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R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019

 
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Jun 6—Aug 15, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Produced by Danny Kapilian

Vibrant beats and legendary performers transform MetroTech Commons into a musical hotspot every summer. Now in its 25th year, this free concert series champions the adventurous voices of R&B, bringing together innovative styles and time-honored grooves Thursdays at noon.

Past highlights have included Ashford & Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Bernard Purdie, Booker T & the M.G.’s with guest Sharon Jones, Jimmy Cliff, Andra Day, Salif Keita, Marcus Miller, the Neville Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Snarky Puppy, Savion Glover featuring drummer Marcus Gilmore, and many more.

Kick back and enjoy the sweet sounds of 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
Nona Hendryx with Vernon Reid
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Nona Hendryx with Vernon Reid
 

The powerhouse singer and Living Colour guitarist kick off our beloved summer music series.

Thu, Jun 6, 2019
 
 
Free
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Ghost-Note
 

Two percussionists from Snarky Puppy provide the vibrant beats at the center of this funk band.

Thu, Jun 13, 2019
 
 
Canceled
 
Free
Roy Ayers
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Roy Ayers
 

The soul-jazz icon and acclaimed vibraphonist brings his soulful skills and feel-good vibes.

Thu, Jun 20, 2019
 
 
Free
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019
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Phony Ppl / Conya Doss
 

This local group shares their laid-back grooves alongside soul singer Conya Doss.

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
 
 
Free
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019
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Rahsaan Patterson
 

This velvety-smooth tenor’s musical stylings range from gospel-inspired ballads to funk.

Thu, Jul 11, 2019
 
 
Free
Fantastic Negrito
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Fantastic Negrito / Brooklyn United Drumline Band
 

The soul-searing blues of this Oakland artist pairs with Brooklyn’s high-octane drumline.

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
 
 
Free
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Cha Wa
 

The spirit of New Orleans comes to MetroTech with infectious funk and elaborate costumes.

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
 
 
Free
Ruthie Foster
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Ruthie Foster
 

Gospel, blues, funk, and soul are transformed by this powerful Texan singer.

Thu, Aug 1, 2019
 
 
Free
Third World
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Third World
 

This longstanding reggae-fusion band draws on everything from R&B and funk to rock and rap.

Thu, Aug 8, 2019
 
 
Free
Van Hunt and &More (Chill Moody & Donn T)
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Van Hunt / &More (Chill Moody & Donn T)
 

Van Hunt serves up his unique mix of soul, rock, and R&B, paired with a new hip-hop duo.

Thu, Aug 15, 2019
 
 
Free