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April Is Showering Brooklyn With More Great Music

by March 28, 2017 | Features
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Abbie Gardner Photo by Al Pereira
A brand new performance venue, some old friends and plenty of local talent are blooming in Brooklyn’s ever-growing musical gardens this spring. Here a few of Brooklyn Roads’ picks for April and beyond. Brooklyn Steel, the latest stage from Bowery Presents, debuts April 13 with an international flair, presenting Britain’s Floating Points, blending of jazz,... read article

Music Calendar


The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music Presents The 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival

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St. Ann's Church
April 28 -April 30, 2017  at  8:00 PM on opening night / various times on Saturday and Sunday
$ 20.00 -individual to $85.00 -all festival pass

This year’s Festival features Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton ,  Willie Watson , the Rev. Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir , The Last Poets , Thunderbird American Indian Dancers , Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) , Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob , Gotham Jazz Men, Main Squeeze Orchestra and many more.  Check the Schedule for a complete list of bands, workshops, jam sessions and events.

David Byrne Opens BRIC’s Open Festival With “Reasons to be Cheerful”

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Thursday , April 27 , 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Just like the Ian Dury song by the same name, David Byrne  opens the BRIC Open Festival by bringing a refreshing reminder that, despite troubling times, there are still many good, inspiring things happening in our community and in the world.

David Byrne cofounded Talking Heads and created the Luaka Bop record label. His recent projects include Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, a musical about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible and  Love This Giant, an album with St. Vincent .

Reasons to be Cheerful will be followed by an opening night dance party with DJ Geko Jones.

Over these four days, BRIC House will open their  doors to host fourteen free cultural events , hoping to shine a light on the power of inclusive, participatory arts & media programming  at the BRIC Open Festival.


  1. Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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    Persons Of Interest Industry Showcase

    The Hall at MP
  2. Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Sirius Plan

  3. Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Dime Store Romeos

  4. Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Knitting Factory


    Knitting Factory
  5. Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Baby's All Right

    Savoy Motel

    Baby’s All Right
  6. Friday, May 12, 2017
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    Silent Voices

    BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building