BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Saturday Performance Cancelled

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the excessive heat advisory and in the interest of public safety, all large events in city parks, including the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, are cancelled for Saturday, July 20.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Burna Boy / Sampa the Great / DJ Tunez

BUD LIGHT MUSIC SERIES

Burna Boy's “warm, earthy tones applied to menacing trap rap and exuberant Afro-pop create a sound that, even in its darkest moments, sounds like bottled joy.” (The New Yorker)

Date

FRI, JUL 19, 2019

6:30PM Gates / 7:30PM Show

Cost

FREE

Location

Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Burna Boy

  • Sampa The Great | Photo: Wami Aluko

  • DJ Tunez


BUD LIGHT MUSIC SERIES


BURNA BOY's “warm, earthy tones applied to menacing trap rap and exuberant Afro-pop create a sound that, even in its darkest moments, sounds like bottled joy.” (The New Yorker) Born Damini Ogulu in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, he burst into the public consciousness in 2012 at the tender age of 21 with “Like to Party,” the lead single from his first full-length album L.I.F.E. (an acronym for Leaving an Impact for Eternity), released the following year on Aristokrat Records. He launched his own label, Spaceship Entertainment, and released his follow up On a Spaceship in 2015. 2018’s Outside put him on another level, debuting at #3 on the Billboard reggae charts and with the single “Ye” making many year’s end best-of lists in Nigeria. Coming off of Coachella this year, he’s on the brink of international stardom.  

The Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, Australia-based poet, singer and rapper SAMPA THE GREAT, “dripping with finesse and black femininity,” (Okayplayer) makes a rare U.S. appearance to open. She includes Mos Def and Chance the Rapper among her influences, and has supported Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, and Thundercat.

DJ TUNEZ, the “go-to dot connector in the African community of New York City and beyond,” (Fader) ties it all together, spinning before the show and between sets.  



Venue Seating

  • Partial Seating - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
  • Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

Information for the Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

  • Friends Member Seating: Rear seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
  • Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
  • Sponsor Tent: Open for Bud Light Guests

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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