BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Saturday Performance Cancelled

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the excessive heat advisory and in the interest of public safety, all large events in city parks, including the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, are cancelled for Saturday, July 20.

BRIC Partners with Big Mozz to Bring New Food and Beverage Program to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Apr 22, 2019 • 2:00 PM

Under the Direction of Big Mozz, 2019 Season to Feature New Food Vendors

Sweet Chick, Kotti Berliner, Gordo’s Cantina, Oyster Party;

and an array of new beer, wine and cocktails.

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce a partnership with Big Mozz to bring a fresh new perspective to the food and beverage offerings at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival for its 41st season at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

With this partnership, Big Mozz will curate an all-new food and beverage program at the Festival, with some of the city's top culinary talent creating menus perfect for outdoor summer concerts. In addition to Big Mozz’s infamous Mozz Sticks, they will debut a new Smash Burger and Impossible Burger; Sweet Chick's classic Southern comfort food; a full raw bar and lobster rolls from Oyster Party; authentic doner kebab from Kotti Berliner, Central Mexican tacos from Queens’ Gordo’s Cantina; steamed Baos from Williamsburg’s Rooster Boy; Good Batch’s ice cream sandwiches; and more to be announced soon. The food will be fresh, diverse, local, and served faster than ever before. 

In addition to the new food lineup, new beverage partners will support an expanded drinks menu including a great mix of national and local beers from Bud Light to Blue Point Brewing Company, a selection of wines from 90+ Cellars and Lila Wines perfect for summer, and frozen Svedka Vodka cocktails and Tequila Mi Campo margaritas. All offerings will be available throughout the site as well as in the Friends Tent, which features VIP table service and an expanded bar for Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn members and guests.

Big Mozz comes to the Festival with years of hospitality experience, operating at some of the biggest music festivals in the world from their headquarters in Brooklyn. Their aim is to complement the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival’s history of world-class live performances with an elevated food and beverage program that features fast service and first-class quality at its core. 

Jack Walsh, BRIC’s VP of Performing Arts and Executive Producer of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, said: “We are incredibly excited to partner with Big Mozz to elevate the food and beverage service at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with incredible local food vendors and an expanded beer, wine and cocktail beverage program. They are innovative in their approach, have immense experience, and the food is absolutely delicious!”

Matt Gallira, Founder of Big Mozz said: “We are so inspired by our fellow NYC-based food entrepreneurs, and can’t wait to bring our vision for a new type of music festival food & beverage program to life at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. This is a community-driven event that deserves world-class amenities and we’re thrilled to bring some of Brooklyn’s best culinary talent along with us.”

BRIC incubates and presents creative work that reflects the diversity of New York, across the full spectrum of the performing, visual, and media arts. The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is an internationally renowned summer-long performance series that has taken place at the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer since 1979. Chosen as “Best Summer Series” by New York Magazine and Village Voice; and praised by The New York Times as “an ideal urban concert space,” the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival attracts upwards of 200,000 people during a 10-week/30-event summer season, with average attendance of 6,000 people per show. It has grown to become Brooklyn’s foremost summer cultural attraction.

ABOUT BRIC  

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

BRIC’s main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio and artist work spaces in Downtown Brooklyn.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; groundbreaking media initiatives, including BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech; and renowned contemporary art exhibitions. BRIC also offers education and community-building programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.

ABOUT BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is BRIC’s flagship performing arts program. Unlike the multi-stage destination festival scene, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a free, summer-long experience allowing New Yorkers to come back again and again with their friends and family to appreciate or discover a new genre, acclaimed artist, or world culture each night of the Festival. From its very first performance in the summer of 1979, the mission of the Festival has been to bring Brooklyn together in a safe, harmonious setting that enhances our quality of life and understanding of the world by illuminating the vibrant cultures that make our borough so unique.

During its 40-year run, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival has presented more than 2,000 artists including celebrated global music icons, legendary jazz artists, chart-topping indie bands, gravity-defying dance troupes, large-scale film projects and even a virtual reality performance, drawing a diverse audience upwards of 200,000 each season.

“In the crowded summer festival season, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! stands apart.” Billboard

Winner of the Village Voice Readers’ Poll and Critics’ Picks for “Best Free Concert Series”

“Every year, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! broadens the city’s horizons with dozens of shows by an unbelievable lineup of artists to the Prospect Park Bandshell.” Metro

The festival’s Executive Producer is Jack Walsh. Its Artistic Director is Rachel Chanoff. Kristina Newman-Scott is the President of BRIC.

Learn more at BRICartsmedia.org.

Press contact: Ron Gaskill at Blake Zidell & Associates:

718.643.9052, ron@blakezidell.com