• People's Champs at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

  • Musiq Soulchild at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

  • Mashrou' Leila at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

  • Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

  • Creed with live score by Wordless Music Orchestra at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

  • Sam Amidon at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

We know that you love coming to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer to experience the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, and our staff gets pretty jazzed about the shows, too! Here are some of our favorites from this year:

“There were too many great shows for me to choose, but I can tell you one of my favorite moments was being in the photo pit in front of the stage for Béla Fleck & The Flecktones just as Victor Wooten unleashed an incredible bass solo!” – Jack Walsh, Executive Producer of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


“I’ve been a fan of The Shins since the early 2000s. Chutes Too Narrow is in my top ten albums of all time. James and the band sounded great and played all the hits that night. I also really liked their latest album, so it was great to hear the new songs as well! Also, Creed was such an amazing, captivating movie. And in true festival fashion, there were a couple surprises in the night—the director and main actress Tessa Thompson were in attendance! It felt like a magical night at the Bandshell with a couple thousand close friends.” – Laurel Sheridan, Associate Director of Marketing at BRIC

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The Shins at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


“I loved seeing Alice Smith early on in the summer. Her voice is fantastic! Plus, Mashrou’ Leila’s show was unique and very powerful.” – Kimberly Green, Marketing Manager for Performing Arts at BRIC

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Alice Smith at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako

 


“I can’t choose between the two nights of dance: Garth Fagan and Pilobolus. Both left such an expansive sense of possibilities.” – Betsy Smulyan, Executive Vice President at BRIC

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Garth Fagan Dance at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


Nels Cline and Sam Amidon was a one-of-a-kind night featuring top notch musicianship with feeling!” – Brett McNamara, Senior Sponsorship Manager for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

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Nels Cline at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


Sylvan Esso put on a fantastic show at the bandshell in 2015 and it was great to see them return in 2017 to a sold out crowd. Their lighting director, Zach Sternberg, is super talented and also a former BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn crew member.” – David Andrako, Photographer

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Sylvan Esso at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


“Great energy from People’s Champs and Musiq Soulchild played all his throwback hits—brought all the memories back! And at Admiral T, there was a lot of dancing! I loved seeing the crowd get out of their seats and the staff get out from backstage!” – Steph Quaye, Operations Coordinator for Performing Arts at BRIC

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Admiral T at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


“My favorite show during the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 2017 season was Pilobolus! Their dynamic choreography mixed with their fluid movement quality made their work so visually appealing and kept me on the edge of my seat!” – Heather Sandler, Membership Associate for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

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Pilobolus at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 2017 | Photo credit: David Andrako


We’ll see you this summer for more amazing shows #AtTheBandshell in 2018!