Brooklyn Americana Spring Series – Brooklyn Bridge Park 2019

Every Friday June 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Pier 3 Greenway Terrace 6pm – 8pm

In order of appearance:

June 7  Little Nora Brown  / Ali Dineen & Feral Foster

June 14 Linda Mc Rae  / Tim Grimm

June 21 Jan Bell & The Maybelles / Queen Esther

June 28 Greg Schätz / Will Scott & Charlie Burnham

Festival dates: September 19 – 22, 2019

Opening Night Gala (See ABOUT) 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. Kick back or get up and dance on Liberty View Lawn with the Manhattan skyline as the back drop for our Women’s Stage.

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.  Singer songwriter sessions at POWERHOUSE Arena – just across from the Archway Check it out! Join us at Superfine, Sunday all day long from the world famous bluegrass brunch into the night time After Party! Plus a brand new venue not even open yet….

Here are a handful of bands booked to play 2019:

Western Youth (Austin TX)

Sabine McCalla (New Orleans LA) played solo sets 2018 and returns with her full band 2019

Jaimee Harris (Austin TX) 

Cari Ray & the Shaky Legs (Nashville, Indiana)

Tiger Alley (Austin TX) Sophia Johnson and Katy Rose Cox

Troubadours of Divine Bliss (Louisville, KY)

Queen Esther (Harlem, NYC)

Annie Ford (Seattle, WA)

Ana Egge (Brooklyn NY)

Will Scott (Indiana) and Charlie Burnham (NYC)

More Artists Announced real soon! 

Look Ma’ we’re on TV!!! ARTS NYC  Brooklyn Americana  Channel 13 – Brooklyn Bridge Park Summer Events (2 1/2 minutes in!)

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.

Here’s the first four – top row artists – playing 2019:

Dayna Kurtz
Underhill Rose
Jaimee Harris
Megan Palmer
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
Tone Johansen
Lara Ewen
Miriam Elhajli
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
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Opening Night Gala at The Jalopy Theatre Thursday 9/19

8pm Black Oak Artists

Thursday, Sunny’s Bar

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

  • 4pm Troubadours of Divine Bliss (Louisville KY)
  • 5pm Annie Ford (Seattle, WA)
  • 6pm Will Scott and Charlie Burnham
  • 7pm Bantam Studios Student Recital
  • 8pm Leila Jane (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 9pm TBC
  • Directions
  • Sunnys Bar Friday 9/20

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

    Superfine Friday 9/20

  • TBC
  • Directions

powerHouse Arena Fri 9/20

  • 6pm – 8pm

In The Dumbo Archway Sat. 9/21

  • 2pm The Haggard Kings
  • 3pm Jenny Parrot (Austin TX)
  • 4pm Tiger Alley (Austin TX)
  • 5pm Lonesome Heroes (Austin TX)
  • 6pm The Wild Goats
  • 7pm Pete Lanctot & Ginger Dolden
  • 8pm Jack Grace
  • 9pm Western Youth feat. Jaimee Harris (Austin TX)

Sunnys Bar Sat. 9/21

  • 9pm Tone’s Legendary Bluegrass Jam

68 Jay St Bar Sat. 9/21

  • 4pm – 10pm

Time Out Market


Superfine Sat. 9/21

  • 8pm – 11pm

Superfine  Bluegrass Brunch Sun. 9/22

  • Noon – 4pm

Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/23

  • 6pm – 10pm

Sunnys Bar Sun. 9/22

  • 3pm ALFI (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 5pm Tiger Alley (Austin TX)


Watch Highlights from the Women’s Archway Stage 2018

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

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 in Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Summer 2018.

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 3


68 Jay St Bar


Archway under Manhattan Bridge


powerHouse Books


Sunny’s Bar





Foragers Market
Coney Island
Brooklyn Bridge
Mark Jupiter
Ear Trumpet Labs
Jalopy Theatre
Mark Jupiter
Miko Graphics
Art Index
NYC Ferry
BK Roads
The Skint
Big Apple Hard Cider
Two Trees NY
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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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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 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

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