BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! FAQs

We're so exicted to gather with you at the Bandshell all summer long. Please use the FAQ below as a resource to ensure you have all of the informtion you need -- we'll see you soon!

Please respect the rules of the Police Department, Department of Parks & Recreation, and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! while enjoying the performances. Do not bring cans, bottles, coolers, tents, alcoholic beverages, pets, video cameras, audio recording devices, or professional cameras to the festival site. Beer and wine are sold for on-site consumption and may not be removed from the site. Keep Prospect Park beautiful and clean by placing all litter in trash receptacles.




BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2023 FAQs

When will BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! take place? Will it be at the Prospect Park bandshell?

Yes, we will be live and in-person at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park! We’re excited to gather together with you all summer long.

What is the rain policy?

Safety is our highest priority and we monitor all potential weather-related impacts on our audiences. Performances are RAIN OR SHINE except where indicated, there are no rain dates. All best efforts will be made to present performances regardless of weather.

Do you have a coat check/bag check?


How much does the performance cost?

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is free for all. To keep it going, we need your support. Please donate as you can… $5, $10, $20 or consider becoming a member.

"Keep it great, Give $5 at the gate!"

* Please note, benefit concerts do have admission charges.

How can I get a schedule of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances?

Our full schedule is on our website, or you can stay informed by signing up for our mailing list, following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or by calling 718.683.5600 or emailing

How do I get to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

Please refer to the map below. If you’re using a smartphone map app or ride share service, put in Lena Horne Bandshell.

    Bus info:

    • B61 to Prospect Park West
    • B69 / B67 to 9th Street
    • B16 / B43 / B48 to Lincoln Road or Empire Blvd. Enter Park at Lincoln Road, follow signs to the Bandshell.
    • B68 to Prospect Park West/Prospect Park SW 


    We have bike parking on site at the 11th street entrance.

    When do the gates open?

    The site opens one (1) hour prior to the posted performance time unless otherwise noted. You may line up prior to the opening of gates.

    What is the seating policy at the Prospect Park Bandshell?

    Seating plans and availability change depending on the event, so please refer to individual event web pages for details,

    Generally, there are chairs in front of the stage at the Bandshell. The rear lawn, where you can bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket, is another great option for enjoying the show.

    Some seats are reserved for friends of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! such as BRIC members, donors, and artist guests. Interested in membership? Head here.

    All other seats and lawn areas are first-come, first-served.

    Is the Prospect Park Bandshell accessible?

    The facility is completely wheelchair accessible. If you require special seating arrangements, please ask any staff member to speak with the house manager on the day of the performance when you reach the gate, and we will happily accommodate you. If you have any other questions about accessibility, please contact Benno Orlinsky at

    Will you have an interpreter?

    For our d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, we will have an ASL interpreter at some of our free music shows, located on the left side of the stage. A few shows will not have an ASL interpreter, and a few will only have an ASL interpreter during a particular set – you can refer to individual show pages for this information!

    How can I support BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

    Donations to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! help BRIC continue providing exciting and eclectic performances to audiences from across Brooklyn and beyond. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, all donations to BRIC are tax-deductible and help to ensure our programs are delivered free of cost. To support BRIC and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, please head here.

    How can I sponsor BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

    Please refer to our Sponsor page or email at

    Are all of the performances appropriate for children?

    ​​BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are geared towards adults and families with children. We will make every attempt to inform audiences if a performance contains strong adult themes or language

    Can I bring a stroller?

    Yes! Please note, BRIC is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

    Am I allowed to bring food and drinks into the venue? Are food and drinks for sale?

    Yes! In 2023, attendees can bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages into BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Food, beer, wine, and cocktails are sold for on-site consumption and may not be removed from the site. Please do not bring glass into the park.

    Is smoking permitted at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

    BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! complies with the direction of the City of New York on the ban on smoking in public parks. "No Smoking" is clearly posted among rules on our entrance signs. Enforcement is solely administered by Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP).

    How can I volunteer or work at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

    Please refer to BRIC's Jobs & Internship Opportunities page, as well as our volunteer landing page.

    How can I perform at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn?

    We are honored you want to play our stage! BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is programmed by an artistic team guided by our history and mission, so we do not accept unsolicited performance proposals. Thanks for your interest and keep the music going!

    Who do I contact regarding items left at the site during a concert?

    Please e-mail

    Why are some events ticketed while others are free?

    To make free concerts possible throughout the summer, BRIC relies on a mix of income sources. Corporate sponsorship, as well as Benefit Concerts and Memberships all help pay for the total cost of presenting BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Your donation directly supports our ability to present BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! every summer.

    Does my baby/toddler/child need a ticket to a benefit (ticketed) show?

    Children ages 2 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

    What footwear is appropriate?

    Lena Horne Bandshell is an outdoor space. Footwear that is comfortable and appropriate for outdoor environments is suggested.