Friday, November 12th

Main Stage

8:00pm Anne Waldman, poet
8:30pm Ukrainian Village Voices, rural vocal music from Ukraine
9:15pm Nora Brown, songs, ballads and tunes with banjo & fiddle
10:00pm Litvakus, Klezmer & Yiddish music from Lithuania
10:45pm Wyndham Baird, Folk, Blues and Country songs with guitar, piano and harmonica

Saturday, November 13th

Afternoon Concerts

Main Stage

12:00pm 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
5:00pm Piedmont Blūz, country blues
5:50pm Julia Patinella Trio, flamenco & Latin American songs

Evening Concerts

Main Stage

7:00pm 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
11:00pm TBA

Sunday, November 14th

2:00PM SPECIAL EVENT: THE BANJO TOSS – Banjo Throwing Contest!

This event is held off-site.
Assemble at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, 165 2nd St., right on the canal!
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Carroll St. F/G train is just two blocks away!


The Banjo Toss: Banjo Throwing Competition Video Game
The game is now available on your computer and smartphone!

The Banjo Toss: Banjo Throwing Competition replicates in digital format the signature absurd contest of the Brooklyn Folk Festival, held annually on the banks of the Gowanus Canal, a federally designated superfund site. Players get 10 chances to rack up points by hurling the special throwing banjo as far as they can into the canal. Watch out for the Gowanusaurus! and don’t forget to aim for the water!

Whoever gets the high score in the video game during the week of the festival (with screenshot to prove it) gets a free banjo mailed to them or the friend / enemy of their choice!

How to Win: Post a screenshot of your highest score on the social media giant of your choice: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #banjotossvideogame and also tag the Brooklyn Folk Fest (Facebook: @BrooklynFolkFestivalTwitter/Instagram @BklynFolkFest ).

Contest begins on Monday, Nov. 8th