The Brooklyn Folk Festival has arrived again!
May 21-23rd, 2010 at the Jalopy Theater!
Down Home Radio is proud to announce the 2nd annual Brooklyn Folk Festival. This festival will feature the best in old-time music, blues, pre-blues, jug band music, New Orleans jazz, folk style songwriting, Greek, African and Mexican folk music and dance with concerts, workshops, and a Sunday afternoon square dance. Thirty-one musical acts over 3 days! Come down and check it out, its gonna be fun!
–See below for the complete schedule–
*This festival is brought to you by Down Home Radio, and will be MCed by Down Home Radio host Eli Smith.
$15 per day for the main stage evening concerts and workshops or $40 for all three evenings.
$5 per day for Saturday afternoon concerts and Sunday afternoon outdoor stage, square dance included! What a deal!
Contact The Jalopy Theater to buy advance tickets.
The Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Friday May 21st at Jalopy:
7:30pm – Hubby Jenkins – Blues and folk songs
8:15 – George Stavis – Original improvised banjo music
9pm- Salieu Suso – Gambian Kora player
9:30pm- Calamity Janes – Oldtime String band
10:15pm- The Dust Busters – Oldtime string band
11:15pm- Blind Boy Paxton – Blues guitar, stride piano, old time banjo
12am – Ernie Vega – Blues, folk and original songs
Saturday May 22nd at Jalopy:
2:45pm- Alan Friend – Oldtime banjo and fiddle music
3:30pm- Danny Kalb – Folk/Blues guitarist
4:15pm- Peter K. Siegel & Eli Smith – Old-time banjo duet
5pm- Bobby Damore and his band – Greek Rebetika music
5:45pm- Isto – Isto music
6:15pm- Willy Gantrim – Blues, folk and original songs
7:15pm- Bob Malenky – Blues and folk songs
8pm – Greeting from Borough President Marty Markowitz
8:15pm- Elizabeth Butters – Ballad singer and guitarist
8:45pm- Banjorama – Funky banjo band
9:30pm – Feral Foster – Blues, folk and original songs
10:15pm- Clifton Hicks – Oldtime banjo player and singer from North Carolina
11pm- Radio Jarocho – Son and Fandango music and dance from Jarocho, Mexico
12am- The Bill Murray Experience – Early jazz and popular music
Sunday May 23rd in the park (outdoor stage is located near Jalopy on President St. btwn Columbia and Van Brunt)
2:15pm- Rashad Brown – Blues and folk songs
3pm- Sam Doores – Blues, folk and original songs
4pm- Square Dance! – Dave Harvey of NYCBarnDance.com will call the dance, and the music will be made by an all-star super group band!
5pm- Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – Jug band traditionals and originals
5:45pm- Stephen Strohmeier – Blues, folk and original songs
6:30pm- East River String Band – Country Blues duet
Sunday May 23rd at Jalopy:
2pm- Blues Guitar Workshop with Bob Malenky
3pm- Group Singing with Joe Hickerson, Heather Wood, Ann Price and Alan Friend from the Folk Music Society of NY
4pm- Old-time Banjo Workshop with John Cohen
5pm- Special Film Screening– a brand new film from John Cohen – “Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy Kentucky”– don’t miss it!
7pm- Pat Conte – Blues guitar and oldtime banjo player
8pm- John Cohen & Annabel Lee – Old time banjo & guitar duet, with special guests, The Dust Busters.
9pm- The Tillers – Oldtimey and original songs
9:45pm- The Dough Rollers – Country blues and oldtime music
10:30pm- Mamie Minch Blues, folk and original songs
*Brooklyn Folk Fest logo designed by Ernesto Gomez. Poster by Jose Delhart.