BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces 2023 Lineup

May 11, 2023

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for a season of music, dance and more at the Lena Horne Bandshell! The 2023 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, kicks off on Wednesday, June 7 for a season of 20+ free shows, benefit concerts, dance performances, film screenings, discussions, special activations and more. The festival, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks, is back for its 45th annual season of bringing communities together for summer fun in Brooklyn’s Backyard.

“BRIC is about community, art and culture and there is no greater example of that than BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!,” said BRIC President Wes Jackson. “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. Thank you to our friends and partners at the Prospect Park Alliance and the Parks Department. I’ll see you out there.”

“BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park is a beloved flagship event, and a clear sign of summer for our community,” said Morgan Monaco, President of Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that operates the park in partnership with the City. “Music and performing arts are what help keep us thriving in good times and in bad, and I’m grateful that the park serves as an important inspiration for artists of all kinds. The festival has brought a wide range of free music, performances and family programming to Brooklyn’s Backyard and we look forward to coming together this season with the many diverse communities of Brooklyn.”

Tickets are available for many of this season’s benefit shows, and the majority of the festival’s performances are free to the public. For more information, check out our BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! page, and for the full line-up, scroll down!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Opening Night: Taj Mahal | Corinne Bailey Rae | The Harlem Gospel Travelers

Saturday, June 10, Family Day: Soul Science Lab | Olivia K and The Parkers

Thursday, June 15, Jake Wesley Rogers | Kara Jackson | Bright Light Bright Light

Saturday, June 17, Juneteenth UNITYFEST 2023

Friday, June 23, Antonio Sanchez: Birdman Live | Takuya Kuroda

Saturday, June 24, Benefit Concert: NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) | Robert Glasper with Lalah Hathaway & Bilal | BJ The Chicago Kid

Saturday, July 1, Ibrahim Maalouf | Hermanos Gutiérrez | 2023 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Saturday, July 8, Kelela | Liv.e

Thursday, July 13, Rennie Harris | Decora

Friday, July 14, Oumou Sangare | Vox Sambou

Saturday, July 15, Marcia Griffiths | Brown Rice Family | Dj Miss Hap Selam

Friday, July 21, The Chelsea Symphony feat. Lady Jess | Lucrecia Dalt

Saturday, July 22, Ali Sethi | Raja Kumari | Roshni Samlal

Thursday, July 27, The Wallflowers | treya lam

Saturday, July 29, Rickie Lee Jones | Thornetta Davis | Chris Pierce

Thursday, August 3, Jorge Drexler | Cimafunk | Julieta Rada

Friday, August 4, Indigo De Souza | Vundabar

Thursday, August 10, Benefit Concert: The Revivalists and Band of Horses

Friday, August 11, BRIC Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Weekend

Saturday, August 12, BRIC Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Weekend

Friday, August 18, iLe | Divino Niño | Sara Curruchich

Saturday, August 19, John Cale | Tomberlin

Tuesday, August 22, Benefit Concert: Alex G and Alvvays

Wednesday, August 23, Benefit Concert: Alex G and Alvvays

Thursday, August 24, Closing Night: The Head And The Heart | Izzy Heltai