WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 8:00 P.M.
Opening Night Concert
Over the course of one EP (Metropolis: Suite 1 (The Chase), 2007) and two critically acclaimed concept albums (The ArchAndroid, 2010 and The Electric Lady, 2013), Janelle Monáe has revealed herself as one of the most original pop voices of her generation: at once futuristic, retro, and totally of the moment. Protégé of Big Boi, signed to Bad Boy, and the founder of her own Wondaland Art Society, she is “a super-musical cross between James Brown, Judy Garland, André 3000 and Steve Jobs, invented to test the desperate incredulity of music journalists” (The Telegraph).
- Prior to the concert, BRIC will hold the Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala, honoring Kenneth Adams, President & CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development, at 5:30 P.M. Gala tickets can be purchased online at www.BRICartsmedia.org/cb or by contacting Kristina Beaudett at 718.683.5633 or kbeaudett@BRICartsmedia.org.
- Following the concert, at 10:00 P.M., gala guests and Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! (i.e., members) are invited to the Opening Night After-Party featuring DJ Spinna.