The 8th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Opening Night

by Jalopy Theatre
The 8th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Opening Night
Fri, 24 Jun 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM (EDT)
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Jalopy Theatre & School of Music
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Cornelius Eady Trio, Miriam Elhajli, Thea Hopkins, Alice Lee,
Mali Obomsawin, Julia Obst, Lara Taubman, Saudia Young.


Friday June 24
Tickets $20
7:30pm - 10pm Mali Obomsawin is an award winning songwriter, bassist and composer from the Wabaanki First Nation at Odanak. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist, Mali has received acclaim from NPR and RollingStone. Miriam Elhajli is a composer-improviser, and musicologist influenced by the rich musical traditions of her Venezuelan, Moroccan, and North American heritage. Cornelius Eady an American poet focusing largely on matters of race and society, performing with his folk jazz blues trio. Thea Hopkins is a member of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, MA who calls her music Red Roots Americana described by The Washington Post as ‘A Stand out Writer!’
Self-taught jazz blues guitarist Alice Lee started out playing the East Village, and left NYC to sail tall ships, later landing in Guatemala saving sea turtles.Julia Obst is an actor, singer and director based in Berlin and NYC. Her Brazilian heritage led her to learn Bossa Nova and songs by her idol Astrid Gilberto. Today she sings songs written by her partner and fellow artist Leo Kuelbs.
Lara Taubman lives in NYC and was born and raised in Southern Virginia. Her album ‘Ol Kentucky Light’ comes out in September. Accompanied tonight by Walter Parks, best known as guitarist with Richie Havens.
Saudia Young is back in her home town of NYC!  After several years in Europe singing rhythm and blues, rockabilly, and Americana.
Join us in Jalopy Tavern pre-show for Taylor Plas & Rashad Brown 7pm.
Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 FREE Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6. Flower Field Acoustic Jams 2pm and Liberty Lawn Stage 3pm - 7pm. Followed by FREE evening shows at 68 Jay St Bar and Superfine, in Dumbo.
About Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) brings together Brooklyn-based Americana musicians and special guests from across the country to perform both outdoors and indoors in Dumbo. The annual music festival is a beloved celebration of folk, roots, country blues, and Americana founded from the ashes of Dumbo Arts Fest. (DAF) in 2015. BKAMF curated loading dock live music stages at DAF 2000 - 2014.

BKAMF is made possible by Brooklyn Arts Council’s 2022 Brooklyn Arts Fund Program supported by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).BKAMF is sponsored by Red Hook Brewery - SixpointFrom their early 2000's beginnings as a mysterious, draft-only brewery in the rough and tumble Red Hook, Sixpoint have been combining scientific knowledge with a bit of creative madness to create delicious beers! One of the first craft breweries to sell their brews in a can, they are constantly tweaking, improving, and releasing new formulations. In May of 2017, they took their biggest step forward, releasing all of their ales raw and unfiltered, and simultaneously incorporating new and incredible raw materials obtained over years of sourcing. Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
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Jalopy will be following all state and city distancing and capacity guidelines, along with providing UV powered air filtration and adequate ventilation. We will also be requiring all who attend to show us proof of the following...
Being fully vaccinated and it has been 14 days or longer since your final shot.
Attendees must follow all mask, distancing and hand washing guidelines when in attendance. If you are vaccinated in New York, we encourage you to use Excelsior Pass to prove your vaccination. Excelsior pass is an app for your phone that can hold your vaccination and testing data. Download Excelsior Pass in the apple store or on google play.
NOTE: We will also accept other forms of proof of vaccination from other states including CDC Vaccination cards (with photo id), etc.
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