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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 Dumbo Archway & 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 Bar68 Jay Street Bar, Superfine Restaurant Bar.  New this year Singer songwriter sessions at POWERHOUSE Arena – just across from the Archway – which was voted one of the 10 best things to do in Dumbo, Brooklyn by Conde Nast Traveler. Check it out! Sunday night Songwriters In the Round at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop – across the street from Superfine, where the closing night party features friends from New Orleans and surprise guests at 10pm. Dumbo’s trail blazer powerHouse Arena, and Berl’s’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop join Brooklyn Americana Music to celebrate the connectivity of festival artists original writing in keeping with the popular reading series’ these haven book stores present year round. 

Proud to announce our newest sponsor Ear Trumpet Labs

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2011, Ear Trumpet Labs is a craft builder of unique microphones for adventurous musicians and recording artists. Combining technical expertise, the highest grade hand selected electrical components, and a sculptural aesthetic, the company is committed to a hand-built craft workshop approach to providing the best looking and sounding microphones.

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.


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
Miss Sophie Lee
Giri and Uma Peters
Little Nora Brown
Sabine McCalla
Rich Russell (The Lonesome Heroes)
Jesse Lenat
Karen Dahlstrom
The Wild Goats
Jefferson Hamer
Tyrone Cotton
Abby Hollander
Leila Jane Keeney
Ali Dineen
Stan Kosakowski
The Dang-it Bobbys
Alfi
Tone Johansen
Lara Ewen
Miriam Elhajli
Pieternel
Joanna Sternberg
City Billies
Cricket Tell the Weather
Will Scott
Feral Foster & Ali Dineen
Stella Branstool
Screen Door Slammers
Little Leatherwood
Bob Oxblood
Bad Penny Pleasure Makers
Laura Freeman AKA Lurleen
Rosetta and Evelyn
Alex Battles
Tanya Rynd
Karen Poliski
Curtis J
Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam
Hannah Hodson
Peter Baldwin
Story Time w/ Melanie Hope Greenberg
Liz Galvin – The Red Hook Star Revue
Rebecca Birmingham – WFMU
Denise Bennett – NY Public Radio
The Maybelles
Festival Tee-Shirts!

schedule

Schedule

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  • Jalopy Tavern – Next door before the Gala:
  • 7pm performance by Miss Sophie Lee (New Orleans Trio)
  • Miss Sophie Lee 8pm – 11pm

    powerHouse Arena Fri 9/21

    • 6:30pm Rich Russell (Austin, TX)
    • 7pm Jesse Lenat

    In The Archway Sat. 9/22

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    • 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
    • 6pm Tone Johansen
    • 6:30 Little Leatherwood  
    • 7pm Annie Keating
    • 7:30 Pieternel
    • 8pm Karen Dahlstrom
    • 8:30 Cricket Tell the Weather
    • 9pm Queen Esther  
     

    Brooklyn Bridge Park,  Pier 3 Sat. 9/22

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

    powerHouse Arena Sat 9/22

    • 6:30pm Sabine McCalla
    • 7pm Queen Esther

    Sunnys Bar Sat. 9/22

    Directions
    9pm Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam

    68 Jay St Bar Sat. 9/22

    Directions
    • 4 Bad Penny Pleasure Makers
    • 5 Pieternel
    • 6 Screen Door Slammers
    • 7 Rich Russell
    • 8 Stan Kosakowski
    • 9 Will Scott

    Superfine Sat. 9/22

    Directions
    Miss Sophie Lee 8pm – 11pm

    Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 Sun 9/23

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

    Superfine  Noon – Late! Sun. 9/23

    Directions
    • Al Fi (Dublin, Ireland)
    • Noon Screen Door Slammers (Austin, TX)
    • 1pm The Dang-it Bobbys
    • 3pm  Little Nora Brown
    • 4pm Book Reading by Melanie Hope Greenberg

    Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop – Sun. 9/23

    (141 Front St, Dumbo 11201. Directly across from Superfine) 6pm – 8pm Lara Ewen, Miriam Elhajli, and Bob Oxblood.

    Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/23

    Directions
    • 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

    Directions
    • 3pm Alfi (Dublin, Ireland)
    • 5pm Tyrone Cotton (Louisville, KY)
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    about

    About

    The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018. Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday September 20, 2018 featuring five brilliant sets of musicians, including just back from European tour, founders of The Be Good Tanyas: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton. Plus Brooklyn’s own Duke of Folk Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza; Wild Ponies; & Giri and Uma Peters.

    Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza. The ‘crown prince of kids music’ Grammy Winner Dan and his wife, Haitian-American jazz vocalist Music Therapist Claudia Eliaza, pictured at the premier of Night Train 57: A Sensory Friendly Comic Folk Opera at The Kennedy Center.

    Although based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to Southwest Virginia — where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were both born and raised — for inspiration. There, in mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans.

    Giri and Uma Peters (Nashville, TN) Although young in age, the musicianship and vocal harmonies showcase a level of creativity and originality well beyond their years. They have attracted the attention of MacArthur Genius Grant awardee Rhiannon Giddens, dobro master Jerry Douglas, and guitar virtuoso Molly Tuttle.

    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 Dumbo Archway & 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.  New this year Singer songwriter sessions at POWERHOUSE Arena – just across from the Archway – which was voted one of the 10 best things to do in Dumbo, Brooklyn by Conde Nast Traveler. Check it out! Sunday night Songwriters In the Round at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop – across the street from Superfine, where the closing night party features friends from New Orleans and surprise guests at 10pm.

    “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.

    A few video Highlights from 2017!

    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. 

    maps

    Map

     

    The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre

    Directions

    Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3

    Directions

    68 Jay St Bar

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    Archway under Manhattan Bridge

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    powerHouse Books

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    Sunny’s Bar

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    Superfine

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    sponsorstwozeroonesix

    Sponsors

    Foragers Market
    Superfine
    Coney Island
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Mark Jupiter
    Ear Trumpet Labs
    Jalopy Theatre
    DUMBO BID
    Mark Jupiter
    Miko Graphics
    D4GP
    Art Index
    Olympia
    NYC Ferry
    BK Roads
    The Skint
    Big Apple Hard Cider
    Two Trees NY
    Fiscal Sponsor:
    BAC
     

    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! 
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    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.
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    Individual Tax Deductible Donations 
    Ad. in Festival program ($100 – $500)
    Small Business Partnership Opportunities Bronze, Silver, Gold 1k, 2k, 3K
    In Kind Contributions
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    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

    Here’s our on stage banners 3 feet x 8 feet in real life, at all of our festival locations.

    Thank you so much!
    For full details please email: littleredhenagency@gmail.com