Celebrate Brooklyn!

June - August 2016
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Season Media Partners WNYC logo ABC7 logo Village Voice logo
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Presented in Partnership With PPA logo
Aug 2, 2016 • 7:30 PM

These Brooklyn-based indie rockers look far beyond the borough for their musical inspiration.

Jul 26, 2016 • 7:00 PM

On a whim, avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs got together to write an album.

Aug 11, 2016 • 7:00 PM

For the final Benefit Concert of the 2016 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Herbie Hancockperforming with James Genus, Trevor Lawrence, Jr., Lionel Loueke, and Terrace Martin, will bring his impressive discography to life at the Bandshell.

Jul 28, 2016 • 7:30 PM


Brooklyn-based jazz singer Gregory Porter and jazz power group Marcus Strickland & Twi-Life meet at the Bandshell in an exciting flurry of jazz and jazz-fusion.


Jul 29, 2016 • 7:30 PM

A collection of musical superstars honors the supreme Salsa diva Celia Cruz in a whirlwind tribute. 

Jazz Latin World Music
Jul 30, 2016 • 7:30 PM

New York hip-hop staples Digable Planets and Camp Lo unite for a memorable night of new and old sounds at the Bandshell.

Hip Hop / Rap Jazz
Aug 4, 2016 • 7:30 PM

A U.S. premiere, London-based improvisational trio The Bays makes their contribution to this cult classic with an introduction from experimental pop collaborators Joan as Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis. 

Aug 5, 2016 • 7:30 PM

The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage revisits their Brooklyn home with explosive Anguilla-based trio British Dependency leading the way. 

Reggae World Music
Aug 6, 2016 • 7:30 PM


Composer Paola Prestini and collaborators transport us through the cosmos with a powerful combination of music, science, and virtual reality.

Classical Film Indie
Aug 10, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Recall the incredible legacy of David Bowie with the help of this wonderfully weird Jim Henson original and the grooves of the Donny McCaslin Group. 

Family-friendly Film Jazz


One of New York City's Longest Running, Free, Outdoor Performing Arts Festivals.

Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. 

All BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.