Stop by for live performances, square dancing, and the infamous banjo throwing competition
6th Annual Brooklyn Folk FestivalThe Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it $15
New York City's folk music revival may have sparked with Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, and Bob Dylan, but it continues to burn brightly with the up-and-coming local talents of Brooklyn's folk music scene. The Brooklyn Folk Festival returns for a sixth time, including three days of live music from over 30 bands such as Frank Fairfield and Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton, The Tillers, and Drunken Catfish Ramblers. Along with live performances is square dancing, workshops, and the famous banjo throwing competition (yes, you literally throw a banjo). This musical gem would not be made possible without the mutual passion for folk music between local string band musician Eli Smith, host of the online Down Home Radio Show, and Geoff and Lynette Wiley of the Jalopy Theatre. If you can't make all three days, not to worry! Individual day tickets are available. We suggest grabbing them sooner than later, since the festival has been known to sell out.
Six years ago, local string band musician Eli Smith, host of the online Down Home Radio Show, dreamed up the Brooklyn Folk Festival to showcase the talent emerging from the exploding local folk music scene, as well as luminaries from the 1960s generation that sparked the New York City folk music revival. Smith teamed up with Geoff and Lynette Wiley of The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, a Red Hook venue that quickly became a home to up-and-coming musicians and traveling bands after opening its doors seven years ago in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, jug band, bluegrass, traditional Indonesian, Andean and Balkan music, and much more!
See full schedule here: http://www.brooklynfolkfest.com/lineup/