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Beacon Riverfest 

Brooklyn Qawwali Party headlines this year's all-day free concert, bringing their funk/jazz tribute to legendary vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Beacon's Waterfront Park, steps from the Beacon train station. The third annual Riverfest boasts a diverse, high-energy line-up, including the swee, summery sounds of Bing Ji Ling, The Figgs (Graham Parker's backing band), Schwervon!, Beacon's own surf trio The Octomen, and M Shanghai String Band, "a modern-day medicine show according to Tommy Ramone. Vendors will be onsite serving food—from pulled pork to paletas. Handicraft artists will sell original work and handmade jewelry. Free admission. June 30, noon to dark.

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  • This year’s Beacon Riverfest takes place on June 30 at Beacon’s Waterfront Park.

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