The Brooklyn Folk Festival, a co-production of Down Home Radio and the Jalopy Theatre, is almost here! It’s gonna be an incredible event! – with 30 bands, film screenings, workshops, jam sessions and contests! Coming up April 18th – 20th, 2014 at the Bell House, a great venue here in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Folk Festival is now going into its 6th successful year. This year’s festival will focus on Old Time String Band music from the United States and will feature a number of traditional groups and musicians coming to the city from various parts of the South, representing their local traditions, as well as a number of great groups from right here in New York. We will also have Indonesian Gamelan gong music, Andean music from regions of the old Inca empire, Balkan music, jug bands, blues, jazz, songwriters and more… a huge wealth of talent!
The festival will feature Frank Fairfield and Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton, Dom Flemons and Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, R. Crumb with the East River Stringband, as well as 25 other bands and performers. The Brooklyn Folk Festival is modeled on the early days of the Newport and University of Chicago folk festivals and seeks to present an authentic folk festival experience, with a diversity of traditional music, as well as contemporary songwriters, plus workshops, jam sessions, film screenings and the famous Banjo Toss contest! There will also be a very nice tribute to Pete Seeger with group singing and a family friendly square dance.
Its gonna be fun! Get your tickets right away!.. visit the festival website at: www.BrooklynFolkFest.com for the compete schedule and ticket information.