BRIC is delighted to announce its Opening Night Gala to kick off the 39th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable event. At the Gala, we will proudly honor Chris Sheehan of Union Beer Distributors during a sunset dinner and concert to support our free, world-class programming at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

(Rain or shine)

Prospect Park Bandshell
Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West
and follow signs for Gala Check-In

DIRECTIONS TO THE BANDSHELL
The closest subway stop is 7th Ave (F/G). Free parking is available for Gala guests at the Bartel Lot, located at 15th Street and Prospect Park West by Bartel-Pritchard Square, a short walk from the Gala entrance. Alternatively, you can ride your bike and park it at our Bike Valet at 11th Street and Prospect Park West.

Funky Summer Cocktail Attire

5:30pm Cocktails & Dinner
7:00pm Award Presentation to Chris Sheehan in the Gala Tent
8:15pm Opening Night Concert with Lake Street Dive (free to the public)
10:00pm After Party (celebrity guest DJ to be announced)
11:30pm The End


Gala Tickets

Click here for a list of table package and ticket options.

Tickets are not required for the Lake Street Dive concert, which is free and open to the public. Gates will open at 6:30pm.


Honoring Chris Sheehan

At this year’s Gala, BRIC is thrilled to honor beer industry trailblazer Chris Sheehan of Union Beer Distributors and the Sheehan Family Companies. Chris passionately leads a proud family business spanning four generations which distributes over 500 beer brands through 19 distributorships in 13 states. Through Chris’s advocacy, Union Beer and Anheuser-Busch have been longtime sponsors of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival for 19 years His commitment to giving back to the communities in which he does business is an inspiration. This year’s gala will feature a tribute to Chris and a delectable dinner with craft beer pairings throughout.


Performance by Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive will take the Bandshell stage with their pop-soul powerhouse sound. Known for their genre-defying DIY creativity, Lake Street Dive weaves R&B, jazz, soul, and 60s-era rock into a unique, rollicking mix. Based on their sold out performance at Radio City Music Hall last year, we expect a great turn out and fantastic, fun show for this year’s opening night. Learn more >>


After Party

Celebrity guest DJ to be announced

Dance the night away at our lively After Party following the performance. The party will include an open bar with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and bar snacks. Stay tuned for the announcement of our celebrity guest DJ!


Gala Tickets

All donations in excess of $125 per ticket are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. BRIC will provide you with a letter of acknowledgement. 


Group Packages
Please be aware there are a limited number of tables available. 

Gala Response Form

$25,000 Chair Package

Includes best placement of table for ten, ten front & center reserved concert seats, ten tickets to the After Party, summer-long VIP tent & concert access for six, prominent acknowledgment in invitation, tribute in electronic Gala program, logo placement on step-and-repeat backdrop, and color ad in 35,000 printed season performance programs.

$15,000 Vice Chair Package

Includes prime table for ten, ten reserved concert seats, ten tickets to the After Party, summer-long VIP tent & concert access for four, prominent acknowledgment in invitation, and tribute in electronic program.

$7,500 Producer Package

Includes table for ten, ten reserved concert seats, ten tickets to the After Party, summer-long VIP tent & concert access for two,  acknowledgment in invitation, and tribute in electronic program.

$2,500 Designer Package

Includes two VIP tickets, reserved concert seats, tickets to the After Party, acknowledgment in invitation and tribute in electronic program. 

$500 Special Tribute (included in packages above)

Include a special tribute in the electronic Gala program, displayed on television screens at the event. You may submit a message in honor of Chris Sheehan or BRIC or an ad for your business. Specs for the tribute are 5.25” x 3” / 300 DPI / JPEG or PDF file. If you would like to send text only we will place it on a background image from a past BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Season. Tributes will be due via email to mcarr@BRICartsmedia.org by May 13.

To purchase a table package please download this order form and fax to 718.802.9095, mail to 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, or contact Marion Carr at 718.683.5637 or mcarr@BRICartsmedia.org.


Single Tickets

Includes acknowledgment in invitation and electronic program, ticket to Gala, reserved concert seat and ticket to the After Party. Join us as a Friend of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and receive discounted Gala tickets.

$1,000 Benefactor Ticket

$750 Patron Ticket

$500 Donor Ticket (limited number available until April 7, 2017)

All donations in excess of $125 per ticket are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. BRIC will provide you with a letter of acknowledgement.


After Party

The party includes dancing after the concert with an open bar with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and bar snacks. 

$75 Single - 1 Ticket

$125 Couple - 2 Tickets


Can’t Attend? If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support BRIC, please click here.