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He’s the man! Dan Zanes plays Celebrate Brooklyn on July 16

Brooklyn Daily

This one’s for the kids.

Celebrate Brooklyn all about the family this month, when Dan Zanes comes to the Prospect Park band shell on July 16.

It’s all part of the festival’s annual Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert, which celebrates the legacy of the trailblazing children’s author with readings and music.

Zanes is a trailblazer of another sort. The wild haired, Fort Greene-based rocker sits comfortably atop the kiddie music thrown, which he’s dominated since releasing “Rocket Ship Beach” more than 10 years ago, introducing children and adults alike to his laid-back, rock and roll groove that urges kids to “jump up” “let’s shake” as he plucks a banjo, guitar or mandolin while sporting one of his cheery, colorful suits.

Here, Zanes and crew will team up with the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra and dancers from Bed Stuy Veterans for a full-fledged party that will sure to get you jumping up and shaking your hips.

Dan Zanes at Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park band shell [Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683-5600], July 16 at 4 pm. Free. For info, visit

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