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The Prospect Park Bandshell is not only the Park’s main attraction for live outdoor entertainment, but one of New York City’s most exciting venues. With its three-story high acoustic shell, raised stage, and large circular plaza, the Bandshell features food and beer/wine concessions, public restrooms, and first-come, first-served seating in the 2,000-seat plaza or 5,000-capacity lawn. In addition to hosting musical performances, the Bandshell is one of the largest outdoor cinemas in the world, with a 21 foot high and 50 foot wide movie screen.

Click here to learn about the history of the Bandshell.

The Bandshell is available for use by permit September – April.


Celebrate Brooklyn!

Celebrate BrooklynThe Bandshell is best known for hosting the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, a series of performances held each summer from June through August, showcasing an extraordinary diversity of legendary, current, and up-and-coming artists. The festival attracts nearly a quarter million concert-goers per season.

This year's lineup >



The Bandshell is located inside the Park at the 9th Street/Prospect Park West entrance.

By Public Transportation:
 MTA Maps
• F or G Train to 15th Street-Prospect Park or 7th Avenue station
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
• Q or B Train to 7th Avenue station
• B61 Bus along 9th Street to 9th Street/Prospect Park West
• B68 Bus along Prospect Park Southwest to Bartel-Pritchard Circle (intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest near 15th Street)

By Car:
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, then Prospect Park West exit to 9th Street.

From Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Take BQE to 38th Street exit. Make left on 4th Ave, then right on 9th Street to Prospect Park West.


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