Produced by Danny Kapilian
For 20 years, BAM’s free summer-long lunchtime concert series—the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech—has brought some of the world’s greatest talents in funk, soul, R&B, and world music to Downtown Brooklyn. George Clinton and P-Funk, Booker T & the MG’s, Dr. John, Wilson Pickett, Toots and the Maytals, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabate, Sheila E., Jimmy Cliff, and others have all been featured artists, and this year’s lineup continues that star-studded tradition. Here’s to another two decades of free, sun-soaked grooves in MetroTech Plaza.
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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.
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
B25, B26, B38, B45, B51, B52, B54, B61, B63, B67, and B75 all stop within a three-block radius of MetroTech Center
Powerhouse vocalist Darlene Love has been a music industry icon since the 1960s.
Trumpeter Nicholas Payton is an awe-inspiring star of New Orleans jazz.
The chart-topping funk legends return to MetroTech with their irresistible R&B grooves.
The singer and pianist performs soul-stirring ballads in the gospel and blues tradition.
Piano meets slide trumpet in this adventurous spin on New Orleans-style jazz.
Soul songstress Deva Mahal spins captivating, imagery-laden narratives.
The international reggae stars combine roots rhythms with soul, funk, and R&B.
This former Chitlin’ Circuit star turns in his trademark brand of bawdy, unfiltered R&B funk.
Jazz-funk orchestra Snarky Puppy creates joyous instrumental jams.
The Grammy-winning singer conveys infinite emotion with her dazzling, multi-octave range.