Americana Songbirds - Benefit for Planned Parenthood

by Jan Bell
Americana Songbirds - Benefit for Planned Parenthood
Sun, 19 Sep 2021
06:00PM - 09:00PM (EDT)
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126 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Artist Emerald Rae Queen Esther Danni Nicholls Producer Tanya Rynd Organizer Jan Bell
'Americana Songbirds at Superfine'
A Benefit for Planned Parenthood 6pm - 9pm
(This event takes place on day four of a four day festival)
Hosted by Jan Bell featuring special guests Queen Esther, Danni Nicholls, Eleanor Buckland, and Emerald Rae. A Sunday night concert closing out the the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival BKAMF which takes place September 16th -19th, 2021.
Please note: General Admission does not reserve a table. Please contact Superfine to reserve a table for dinner.

The Seventh Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival takes place September 16th -19th, 2021. Fifty live music events at seven iconic locations including the DUMBO Archway Plaza under the Manhattan Bridge and Pier 6 Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 17th, 18th, and 19th. Nightly concerts will be held at Jalopy Theatre and Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook; and Superfine and 68 Jay St Bar in Dumbo. This annual festival is a beloved celebration of folk, roots, country blues, bluegrass, and jazz and attendees of all ages can enjoy banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and three part harmony renditions of original and traditional songs performed by a majority of women-identified artists. Ticketed concerts include the festival kickoff on September 16th at Jalopy Theatre, and September 17th in the Dumbo Archway Plaza, and are followed by thirty FREE live music events for all ages. 

Opening Night Concert  / Tickets $25
Thursday September 16th Buy Tickets at: ​Jalopy Theatre​ Performances by Washington, D.C. resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest of the new generation of social justice music-makers, and is being hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie”. Jalopy regulars M Shanghai, reunite to play their first show since pre-pandemic and are "One of the best acts who usually play monthly, proving that New York, nay, Brooklyn is as country as Tennessee." - Village Voice.

Saturday September 18th free of charge:: Walter Parks, sideman guitarist to Richie Havens /  Maggie Carson, a songwriter, banjo player and member of old-time Americana band Spirit Family Reunion / Samoa Wilson “The essence of unaffected musical storytelling’ Nat Hentoff - sings gospel, blues and honeyed renditions of rare tunes / Emerging Americana artists Edan Archer, and multi award winner UK Americana artist Danni Nicholls.

Saturday and Sunday September 18th and 19th performances are backdropped by the sweeping vista of downtown Manhattan and feature two days of FREE live music on Pier 6 Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Artists include: Joanna Sternberg (Fat Possum Records) who recently opened for Conor Oberst / Fifteen year old ​Nora Brown​ (TED Talk) ​“Top Ten Young Banjo Players You Need to Know.” - Bluegrass Situation / Violinist and composer Mazz Swift who recently appeared on the Late Show and the Tonight Show with Valerie June / ​Queen Esther ​who heads down from Harlem to sing songs from her TED Talk ‘Black Americana’ / and Taiwanese songwriter Treya Lam whose song Dawn is featured on the Resistance Revival Chorus’s album “This Joy'' released on Ani Difranco’s label Righteous Babe

NEW! Bkamf team up with Porch Stomp to host an acoustic 'round robin' jam on Liberty View Lawn, Pier 6 with Hilary Hawke, Tina Lama, Olivia Lloyd and Dot Moore. Saturday, September 18th from 1pm - 3pm. MMNY Autumn co-host unplugged performances by the NYC Ferry Pier 6 with friends from Jalopy Theatre Feral Foster, Willy Gantrim, Taylor Plas and more. 

Superfine “Best Live Brunch Spots” - Brooklyn Magazine - hosts Americana artists every night of the festival from 8pm “‘til late” and a special rendition of Brooklyn’s longest running Bluegrass Brunch (since 2001) on Sunday, September 19th. 

The 7th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). The Festival is made possible in part by generous sponsors and the office of Councilman Stephen Levin; and Non profit partners DUMBO BID, 
Living Traditions / Jalopy Theatre, and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

Full schedule and more info about all the artists, visit
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