By Brooklyn Reader

May 12, 2014, 11:49 am

 

Janelle Monae performing at the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Janelle Monae performing at the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

BRIC Arts Media presents: Celebrate Brooklyn!, one of New York City’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals!

Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization and has become one of the city’s foremost summer cultural attractions.

Bebel Gilberto performing at the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Bebel Gilberto performing at the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Over its history, the Festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting-edge artists.

All Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.

Altan /Maura O’Connell performing at the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Altan /Maura O’Connell performing at the 2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

This year’s lineup includes an eclectic mix of local and international performers representing the diverse artistic palates of Brooklyn and beyond, including: Janelle MonaeJimmy Bosch y Su EstrellasDance Theatre of HarlemBebel GilbertoAltan /Maura O’ConnellRobert Glasper Experiment Featuring Talib Kweli, St. Vincent,  San Fermin and more!

To get a full list of this summer’s lineup, go here.

To download the free app, go here.


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