BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Benefit Concert: Planetarium / Joan as Police Woman

With Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister


Tue, July 18, 2017
6:00PM Gates / 7:30PM Show


$50 advance / $55 day of show


Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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A concept album co-composed by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (The National), James McAlister, and Nico Muhly, PLANETARIUM is an expansive song cycle that explores the Sun, the Moon, the planets and other celestial bodies of our solar system (and beyond) through soundscape, song, science and myth. The result of this creative alliance is a musical and aesthetic journey as far-reaching as its subject: from lush piano ballads to prog-rock political anthems, curious electronic back-beats to classical cadenzas, the vast musical styles seek to explore the diversity and mystery of our cosmos. These talented musicians will bring sing about the stars while under the stars at the Bandshell this summer.

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN’s (Joan Wasser) musical life has spanned many albums, bands, collaborations and genres. Trained as a classical violinist, she worked, recorded, and toured with The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, and countless others before starting Joan as Police Woman in 2013. After performing at the Bandshell in 2016, we're excited to have her back on the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival stage.


  • No-fee tickets can be purchased at Mercury Lounge, Thursday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Music Hall of Williamsburg, Saturday only, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both box offices are cash only. 
  • Ticketing and box office questions should be directed to Bowery Presents
  • Children ages 2 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  
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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: TBD


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.

To learn more about our COVID-Safety precautions, visit our FAQ page.