The Perks of Being a Friend of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:30AM

It's the end of January, which means that Friends Memberships are now on sale for the 2019 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Become a Friend of the Festival to skip the lines and enjoy special perks all summer long! But don't take our word for it—check out some photos of our Friends Members and hear what they love most about their time #AtTheBandshell

Staff Highlights from 2018 #AtTheBandshell

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:00AM

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival staff reminisce about their favorite shows from the 2018 season, ranging from Aimee Mann to Gary Clark Jr. to Antibalas and everyone in between. Is your favorite on the list? 

Bringing the Bandshell to BRIC House

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:00AM

Last week, we announced the full schedule for BRIC House Sessions, a weekly music series that takes place Thursdays at BRIC House in the spring. With these shows, the spirit of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is alive in our Fort Greene headquarters as we present world-class concerts with internationally-renowned artists.

While we always work to bring the Bandshell vibes to BRIC House, this year we’re excited to bring some actual Celebrate Brooklyn alums to our Ballroom stage.


Member Spotlight - Nell Muldoon / Nell Muldoon Voice Over

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:30PM

As Chair of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Friends Council, Nell Muldoon leads a 15-group council who serve as the community ambassadors for the Festival and help promote BRIC’s mission of keeping the arts accessible to all. Learn more about Nell, her life in Brooklyn, and how small businesses have become an important element of the Festival each summer!

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Staff Highlight: Gretchen Van Lente

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:30PM

Learn a little bit more about Gretchen Van Lente, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival's Volunteer Coordinator!

"I am amazed at the diversity at every single show. Seeing such a cross section of New York City dancing, singing, swaying and grooving along to the same music really reminds me that it truly is the universal language."

Visual Artist Spotlight: Grimanesa Amorós

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:00AM

For the 40th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, BRIC commissioned artist Grimanesa Amorós to create a site-specific light sculpture, which will be on display at the Bandshell all summer long. We spoke with Ms. Amorós about this project, which is called HEDERA, and the inspiration behind her work at the Bandshell and her art exhibited around the world.

On the Lawn #AtTheBandshell

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00AM

Looking back to last year's series On the Lawn #AtTheBandshell, featuring artists from BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

Our Top Shows at the 2017 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:00AM

Reminisce with us and warm up thinking back to the summer #AtTheBandshell! We had some amazing artists hit the stage in 2017, but here were our top shows based on how many of YOU came out to enjoy them. Thanks for making it a great year—we can’t wait for 2018!

Member Spotlight: Ona Winet and Keith Bray

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:30AM

Ona Winet and Keith Bray have been supporting the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival for six years as Tent Pass members. Read below to see which types of performances are their favorites.

Member Spotlight: Bethany Patterson

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:30AM

This is Bethany Patterson’s first summer as a BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Seat-Pass Member. Read why she’s glad she joined the Friends program. 

Member Spotlight: Alfonso Pastor

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:30PM

Gate-pass member Alfonso Pastor has participated in the Friends program for five years. Read on to see why he keeps coming back to the Bandshell.