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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

Liberty Lawn
June 24, 2023
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The 9th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park in celebration of NYC Pride on Saturday, June 24

Throughout the day, the free family-friendly festival presents live music from LGBTQ artists, including a bluegrass jam session a the Flower Field, a buskers stage, a ‘make your own rainbow flag’ art parade, and main stage at Liberty Lawn. Refreshments, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic blanket to lounge on the lawn and enjoy the show!

Brooklyn based emerging and established artists play alongside touring bands from Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, and New Orleans. Catch them now before they play world stages such as Carnegie Hall, Celebrate Brooklyn, Lincoln Center, and late night TV. 

Brooklyn Americana Festival has been named as one of the “Top Ten Things to Do in Brooklyn Bridge Park” by Time Out New York, one of the “Most Brooklynesque” events by the New York Times, and Voted Best Annual Event for Best of Brooklyn 2023 (Empire State Bank).

Scroll down to learn more about this year’s performers, and general information about this year’s Brooklyn Americana Music Festival.


Flower Gardens

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tone’s Bluegrass Jam Session 

Buskers Stage (by Pier 6 by entrance)

  • 3:00 PM Justin Golden & Albanie Falletta 
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM Make your own Rainbow Flag Workshop with Creatively Wild at the Pier 6 entrance
  • 4:30 PM All-ages mini Pride Parade: All are welcome to march, dance, and cheer with us, in celebration of Pride and your personal identity! Bring your own instruments, voices and flags, or make a free flag at our workshop. Led by LGBTQ+ artists and allies, we’ll joyfully process together from the Pier 6 entrance towards Liberty Lawn and Plaza.

Liberty Lawn Stage 

  • Host: Bobby Blue 
  • 4:30 PM B.E. Farrow
  • 5:00 PM Danni Nichols 
  • 5:45 PM KJ Denhert 
  • 6:30 PM Taylor Plas & Rashad Brown 
  • 7:00 PM Saudia Young 
  • 7:45 PM Crys Matthews 
  • 8:30 PM Feral Foster 
  • 9:00 PM Tiger Alley 

Set times and order subject to change.

The 9th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is supported by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with the support of the NYC Council, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. Administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.

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June 24
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Power duo Tiger Alley (Austin, TX) headline the Pier 6 stage. Catch impressive rising performers including British guitarist Sophia Johnson, and Texan fiddle player Katy Rose Cox. Nashville resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers, as a powerful lyricist often hailed as ‘the next Woody Guthrie’. KJ Denhert is a Queens born Grenadan-American NYC folk jazz legend whose career spans forty years, 10 albums, with legions of devoted fans worldwide. Brooklyn’s Taylor Plas powerhouse soul folk singer duets with funk blues artist Rashad Brown. BBC Radio2 favorite British Danni Nichols, now based in Nashville TN, grew up on the American roots music record collection of her Anglo-Indian grandmother  Albanie Falletta was born in Louisiana, and grew up hearing live Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Gospel. She plays lead guitar in New Orleans, Austin TX and New York City – at the heart of the bustling early jazz, acoustic blues, folk, and ragtime scene. Native New Yorker Saudia Young is an Ameripolitan 2023 Awards nominee whose songs mine the black roots of country, and rock & roll. Feral Foster draws from the deep wellspring of early blues, country, and jazz to tell contemporary, human stories. Village Voice ‘Best Folk Artist’. With roots in the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, and the Piedmont of Virginia, Richmond-based guitarist and songwriter Justin Goldens origins are deeply vested in the blues. And last but not least, Bobby Blue is a Costa Rican New York latin folk artist – picture Indigo Girls meet Calexico. B.E Farrow tours with Grammy winner Dom Flemon’s album, and plays on his ‘Black Cowboys’ Smithsonian’s Folkways album, and the chart topping  ‘No Time for Enemies’ by Gangstagrass.


The 9th semi-annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) takes place in multiple locations across DUMBO and the Red Hook Waterfront on June 23-25 and September 29-October 1, 2023.

Learn more and view all dates and schedules at!

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