Brooklyn Folk Festival 2021
The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre and School of Music present the 13th annual Brooklyn Folk Festival. The festival features great events for the whole family, including a banjo throwing contest at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, a puppet show, jam sessions, and workshops.
Friday, November 12th
Main Stage 8pm Anne Waldman, poet
8:30pm Ukrainian Village Voices, rural vocal music from Ukraine
9:15pm Nora Brown, songs, ballads and tunes with banjo & fiddle
10pm Litvakus, Klezmer & Yiddish music from Lithuania
Saturday, November 13th
Afternoon Concerts Main Stage
12pm Kyle Tigges, music for children & families
12:50pm Eli Smith, songs, ballads & tunes with banjo & guitar
1:40pm Eleonore Weill, French & Yiddish music with flutes, accordion & hurdy gurdy
2:30pm Marcus Jade, blues & original songs
3:20pm The Lucky Five, trad Jazz
4:10pm Eva Salina & Peter Stan, vintage Balkan Roma ballads
5pm Piedmont Blūz, country blues
5:50pm Julia Patinella Trio, flamenco & Latin American songs
12pm Fingerpicking guitar workshop
1pm Old-time string band jam session, bring your fiddles, banjo, guitars, etc!
2:30pm-4pm American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
5pm Puppet show
Main Stage Special Event! Boxcutter Collective Presents: Bing Bong, a strange and mystical group exorcism to cast out the planned North Brooklyn Fracked Gas Pipeline!
7pm Feral Foster, original & folk songs
7:50pm Radio Jarocho, Son Jarocho from Veracruz, MX
8:45pm Jackson Lynch, blues, folk, gospel & original songs
9:30pm Mamady Kouyate and his Mandingo Ambassadors, guitar band music from Guinea, West Africa
10:15pm La Cumbiamba NY, folk style Cumbia from Colombia w/ twin flutes
Sunday, November 14th
2pm SPECIAL EVENT: THE BANJO TOSS – Banjo Throwing Contest! This event is held at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, 165 2nd St., right on the canal!