Brooklyn Folk Fest

Down Home Radio Show and The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre announce the 4th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival taking place Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th in Brooklyn, NY. The 3-day festival includes 30+ bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance, film screenings and as well as the return (in a new form) of the much loved "Banjo Toss" competition of 2011!

The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, bluegrass, Klezmer, Caribbean and Balkan folk music, songwriters and much more!

The Brooklyn Folk Fest is this weekend, happening Friday - Sunday (May 18 - 20) at 354 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn, with after-parties at the Jalopy Tavern in Red Hook. Tickets are $20 a day or $45 for weekend pass, and are still available. The lineup, which is pretty similar to last year's, includes Feral Foster, Peter Stampfel, The Whiskey Spitters, Blind Boy Paxton, East River Sting Band and more.

Visit the Brooklyn Folk Festival website for more info, and check out the three day schedule and flyer below.


Brooklyn Folk Fest

6:30PM Doors
7:30PM Woody Guthrie's 100th Bday Sing
8:30PM Elizabeth Butters
9:15PM Michael Daves featuring Noam Pikelny
10:00PM Dennis Lichtman's Brain Cloud
10:45PM Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob
11:30PM The Whiskey Spitters
12:15AM Four O'Clock Flowers
AFTER PARTYFolk Fest after party at the Jalopy Tavern - 317 Columbia St. btwn Woodhull and Hamilton

11:45AM Doors
12:00PM BOOK READING: Scott Alarik "Revival: A Folk Music Novel" and Ray Allen, Folklorist at Brooklyn College "Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers"
1:30PM Jackson Lynch
2:00PM WORKSHOP: Kentucky Banjo Styles with Brett Ratliff
2:00PM The East River String Band
2:45PM Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess
3:00PM WORKSHOP: Tennessee Blues Mandolin with Ernie Vega
3:30PM M. Shanghai String Band
4:15PM Harmonica Competition
5:00PM Bodoma
5:45PM The Calamity Janes
6:30PM Willy Gantrim
7:15PM Piedmont Bluz
8:00PM The Feral Foster
8:45PM John, Eli, Walker and Jack
9:30PM The Little Brothers
10:15PM Cherven Traktor
11:00PM Blind Boy Paxton
11:45PM Whistling Wolves
12:30AM Veveritse
AFTER PARTYFolk Fest after party at the Jalopy Tavern - 317 Columbia St. btwn Woodhull and Hamilton

11:45AM Doors
12:00PM - 2:00PM WORKSHOP: Vocal Harmony Duos and Trios Workshop Taught by Emily Eagen and Don Friedman
12:30PM - 2:00PM KIDS: Jarana Beat Family Concert Kids under 14 are free!
2:30PM Alan Friend and Friends
3:15PM Heather Wood, Alice Backer and Bob Malenky
5:00PM Pat Conte
5:45PM Wretched Refuse String Band
6:30PM Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues
7:15PM Brett Ratliff & the Giant Rooster Sideshow
8:00PM Pat Conte & Joe Bellulovich
8:45PM Alice Gerrard & Beverly Smith
9:30PM Lydia Sylvia
10:15PM Litvakus
11:00PM Stephanie Nilles
AFTER PARTYFolk Fest after party at the Jalopy Tavern - 317 Columbia St. btwn Woodhull and Hamilton

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