2018 Festival Artists Announced in June. Meanwhile, join us in Brooklyn Bridge Park. On the Greenway Terrace, near Pier 3. Fridays in June 6pm – 8pm. 

 Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot

Friday, June 8 Pete Lanctot and Ginger Dolden

Friday June 15 The Chapin Sisters

Friday June 22  Mamie Minch & Tamar Korn

Friday June 29 Will Scott & Charlie Burnham

(The Chapin Sisters New EP ‘Ferry Boat’ Out May, 2018)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Unplugged Series sponsored by Ear Trumpet Labs. Exquisite Hand made microphones!

SAVE THE DATE September 20 – 24, 2018!

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival September 20 – 24, 2018 comprises fifty shows at seven locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. Day time shows (Friday – Sunday) in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, & Brooklyn Bridge Park. Evening Shows (Thursday – Sunday) at beloved pioneer artist owned and operated establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s Bar68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine.

Here’s who played 2017 . Watch this space for 2018!

Truckstop Honeymoon
Tim Grimm and the family Band
The Four O’Clock Flowers Band
Annie Keating
The Aching Hearts
Everything Turned to Color
Ana Egge
Megan Palmer
Jefferson Hamer and Session Americana
Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs
The Chapin Sisters
Queen Esther
The Defibulators
Jesse Lenat
M Shanghai String Band
The Wild Goats
Tyrone Cotton
The Brother Brothers
Alex Battles
Kandia Crazy Horse
Will Scott
Sunshine Nights
Stella Branstool
The Dang-it Bobbys
Aron Blue
The Four O’clock Flowers (duo)
Dylan Charles & Stephanie Layton
Danni Nichols
Abby Hollander
The Sparrow Sisters
The Ukuladies
Jr Folk
The Avalanches
Warren Byrom
Peter Baldwin
Little Nora Brown
The Maybelles



Click the Day to Reveal its Schedule

2018: Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre Thursday 9/20

  • All Artists Announced June 2018.

In The Archway Friday 9/21


Sunnys Bar Friday 9/21


Superfine 11am – Late! Sun. 9/23


Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/23

  • 8pm The Four O’Clock Flowers String Band

Sunnys Bar Sun. 9/23



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.

and The Wild Ponies (Nashville, TN), and more!

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty free shows at seven 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 fabulous new Pier 3 this year!). 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

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
Widow Jane
Miko Graphics
Art Index
NYC Ferry
BK Roads
The Skint
Big Apple Hard Cider
Two Trees NY
One John St
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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