BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Gary Clark Jr. / Fiona Silver

One of the great ambassadors of classic American blues, Gary Clark Jr., will take the stage after Fiona Silver kicks things off.


THU, AUG 9, 2018
6:30PM Gates / 7:30PM Show




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Gary Clark Jr.

  • Fiona Silver | Photo Credit: Cortney Armitage


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GARY CLARK JR. is a peerless guitar virtuoso and one of today's great ambassadors of classic American blues. Dubbed "The Chosen One" for his effortless facility from a young age, he rose through the Texas music scene as a teenager and shared the stage with such rock legends as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and the Rolling Stones. Over four studio albums he has developed from Hendrix-esque prodigy into a genre-warping songwriter defiant of categorization—is it psychedelia? Soul? Hip hop? Yes. And whatever you want to call it, his "fiery technique is a thrill to witness." (The New York Times)

According to Clark, "I listen to everything…so I want to play everything." And luckily, the blues has left its fingerprint on nearly every thread of modern American music, so his explorations through hip hop and country are both authentic and satisfying. He recently earned his first GRAMMY Award, for Best Traditional R&B Performance, and it's safe to assume it will be the first of many.

The "brash and beguiling" (Paste) chanteuse FIONA SILVER kicks things off. A born and bred New Yorker with a take no prisoners punk ethic, her debut album, Little Thunder, was borne of her swirling storm within, and it is a masterstroke that is both vulnerable and rebellious. Inspired by events from her tumultuous life, filled with dire beauty and vital sorrow, Fiona has emerged as the dynamic artist she is today. 

Venue Seating
- All Seats In - Click here to see the various seat set-ups at the Bandshell.
- Lawn open for blankets/lawn chairs

Information for Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
- Friends Member 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.

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