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COMING UP THIS MONTH AT THE BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL AT THE PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL

Jun 10, 2019 • 12:00 PM

Here’s what's coming up at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free.

June 12 & 13: The National returns for a benefit concert this year, along with indie rocker Courtney Barnett

June 15: Rich Medina headlines the annual family concert, which this year takes the form of a giant dance party

June 19: Indie rock and alt-country come together with singer-songwriters Father John Misty and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit bringing their co-headlining tour to the Bandshell for a benefit concert

June 20: Tank and the Bangas bring a joyous sound that’s equal parts funk, hip hop, gospel, and spoken word

June 21: Calexico and Iron & Wine come to the Bandshell on the heels of the release of their joint album Years to Burn

June 22: Legendary experimental rock band Tortoise come to play its 1998 masterpiece TNT start to finish

June 26: Chucho Valdés will perform last year's critically acclaimed Jazz Bata 2

June 27: A rising star in the dance hall and reggae music scene, Protoje headlines a concert at the Bandshell

June 28: Revolutionary singer/bandleader Celso Piña brings his mashup of cumbia with tropical sounds from norteño to sonider

June 29: alternative music icon Liz Phair headlines

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm
THE NATIONAL AND COURTNEY BARNETT
Ticketed BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
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Thursday, June 13, 7:00pm

THE NATIONAL AND COURTNEY BARNETT
Ticketed BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
$59.50 (General Admission – Standing)
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Saturday, June 15, 3:00pm
Family Concert
RICH MEDINA | SHAREEF KEYES AND THE GROOVE
Free

The Bandshell will turn into the biggest family dance party in Brooklyn with RICH MEDINA, “one of the most in-demand DJs out there, capable of turning any type of crowd into a frenzy” (Philly Voice) spinning grooves old and new, and local favorites SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE, who have built a buzz around New York for their high energy, crowd captivating live performances, putting on a show guaranteed to get little feet moving. 

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Wednesday, June 19, 6:30pm
FATHER JOHN MISTY | JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT | JADE BIRD
Ticketed BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
$65 (General Admission – Standing)
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Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm
TANK AND THE BANGAS | CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES
Free

Fronted by the unstoppable slam poet and singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball and rolling out a joyous sound that’s equal parts funk, hip hop, gospel, and spoken word, TANK AND THE BANGAS “are #BlackExcellence, #BlackGirlMagic, and Sly and The Family Stone rolled up into one beautiful collective.” (Okayplayer)  Fronting his band THE FUNK APOSTLES, Brooklyn native CORY HENRY is “one of the finest Hammond B-3 organ players of his generation.” (AllMusic)

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Friday, June 21, 7:30pm
Bud Light Music Series
CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE | ADIA VICTORIA
Free

CALEXICO and IRON & WINE’s collaborative record Years to Burn—the follow-up to their 2005 EP In the Reins, which was “rich and evocative, the lyrics poignant and probing” (No Depression)—drops in June, and the buzz is deafening. The two bands become one here to play music from both records. ADIA VICTORIA is “redefining what it means to be a Southern blueswoman; for her, that's a wily, radical and thoroughly contemporary role.” (NPR) 

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Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm
TORTOISE: TNT | EMILY WELLS WITH METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE
Free

The legendary experimental rock band TORTOISE will play its “weirdly beautiful and impossible to pin down” (Pitchfork) 1998 masterpiece TNT start to finish. EMILY WELLS “works in the space between art-pop and neoclassical chamber music.” (WNYC’s New Sounds) The Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist is here with the GRAMMY Award-nominated METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE, who appear on her ethereal new album This World Is Too _____ For You.

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Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm
CHUCHO VALDÉS - JAZZ BATÁ | DAFNIS PRIETO SI O SI QUARTET
Free

In 1972, CHUCHO VALDÉS released Jazz Batá, a forward-thinking convergence of modern jazz and folkloric rhythms that prefigured much of the Afro-Cuban jazz of today. Last year’s Jazz Batá 2 is a brilliant sequel that, almost a half-century later, “burnishes his stature as a towering Afro-Cuban pianist of our time.” (WBGO) With his electrifying quartet, the Cuban percussionist DAFNIS PRIETO makes music that is “dynamic to the extreme … a slippery amalgam of complex polyrhythm and incantatory melody.” (The New York Times

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Thursday, June 27, 7:30pm
Bud Light Music Series
PROTOJE | JAH9 | YOGA ON DUB | DJ TOP NOTCH & MICRO DON
Free

Fronting his militant band Indiggnation, PROTOJE articulates the righteous anger of a generation—he’s “at the forefront of the young, talented artists redefining the parameters of what reggae music sounds like in the twenty-first century.” (LA Post Examiner) The spiritual dub singer JAH9, who projects “the ethereal aura of early Erykah Badu,” (Billboard) leads a YOGA ON DUB class with live music before her set, and DJ TOP NOTCH & MICRO DON, regulars at Bed-Stuy’s Lovers Rock, spin throughout the night. 

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