Opening Night Sponsor
Seasonal Media Partner
Please note: For the Opening Night Concert featuring Patti LaBelle, the general entrance to the Bandshell will be at 11th Street and Prospect Park West. The 9th Street entrance will be open for REVEL guests, and Friends Check-In will be on the 9th Street side, toward the back of the venue. Thank you!
Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. The soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance, and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards, and spiritual sonnets has created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for.
"Powerhouse vocalist Patti LaBelle has been an R&B musical icon for so long (55 years since her debut single) that, even when she’s veered into other entertainment territories and business opportunities, they have soul." - Variety
The same motivation that helped Patricia Louise Holte blossom from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles to a solo artist keeps her fire burning at seventy-four years young. In addition to her music career, she has written six books and in 2017 debuted her cooking show Patti LaBelle's Place. She also remains an advocate for many non-profit initiatives--adoption, diabetes, cancer, HIV / AIDS, to name a few.
“Each year I grow, and that’s a blessing from God. I do what I can do. I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it ... It’s not about making money because I don’t need money, but I need to sing. With a voice or without, I’ve got to get on that stage.” We are thankful that Patti is still doing her thing and thrilled that she will help us kick off the 2019 season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with an epic free concert!
The concert featuring Patti LaBelle will also be a part of our Opening Night REVEL fundraising event. For more information, click here.
NOTICE for Friends Members:
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival REVEL (fundraising event) also takes place on Opening Night. As in the past, Friends Members will not have access to Reserved Seating or the Friends Tent on opening night as these areas are reserved for REVEL Guests. Tent-Pass and Business-Pass Friends get FREE access to our REVEL After-Party!
Additionally, on Opening Night the Friends Check-In will be located around the corner from its usual 9th Street spot. Please enter the park at 9th Street and Prospect Park West, and follow signage and staff directions to the rear entrance. We strongly encourage Friends Members to arrive early as this night is expected to reach capacity.
For information on the Opening Night REVEL (fundraising event), click here.
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.
To learn more about our COVID-Safety precautions, visit our FAQ page.