Fifty Free Shows at nine locations over four days including FREE shows for all ages in Dumbo Archway & Brooklyn Bridge Park. Evening shows at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre and Jalopy Tavern, Sunny’s Bar68 Jay Street Bar, Superfine Restaurant Bar, POWERHOUSE Arena 

New this year find us on the Roof Top Stage at Time Out Market, NY!  


Watch Highlights from the Women’s Archway Stage 2018

Look Ma’ we’re on TV!!! ARTS NYC  Brooklyn Americana  Channel 13 – Brooklyn Bridge Park Summer Events.

Official 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.

Announcing the Bands at the 5th Annual BKAMF 2019:

Dayna Kurtz
Underhill Rose
Jaimee Harris
Megan Palmer
Ana Egge
Sabine & the Dew Drops
Graham Weber
Queen Esther
Western Youth
Samoa Wilson w/ Michaela Gomez
Tiger Alley
Cari Ray and the Shaky Legs
The Lonesome Heroes
Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs
Little Leatherwood
The Wild Goats
Suzie Vinnick (Wainfleet ON)
The Down Hill Strugglers
Jenny Parrott
Annie Ford
Troubadours of Divine Bliss
John Cohen
Will Scott
Aramis Estevez
Maggie Carson
Leila Jane
Jack Grace Band
Tucci Swing
Jackson Lynch Band
Miriam Elhajli
Taylor Plas
Nat Myers
The Haggard Kings
Kellie Cain
The Dang-it Bobbys
Sabine McCalla
Luke Tuchscherer
Lara Ewen
Choichun Leung- Founder / Executive Director of ‘The Young Girl Project’ 
Liz Rabson Schnore
Barb Prisamont
Margarite Estevez
The Maybelles
Story Time w/ Melanie Hope Greenberg
Tanya Rynd
Festival Tee-Shirts!



Click the Day to Reveal its Schedule

Time Out Market NY

Brand New! Roof Top Stage!

  • 6:30 – 8:30pm Will Scott (Nashville IN)

Dance Party at Sunny’s Bar

  • 9pm Sabine and the Dew Drops

Thursday Night Gala at The Jalopy Theatre 9/19

8pm Black Oak Artists: 

Time Out Market NY

Roof Top Stage!

  • 6:30 – 8:30pm Graham Weber & Jaimee Harris (AUSTIN, TX)

Thursday, Sunny’s Bar

  • 9pm The Lonesome heroes (Austin, TX)
  • In The Dumbo Archway Friday 9/20

  • 5pm Troubadours of Divine Bliss (Louisville KY)
  • 6pm Sabine and the Dew Drops (New Orleans)
  • 7pm Bantam Studios Student Recital
  • 8pm Will Scott (Indiana)
  • 9pm The Lonesome Heroes (Austin TX)
  • Directions
  • Sunnys Bar Friday 9/20

  • 9pm Western Youth w/ Jaimee Harris (Austin TX)
  • Directions

    Superfine Friday 9/20

  • 8pm Sabine and the Dew Drops
  • Directions

In The Dumbo Archway Sat. 9/21

  • 2pm The Haggard Kings
  • 3pm Annie Ford (Seattle WA)
  • 4pm Jenny Parrott (Austin TX)
  • 5pm Tiger Alley (Austin TX)
  • 6pm The Dang-it Bobbys
  • 7pm Pete Lanctot & Ginger Dolden
  • 8pm Jack Grace
  • 9pm Western Youth (Austin TX)

Brooklyn Bridge Park,  Liberty View Pier 6 Sat. 9/21

  • 2pm Troubadours of Divine Bliss (Louisville KY)
  • 3pm Leila Jane (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 3:30pm Kellie Cain (New Castle, Australia)
  • 4pm Ana Egge
  • 5pm Megan Palmer (Nashville TN)
  • 6pm Maggie Carson
  • 6:30pm Sabine McCalla (New Orleans)
  • 7pm Underhill Rose (Asheville NC)
  • Directions

powerHouse Arena Sat 9/21

  • 5pm Jalopy Theatre Friends In the Round:
  • Taylor Plas, Miriam Elhajli, Nat Myers
  • 6pm The Down Hill Strugglers

Sunnys Bar Sat. 9/21

  • 9pm Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam

68 Jay St Bar Sat. 9/21

  • 5pm Annie Ford (Seattle WA))
  • 6pm Cari Ray and the Shaky Legs (Nashville, Indiana)
  • 7pm Jenny Parrott (Austin TX)
  • 8pm Tiger Alley (Austin TX)
  • 9pm Will Scott (Brown County, Indiana)

Jalopy Tavern Sat 9/21

9pm Sabine and the Dew Drops (New Orleans)

Superfine Sat. 9/21

  • 6pm Tucci Swing
  • 8pm Jackson Lynch Band (Brooklyn/New Orleans)

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Liberty View Pier 6 Sun 9/22

  • 2pm  Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman 
  • 3pm Queen Esther
  • 4pm Suzie Vinnick (Wainfleet ON)
  • 5pm Cari Ray and the Shaky legs (Nashville, Indiana)
  • 6pm Samoa Wilson and Michaela Gomez
  • 7pm Tiger Alley (Austin TX)

Superfine  Bluegrass Brunch Sun. 9/22

  • Noon Annie Ford (Seattle WA)
  • 1:30pm Tiger Alley (Austin TX)
  • 4pm Melanie Hope Greenberg – Story Time
w/special guest Katy Stone of the Sparrow Sisters.

Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/23

  • 6pm John Cohen and Jessica Lange (Book Reading)
  • 7pm Troubadours of Divine Bliss (Louisville KY)
  • 8pm Megan Palmer (Nashville TN)
  • 9pm Sabine and the Dew Drops (New Orleans)

Sunnys Bar Sun. 9/22

  • 6:30pm Luke Tuchsherer (London, Engalnd)
  • 8pm Suzie Vinnick (Wainfleet ON)

Jalopy Tavern Sun 9/22

  • 6pm Leila Jane (Dublin, Ireland)

68 Jay St Bar Sun. 9/22

  • 7pm Aramis Estevez
  • 8pm The Wild Goats


Checkout our 2019 playlist on Spotify

5th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival – September 19 -22, 2019

Opening Night at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 19th

Black Oak Artists Dayna Kurtz, Megan Palmer, and Underhill Rose

Hosted by Jan Bell & the Maybelles  – Get your ticket here! 

Also on 9/19 at Time Out Market NY – Roof Top Stage in Dumbo with Austin TX Duo:

 Jaimee Harris and Graham Weber 6:30 – 8:30pm FREE!

Dayna Kurtz was named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.  Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she’s performed on such high-profile radio shows as World CafeMountain Stage and NPR’s Morning Edition.  She’s toured with and/or opened for the likes of Elvis Costello, Antony and the Johnsons, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Keren Ann, Joe Henry, Olu Dara, Chris Whitley, Richard Buckner, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Here’s a classic new song: ‘Its How You Hold Me’.

Megan Palmer started out in Ohio where she performed with local heroes The Spikedrivers. She went on to explore New York City as a songwriter and multi instrumentalist before venturing to Nashville, TN where she made a stunningly honest and adeptly produced album entitled What She’s Got To Give. What She’s Got To Give serves as both a defining moment in Megan’s artistic journey and a chance to further define herself among her peers. “This record leaves the impression that Megan is one of those rare people who truly care. (She spends her spare nights and days as a Palliative Care Nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital). She expertly communicates in her songs her sense of kindness and compassion even when there’s good reason to behave otherwise. It’s not just something she says, it’s also who she is as an artist and person. The 2018 single ‘Stetson’  is a moving, courageous glimpse into the journey of a breast cancer survivor in undeniably joyful song.

The soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar along with the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s banjo and salty-blues vocals deliver beautiful original songs. These troubadours create music that is real and inspired. See them on PBS Television, hear them on nationally-syndicated radio and at live performances across the US and Europe, and you will see why Underhill Rose has carved out a distinctive place in Americana-Folk. Here’s Love Looks Good on You.

“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  – 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

“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

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

Jazzing it Up at Brooklyn Americana Festival 2018The Brooklyn Paper

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

Top Ten things to do this week – Brokelyn

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

Highlights: Brooklyn Americana Music Festival. Brooklyn may not be known for its country scene, but it has a thriving Americana community centered around bars and clubs peppered across the borough. Patch: Brooklyn Heights

‘Most Brooklynesque’ – Travel Section, NY Times

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

A few video Highlights from 2017!

Watch Highlights from the Women’s Archway Stage 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.

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 6


68 Jay St Bar


Archway under Manhattan Bridge


powerHouse Books


Sunny’s Bar




Time Out Market NY



Brooklyn Arts Council
Coney Island
Brooklyn Bridge
Mark Jupiter
Sixpoint Brewery
Jalopy Theatre
Mark Jupiter
Miko Graphics
Time Out New York
Art Index
BK Roads
The Skint
Big Apple Hard Cider
Creatively Wild
NYC Ferry
Two Trees NY

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
Ad. in Festival program ($100 – $500)
Small Business Partnership Opportunities Bronze, Silver, Gold 1k, 2k, 3K
In Kind Contributions
The 5th 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

Thank you so much!
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