Celebrate Brooklyn! announced its return to the Prospect Park Bandshell for its 45th year. This beloved event–New York’s longest-running free musical series–is known for bringing together a diverse range of musical talents, from global icons to indie darlings, and this year’s lineup is no exception.
With a star-studded roster of performers, the festival promises to deliver all the excitement and energy that fans have come to expect. Blues legend Taj Mahal and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae will be kicking off the festivities on June 7 at the Lena Horne Bandshell, joined by The Harlem Gospel Travelers and DJ Tara.
From there, the lineup will welcome a variety of acts spanning genres and styles, including indie rockers Guided by Voices, Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti, and hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane. Whether you’re a fan of classic soul, Latin jazz, or experimental pop, Celebrate Brooklyn! has something for everyone.
“BRIC is about community, art and culture, and there is no greater example of that than BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!” Wes Jackson, BRIC President, said in a statement. “For 45 years, our team has brought free and affordable programming to Prospect Park and low-cost media education to the people of Brooklyn. We’re honored to serve our neighborhoods in this way every summer, and we look forward to 45 more years at the Bandshell and beyond.”
Other exciting shows include BlueNote Jazz Festival performers NxWorries, a collaboration of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, Robert Glasper with Lalah Hathaway & Bilal and BJ the Chicago Kid on June 24, NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner Ibrahim Maalouf Hermanos Gutiérre on July 1, A Benefit Concert with The Revivalists and Band of Horses on Aug. 10 and more. The series will continue through Aug. 24 with a show by The Head And The Heart and Izzy Heltai.
See the full list of performers below. Learn more and find tickets learn here.
June 10: Soul Science Lab and Olivia K and The Parkers
June 15: Jake Wesley Rogers, Kara Jackson and Bright Light Bright Light
June 17: JOE and Stokely will perform at the Juneteenth UNITYFEST 2023 co-presented with the Robert Randolph Foundation
June 23: Antonio Sánchez “Birdman Live” and a *Birdman film screening with live drum score by Takuya Kuroda
June 24: A benefit concert with BlueNote Jazz Festival performers NxWorries, a collaboration of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, Robert Glasper with Lalah Hathaway & Bilal and BJ the Chicago Kid
July 1: NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Ibrahim Maalouf Hermanos Gutiérrez
July 8: Kelela and Liv.e
July 13: Rennie Harris Puremovement Street Dance Theater and Decora
July 14: Oumou Sangaré and Vox Sambou
July 15: Marcia Griffiths, Brown Rice Family and Dj Miss Hap Selam
July 21: The Chelsea Symphony feat. Lady Jess and Lucrecia Dalt
July 22: Ali Sethi, Raja Kumari and Roshni Samlal
July 27: The Wallflowers and treya lam
July 29: Rickie Lee Jones, Thornetta Davis and Chris Pierce
Aug. 3: Jorge Drexler, Cimafunk and Julieta Rada
Aug. 4: Indigo De Souza and Vundabar
Aug. 10: A Benefit Concert with The Revivalists and Band of Horses with Bowery Presents
Aug. 11-12: BRIC’s Hip Hop 50th Anniversary Weekend; artists TBD
Aug. 18: iLe, Divino Niño and Sara Curruchich
Aug. 19: John Cale and Tomberlin
Aug. 22-23: A Benefit Concert with Alex G + Alvvays with Bowery Presents
Aug. 24: The Head And The Heart and Izzy Heltai
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