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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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
R&B meets neo-soul with a Latin tinge in the music of legendary band Mint Condition.
This former Chitlin’ Circuit star turns in his trademark brand of bawdy, unfiltered R&B funk.
Kaleta and the Zozo Afrobeat Orchestra bring their locked-in grooves to MetroTech.
Tuba-driven second-line funk mixes with R&B and hip-hop in the music of this NOLA band.
Soul singer Avery Sunshine brings her versatile voice to the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.
Reggae comes to MetroTech with prolific Jamaican rhythm section Sly and Robbie.
Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara marries pop and funk with native Wassoulou idioms.
Nigerien songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a master of gritty Saharan guitar rock.
Drummer and Prince collaborator Sheila E. rocks out at the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.
R&B innovator Shuggie Otis plays the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech.