Original and traditional Americana, Folk, Country, Old time, Roots Blues, and Bluegrass music for all ages.
'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.' NY Times Critics Pick.
Fifty FREE Shows at nine locations from Dumbo to Red Hook along the Brooklyn Waterfront. Outdoor stages in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Dumbo Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.
Indoor venues pioneer artist owned and operated Sunnys Bar, Superfine, 68 Jay St Bar, Jalopy Theatre, Jalopy Tavern, Powerhouse Arena - and new in 2019 the brand new Time Out Market Roof Top Stage.
Winner of the 'DUMBO Dozen Award' presented by Dumbo Bid in recognition of innovative and impactful work in the community.
BKAMF is supported by NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council on the Arts, the Office of Councilman Stephen Levin, and fiscally sponsored by Brooklyn Arts Council.
Made possible by Coney Island Brewery, Red Hook Star Revue, and many local business, individuals, and friends from near and far.
Festival plans are in full swing year round, with the support of local organizations DUMBO BID, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and Brooklyn Arts Council. The festival brings together the best of Brooklyn's original and traditional Americana, Folk, Country, Roots Blues and singer songwriters. The Jalopy Theatre
in Red Hook; 68 Jay St Bar
in DUMBO host evening concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. Live music outdoors Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn Bridge Park; and Saturday and Sunday in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. Sunday Bluegrass Country Brunch at Superfine with the closing party there that night.
The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival celebrates a steadfast commitment to grass roots music in the neighborhoods known as DUMBO and Red Hook, presenting local and internationally touring artists. Many artists who played their first show in DUMBO on our stage have gone onto play legendary venues Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City The Royal Albert Hall, and The Louvre.
2019 the Fifth Annual saw over 8,000 attendees over four days and added two new stages at Powerhouse Arena, and Time Out Market Rooftop Stage.
Jan Bell takes charge with graceful stride. Working with Jan was like handing over the church keys. Her focused attention to detail and rounded handling of all aspects of a production, pre and post coupled with a level headedness made the interaction dreamy! If there ever were a request for the mounting of a sound stage or launching of a new prospective talent, Jan would be a sure call.
Executive Producer & host of Art Index TV – Joy Glidden, Founding director of DUMBO Arts Festival
Jan’s stage in the Main Street Loading Dock was the highlight of the DUMBO Arts Festival. Alison Tocci, Publisher Time Out, NY
DUMBO Pioneer venue 'Superfine' cited Little Red Hen Productions when they won NYC Mayor Bloomberg's coveted Award for 'Women in Business'.
The same year Jan was inducted into the Brooklyn Country Music Hall of Fame for 'Unending Support of Country Music in New York City'. Matt Winters of WKCR-FM also received the award for presenting his Sunday morning Moonshine Radio Show for 11 years.