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R&B Festival at MetroTech 2018

 
 
Jun 7—Aug 9, 2018
 
 

BAM’s annual free summer outdoor music series returns.

 
 
 
 
 
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Produced by Danny Kapilian

Nothing says summer like free outdoor music. For more than two decades, BAM has brought its popular lunchtime concert series to MetroTech Commons. Spanning R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and world music, this year’s lineup is packed with new voices and established masters alike, performing Thursdays at noon. Past highlights have included Ashford & Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Booker T & the M.G.’s with guest Sharon Jones, Jimmy Cliff, Andra Day, Salif Keita, The Neville Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Snarky Puppy, and many more. Join us and groove your way through the summer.


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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
Bernard Purdie
Music
Bernard Purdie’s All-Star Shuffle with guests Bobbi Humphrey and Quiana Lynell
 

The renowned drummer brings his signature groove to MetroTech.

Thu, Jun 7, 2018
 
 
Free
Savion Marcus
Music
Savion Glover featuring Marcus Gilmore
 

An inspired double-bill featuring the Tony Award-winning tap dancer and renowned drummer.

Thu, Jun 14, 2018
 
 
Free
PJ Morton
Music
PJ Morton
 

The Grammy-nominated, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter performs deeply soulful R&B.

Thu, Jun 21, 2018
 
 
Free
Vivian Green
Music
Vivian Green
 

The contemporary R&B artist brings her heartfelt vocals and energized spirit to MetroTech.

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
 
 
Canceled
 
Free
DELGRES
Music
Delgres
 

This Parisian trio performs a hypnotic blend of rock and contemporary Creole blues.

Thu, Jul 5, 2018
 
 
Free
Kris Davis
Music
Amalgarhythm with Kris Davis and Terri Lyne Carrington
 

Drumming prodigy Terri Lyne Carrington is joined by jazz pianist-composer Kris Davis.

Thu, Jul 12, 2018
 
 
Free
Jupiter Okwess
Music
Jupiter & Okwess
 

This spirited Congolese group plays exhilarating grooves.

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
 
 
Free
Terence Blanchard
Music
Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
 

The Grammy-winning trumpeter and his electric funk quintet bring spirited dance grooves to MetroTech.

Thu, Jul 26, 2018
 
 
Free
Ranky Tanky
Music
Ranky Tanky
 

This Charleston-based quintet performs the spirituals and blues of the Gullah culture.

Thu, Aug 2, 2018
 
 
Free
Marcus Miller
Music
Marcus Miller
 

The legendary electric bassist brings his resonant funk fusions to MetroTech.

Thu, Aug 9, 2018
 
 
Free