n this, Friday, May 19, 2017 photo, Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. Jean performs on Aug. 16 at Wingate Park in Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says the Wingate Concert Series will return at Wingate Park in East Flatbush next week.

“Music is a celebration of life, love and the beauty of our diverse communities,” said Adams on Monday. “That’s why I’m excited to present the 2018 Wingate Concert Series.”

He said the series will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 8; Thursday, Aug. 9; Wednesday, Aug. 15; and Thursday, Aug. 16.

Adams thanked 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.”

He said the series will kick off with R & B night on Aug. 8, as radio station 103.9 WNBM-FM on-air personalities La Loco & Chubb Rock lead the night with live performances by Johnny Gill, After 7 and Vivian Green.

On Aug. 9, radio station 107.5 WBLS-FM will co-present Afro-Caribbean / Reggae night with live performances by Estelle, Barrington Levy, Alison Hinds, Serani, Ricky Blaze, Alandon, Dovey Magnum, Tifa, Kappa, Sugar Bear and Flyame.

On Aug. 15, radio station 1190 WLIB-AM Liz Black and Niecy Tribbett will co-present Gospel night, featuring an evening of praise with live performances by JJ Hairston, Charles Jenkins, VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan Nelson, Christian Cultural Center Choir, the Stanley Brown Band, among others.

The series finale will take place on Aug. 16, with live performances by Wyclef Jean, Slick Rick, Kool Moe Dee and Mr. Cheeks, among others.

Adams said the final evening will be co-presented by WBLS-FM, with a very special presentation of the Wingate Salute to Hip Hop, “as Brooklyn’s own Big Daddy Kane will take the stage for a celebration of the 45th anniversary of hip hop music.”

All shows are scheduled to begin at 7 pm, with gates to the public opening at 6 pm.

“Bring out your family and friends for these great free concerts,” Adams urged.

Rapper Slick Rick will perform at the Wingate Concert series in Brooklyn, NY.
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