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Free Tunes

Go outside and enjoy the weather with one of these free music shows this week.

Neon Indian plays a free show this week.   

1. The fabulous and free Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival is happening through August 13. This Thursday catch Lucinda Williams alongside Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, in an NPR Music Live in Concert.

2. While on Friday, singer-songwriter M. Ward takes the stage at Damrosch Park. Opening is pop songstress Margaret Glaspy, who this summer released Emotions and Math, her guitar-driven debut album.

3. You can always count on BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! for a good and free (and interesting!) show. On Thursday, improvisational London trio the Bays, Joan As Police Woman, and Benjamin Lazar Davis provide the score to a screening of Run Lola Run.

4. On Friday, ease into the weekend with the reggae stylings of Morgan Heritage and the genre blending of Anguilla trio British Dependency.

5. And Saturday in Prospect Park is the world premiere of composer Paola Prestini’s The Hubble Cantata, combining music, science, and virtual reality in a live performance. This is one you have to see to believe.

6. On Saturday, Central Park SummerStage brings the Brazilian beats of Monobloco, Cabruera, Boogarins, and DJ Luiz Santos, in association with Brasil SummerFest. Just in time for the Summer Olympics!

7. And over on Pier 97 in Hudson River Park, things get soulful when singer, songwriter, and producer William Bell is joined by the James Hunter Six, Taylor McFerrin, Jonathan Toubin, and George Porter Jr.

8. On Sunday, Dwight Yoakam and his six-string serve up the stompers and ballads at AmericanaFest, also part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. With the Cactus Blossoms.

9. While over at the East River Park amphitheater on Tuesday, Alan Polomo, a.k.a. Neon Indian, plays in support of his dance-oriented VEGA INTL. Night School, an ode to the honesty that seems to come out at night. Hopefully it will lure you out at night.