Jan. 12, 2018
We’re excited to share that the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival—New York City’s longest-running outdoor performance festival—is joining the ‘fly family. As a storied and steadfast independent player in the highly competitive New York City market, we’re excited to pair up with such fine folks, especially as they kick off the festival’s 40th year.
Held every year since 1979 at the 9,000-capacity Prospect Park Bandshell amphitheater in the heart of Brooklyn, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a summer-long nonprofit concert series that hosts one of the most diverse lineups out there today. “Bringing ticketing in-house is a huge win for us, the artists, and the fans,” said Jack Walsh, Executive Producer of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
Attracting artists from around the world, the festival runs June through August and playing host to seven ticketed “benefit concerts,” the proceeds of which go towards supporting the season’s free programming. Past benefit concert performers include The Shins, Wilco, Robert Plant, Sigur Ros, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, The National, Willie Nelson and Beck.
“As a long-time New Yorker, it is a dream come true to be working with the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and the Prospect Park Bandshell. I’ve seen so many shows there over the years I’ve lost count. It’s one of my favorite places to see a show,” said Andrew Dreskin, President of Eventbrite’s music division and Co-Founder of Ticketfly.
A growing list of marquee partners like the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Bowery Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, Mercury Lounge, and PopGun Presents’ Elsewhere currently make Eventbrite’s music division, the new home of Ticketfly, a strong force in New York City’s live events and independent music scene. And the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival’s host venue, Prospect Park Bandshell, joins a group of nearly 30 amphitheaters around the country ticketed by Ticketfly.
Tickets for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival are expected to go on sale this January.
You can read the Billboard story here.