Programs

R&B Festival at MetroTech

 
 
Jun 5—Aug 7, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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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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Bobby Rush
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
 
Bobby Rush
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
 

R&B luminary and former Chitlin’ Circuit star Bobby Rush—whose hits include “Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man” and “Chicken Heads”—brings his unfiltered style to the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.

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Free
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Snarky Puppy
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
 
Snarky Puppy
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
 

Winners of this year’s Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance with  their breakout collaboration with soul icon Lalah Hathaway, Snarky Puppy is a sprawling jazz-funk orchestra that creates lush, joyous instrumental jams.

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Free
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Lisa Fischer
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
 
Lisa Fischer
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
 

Grammy-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer—whose longtime gigs include performing with The Rolling Stones and Tina Turner—conveys infinite emotion with her dazzling, multi-octave range.

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Free
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Directions 
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

PAST EVENTS
Music
Darlene Love
 

Powerhouse vocalist Darlene Love has been a music industry icon since the 1960s.

Thu, Jun 5, 2014
 
 
Canceled
 
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Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music
 

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton is an awe-inspiring star of New Orleans jazz.

Thu, Jun 12, 2014
 
 
Free
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The Ohio Players
 

The chart-topping funk legends return to MetroTech with their irresistible R&B grooves.

Thu, Jun 19, 2014
 
 
Free
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Butler, Bernstein and the Hot 9
 

Piano meets slide trumpet in this adventurous spin on New Orleans-style jazz.

Thu, Jun 26, 2014
 
 
Free
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Davell Crawford
 

The singer and pianist performs soul-stirring ballads in the gospel and blues tradition.

Thu, Jul 3, 2014
 
 
Free
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Fredericks Brown
 

Soul songstress Deva Mahal spins captivating, imagery-laden narratives.

Thu, Jul 10, 2014
 
 
Free
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Third World
 

The international reggae stars combine roots rhythms with soul, funk, and R&B.

Thu, Jul 17, 2014
 
 
Free