Musiq Soulchild and People's Champs come to Celebrate Brooklyn!

Celebrate! Brooklyn presents MUSIQ SOULCHILD, along with Brooklyn's PEOPLE'S CHAMPS, on Friday, July 7, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Musiq Soulchild and People's Champs come to Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park | Park Slope

Celebrate! Brooklyn presents Taalib Johnson, better known as MUSIQ SOULCHILD, along with Brooklyn's 10-piece PEOPLE'S CHAMPS, on Friday, July 7, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Taalib Johnson, better known as MUSIQ SOULCHILD, was raised on the sounds of vintage soul, and has channeled its positive, celebratory spirit over a multi-million-selling twenty-year career. Rolling Stone calls him "arguably the best soul singer … since Prince" – an accolade that speaks for itself. With twelve GRAMMY nominations under his belt, two platinum records and two gold records, he visits the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with a goldmine of timeless hooks, and a hot-as-embers band.

Johnson was born in Philadelphia, and earned the nickname "musiq" because he was rarely seen without an instrument in his hand – as per the artist, "That's how much I dug it; when you see me, I want you to automatically think of music."

Brooklyn's 10-piece PEOPLE'S CHAMPS blend afrobeat, indie rock, and hip-hop into a "dance party waiting to happen." (Consequence of Sound) Their horn section moonlights as The Superpower Horns, the studio section for none other than Beyoncé.

 

Musiq Soulchild / People's Champs
July 7, 2017 · 7:30PM
@Prospect Park Bandshell · FREE

With twelve GRAMMY nominations under his belt, two platinum records and two gold records, Musiq Soulchild visits the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with a goldmine of timeless hooks, and a hot-as-embers band.

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.

All BRIC 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.

Beyond Brooklyn

Horse Pull at the Middlefield Fair

When my friend Sarah Foley asked me to judge the photo contest at the Middlefield Fair, I immediately said yes. Not only did I want to see the types of photographs that would be entered, I really wanted to see the fair itself.

Summer Streets 2017

On three consecutive Saturdays in August - the 5th, 12th, and 19th - nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike during the tenth annual Summer Streets. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.