Fancy being on the Guest list Opening Night? Or a cool new festival trucker hat? Or the new T shirts in a beautiful blue? All that and more can be yours in a heart beat at our August kickstarter campaign!

ARTS NYC  Brooklyn Americana on Channel 13 – Brooklyn Bridge Park Summer Events (2 1/2 minutes in!)

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival September 20 – 23, 2018 comprises over fifty free concerts at eight locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. Outdoor Stages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, & Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3.

Evening Shows Indoors Every Night (Thursday – Sunday) at beloved pioneer artist owned and operated establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s Bar68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine. 2018 brings in Dumbo’s trail blazer powerHouse Arena, and Berl’s’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop to celebrate the connectivity of Brooklyn Americana artists original writing in keeping with the popular reading series’ these haven book stores present year round. 

Proud to announce our newest sponsors  Ear Trumpet Labs

Exquisite Hand made microphones! “Ear Trumpet Labs microphones and the Earls of Leicester have a lot in common. They both have the look and sound of the past with a twist of the future thrown in for no extra cost. No other microphone is used by the Earls of Leicester. They don’t want anything different. Why would they?” – Jerry Douglas

Official festival media sponsor The Red Hook Star Revue

The Red Hook Star-Revue began publishing in June 2010. The only neighborhood paper serving Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, the Columbia Waterfront District, and Gowanus – some of the most interesting communities in Brooklyn! 8,000 papers are published monthly and are available for free at many supermarkets, bars, and other locations. Proud members of the New York State Press Association and multiple winners in their annual Better Newspaper Contest.

Artists to see at the 4th Annual Festival 2018

Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza
Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton
Wild Ponies
Queen Esther
Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn
The Woes
Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs
Annie Keating
M Shanghai String Band
The Four O’Clock Flowers Band
Neha Jiwrajka
Clarence Bucaro
Miss Sophie Lee
Giri and Uma Peters
Little Nora Brown
Sabine McCalla
Rich Russell (The Lonesome Heroes)
Smokey’s Round-Up
Jesse Lenat
City Billies
Karen Dahlstrom
The Wild Goats
Jefferson Hamer
Tyrone Cotton
Leila Jane Keeney
Ali Dineen
Stan Kosakowski
The Dang-it Bobbys
Wyndham Baird
Lara Ewen
Miriam Elhajli
Joanna Sternberg
Cricket Tell the Weather
Feral Foster & Ali Dineen
Abby Hollander
Stella Branstool
Screen Door Slammers
Little Leatherwood
Bad Penny Pleasure Makers
Laura Freeman AKA Lurleen
Rosetta and Evelyn
Story Time w/ Melanie Hope Greenberg
Peter Baldwin
Alex Battles
Tanya Rynd
Will Scott
Karen Poliski
Curtis J Social
The Maybelles
Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam



Click the Day to Reveal its Schedule

powerHouse Books Fri 9/21

7pm Queen Esther. Opening set by Sabine McCalla  

In The Archway Sat. 9/22

2pm Stella Branstool 2.30 Ali Dineen 3pm Abby Hollander 3:30 Leila Keeney 4pm Neha Jiwrajka 4:30   Joanna Sternberg 5pm Sabine McCalla 5:30 Uma and Giri Peters 6:30 Little Leatherwood   7pm Annie Keating 7:30 Pieternell 8pm Karen Dahlstrom 8:30 Cricket Tell the Weather 9pm Queen Esther    

Brooklyn Bridge Park,  Pier 3 Sat. 9/22

2:00 Nora Brown 2:30 Sabine McCalla 3:00 Giri and Uma Peters 3:30 M Shanghai String Band 4:30 Clarence Bucaro 5:00 Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn 6:00 Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton 7:00 City Billies

powerHouse Books Sat 9/22

7pm Jesse Lenat. Opening set by Will Scott.

Sunnys Bar Sat. 9/22

9pm Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam

68 Jay St Bar Sat. 9/22

4 Bad Penny Pleasure Makers 5 Peternell 6 Screen Door Slammers 7 Rich Russell 8 Stan Kos 9 Will Scott

Superfine Sat. 9/22

Miss Sophie Lee 8pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 Sun 9/23

2pm Rosetta and Evelyn 2:30 Ali Dineen and Feral Foster 3pm The Maybelles 4pm Jefferson Hamer 5pm Will Scott & Charlie Burnham 6pm The Wild Goats 7pm The Woes  

Superfine  Noon – Late! Sun. 9/23

Noon Screen Door Slammers 1pm Dang It Bobbys 3pm  Little Nora Brown 4pm Book Reading by Melanie Hope Greenberg  

Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/23

6pm Sabine McCalla (New Orleans) 7pm Bad Penny Pleasure Makers (New Orleans) 8pm The Four O’Clock Flowers String Band

Sunnys Bar Sun. 9/23

Alfi 3pm Tyrone Cotton 6pm


Fancy being on the Guest list Opening Night? Or a cool new festival trucker hat? Or the new T shirts in a beautiful blue? All that and more can be yours in a heart beat at our August kickstarter campaign!

The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018. Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday September 20, 2018 featuring Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton.

Wild Ponies (Nashville, TN)

Giri and Uma Peters (Nashville, TN)

Opening Night Gala is just the beginning of a four day extravaganza! Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty free shows at nine locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. FREE day time shows for all ages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge & Brooklyn Bridge Park (The All-new skyline sweeping Pier 3!). Evening shows every night at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre and Jalopy Tavern, Sunny’s Bar, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine Restaurant Bar.  

“If you hear twangs of mandolin or fiddle wafting across the East River, it’s not carrying up the coast from Nashville — it’s the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, taking place on several stages in Dumbo.”   – NYTIMES_LOGOWHITE

“Spiritual Successor: Americana jamboree revives old music and old festival. Just like American tunes grew out of an older tradition, the Brooklyn Americana festival is rooted in a previous one — it is a spiritual successor to the now-defunct Dumbo Arts Festival,” – BKPAPER_LOGOWHITE

10 Amazing Summer things to do in Brooklyn Bridge Park – TONY_LOGO

Kings of Americana! Bands to watch in DUMBO and Red Hook – AMNY_LOGOWHITE

The Best Live Music Brunch Spots in Brooklyn – Brooklyn Magazine

“Folk music is alive and well in Brooklyn. A number of venues and musicians are committed to keeping traditional music—including folk, Americana, bluegrass, old time, and country music—on stage.” – Explore Brooklyn, and BROWNSTONER_LOGOWHITE

2017 Brooklyn Americana Music Festival biggest and best yet! Leaves Waterfront Wanting More – ‘Brooklyn Life’ DumboNYC

Significant music festival grows in Dumbo and Red Hook – Red Hook Star Revue

Variety and authenticity highlight Americana Festival-Brooklyn Roads

The 2nd Americana music festival (which was free) was something we lucked upon… most Brooklynesque – NY Times

Top Ten things to do this week – Brokelyn

Best things to do in NYC this week – METRO US  NY News

As Seen on Channel 13, NYC ARTS in Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Summer 2018.

Jan Bell received the ‘Dumbo Dozen’ Award in recognition of the Festival and for her innovative and impactful work in the community as the Festival Founder and Director at DUMBO Business Improvement District, 2016.

Please note that all festival entertainment is by invitation only.
We do not reply to unsolicited booking inquiries. 




The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre


Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3


68 Jay St Bar


Archway under Manhattan Bridge


powerHouse Books


Sunny’s Bar





Foragers Market
Coney Island
Brooklyn Bridge
Mark Jupiter
Ear Trumpet Labs
Jalopy Theatre
Mark Jupiter
Miko Graphics
Art Index
NYC Ferry
BK Roads
The Skint
Big Apple Hard Cider
Two Trees NY
Widow Jane
Fiscal Sponsor:

Would you or your company like to support the BKAMF?

There are many ways you can do so.
 Partnership is a top priority and we are very happy to doff our hat your way! 
Place an Ad. in our 2500+ festival brochure with full schedule, map and other crucial information. Ad. space reserved solely for local business.
Your company logo on our website with a live link (Click on logo above and See!)
‘Spotlight on the Sponsor’ on all of our social media platforms
Signage on stage at seven indoor stages & two outdoor stages in Brooklyn Bridge Park & the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge
VIP tickets to the Opening Night Gala
Your company table at festival stages
Back Stage Guest List Passes 
Shout outs from the stage (unless you’re the shy type!)
Invitation Only events year round in Dumbo and Red Hook for you & friends and family.
Individual Tax Deductible Donations ($100 and up or monthly membership)
Ad. in Festival program ($300 – $500)
Small Business Partnership Opportunities Bronze, Silver, Gold 1k, 2k, 3K
Platinum Sponsor 10K ‘Your Company’ is the name of the Stage
In Kind Contributions
The 4th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

The Festival is made possible in part by generous sponsors and the office of Councilman Stephen Levin.

Every penny counts in a big way to bring a long weekend full of FREE live music all along the waterfront. 
Thank you so much!
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