BAM's longest-running music series celebrates 25 years o f exhilarating music performances, featuring music legends and bold new voices: Nona Hendryx with Vernon Reid, Ghost-Note, Roy Ayers, Phony Ppl, Conya Doss, Rahsaan Patterson , Fantastic Negrito, Brooklyn United Drumline Band, Cha Wa, Ruthie Foster, Third World, Van Hunt, and More
Brooklyn, NY / May 24, 2019 – BAM R & B Festival at MetroTech, downtown Brooklyn's exhilarating summer tradition, R & B, funk, rock, blues, jazz, and a marching band. Celebrating its 25th year, BAM's longest-running music series champions the adventurous voices of R & B, from music in Brooklyn and across the globe. The free concert series is not only a hub for creative performance, but a celebration of the impact of rhythm and blues on contemporary culture.
This year's lineup features Nona Hendryx and Vernon Reid in a special performance together, jazz / funk fusionists Ghost-Note jazz / soul legend Roy Ayers the progressive Brooklyn-R & B quintet Phony Ppl and indie soul singer Conya Doss R & B crooner Rahsaan Patterson eclectic blues from Fantastic Negrito The High-octane Marching Band Brooklyn United Drumline Band New Orleans brass band-meets-Indian Mardi Gras outfit Cha Wa blues and folk goddess Ruthie Foster multi-instrumentalist R & B Van Hunt and the collective Philly Collective & More .
BAM R & B Festival Producer Danny Kapilian said, “We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of bringing the community together for free in the downtown Brooklyn area.”
Over the years BAM R & B Festival has presented many groundbreaking artists who have funded the musical landscape. And this year is no different. R & B music-funk, rock, disco, doo-wop, reggae, New Orleans style, gospel, folk, blues, jazz, new fusions, spacy funk and blues , and soul ballads. This festival is a reminder of what is truly great Brooklyn-the opportunity to come together on a world-of-the-art goes along with that. “
The free lunchtime performances will be held at MetroTech Commons, located at the corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues. For more information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or visit BAM.org.