The 2020 edition of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's the statement from BRIC:

For 41 years, we've been gathering at the Prospect Park Bandshell to sing along, dance, and revel in show-stopping performances by artists from around the world and around the block. Each year 200,000 people come together to be part of the beautiful and unique community of our BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, but sadly this year, we will not be reunited at the Bandshell. This is heartbreaking news for us to deliver to our staff, loyal audiences, members, community of volunteers, funders, small business partners, sponsors, and artists that grace our stage. The impact to our institution is significant as the Festival is our annual marquee event, employer of hundreds of people, a leader in the music and cultural landscape, and a beacon of Brooklyn's creative future.

We have been working hard to imagine what a remote Festival could look like instead, and we are committed to bringing performances to your home. In the coming weeks, we'll announce our full plans.

If you purchased a membership or tickets to a benefit concert, our team will be in touch soon about next steps.

In the meantime, stay connected with us, enjoy our BRICxHome programming, and learn how you can help see BRIC and our Festival through this unprecedented challenge.

We look forward to reopening our doors and welcoming you back to our space.


Kristina Newman-Scott
President, BRIC

The full lineup for this year's Celebrate Brooklyn! had not been announced but included shows with Bikini Kill, Norah Jones & Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard, Big Thief, and Angel Olsen & Mount Eerie.

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