Posted in music | tour dates on May 10, 2012

BAM R&B Festival 2012

What's better than getting a little sexy? Getting sexy for free at noon in the middle of Metrotech, BAM is guessing. That theory will be put to the test once again at the 2012 R&B Festival at Metrotech Commons, the annual, completely free and open to the public series going down throughout the summer. Kicking off on June 7th with a performance from the legendary Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, the party goes down every Thursday at noon until middle August and features appearances from Aloe Blacc, Fishbone, Blitz the Ambassador, The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Shemekia Copeland and NRBQ, Ky-Mani Marley, and more. Full shcedule is below.

The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo also play Central Park Summerstage while they're in town.

Aloe Blacc's appearance is one of THREE scheduled for NYC, including another free show at Lincoln Center on August 12th. He'll also be on hand to celebrate the late, great Curtis Mayfield on July 20th.

All Aloe Blacc dates, some video and the R&B Festival schedule, below....


Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar

Fishbone: Party at Ground Zero (NYC 02/27/2010)

Larry Graham / Hair

2012 R&B Festival at MetroTech Schedule: (Thursdays at noon)
Jun 7: Larry Graham and Graham Central Station
Jun 14: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Jun 21: Ky-Mani Marley
Jun 28: Fishbone
Jul 5: Van Hunt
Jul 12: Shemekia Copeland and NRBQ
Jul 19: The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
Jul 26: Pedrito Martinez
Aug 2: Blitz the Ambassador
Aug 9: Aloe Blacc

May 12 Melbourne Recital Centre Southbank Vic, Australia
May 18 Olympiapark Munich, Germany
May 27 Santa Monica and Sunset Los Angeles, CA
Jun 30 The Great Tew Park Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Jul 06 Trencín´s Airport Bratislava, Slovakia
Jul 07 Herdade do Cabeco da Flauta Meco Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 08 Minne Waterpark Brugge, Belgium
Jul 08 Ahoy Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jul 10 Jardin Des Plantes Montauban, France
Jul 13 Boughton House Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Jul 20 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Center New York, NY
Jul 26 Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Aug 04 Grant Park Chicago, IL
Aug 05 Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, Canada
Aug 12 Lincoln Center New York, NY



Comments (7)

larry graham and fishbone doing free shows on goddamn thursday at NOON? this is criminal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 10:45 AM

Just take off from work that day (or leave early). That is, if you have a job :)

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 11:21 AM

gotta love music during the day, for those poor saps that work at night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 11:32 AM

It depends on what kind of job you do, otherwise everyone would have left earlier and we could possibly end up working 2 hours per day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 8:25 AM

Danny Bonaduce never let a job stand in the way of a good time. You people are soft!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 9:00 AM

Fishbone ugh. Hang it up fellas.


Posted by D | May 12, 2012 11:34 AM

This freaking rules.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 3:59 PM

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