The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Folk Fest At The Jalopy Theatre

From May 21st to the 23rd, Eli Smith and Down Home Radio bring you the 2nd annual Brooklyn Folk Festival. This festival will feature the best in old-time music, blues, pre-blues, jug band music, New Orleans jazz, folk style songwriting, Greek, African and Mexican folk music and dance with concerts, workshops, and a Sunday afternoon square dance.

$15 per day for the main stage, workshops included, or $40 for all 3 days

$5 per day for afternoon outdoor stage

The Jalopy Theater: (718) 395-3214 /

315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231

Friday May 21st at Jalopy:
7:30pm – Strung Out String Band – Oldtime string band
8:15 – George Stavis – Original improvised banjo music
9pm- Salieu Suso – Gambian Kora player
9:45pm- Calamity Janes – Oldtime String band
10:30pm- Feral Foster – Blues, folk and original songs
11:15pm- Blind Boy Paxton – Blues guitar, stride piano, old time banjo
12am – Ernie Vega – Blues, folk and original songs

Saturday May 22nd at Jalopy:
2:45pm- Alan Friend – Oldtime banjo and fiddle music
3:30pm- Hubby Jenkins – Blues, folk and original songs
4:15pm- Peter K. Siegel & Eli Smith – Old-time banjo duet
5pm- Bobby Damore and his band – Greek Rebetika music
5:45pm- Isto – Isto music
6:15pm- Willy Gantrim – Blues, folk and original songs
7pm- Bob Malenky – Blues and folk songs
7:45pm – Greeting from Borough President Marty Markowitz
8pm- Elizabeth Butters – Ballad singer and guitarist
8:30pm- Banjorama – Funky banjo band
9:15pm – Clifton Hicks – Oldtime banjo player and singer from North Carolina
10pm- The Dust Busters – Oldtime string band
11pm- Radio Jarocho – Son and Fandango music and dance from Jarocho, Mexico
12am- The Bill Murray Experience – Early jazz and popular music

Sunday May 23rd in the park (outdoor stage is located near Jalopy on President St. btwn Columbia and Van Brunt)

2:15pm- Rashad Brown – Blues and folk songs
3pm- Sam Doores – Blues, folk and original songs
4pm- Square Dance!
5pm- Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – Jug band traditionals and originals
5:45pm- Stephen Strohmeier – Blues, folk and original songs
6:30pm- East River String Band – Country Blues duet

Sunday May 23rd at Jalopy:

2pm- Blues Guitar Workshop with Bob Malenky
3pm- Group Singing with Heather Wood, Ann Price and Alan Friend from the Folk Music Society of NY
4pm- Old-time Banjo Workshop with John Cohen
7pm- Pat Conte – Blues guitar and oldtime banjo player
8pm- John Cohen – Old time banjo
9pm- The Tillers – Oldtimey and original songs
9:45pm- The Dough Rollers – Country blues and oldtime music
10:30pm- Mamie Minch Blues, folk and original songs

Visit for more information and the most up-to-date schedule.



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