Celebrate Brooklyn!

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Jul 25, 2019 • 7:30 PM


Broken Social Scene, the legendary experimental collective at the heart of the Toronto indie rock ecosystem, comes to the Bandshell with London born and raised prodigy Nilüfer Yanya, providing an opening set.

Indie R&B / Soul
Jun 21, 2019 • 7:30 PM


Calexico and Iron & Wine’s collaborative record Years to Burn—the follow-up to their 2005 EP In the Reins—drops on June 14, and the buzz is deafening. The two bands become one here to play music from both records, as well as from each of their respective catalogues.

Jul 20, 2019 • 8:00 PM

Alloy Orchestra returns to the Bandshell with their mesmerizing score to the 1925 German masterpiece Varieté.

Classical Dance Film
Jul 5, 2019 • 7:30 PM

Chicago MC Mick Jenkins and Brooklyn's LeiKeli47 co-headline this quadruple bill of forward-looking hip hop and soul.

Hip Hop / Rap R&B / Soul
Aug 3, 2019 • 7:00 PM

Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts extravaganza will grace our Bandshell screen. Prior to the film, come to enjoy activities as part of the first annual Lou Reed Tai Chi Day.

Jun 15, 2019 • 3:00 PM


The Bandshell will turn into the biggest family dance party in Brooklyn with DJ Rich Medina and local favorites Shareef Keyes & the Groove, putting on a show guaranteed to get little feet moving.  

Aug 8, 2019 • 8:00 PM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s exceptional second company returns to the Bandshell on the 45th anniversary of its inception with a program of recent work that showcases these young artists’ breathtaking skill and athleticism.

Jun 22, 2019 • 7:30 PM

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, a Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist, performs with the Metropolis Ensemble. 

Classical Indie Jazz
Aug 9, 2019 • 7:30 PM

What's Going On has become a cultural touchstone—and its relevance today is chilling. The brilliant guitarist and bandleader Felicia Collins gathers a host of friends with an all-star band, for a deep dive into Gaye’s legacy, as they play the record in its entirety. 

R&B / Soul
Jun 26, 2019 • 7:30 PM

Chucho Valdés, with last year’s Jazz Batá 2, “burnishes his stature as a towering Afro-Cuban pianist of our time.” (WBGO) He performs at the Bandshell along with Cuban percussionist Dafnis Prieto and his electrifying quartet.

Latin World Music


One of New York City's Longest Running, Free, Outdoor Performing Arts Festivals.

Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. 

All BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.