BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Alice Smith / Bilal / Kris Bowers

Alice Smith's voice is a rare and deeply expressive instrument, anchoring her R&B-meets-jazz songwriting with a treasure trove of memorable, personal lyrics

Date

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017

6:00PM GATES/ 7:00PM SHOW

Cost

FREE

Location

Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Alice Smith

  • Bilal

  • Kris Bowers | Photo credit: Lauren Desberg


Promotional Partner


June 2017 is New York Music Month


ALICE SMITH makes "soulful music draped with vocal stylings that run the spectrum from playful, to seductive, to eerily haunting." (Okayplayer) Her voice is a rare and deeply expressive instrument, anchoring her R&B-meets-jazz songwriting with a treasure trove of memorable, personal lyrics. Raised between Washington, D.C. and Augusta, Georgia, on a steady diet of gospel, pop, soul and go-go, Alice is a passionate singer, songwriter, and producer who has an unshakable sense of self and an attitude to match. Her 2006 debut, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, leapt out of the gate with a GRAMMY in Best Urban/Alternative category, and Vibe Magazine praised the record for "evoking Fiona Apple's finest material."

The album earned a re-release on Epic Records following a bidding war, and her long-awaited sophomore album, She, was released in 2013. An intoxicating mixture of rock, pop and R&B that reveals Alice’s journey, She encompasses her disappointments and ultimate triumphs. "Another Girl," the lead single, was covered by Prince on his album Plectrumelectrum with 3rdeyegirl.

BILAL is one of the great veterans of New York City neo-soul and "one of the most dynamic and progressive vocalists in contemporary music." (AllMusic) He has collaborated with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Beyonce, Erykah Badu to Common. Pianist, composer, and "wunderkind" (AllMusicKRIS BOWERS sets the tone of this triple bill.



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Member Seating & Tent Access

Friends Seating: Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members


 

Venue Information:

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.

All Performances Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Doors open one hour prior to performance unless otherwise noted.

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