BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces 2024 Lineup

May 8, 2024

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 2024 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, kicks off on Saturday, June 8 for a season of  free shows, benefit concerts, dance performances, film screenings,  and more. The festival, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks, is back for its 46th annual season of bringing communities together for summer fun in Brooklyn’s Backyard.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is known for its distinct curatorial mix that elevates emerging artists, popular indie talent and showcases legacy artists from all genres and subgenres. This season, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is paying homage to the borough’s rich cultural tapestry with the theme “Raised by Brooklyn.” The theme is a tribute to the role Brooklyn has played in shaping the lives and trajectories of global cultural icons, public servants, artists, community activists, and business leaders born – and the role of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! in shaping the Brooklyn cultural landscape. By centering “Raised by Brooklyn,” the festival celebrates the contributions of Brooklynites while providing a platform to inspire the next generation of changemakers and creatives, affirming its commitment to uplifting the diverse voices and experiences that make this community so vibrant.

Morgan Monaco, Prospect Park Alliance President and Park Administrator, said, “BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park is a beloved flagship event, and a clear sign of summer for our community. Music and performing arts help keep us thriving in good times and in bad, and I’m grateful that the park is a place of 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 for an exciting season ahead with the many diverse communities of Brooklyn.”

Executive Director of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, Saidah Blount, stated, “ I am absolutely thrilled to share this vibrant and diverse festival lineup that embraces our ‘Raised By Brooklyn’ theme. This season’s array of musical genres and cultural moments represents the best of this vibrant borough! Across 10 weeks, you’ll hear music from the Caribbean diaspora, global rock and dance beats, as well as hometown heroes presenting orchestral works, powerful dance performances, and one of the most acclaimed films ever from a Brooklyn-born director. I’m hoping that everyone who comes out to the Lena Horne Bandshell this summer has the opportunity to see a bit of “their Brooklyn” in this dynamic lineup.”

Wes Jackson, President of BRIC Arts & Media, said, “We are so proud to be back at the Lena Horne Bandshell at Prospect Park for our 46th season. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of the many things that have made Brooklyn one of the cultural capitals of the world. Together with the Prospect Park Alliance and the Parks Department, we have given a stage to the world’s best and brightest for more than a generation. With this year’s theme of ‘Raised By Brooklyn’ we pay homage to artists and our community who not only have Brooklyn as their home but as their muse. Whether you are from NYC or not, we are proud of a lineup that represents us all in all of our beauty.”

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!

Saturday, June 8, Family Day: The Halluci Nation | Xiuhtezcatl | Asase Yaa Youth Ensemble

Saturday, June 15, Benefit Concert: Michael Brun Presents BAYO

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Juneteenth UNITYFEST

Friday, June 21, Ana Tijoux | Ambar Lucid

Saturday, June 22, NPR Tiny Desk Contest On The Road – Thee Sacred Souls | Adi Oasis

Saturday, June 29, Fishbone | Son Rompe Pera

Saturday, July 6, Film Night: Do the Right Thing 

Friday, July 12, Travels Over Feeling: Celebrating Arthur Russell

Saturday, July 13, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 | Lollise | Rich Medina | IAM LOVE

Friday, July 19, Richie Ray | Meridian Brothers | Madame Vacile

Saturday, July 20, Habibi Festival

Friday, July 26, Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE

Saturday, July 27, Watchhouse | Black Belt Eagle Scout

Friday, August 2, Meshell Ndegeocello – No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin | Talibah Safiya

Friday, August 9, Jesse Royal | Anant Pradhan & Larry McDonald | Ayanna Heaven

Saturday, August 10, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul | Sinkane | Ushka