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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Nels Cline: LOVERS / Sam Amidon

On his latest album, Lovers, Nels Cline tackles a combination of originals and American Songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting, which he’ll perform live at the bandshell.


Saturday, Aug 5, 2017

6:30PM GATES / 7:30PM SHOW




Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Nels Cline | Photo credit: Nathan West

  • Sam Amidon | Photo credit: Piper Ferguson

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Guitarist NELS CLINE has led us on a thrilling cascade of reinventions and left turns, emerging from New York's free jazz scene and currently holding the post as lead guitarist in Wilco. His love for noise and punk rock has led him into projects with the likes of Thurston Moore and Mike Watt, and his work with the Nels Cline Singers ranges from impassioned jazz to gurgling electronica. Pitchfork calls him "a quiet pioneer whose contributions to rock, jazz, and the avant-garde are deeply felt," and Rolling Stone placed him at #82 in their list of all-time greatest guitarists.

On his latest album, Lovers, Cline tackles a combination of originals and American Songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting, which he'll perform live at the bandshell.

SAM AMIDON is an unpredictable folk singer whose "highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around." (NPR) The son of folk revivalists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, he was raised on the sounds of pre-war America, which he has refracted beautifully through his music sensibility and collaborations with Nico Muhly, Thomas Bartlett, tUnE-yArDs, and more.


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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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