Programs

R&B Festival at MetroTech 2013

 
 
Jun 6—Aug 8, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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Produced by Danny Kapilian

BAM kicks off the summer with its free lunchtime concert series at MetroTech Commons, on the corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn. The outdoor summer series features an eclectic roster of legendary trailblazers and emerging musical visionaries of R&B and world music. Past performers have included George Clinton, Maceo Parker, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, the Wailers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Salif Keita, Amadou and Mariam, Toumani Diabate, and Blitz the Ambassador.

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Schedule
Summer 2013
Thu, Jun 6
Thu, Jun 13
Thu, Jun 20
Thu, Jun 27
Wed, Jul 3
Thu, Jul 11
Thu, Jul 18
Thu, Jul 25
Thu, Aug 1
Thu, Aug 8
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
Mint Condition
 

R&B meets neo-soul with a Latin tinge in the music of legendary band Mint Condition.

Thu, Jun 6, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Bobby Rush
 

This former Chitlin’ Circuit star turns in his trademark brand of bawdy, unfiltered R&B funk.

Thu, Jun 13, 2013
 
 
Canceled
 
Music
Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat
 

Kaleta and the Zozo Afrobeat Orchestra bring their locked-in grooves to MetroTech. 

Thu, Jun 20, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Stooges Brass Band
 

Tuba-driven second-line funk mixes with R&B and hip-hop in the music of this NOLA band. 

Thu, Jun 27, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Avery*Sunshine
 

Soul singer Avery Sunshine brings her versatile voice to the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.

Wed, Jul 3, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Sly and Robbie
 

Reggae comes to MetroTech with prolific Jamaican rhythm section Sly and Robbie.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Fatoumata Diawara
 

Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara marries pop and funk with native Wassoulou idioms.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Bombino
 

Nigerien songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a master of gritty Saharan guitar rock.

Thu, Jul 25, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Sheila E.
 

Drummer and Prince collaborator Sheila E. rocks out at the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.

Thu, Aug 1, 2013
 
 
Free
Music
Shuggie Otis
 

R&B innovator Shuggie Otis plays the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.

Thu, Aug 8, 2013
 
 
Free