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BAM R&B Festival at Fort Greene Park

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BAM R&B Festiva
Photograph: courtesy BAM

Time Out says

Enjoy a weekend of free, live R&B music at Fort Greene Park, Saturdays and Sundays, October 2—3 and October 9—10, at BAM's festival, which has grown to become one of Brooklyn's beloved outdoor traditions since 1995. It brings together the community and groundbreaking artists—from music legends to bold new voices across the genre of R&B. This year, hear from Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June, Tony Award-winning playwright Stew with his band The Negro Problem, jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker, and the Grammy Award-winning singer Mykal Rose, formerly of Black Uhuru. The fall concerts also feature dashing jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and her band the Soul Squad, Queens-born soul surrealist duendita, and more. 

"After the past challenging year, we are thrilled to bring the energy and dynamism of our beloved R&B concerts to Fort Greene Park. The Festival celebrates the versatility and undeniable influence R&B has on other genres by bringing together an eclectic lineup of music legends and bold new voices, each with their own distinctive style and sound," said BAM Co-Interim President, Coco Killingsworth. “Our beloved concerts will continue to bring free music and incredible talent to Brooklyn. And we can't wait to welcome you back." 

All concerts are free and require no tickets. The concert stage is located on the lawn at Myrtle Avenue. Visit for updates.


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