8th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

Semi Annual Festival – Twice A Year! 

June 24 – 26, 2022 at Liberty Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s, 68 Jay St Bar, & Superfine.

September 22 – 25, 2022 at Dumbo Archway, Sunny’s, 68 Jay St Bar, and Superfine.

Thanks to Brooklyn Arts Council, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council on the Arts, and the encouragement of Eric Adams, NYC Mayor.

Mali Obomsawin
Cornelius Eady
Joanna Sternberg
Lizzie Edwards
Neha Jiwrajka
Hilary Hawke
The Ukuladies
Thea Hopkins
Sunshine Nights
Tone Johansen
Olivia Ellen Lloyd
Maggie Carson
Lisa Liu
Miriam Elhajli
Saudia Young
Julia Obst
Lara Taubman
Taylor Plas
Bobby Blue
Rashad Brown
M Shanghai String Band
Alice Lee
Feral Foster
Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam
Daria Grace and the Pre war Ponies
Michaela Gomez
Mister Moriah
Jennifer Milich
Tina Lama
Rebecca Birmingham – WFMU
Ken Shoji and Arnt Arntzen
Papa Vega’s Dream Shadows
Curtis J
Jan Bell
Tanya Rynd and Cara Lee Sparry
T Shirt – Modeled by Joseph.
T Shirt – modeled by Bo Wayne
Tank Tops – modeled by Dani
Tank top – modeled by Samoa



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The 8th Annual ​Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF)​ brings together thirty artists playing original folk, roots, country blues, Americana. 

We are soooo excited to join 300+ organizations as a #FestivalofNY partner! We’re ready to show the world that NY is back!

Friday June 24 – Opening Night at Jalopy Theatre

This event is limited seating and will sell out! Get your Tickets HERE

7:30pm – 10:30pm (in order of appearance) 

Saudia Young

Alice Lee

Thea Hopkins

Julia Obst

Lara Taubman

Miriam Elhajli

Mali Obomsawin

Cornelius Eady Trio

Next door in Jalopy Tavern:

Taylor Plas & Rashad Brown 7pm

Pap Vega’s Dream Shadows 9pm

Saturday June 25

Brooklyn Bridge Park  – Pier 6

Flower Field  Jam Session

2pm – 3:30pm Led by Hilary Hawke and Tina Lama.

Liberty Lawn Stage

3pm The Ukuladies

4pm Hilary Hawke

4:30 Squiretown

5pm Miriam Elhajli

5:30 Mali Obomsawin

6pm Lizzie Edwards

Buskers Stage – Pier 6 at Atlantic Avenue

3pm Saudia Young

3:30pm Thea Hopkins


7pm Honky Tonk DJ Girl (WFMU)

68 Jay St Bar

8pm Taylor Plas and Rashad Brown

Sunday June 26 

Superfine Bluegrass Green Chile Brunch

Bobby Blue at Noon!

1 – 4pm M Shanghai String Band

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6

Flower Field –  Tone’s Bluegrass Jam

2pm – 4pm Led by Tone Johansen

Buskers Stage – Pier 6 at Atlantic Avenue 

3pm Alice Lee

3:30pm Mister Moriah

Liberty Lawn Stage – Pier 6

3pm Sunshine Nights 

3:30pm Neha Jiwrajka

4pm Lisa Liu

4:30 Tone Johansen

5pm Olivia Ellen Lloyd

5:30 Joanna Sternberg & Michaela Gomez 

6pm Maggie Carson – Album Release

68 Jay St Bar

7pm Feral Foster


7pm After Party!

Starring Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies, featuring Walter Hawkes on ukulele AND trombone!


Upcoming at Festival Partner Venues:

8th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival September 23 – 25 in Dumbo NYC

Jalopy Theatre, Dumbo Archway, Superfine, 68 Jay St, Sunny’s

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

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



Brooklyn Americana Music was founded in the wake of the Dumbo Arts Festival folding in 2014. DAF was an incredible visual arts open studio experience, where we produced the live music stages in loading docks, the tobacco warehouse, rooftops, industrial era lofts, and all along the river side for fifteen years. NYC Mayor Eric Adams, then Brooklyn Borough President gave us the thumbs up to forge ahead, and thanks to Brooklyn Arts Council we are supported by the Brooklyn Arts Fund and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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 for over 15 years. 

Non profit partners Dumbo BID enable live music in The Archway, and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy support our stages on Pier 6.

Click here for 6th Annual BKAMF Highlight Reel

THANK YOU to our Bkamf 2020 ‘Long Distance’ Virtual Artists.

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

Enjoyed by 41K Viewers around the world:

In 2021 Brooklyn Americana Music curated ‘Americana in the Archway’ in partnership with Dumbo BID as part of ‘Daily Dose of Dumbo’

7000 Square foot cobblestone plaza beneath the Manhattan Bridge is in its 12th year as an activated community space.

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





Brooklyn Arts Council
NYC Cultural Affairs
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sixpoint Brewery
Mark Jupiter
Jalopy Theatre
NYC Ferry

DUMBO Station
Miko Graphics
Two Trees NY

Art Index
Creatively Wild


VENMO @BrooklynAmericana

Tax Deductible Donations via Brooklyn Arts Council

Visit our Patreon Page, to see Rewards and Thank You prizes!

We are happy to doff our hat your way for any contribution. Sliding Scale Sponsorship starting at small business level $500
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
Reserved picnic table at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dumbo Archway outdoor stages
Back Stage Guest List Passes 
Shout outs from the stage  & Invitation Only events year round in Dumbo and Red Hook for you & friends and family.

The 7th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival was made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.”

The Festival is made possible in part by the office of Councilman Stephen Levin administered by Dumbo BID.

Thank you so much!