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We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to in-person events at BAM! Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences.

As of August 16, BAM requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all visitors and staff. We are continually adapting our policies in adherence with the most up-to-date health and safety protocols.
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Programs

R&B Festival at Fort Greene Park

 
Free
 
Oct 2—Oct 10, 2021
 
 

BAM's free outdoor concert series is back and at Fort Greene Park!

 
 
 
 
 
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Produced by Danny Kapilian

BAM’s free annual R&B festival is at Fort Greene Park! Now in its 26th year, join us this fall for our beloved outdoor concert series, bringing together friends, families, and neighbors for great music under the trees. This year’s lineup features Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June, singer-songwriter and playwright, Stew with his band The Negro Problem, jazz piano and Hammond B3 virtuoso Matthew Whitaker, and the Grammy Award-winning singer Mykal Rose, formerly of Black Uhuru.

The BAM R&B Festival has presented Wilson Pickett, Roy Hargrove, Andra Day, Ashford and Simpson, Snarky Puppy, George Clinton and P-Funk, Dr. John, Savion Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Marcus Miller, Richie Havens, and hundreds of other great performing artists since 1995.


The safety of our audiences, staff, and artistic community is our top priority. All guests must show proof of vaccination at the entry points and masks must be worn at all times. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.


Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman

 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by  the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Community programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation.

 

Major support for BAM Community and Outdoor Programs is provided by Con Edison.

Con Edison

 
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Getting to Fort Greene Park 


The BAM R&B Festival at Fort Greene Park concert stage is located on the lawn at Myrtle Avenue. Located in the center of Brooklyn's largest transportation hub, Fort Greene Park is accessible from virtually every corner of New York City.

By Subway
2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center
C to Lafayette Avenue
B, Q, R to DeKalb Avenue
G to Fulton Street
B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center

By Bus
B54 and B62 all stop within a three-block radius of Fort Greene Park

PAST EVENTS
M Whittaker
Music
Matthew Whitaker
 

Pianist Matthew Whitaker and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin combine jazz, hip-hop, and soul.

Sat, Oct 2, 2021
 
 
Free
Mykal Rose
Music
Mykal Rose
 

Mykal Rose, the Grammy Award-winning voice formerly of Black Uhuru, performs with duendita.

Sun, Oct 3, 2021
 
 
Free
Stew and the Negro Problem
Music
Stew & The Negro Problem
 

Stew & The Negro Problem play Brooklyn with Tony award-winning, theater-reinventing hits.

Sat, Oct 9, 2021
 
 
Free
Valerie June
Music
Valerie June
 

Tennessee-bred Valerie June brings her eclectic sound with spellbinding vocals to Brooklyn.

Sun, Oct 10, 2021
 
 
Free