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....

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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

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ALOE BLACC - 2012 TOUR DATES
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