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2018 Festival Artists Announced in May. Meanwhile, join us in Brooklyn Bridge Park. On the Granite Terrace, near Pier 3.

Fridays in June 6pm – 8pm. 

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

 Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot

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.

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).

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
Rench
The Wild Goats
Tyrone Cotton
The Brother Brothers
Bobtown
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
Ellipsa
Little Nora Brown
The Maybelles

schedule

Schedule

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Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre Thursday 9/21

Directions
  • (In order of Appearance) Annie Keating, The Aching Hearts, Tim Grimm Family Band, Truckstop Honeymoon, Everything Turned to Color.

In The Archway Friday 9/22

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  • 5pm Aron Blue
  • 6pm Truckstop Honeymoon
  • 7pm Session Americana
  • 8pm The Maybelles
  • 9pm The Four O’clock Flowers

Sunnys Bar Friday 9/22

Directions
  • 10pm Session Americana

In The Archway Sat. 9/23

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  • 2pm The Ukuladies
  • 3pm Bobtown
  • 4pm Abby Hollander
  • 5pm The Dang-It Bobby’s
  • 6pm Queen Esther
  • 7pm Jesse Lenat
  • 8pm Megan Palmer
  • 9pm Rench

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Liberty View Lawn on Pier 6 Sat. 9/23

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1pm The Sparrow Sisters Family Sing A Long
  • 2pm Stella Branstool
  • 2:30pm The Sparrow Sisters
  • 3pm The Wild Goats
  • 4pm The Brother Brothers
  • 5pm Truckstop Honeymoon
  • 6pm Ana Egge
  • 7pm The Defibulators

Red Hook Bait & Tackle Sat 9/23

  • 10pm The Avalanches

Sunnys Bar Sat. 9/23

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9pm Bluegrass Jam

68 Jay St Bar Sat. 9/23

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  • 5pm Warren Byrom
  • 6pm Sunshine Nights
  • 7pm Cactus Rose
  • 8pm Danni Nichols
  • 9pm Wil Scott
  • 10pm Alex Battles

Superfine Sat. 9/23

Direction
  • 10pm Megan Palmer

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Liberty View Lawn on Pier 6 Sun 9/24

Directions
  • 2pm Dylan Charles and Stephanie Layton
  • 2:30pm Jr Folk from Jalopy
  • 3pmThe Aching Hearts
  • 4pm The 4 O’clock Flowers
  • 5pmM Shanghai String Band
  • 6pm The Chapin Sisters
  • 7pm Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs

Superfine 11am – Late! Sun. 9/24

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  • Noon – 3pm Truckstop Honeymoon
  • 3pm Little Nora Brown (showcase)
  • 4:30pm The Sparrow Sisters Family Sing A Long

Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/24

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  • 7pm The Aching Hearts
  • 8pm Will Scott
  • 9pm The Four O’Clock Flowers String Band

Sunnys Bar Sun. 9/24

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  • 8pm The Tyrone Cotton Trio 
   
about

About

The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018 and is fiscally sponsored by Brooklyn Arts Council who are celebrating 50 years of service to Brooklyn’s cultural community! If you’d like to make a tax deductible contribution to the festival, please stop by Give Lively!

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty shows at several 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 –NYTIMES_LOGOWHITE2017 New Sponsors! Red Hook’s Widow Jane Distillery signature whiskey is on special at Festival venues, along with our new friends from Dumbo Big Apple Hard Cider!

Many Thanks to Mark Jupiter Custom Hand Made Furniture, for his continued support of live music in Dumbo.

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.

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is proud to be a member of Brooklyn Arts Council Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

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 the festival entertainment is by invitation only, and cannot reply to unsolicited booking inquiries. 

maps

Map

 

The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

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68 Jay St Bar

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In The Archway

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Red Hook Bait & Tackle

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Sunny’s Bar

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Superfine

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