Saturday August 11th, 6:00 PM, at Prospect Park Band Shell
Join the 20s/30s group at the Brooklyn Prospect Park Band Shell for fellowship and fun while listening to the sounds of Lyle Lovett!
Join us for the final night of Celebrate Brooklyn!, hosted by Fort Greene’s BRIC Arts and held at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The closing night begins with transplanted Brooklynite AOIFE O’DONOVAN, well known as the leader of the revered bluegrass band Crooked Still and an in-demand collaborator with the likes of Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma.
Headliner, Lyle Lovett, is a Renaissance man who along with singing and songwriting has produced records and acted extensively (including roles in the Robert Altman films The Player, Short Cuts, Prêt-à-Porter, and Cookie's Fortune). The Texas native has been actively touring and recording since 1980, prompting Esquire to write "The secret of Lyle Lovett's endurance comes down to the three C's: class, charisma and consistency.”
We will gather at 6.00 p.m. for fellowship, with the concert beginning at 7.30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, picnic dinner (and some to share) and your favorite beverage (or you can purchase food from one of the many food vendors present around the park). Text or email T.J. Houlihan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.301.5564) or Nicole Hanley (email@example.com or 718.710.0225) to RSVP. T.J. and Nicole will arrive early to stake-out some real estate. Keep an eye out for balloons or signage to indicate where we are. The Bandshell is located inside the Park at Prospect Park West and 9th Street. It features food and beer/wine concessions, public restrooms, and first-come, first-served seating in the 2000-seat plaza or 5000-capacity lawn. In addition to hosting musical performances, the Bandshell is one of the largest outdoor cinemas in the world, with a 21 foot high and 50 foot wide movie screen. All Celebrate Brooklyn performances are free with a $3 suggested donation. However, we will be on the outskirts of the shell—while you cannot see the concert, you can hear it quite well.
By Public Transportation: (MTA map)
• F or G Trains to 15th Street/Prospect Park station or 7 Ave station
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza
• B-68 or B-69 Buses to Prospect Park West & Ninth Street
Link to map of Prospect Park:
Find a safe bike route to and from Prospect Park via the Ride the City interactive map tool.
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