2019 Opening Night REVEL
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Alloy Orchestra returns to the Bandshell with their mesmerizing score to the 1925 German masterpiece Varieté.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BUD LIGHT MUSIC SERIES
Fronting his militant band Indiggnation, Protoje articulates the righteous anger of a generation, and he performs at the Bandshell alongside Jah9 and DJ Top Notch & MICRO DON. Plus a session of Yoga on Dub!
EVENTBRITE MUSIC SERIES
Simón Mejía and Li Saumet, the Bogotá based electro cumbia superstars that make up Bomba Estéreo, close our 41st season with a bang, along with fiery local Colombian expat outfit Delsonido.
Co-headliners Sudanese American MC Oddisee and Palestinian-Jordanian band 47SOUL along with NARCY all join together for a night that highlights their Arabic roots.
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.MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL