BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! lineup announced for 2023 summer concerts

Celebrate Brooklyn! returns to Prospect Park on June 7.
Celebrate Brooklyn! returns to Prospect Park on June 7.
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Music lovers rejoice!

The beloved concert BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is returning to the Prospect Park Bandshell for its 45th year with a star-studded lineup of artists that will be rocking all summer long. 

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is New York’s longest-running free musical series known for highlighting an array of talents, from global music icons to chart-topping indie bands — and this year’s festivities promise to deliver all the same excitement, and more!

Taj Mahal, the Harlem born blues artists, and Corrine Bailey Rae, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, will kick off the highly anticipated music festival alongside The Harlem Gospel Travelers and DJ Tara on June 7 at the Lena Horne Bandshell, just steps from the 9th Street entrance to Brooklyn’s Backyard.

Get ready, music lovers! BRIC announces lineup for summer series, Celebrate Brooklyn.
Get ready, music lovers! BRIC announces lineup for summer series, Celebrate Brooklyn.File Photo

The concerts, put on by BRIC, Brooklyn’s leading art and media organization, will continue throughout August 24 and music lovers can expect to see talents from various genres. Every element of this year’s show has been carefully selected to celebrate the creatives that shape the creativity and diversity of the city.

“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 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.” 

Don’t fret if you miss opening weekend, you can still catch plenty of shows throughout the summer. The summer series will also feature:

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

August 3: Jorge Drexler, Cimafunk and Julieta Rada

August 4: Indigo De Souza and Vundabar

August 10: A Benefit Concert with The Revivalists and Band of Horses with Bowery Presents

August 11-12: BRIC’s Hip Hop 50th Anniversary Weekend; artists TBD

August 18: iLe, Divino Niño and Sara Curruchich

August 19: John Cale and Tomberlin

August 22-23: A Benefit Concert with Alex G + Alvvays with Bowery Presents

August 24: The Head And The Heart and Izzy Heltai

For more information on artists lineups, tickets and more visit the BRIC website

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