Free Concert Series Returns To Wingate Park This Week

EAST FLATBUSH – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Senator Jesse Hamilton are bringing back the popular Wingate Concert Series with four free events over the next two weeks.

The series kicks off this Wednesday, August 8 with a R&B Fest hosted by 103.9 WNBM-FM radio personalities La Loco and Chubb Rock and live performances by Johnny Gill, After 7, and Vivian Green.

The following evening, Thursday, August 9, radio station 107.5 WBLS-FM will cohost an Afro-Caribbean & Reggae Night with a lineup featuring Estelle, Barrington Levy, Alison Hinds, Serani, Ricky Blaze, Alandon, Dovey Magnum, Tifa, Kappa, Sugar Bear, and Flyame.

Next week, on Wednesday, August 15, 1190 WLIB-AM radio’s Liz Black and Niecy Tribbett will cohost a Gospel Night featuring live performances by JJ Hairston, Charles Jenkins, VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan Nelson, Christian Cultural Center Choir, and the Stanley Brown Band.

Co-presented with WBLS-FM, the final show of the series on Thursday, August 16 will celebrate the 45th anniversary of hip-hop and feature live sets by Wyclef Jean, Slick Rick, Kool Moe Dee, Mr. Cheeks, and a special performance by Brooklyn’s own Big Daddy Kane!

The plug was almost pulled on the beloved concert series, formerly known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field, last year following a a lawsuit against the non-profit concert organizers for unpaid credit card fees.

Borough President Adams took action to revive the beloved music series and enlisted Globe Star Media-N-Entertainment to oversee the event.

“I thank Make Music New York, Globe Star Media-N-Entertainment, and all of the other sponsors and partners for making this great musical event a success, which will entertain and inspire the hearts and minds of thousands of Brooklynites,” Adams said in a statement announcing the shows.

Visit brooklyn-usa.org for more information on the Wingate Concert Series 2018.

Gates open at 6pm with performances scheduled to begin at 7pm for each show.
Wingate Park (Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road & Winthrop Street), East Flatbush

 

 

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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.

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