/09): It’s official now! In my haste, I initially failed to notice what may be the biggest addition to the lineup: TV On The Radio on August 11, 2009 (Buy Tickets, Amex presale begins 05/06 at noon)

This will all become official on May 4, but until then, here’s what I’ve dug up so far (except for the benefit shows and David Byrne, it’s all still “unofficial”):

Celebrate Brooklyn! 2009 Unofficial Official Schedule
06/08/09 David Byrne (Opening Night Gala)
06/11/09 Goran Bregovic & His Weddings & Funerals Orchestra
06/19/09 David Rudder, Samantha Thornhill
06/20/09 La Nave De Los Monstruos (Mexican Science Fiction Film), with live score by Ethel and Gutbucket
06/25/09 Femi Kuti, Melvin Gibbs
06/26/09 Blonde Redhead
06/27/09 Dr. Dog, Phosphorescent, These United States
07/01/09 MGMT, Kuroma, Suckers (Buy Tickets/Sold Out)
07/02/09 Cucu Diamentes, Obie Bermudez, Rebel Diaz
07/09/09 STREB: Invisible Forces (New!)
07/10/09 Los Amigos Invisibles, Aterciopelados
07/11/09 They Might Be Giants Family Concert
07/16/09 Kronos Quartet, Luminescent Orchestrii (New!)
07/17/09 Robert Cray, The Sweet Divines
07/18/09 King Sunny Ade, Abena Koomson, Yasser Darwish
07/21/09 Jackson Browne (Buy Tickets)
07/23/09 Stephen Petronio Company (New!)
07/24/09 Buckwheat Zydeco, The Holmes Brothers
07/25/09 Kailash Kher, Electro Morocco (New!)
07/30/09 Burning Spear, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens (New!)
07/31/09 Soulive’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, w/ John Scofield and Christian Scott, Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk (New!)
08/01/09 Dean and Britta Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests with Crystal Stilts
08/06/09 Purple Rain Sing-A-Long with Escort (New!)
08/07/09 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Deer Tick, The London Souls
08/08/09 Hip Hop Lyricists Lounge: Big Daddy Kane and Special Guests TBA, Plus a screening of BDK: The Big Daddy Kane Story (A Broken Code?) (New!)
08/11/09 TV On The Radio (Buy Tickets 05/08 at noon New!)
08/12/09 Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal (More Info, Buy Tickets)
08/14/09 Animal Collective (Buy Tickets)
08/15/09 Animal Collective (Buy Tickets)

The Celebrate Brooklyn! MySpace Page was recently updated with some of this information, so I guess you could call that stuff is official too.

PS I also expect a Hal Wilner curated tribute show to take place towards the end of the season with an all-star TBA lineup. I’ve been told that there will be no Hal Wilner show this year.

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