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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Benefit Concert: Grizzly Bear & Spoon with Special Guest Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Friends Pre-Sale: THU, MAR 8 from 9AM to 9PM EST
General On Sale: FRI, MAR 9 | 10AM EST


WED, JUN 20, 2018

6PM Gates / 6:30PM Show



$46 advance / $51 day of show (GENERAL ADMISSION - STANDING)


Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Spoon | Photo credit: Zackery Michael

If you are having issues purchasing tickets online, please call Ticketfly at 877-987-6487.

One of the mainstays of the indie rock scene of the 2000s and 2010s, Grizzly Bear recently came back from a five-year hiatus in 2017 with Painted Ruins, which the New York Times described as the band pushing “its music further both inward and outward” with “secrets and misgivings that are gorgeously wrapped.” Previous to that, the band had put out four studio albums including Horn of Plenty (2004), Yellow House (2006), Veckatimest (2009), and Shields (2012). All of which earned them critical acclaim, fans around the world, and even an opening spot on Radiohead's 2008 tour. Having formed in Brooklyn, we are happy to welcome Edward Droste, Christopher Bear, Chris Taylor, and Daniel Rossen back to the borough.

Spoon, the indie rock band from Austin, Texas, also performs at the Bandshell in support of its ninth album, Hot Thoughts.

According to Pitchfork, “Spoon stay in their well-earned lane but tweak the formula just enough on their ninth album, keeping their reliably great songwriting and adding new, electronic textures.” Formed in 1993, the band has been releasing music since then, including their first full-length debut Telephono in 1996, and all the way through to 2014’s They Want My Soul. Overall, the work of Britt Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, bassist Rob Pope and no-longer-a-secret weapon Alex Fischel have scaled some lofty heights, and they return to the Bandshell this summer, after a benefit concert in 2008.

Los Angeles-based composer and experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith opens the night.

$1 per ticket on the Spoon and Grizzly Bear tour will go to PLUS1 in support of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund’s mission to prevent gun violence and build safer communities.


Please note: Advanced tickets for this show are only available via Ticketfly (online or by phone at 877-987-6487). The Box Office will be open at the Prospect Park Bandshell the day of the show. 

Want to reserve complimentary tickets for this benefit show? Purchase a Tent-level or Business Friend Membership and reserve your ticket today! Click here to learn more. 

Grizzly Bear's New Album Painted Ruins out NOW!

Spoon's New album Hot Thoughts out NOW!




Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Member Seating & Tent Access

Friends Seating: Rear 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.

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