Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway Terrace, in land from Pier 3. Fridays in June 6pm – 8pm. 

‘BEST THINGS TO DO IN NYC. Who doesn’t love live music on the waterfront? Each Friday in June, visit Brooklyn Bridge Park to enjoy performances framed against the Manhattan skyline at sunset, entirely for free’.

METRO US NYC News, June 2018

Friday, June 8 Pete Lanctot and Ginger Dolden

Friday June 15 The Chapin Sisters

Friday June 22  Mamie Minch & Tamar Korn

Friday June 29 Will Scott & Charlie Burnham

(The Chapin Sisters New EP ‘Ferry Boat’ Out May, 2018)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Unplugged Series sponsored by Ear Trumpet Labs. Exquisite Hand made microphones!

SAVE THE DATES! September 20 – 23, 2018!

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival September 20 – 23, 2018 comprises over fifty free concerts at eight locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. Outdoor Stages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, & Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Evening Shows Indoors Every Night (Thursday – Sunday) at beloved pioneer artist owned and operated establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s Bar68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine. 2018 brings in Dumbo’s trail blazer powerHouse Arena, and Berl’s’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop to celebrate the connectivity of Brooklyn Americana artists original writing in keeping with the popular reading series’ these haven book stores present year round. 

Artists to see at the 4th Annual Festival 2018

Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland
Wild Ponies
Queen Esther
Annie Keating
Sasha Dobson
The Woes
Little Nora Brown
M Shanghai String Band
The Four O’Clock Flowers Band
Neha Jiwrajka
The Wild Goats
Miss Sophie Lee
City Billies
Giri and Uma Peters
Allie Dineen
The Lonesome Heroes
Jefferson Hamer
Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs
Jesse Lenat
Abby Hollander
Karen Dahlstrom
Clarence Bucaro
Tyrone Cotton
Alex Battles
Will Scott
Stella Branstool Duo
The Dang-it Bobbys
Screen Door Slammers
Peter Baldwin
The Maybelles
Bluegrass Jam at Sunny’s



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8pm Opening Night Gala at The Jalopy Theatre Thursday 9/20

  • Gala Artists Announced June 2018.
  • Jalopy Tavern Pre- Show performance by Miss Sophie Lee (New Orleans)
  • Superfine 11am – Late! Sun. 9/23


    Superfine After-Party Night! Sun. 9/23

    • 8pm The Four O’Clock Flowers String Band

    Sunnys Bar Sun. 9/23



    The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018. Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday September 20, 2018 featuring Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton.

    Wild Ponies (Nashville, TN)

    Giri and Uma Peters (Nashville, TN)

    Opening Night Gala is just the beginning of a four day extravaganza! Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty free shows at eight locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. FREE day time shows for all ages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge & 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.  

    “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

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

    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 and Director at DUMBO Business Improvement District, 2016.

    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
    Widow Jane
    Fiscal Sponsor:

    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 ($100 and up or monthly membership)
    Ad. in Festival program ($300 – $500)
    Small Business Partnership Opportunities Bronze, Silver, Gold 1k, 2k, 3K
    Platinum Sponsor 10K ‘Your Company’ is the name of the Stage
    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.

    Every penny counts in a big way to bring a long weekend full of FREE live music all along the waterfront. 
    Thank you so much!
    For full details please email: