Patti La Belle to kick off BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival concert, June 4

Singer Patti LaBelle performs on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.
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The legendary, Patti LaBelle, known for electrifying performances, will kick off BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, on Tuesday, June 4, at 8 pm.

The superstar, actress, and entrepreneur, who began her career in the early 60s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, and called the Godmother of Soul, is expected to rev-up the audience with mega hits such as “On My Own,” “Forever Young,” “Lady Marmalade,” “When You Talk About Love,” and “New Attitude,” among others, when she takes to the stage of the Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, for a free concert.

The BRIC festival, that will honor outgoing BRIC Board Chair, Hilary Ackermann, and being hosted by actress and comedian Franchesca Ramsey (Comedy Central, MTV, Last Name Basis Podcast), said the most motivation that helped Patricia Louise Holte blossom from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, to a solo artist keeps her fire burning at 74 years young.

According to, LaBelle remains an advocate for many nonprofit initiatives including adoption, diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS.

“Each year I grow, and that’s a blessing from God. I do what I can do. I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it … It’s not about making money because I don’t need money, but I need to sing,” LaBelle, is quoted as saying.

Adding, “With a voice or without, I’ve got to get on that stage.”

“We are thankful that Patti is still doing her thing and thrilled that she will help us kick off the 2019 season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival with an epic free concert,” said

“Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle, and we’re thrilled that she will help us kick off the 2019 season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with an epic free concert,” said BRIC of the upcoming opening night, being sponsored by BET Networks.

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Patti LaBelle will be performing at the Bric Brooklyn Festival.

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