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WHITNEY burst into indie stardom with one of 2016's most acclaimed debuts, Light Upon the Lake. With alumni of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, they read as seasoned pop veterans: Pitchfork writes, "[Whitney] operates in a universe of endlessly repeatable joy ... you'll find most songs to be near flawless on a small scale." The record landed on most publication's year-end lists and brought them onto late night television. In a recent interview for The New York Times, Sir Elton John told 25-year-old frontman Julien Ehrlich, "You're a newborn baby this year and you're growing in the right direction. More power to you and thank you for your music."
MOSES SUMNEY takes the stage with "a wafting, pitch-perfect falsetto that floats around space before tunneling deep into your soul." (Pitchfork) Since the self-release of his debut EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015's Terrible Records 7", Seeds/Pleas, Moses has performed around the world alongside forebears like Beck, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, James Blake, and more. He adds the Bandshell to his long list of dynamic live performances and festival appearances this summer. Los Angeles songstress WEYES BLOOD pens '70s-tinged "ebbing-and-flowing chamber-folk," (NPR), with the gentleness of Laurel Canyon but the ambitious sweep of a Carpenters ballad. Her 2016 record Front Row Seat to Earth was produced by Chris Cohen and also shared a spot on many year-end lists – a follow-up joint EP with Ariel Pink was a delightful showcase for her zany, experimental side. Praised for her rhythmic precision and dynamic performances, harpist DR. ASHLEY JACKSON starts the evening with a quick set from her latest performance project, Electric Lady. The series features works by female composers, and includes a world premiere by "notable cross-genre composer" (The New Yorker) Danielle Eva Schwob.
Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
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: Closed for a Private Event
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.
Doors open one hour prior to performance unless otherwise noted.
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