Robert Randolph & the Family Band and GRAMMY-winning artist Eric Krasno at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Robert Randolph & the Family Band and GRAMMY-winning artist Eric Krasno at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Robert Randolph & the Family Band and GRAMMY-winning artist Eric Krasno at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park | Park Slope

Celebrate! Brooklyn presents Robert Randolph & the Family Band, filling the park with mellifluous sounds, and GRAMMY-winning artist Eric Krasno, on Thursday, July 13, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Robert Randolph spent his childhood in the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey, a young pedal steel player steeped in gospel music. As an adult he has become one of the greatest living guitarists, with "howling melodies and perpetually cresting, lightning-fast explorations" (Rolling Stone) that have earned him admiration from the likes of Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks. His funk-and-soul quintet ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND offers wildly energetic renditions of the music, with an assortment of onstage traditions they've gathered over the years: bandmates swap instruments, microphones get passed around the crowd, and Randolph teaches everyone new dance moves.

They tour behind their latest record, Lickety Split, released on Blue Note and featuring guest appearances by Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty.

GRAMMY-winning artist ERIC KRASNO, best known as the lead guitarist and founding member of both Soulive and Lettuce, two modern giants of funk music, opens the evening. Krasno released his debut solo record, Blood from a Stone, in 2016, which finds him singing on record for the first time. His songwriting draws from Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix, soulful and exploratory.

 

Robert Randolph & the Family Band / Eric Krasno
July 13, 2017 · 7:30PM
@Prospect Park Bandshell · FREE
BUD LIGHT MUSIC SERIES

Robert Randolph & the Family Band will fill the park with mellifluous sounds, and GRAMMY-winning artist Eric Krasno, best known as the guitarist in Soulive and Lettuce, begins the evening.

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.

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