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The Roots Are Bringing the Beats to Prospect Park

The Roots will be playing a benefit show on Thursday night as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
The Roots. Photo: BRIC website.

This Thursday night, Prospect Park is the place to be with the legendary Roots Crew lighting up the bandshell.

The Roots, which have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, will be playing a benefit concert at 7:00pm on Thursday, Aug 12.

The GRAMMY winning group has been named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serves as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Recently, Black Thought and Questlove have been the executive producers of the acclaimed documentary series "Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America" on AMC. 

Felicia Temple will join as an opening act.

The concert is part of BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which is running through September bringing a number of live performances to the borough. All of the acts are free, aside from a small number of ticketed benefit concerts — which includes The Roots show. For show tickets, click here.

The lineup for the remainder of the festival includes:

  • The Roots 
    Thursday, August 12th **Benefit concert
  • Skip Marley / Ivy Sole 
    Friday, August 13th
  • Vijay Iyer with special guests Moor Mother, Arooj Aftab, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tyshawn Sorey, and Daryl Johns / Joel Ross / Melanie Charlies / Mahogany L. Browne 
    Saturday, August 14th *Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm
  • "Celebrate Biggie" with performances by Busta Rhymes / Lil Kim / The Lox / DJ Stephcakes and more [21+]
    Thursday, August 19th 
  • Junglepussy / Tygapaw / Mari World 
    Friday, August 20th
  • Lido Pimienta / Rita Indiana / YENDRY 
    Saturday, August 21st *Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm
  • Movie Night: In The Heights *Show 8:00pm
  • Yaeji / KeiyaA / Nappy Nina 
    Friday, August 27th *Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm
  • San Fermin / Attacca Quartet / Son Little 
    Saturday, August 28th *Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm
  • Elsie Fest 
    Sunday, August 29th **Benefit concert
  • Glass Animals 
    Tuesday, August 31st **Benefit concert; Tickets via 
  • Club Quarantine Live: D-Nice with Special Guests 
    Thursday, September 2nd **Benefit concert
  • Passion Fruit Dance Company / Saadiq Bolden / Soul Summit Dance Party / St James Joy 
    Friday, September 10th
  • Wizkid 
    Saturday, September 11th **Benefit concert
  • Mr. Eazi / Bembona / AJO 
    Friday, September 17th *Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm
  • Trombone Shorty with Orleans Avenue / MICHELLE 
    Saturday, September 18th


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