It was the Celebrate Brooklyn! series' 35th anniversary of programming at the Prospect Park Bandshell this year, and Robert Plant and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, were among the final paid performances that provide funding for the numerous free concerts that take place all summer long.
On the last stop of their North American tour, tickets to catch the legendary Led Zeppelin front man were $50 to $80 at the Bandshell, located at 62 West Dr. in Brooklyn, to put money back into Brooklyn.
Proceeds from the show, which included performances by the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster at on Tuesday, July 30, will go to Celebrate Brooklyn! programming from BRIC, a non-profit arts organization aimed towards revitalizing Brooklyn parks and arts.
BRIC mostly offers music events through their Celebrate Brooklyn! Series at the bandshell. The festival also screens movies, dance seminars and performances throughout the borough.
BRIC will open a multidisciplinary arts and media center this fall, titles BRIC House, in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural Center, hosting a variety of events, from visual arts to music, dance, theater and more.
“Benefit concerts offer rare opportunities to see great artists at a reasonable ticket price while supporting dozens of free performances at the Festival," said Jack Walsh, BRIC’s director of Performing Arts and the executive producer of Celebrate Brooklyn!
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters’ set list at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Saturday July 22, 2013:
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
In The Mood
Tin Pan Valley
Goin’ To California
I'm Free Now
Fixin' To Die
What Is And What Should Never Be
Whole Lotta Love (with Who Do You Love)
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Rock and Roll