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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere Press

Jul 27, 2020 • 1:30 PM

For over 40 years, BRIC has presented its most acclaimed program, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, each summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. This year, the beloved festival was transformed into a virtual multi-platform destination designed to bring the spirit of the annual festival to life. Audience members were able to tune in on FacebookYouTube and Brooklyn cable channels on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 for a host of musical performances from some of your favorite artists.

We've rounded up some of the press coverage the festival has received this year. We are honored by all the love we have received from outlets, artists, and you!


Press Highlights:

The Gleaner, July 28, 2020 – Kes The Band To Release Live Album - Repped For The Caribbean At Brooklyn Festival

The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2020 – Celebrate Brooklyn!—But Don’t Leave Your Home

The New York Times, July 24, 2020 – And finally: A virtual social weekend

MadameNoir, July 24, 2020 – Michelle Buteau Discusses The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival And How Her Fertility Journey Cost Her Some Relationships: “I Really Had To Protect Myself”

WPIX-TV (PIX11), July 23, 2020 – Celebrating Brooklyn with Michelle Buteau

Vulture, July 22, 2020 – Madison McFerrin Was a Michelle Buteau Fan Before She Became a Michelle Buteau Friend

New York Daily News, July 21, 2020 – Michelle Buteau tapped to host ‘highly immersive’ virtual ‘BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Fest’ this weekend

Variety, June 30, 2020 – Common, Questlove, Lila Downs, More to Perform at Celebrate Brooklyn Virtual Event


AND MORE!

Brooklyn Vegan, July 26, 2020 – Today’s livestreams (Liz Phair, Common, Lucy Dacus, Alex Henry Foster, more)

Correio do Povo, July 25, 2020 - Artistas nacionais e internacionais agitam as redes sociais neste sábado

Brightest Young Things, July 25, 2020 – Your BYT Weekend Guide

The Stranger, July 24, 2020 – The 53 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Weekend

The Portland Mercury, July 24, 2020 – The Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: July 24-26

GRAY, July 24, 2020 – The Top Design Happenings, July 23–29

The Root, July 23, 2020 – In-Person and Virtual Events to Check Out in Order to Avoid Hitting Up the Beach

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2020 – Things to do this week: Xponential Fest, Barnes and Penn Museum reopen, ‘Elf’ at the drive-in and more

The List, July 23, 2020 – Something for the Weekend: Online conventions, music festivals, film screenings and more

FLOOD Magazine, July 20, 2020 – Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (7/20-7/26)

Broadway World, July 8, 2020 – Michelle Buteau Named Host of the 42nd Annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

The Source, July 1, 2020 – COMMON AND QUESTLOVE TO HEADLINE BRIC 42ND ANNUAL CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL

AllHipHop, July 1, 2020 – Common, Questlove Support Virtual Brooklyn Festival

Broadway World, July 1, 2020 – 42nd Annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Artist Lineup