The free Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert series presents concerts by outstanding African-American and Caribbean stars of R&B, reggae, hip-hop, gospel, pop, soul and more. Six concerts are staged outdoors at Brooklyn’s Wingate Field (within Wingate Park) on Monday nights with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds as the opening act on July 15 and Gladys Knight and the O’Jays closing the series on August 19. The public is encouraged to bring chairs because seating is limited.

The nearest subway is two blocks away: take the 2 or 5 to Winthrop Street. The park is bordered by Winthrop Street, Brooklyn Avenue, Rutland Road and Kingston Avenue. A private parking lot is located at Kings County Hospital on Winthrop Street between Albany and Brooklyn Avenues.

Expect a big, Brooklyn-style welcome from host Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President. Call the concert hotline for updates at (718) 222-0600 or listen to WBLS-FM 107.5.

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Gladys Knight and the O’Jays at Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series

Brooklyn Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11225


For the big finale of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert series, the "Empress of Soul" leaves her home in Las Vegas to perform for her fans in Brooklyn, and shares the bill with the equally legendary group, The O'Jays.