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BAM announces 2013 R&B Festival at MetroTech

Now in its 19th year, BAM’s R&B Festival at MetroTech features R&B legends and emerging musicians. Photo by Keith Herrera

 

Kicks off a summer of free live funk, dub, Afrobeat, brass band, West African, blues, and soul

From Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAM has announced the 2013 BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech, to take place from June 6 through August 8. Now in its 19th year, the festival continues to feature R&B legends alongside vibrant and groundbreaking newcomers with 10 free outdoor concerts during the summer months.

This year's BAM R&B Festival is part of the inaugural Summer@MetroTech, a summer-long festival presented by Forest City Ratner that will fill MetroTech Commons with culture, sports and innovation. The free lunchtime performances will be held Thursdays at noon (except for a Wednesday, July 3 Avery*Sunshine concert), at MetroTech Commons, located at the corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues, rain or shine.

The lineup is as follows:
 
June 6: Mint Condition
June 13: Bobby Rush
June 20: Zozo Afrobeat Orchestra
June 27: Stooges Brass Band
July 3: Avery*Sunshine
July 11: TBA
July 18: Fatoumata Diawara                
July 25: TBA
Aug 1: Sheila E
Aug 8: Shuggie Otis
 
First New York Partners is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 R&B Festival at MetroTech.
 

For more information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or visit BAM.org after May 6.

May 5, 2013 - 7:00am


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