Glass Animals, Yaeji, Ari Lennox, and Lido Pimienta are among the many artists scheduled to perform at the seven-week-long BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival this summer, which returns to the Prospect Park Bandshell after a pandemic-induced hiatus. See below for a detailed list of performers.
The festival, organized by the Brooklyn-based arts and media institution BRIC, takes place from Saturday, July 31 through Saturday, September 18 with doors opening at 6:00pm for all shows, except the family day performance.
The 2021 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival will also offer a movie night featuring the 1973 documentary Wattstax, which highlights the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, as well as an evening dedicated to dance co-conceived by Tatiana and BRIC featuring the Passion Fruit Dance Company with DJ sets by Soul Summit Dance Party and St James Joy.
“The opportunities we have been afforded to provide a platform for incredible talent from Brooklyn and around the globe, brings up indescribable joy,” said Kristina Newman-Scott, President of BRIC. “This year’s line-up marks a momentous time for BRIC, continuing our tradition of bringing some of the best talent to the Prospect Park Bandshell stage, which we have called home for 42 years. We can’t wait to see everyone there.”
Other Festival Performers Include:
Singer-songwriter Skip Marley, grandson of Bob Marley
Afrobeat star Mr. Eazi
Multi-instrumentalist Trombone Shorty with his brass funk band Orleans Avenue
Brooklyn-bred hip-hop artist Junglepu__y
Folk rock singer and climate activist Buffy Sainte Marie and singer Naia Kete
Latinx alternative multi-lingual quartet Ladama
Haitian born multi-instrumentalist Tiga Jean-Baptiste and a set by DJ Ali Coleman
Local jazz artists Vijay Iyer, Joel Ross, singer Melanie Charles, and author Mahogany Browne
Politically conscious rapper and poet Kamauu
Jamaican R&B singer Gary “Nesta” Pines
Philly-based rapper and producer Ivy Sole
Jamaican-born musician Tygapaw
Dominican-born artist Rita Indiana
Attacca Quartet and indie-rock collective San Fermin
R&B musician Son Little