Catch them now before they play Carnegie Hall, Celebrate Brooklyn, Lincoln Center, New Orleans Jazz Fest., Fresh Grass Festival, and Late Night TV!

Festival venue artists we’ve presented include: 

Allison Russell, Aaron Frazer (Durand Jones), Ana Egge, Brennen Leigh, Caleb Caudle, Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show), Green Sky Bluegrass, Hello Mary, Jaimee Harris, Jesse Harris, Jesse Lenat, Jolie Holland, Kyshona, Lost Bayou RamblersLuke Winslowe King, Maggie Carson, Mali Obamsawin, Melissa Carper, Nat Myers, Nora BrownRachel Price (Lake St Dive), Samantha Parton, Sxip Shirey, Treya Lam, Willi Carlisle.

Dumbo & Red Hook waterfront locations:

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo Archway, Jalopy Theatre, 68 Jay St. Bar, Sunny’s, and Superfine.

Tickets to Opening Night – Friday,  June 23rd Jalopy Theatre

June 22 – 25  AND Sept 28 – Oct 1 

Crys Matthews
Alexa Barchini
KJ Denhert
Tiger Alley
Albanie Falletta
B.E. Farrow
Justin Golden
Feral Foster
Taylor Plas
Aurora Nealand
M Shanghai String Band
Saudia Young
Bobby Blue
Olivia Ellen Lloyd
Rashad Brown
Alex McMurray
Danni Nicholls
Ken Shoji
Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam
Jackson Lynch
Smokey Hormel
Mikey and the Ribeyes
Jan Bell
Alex Battles
Hannah Juanita
Mose Wilson
Caleb Caudle
Megan Palmer
Brown T Shirt modeled by Esa at Superfine
Blue T Shirt – Modeled by Joseph.
Black T Shirt – modeled by Bo Wayne
Tank Tops – modeled by Dani



Click the Day to Reveal its Schedule

Brooklyn Has Voted! Best Annual Event / Festival in Brooklyn 2023!

Top Ten Lists:

10 Amazing Summer things to do in Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park


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

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

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. Critics Choice,

Spiritual successor: Americana jamboree is rooted in the old Dumbo Art Festival New York Post, Sunday Special

Spotlight Interview with Jan Bell, Festival Founder – Realty Collective NYC

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

Best things to do in NYC this week!


Biggest and best yet! Leaves Waterfront Wanting More – ‘Brooklyn Life’ DumboNYC

Variety and authenticity highlight Americana Festival – Brooklyn Roads

Superfine Bluegrass Brunch – The Best Live Music Brunch Spots in Brooklyn



9th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival 

June 23 – 25, 2023

Thurs. June 22

Sunny’s Bar – Kick Off Party 

8pm Tiger Alley 

Fri June 23

Jalopy Theatre – Opening Night

8pm Crys Matthews, B.E. Farrow, Justin Golden

Tiger Alley, Jan Bell

Sunny’s Bar 

8pm Alex McMurray 

Sat. June 24

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6

Flower Gardens

2pm- 5pm Tone’s Bluegrass Jam Session 

Buskers Stage by Pier 6 Promenade

3pm Albanie Falletta & Justin Golden

3:45 The Ukuladies

4:15pm Rainbow Parade feat. Bobby Blue

Liberty Lawn Stage

MC Bobby Blue

4:30pm B.E. Farrow

5pm Danni Nicholls 

5:45pm KJ Denhert

6:30pm Taylor Plas & Rashad Brown

7:15pm Saudia Young

8pm Crys Matthews 

8:40pm Feral Foster

9:20pm Tiger Alley 

Sun June 25 

Superfine, Dumbo

11:30am – M Shanghai String band

2:00pm Tiger Alley

68 Jay St Bar

5:00pm Olivia Ellen Lloyd

6:30pm Alex Battles



Festival Highlights 2022 

Festival Rising Stars

Spotify Playlist

Click here for 6th Annual BKAMF Highlight Reel

In 2020, sixty three concerts live streamed and pre-recorded from lock down and quarantine in NYC, eleven states, and seven countries.

41K Viewers around the world enjoyed the following artists:

2023 Brooklyn Americana Music returns for a third year to co-curate Live at the Archway following ‘Americana in the Archway’ in partnership with Dumbo BID as part of ‘Daily Dose of Dumbo’ 2022.

Brooklyns largest covered outdoor space – 7000 Square foot cobblestone plaza beneath the Manhattan Bridge. Free and for all ages.

Watch this space for Live at The Archway season announcement 2023!

Back in the year 2000 I was producing weekly live music events with pioneer establishment Superfine, when Joy Glidden Director of Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) asked me to curate a live music stage loading dock at the annual ‘art under the bridge festival.’ I had already founded a collective for Folk Alliance International Conferences called ‘Little Red Hen Music’, and kept the name for the festival stage.

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival was founded in the wake of what was known as the Dumbo Arts Festival (DAF). DAF comprised over 100 open studio’s. Art in Dumbo new champions this annual Open Studio Celebration every April.

At that time, twenty two years ago, Dumbo was home to around four hundred artists paying on average $1 – $10 / sq. foot for high ceiling lofts with sweeping views of the East River, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

My live music stages were in old abandoned loading docks, the then roofless shell of the tobacco warehouse, industrial era warehouse lofts, water tower roof tops and down under the cotton wood tree near where Jane’s Carousel stands today. 

NYC Mayor Eric Adams, then Brooklyn Borough President appealed to the community to save the annual event, and gave Brooklyn Americana Music the thumbs up to forge ahead with keeping the live music aspect music going.

Thanks to Brooklyn Arts Council we are supported by the Brooklyn Arts Fund, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as well as New York State Council on the Arts.

The 7000′ square foot cobblestone Archway under the Manhattan Bridge is a main stage thanks to Dumbo BID, who administer discretionary funding from the Office of Councilman Lincoln Restler.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy support our women led LGBTQ stages on Pier 6, in tandem with Pride NYC celebrations across the city.

Brooklyn Americana music partners with artist owned and operated festival venues year round. We curate live music at Superfine, 68 Jay St Bar, Sunny’s Red Hook and special events at Jalopy Theatre.

                                                                           – Jan Bell, Dumbo Brooklyn 2023. 

Click here to see the  brilliant history of the Dumbo Archway!

Americana in the Archway September 3rd – ‘Downtown’ Rashad Brown

More Online fun took place at ‘Unlocked’ Folk Alliance International. More on our Youtube Channel!

DUMBO Oral History Project with festival founder Jan Bell



We acknowledge the unceded territory where we gather as the traditional land of the Lenape Peoples, The Nayack and The Canarsee with gratitude for the land itself, and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations

The Jalopy Theatre & School of Music


Dumbo Archway


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6


68 Jay St Bar


Sunny’s Bar





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The 9th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is supported by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with the support of the NYC Council, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. Administered by Brooklyn Arts Council. And by the Statewide Community Regrants Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Thank you so much!