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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
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Your guide to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2023

Here's the scoop on this year's BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! summer music festival.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan

You can set your watch by how reliably awesome the annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is. Unlike SummerStage, which spreads out across the five boroughs, all BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! shows take place at the beautiful bandshell in Prospect Park, a scenic amphitheater surrounded by trees. Catching one of these gigs is guaranteed to be a highlight of your summer show-going season, whether you're seeing a buzzy indie-rock band, a classic soul or funk group, or one of the best hip-hop artists around.

"BRIC is about community, art and culture and there is no greater example of that than BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!," BRIC President Wes Jackson said in a press release. "For 45 years, our team has brought free and affordable programming to Prospect Park, and low-cost media education to the people of Brooklyn. We're honored to serve our neighborhoods in this way every summer, and we look forward to 45 more years at the Bandshell and beyond."

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What is BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is an annual series of outdoor concerts in Prospect Park. Every year, the schedule features big names in a wide variety of genres.

When is BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

The dates for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! are June 7 to August 24, 2023.

What is on the line-up for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

Here are a few artists on the line-up: Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Corinne Bailey Rae; legendary blues musician Taj Mahal; American rock band The Wallflowers; indie folk band The Head & The Heart; R&B superstar JOE; notorious alternative R&B singer Kelela; lo-fi LA-based R&B/soul artist and producer Liv.e; Pakistani musician Ali Sethi; Grammy-nominated American rapper Raja Kumari; Jamaican dancehall icon Marcia Griffiths, and many more.

Artists making their festival debut include choreographer Rennie Harris’s PureMovement dance company and Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician Oumou Sangarè reflect a commitment to building inclusive experiences and intentional spaces for future festival-goers.

How do I get tickets to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

As always, the majority of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Offerings are free. Some benefit gigs, however, require tickets. Get more info here.

How do I get to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

The Prospect Park Bandshell is located at Prospect Park West, enter on 9th St or 11th St, Brooklyn. To arrive by subway, take F to 15th St–Prospect Park, or 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza.