Third World | Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra

Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm

Event Info

Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm

Join us on Sat, June 11 for a 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concert featuring Third World, one of the longest lived Reggae bands of all time, and Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra!

‘Reggae Ambassadors’ Third World are one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, rock, dancehall, and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion.” Brooklyn’s own Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra opens.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Maxi Priest will no longer perform on Sat, June 11.*

Please Note: Chairs will be available at this show, but you are also permitted to bring your own.




Celebrating 49 years, ‘Reggae Ambassadors’ Third World are one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, rock, and later on dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion.” With 9 Grammy nominations and a catalogue of charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love,” ”96 Degrees in the Shade,” and “Try Jah Love”) spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fanbase, and inspirational messages, one may wonder: “Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?”  Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time – it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive, and internationally relevant: an asset to any sized festival/event. Third World has performed to thousands of music fans on 6 of the 7 continents: TW toured & recorded with the late great Bob Marley, including opening for Marley’s first world tour in 1978; recorded and toured with master blaster Stevie Wonder, who produced 2 of their albums in the 80’s released with CBS; toured America with legendary guitarist Santana; opened for the Jackson 5’s first concert in Jamaica; and shared stages throughout the world with U2, Sting, The Police, Whitney Houston, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Gladys Knight, the Marley Brothers, and more.

Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra, Inc. (PESO) is a Non profit corporation/organization which was formed in November 2015. This music organization uses the steelpan as a platform to promote education, culture, and unity – both locally and internationally. We also believe in enforcing the core values of respect, responsibility, intensity, and dedication. PESO’s mission is to convey to the youths of our community, the fine art of making music on the steelpan, while facilitating the growth and development of our young men and women into society. Our aim is to produce professional players who would develop and grow in the steelpan world and later become renowned performers, steel pan arrangers, and artistry musicians, while producing music in all genres. Pan Evolution has performed at many events throughout the New York City area and outside of New York City. The band competes in the annual West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) competition and was successful in placing 2nd in 2016, the first year of entering. In 2018 and 2019 respectively the copped 3rd place. For the past three years running they have been in the top three positions in the New York Junior Panorama competition. They are also the two-time “Pan Is Sweet” competition winners. PESO has won numerous accolades, and has been known to give riveting public and private crowd-pleasing performances at many other venues. The members of Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra (PESO) look forward to passing on their tradition of success and great achievements, which can only be achieved by following their motto: Together As One.

Please note: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Entry is first come first served, but RSVPs help you stay up-to-date on show information. See you at #CelebrateBrooklyn!


141 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Venue Info

The Lena Horne Bandshell at Prospect Park is home to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York’s longest-running, free outdoor performing arts festival. Named to honor the legendary singer, actress, dancer, and Brooklyn native Lena Horne, the Bandshell is transformed into a venue every summer that can accommodate over 8,000 people.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities

The facility is completely wheelchair accessible. If you require special seating arrangements, please ask any staff member to speak with the house manager on the day of the performance when you reach the gate, and we will happily accommodate you. If you have any other questions about accessibility, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is New York City’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festival, held ever year at Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park.


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