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R&B Festival at MetroTech 2015

 
 
Jun 4—Aug 6, 2015
 

The 21st annual free summer outdoor music series returns.

 
 
 
 
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Produced by Danny Kapilian

Nothing says summer like free outdoor music. For over two decades, BAM has brought its popular lunchtime concert series to MetroTech Commons. Spanning R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and world music, this year’s lineup is packed with new voices and established masters alike, performing Thursdays at noon. Past highlights have included Jimmy Cliff, Booker T & the M.G.’s, Los Lobos, Toumani Diabate, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Toots and the Maytals, the Wailers, Maceo Parker,  and many more. Join us and groove your way through the summer.


First New York Partners is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 R&B Festival at MetroTech.

 
 
Music
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Thu, Aug 6, 2015
 
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Thu, Aug 6, 2015
 

With their deep bayou groove, Jon Cleary and his band are considered among the true innovators of New Orleans-style piano blues, moving seamlessly between funk, soul, and R&B.

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Getting to MetroTech 


The BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech concert stage is located on the lawn at MetroTech Commons. MetroTech Commons is situated in Downtown Brooklyn between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue where Myrtle Avenue ends.

By Subway
2/3 to Hoyt Street Station and walk two blocks north on Bridge Street
2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall Station and walk five blocks east
A/C/F/R to Jay Street-MetroTech Station and exit at Myrtle Promenade

By Bus
B25, B26, B38, B45, B51, B52, B54, B61, B63, B67, and B75 all stop within a three-block radius of MetroTech Center

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Music
Bobby Rush
 

The Chitlin’ Circuit veteran returns to BAM with his bawdy folk-funk fusion.

Thu, Jun 4, 2015
 
 
Free
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Andra Day with Special Guest Kate Davis
 

The fresh, brassy doo-wop vocalist has been praised by Stevie Wonder and Ellen DeGeneres.

Thu, Jun 11, 2015
 
 
Free
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Erica Campbell
 

The 2015 Grammy winner incorporates blues, R&B, hip-hop, and pop into her soulful gospel.

Thu, Jun 18, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Al B. Sure!
 

Sensual slow jams from the singer of the hit 1988 single “Nite and Day.”

Thu, Jun 25, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
 

Charles Bradley delivers a wall of retro-funk sound that is equal parts anguish and love.

Thu, Jul 2, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
 

Malian powerhouse Bassekou Kouyate revitalizes the ancient ngoni lute tradition.

Thu, Jul 9, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
 

The legendary group brings an endless supply of psych-funk swagger to MetroTech.

Thu, Jul 16, 2015
 
 
Free
Music
The Jones Family Singers
 

The 11-member gospel collective sings joyful, soul-inflected songs of praise.

Thu, Jul 23, 2015
 
 
Free
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Theo Croker
 

The rising-star jazz trumpeter is the grandson of jazz legend Doc Cheatham.

Thu, Jul 30, 2015
 
 
Free