Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Sharon Jones at Celebrate Brooklyn! (08/07/10)
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings
Photos: Bart Babinski

With a small army on stage, including the Dap Kings, The Bushwick Philharmonic, The Dapettes and The Budos Band, Sharon Jones rocked the bandshell at Prospect Park like there was no tomorrow in the last Celebrate Brooklyn! show of the summer. In her blue sequined dress, venerated by her bandmates like the female James Brown, Ms. Jones strutted her stuff and belted out a 2+ hour classic soul set to an adoring (more than) capacity crowd of 20,000. With vocal vamps and scowls, dance moves and prowls, Ms. Jones did nothing to discourage the comparison to the Godfather of Soul, in fact, I wondered when the cape was going to come out. With human beings crammed into every square inch of the venue and the meadow beyond, it was a true revival atmosphere with spontaneous dance parties breaking out wherever there was room to move. If Sharon Jones didn’t think that she had arrived before this magical night, after seeing an arena sized crowd embrace her music, she surely can’t deny now. Although most concert handicappers knew this would be a “big show”, as a season finale, it more than exceeded anyone’s expectations and truly was a homecoming befitting Brooklyn’s own Queen of Soul.

Tour dates and lots more pictures of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings at Celebrate Brooklyn! after the jump.

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 04 2010 Snowmass Town Park Snowmass Village, CO
Sep 14 2010 Northwest Concert Center Payallup, WA
Sep 17 2010 Busters Lexington, KY
Sep 18 2010 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
Sep 19 2010 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Sep 20 2010 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Sep 21 2010 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 2010 The Showroom at Palladium Dallas, TX
Sep 24 2010 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
Sep 26 2010 Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Sep 27 2010 The Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM
Sep 28 2010 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Oct 13 2010 Kaufleuten Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Oct 14 2010 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerlan, SWITZERLAND
Oct 15 2010 NANCY JAZZ PULSATIONS NANCY, FRANCE
Oct 16 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne, GERMANY
Oct 17 2010 Trix Antwerp, BELGIUM
Oct 19 2010 Huxley’s Berlin, GERMANY
Oct 20 2010 Grosse Freiheit Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct 21 2010 WDR TV Rockpalast GERMANY
Oct 22 2010 TonHalle Munich, GERMANY
Oct 23 2010 Bloom Mezzago, Milano, ITALY
Oct 26 2010 Apolo Barcelona, SPAIN
Oct 27 2010 Le Vigean Bordeaux, FRANCE
Oct 28 2010 Olympic Nantes, FRANCE
Oct 29 2010 La Cigale Paris, FRANCE
Oct 30 2010 Aeronef Lille, FRANCE
Nov 01 2010 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 03 2010 Roundhouse Studio London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 04 2010 The Ritz Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 05 2010 Queens Hall Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Nov 06 2010 Tripod Dublin, IRELAND

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings at Celebrate Brooklyn! by Bart Babinski
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

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