Contact Us

Brooklyn Folk Fest 2014 line-up and tickets


The 6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happens April 18 – 20 at The Bell House with a full slate of daytime and evening shows. This year’s line-up includes East River String Band with R. Crumb, Eva Salina, former Carolina Chocolate Drops songster Dom Flemons, Feral Foster, The Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Stone Mountain Wobblers, Dubl Handi, a Pete Seeger tribute and lots more. There are also workshops and screenings which are included with admission.

Tickets are on sale now and full schedule/line-up is below….

6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival schedule

Friday April 18th:
8:00PM Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – Jug Band Music
8:45PM Feral Foster – Songwriter and Blues singer
9:30PM TBA
10:15PM Eva Salina – Balkan music
11:00PM Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) – Blues, Old time, Songster
11:45PM Jan Bell and the Maybelles – Folk, Americana, Country

Saturday April 19th:
1:30PM Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith – Songs of the American Labor Movement
2:15PM Piedmont Bluz – Country Blues
3:00PM Pat Conte – Blues guitar
3:45PM Wyndham Baird – Folk and Popular music with guitar, harmonica and piano
4:30PM Blueridge Entertainers – Old Time Stringband duet from North Carolina
5:15PM Willy Gantrim – Original songs and Blues
6PM The Tillers – Old Time String Band and Folk Music from Southern Ohio
6:45PM East River String Band with R. Crumb – Country Blues, Ragtime and Old Time music
7:30PM Tahuantinsuyo – Music from the Andes, styles represent the peoples of the ancient Incan empire
8:45PM Gamelan Kusuma Laras – Gamelan gong and string orchestra from Java, Indonesia
9:45PM The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen – Old Time String Band
10:30PM Frank Fairfield – Old Time Music on the fiddle, banjo and guitar
11:15PM Drunken Catfish Ramblers – Blues, Ragtime, Old Time direct from New Orleans, LA

Sunday April 20th:
Afternoon Concerts
1:15PM Kerri Lowe – Original songs
2:00PM The SpYder Stompers – Blues, Old Time and Folk from Ohio!
2:45PM Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) – Old time and Blues and banjo and guitar
3:30PM Nathan M. Godfrey – Old time and Blues and banjo and guitar direct from Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
4:15PM Stone Mountain Wobblers – Old-Time String Band, from Georgia!
5:00PM Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt – Ballads and Old Time Music from Virginia!
5:45PM The Whiskey Spitters – Ragtime, Country Blues and Old Time – the Jalopy House Band!
6:30PM Pete Seeger Tribute and Sing-a-long
8:15PM Spuyten Duyval – Folk/Americana
9:00PM Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton – Country-Blues guitar, Old Time banjo & fiddle and stride piano!
9:45PM Dubl Handi – Old Time and Folk music

Workshops and Film Screenings:

Saturday (4/19)
1:00PM Old Time Jam Session with Hilary Hawke
3:00PM Old Time Mandolin workshop
4:00PM Blues Guitar Workshop
5:00PM Banjo Workshop with John Cohen

Sunday (4/20)
1:00PM Banjo Toss – The famous banjo throwing competition. Win a free banjo!
2:00PM Georgia Style Fiddle Workshop
3:00PM Film: Musuo Song Journey – Documentary about unaccompanied singing among a non-hierarchical tribe in mountainous South Western China.
4:00PM Films by Alan Lomax Films hosted by Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Lomax Archive
6:00PM Film: “Musical Holdouts” – a film by John Cohen, followed by Q&A with the filmmaker

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!