Join us for the 12th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival
October 23rd-25th, 2020! 

This year, the festival will be presented in an online-only format.

All performances, film screenings and listening parties are free, no tickets required
Donations gladly accepted!

The festival performances will be broadcast in HD video and sound on several platforms including Facebook and Youtube.

Workshops are ticketed and will be taught via Zoom.
You will receive an email with the Zoom link following your ticket purchase.

Purchase Workshop Tickets:

Saturday, Oct. 24th:

2pm – Fiddle workshop with Bruce Molsky – Learn old-time fiddle styles and tunes from an acclaimed fiddler, teacher and friend of the festival.

3pm – Songs in Struggle workshop with organizers from The Poor People’s Campaign – Learn about the role of music in grassroots organizing for social change, and sing along with lots of great songs!
100% of proceeds from the workshop go to the Poor People’s Campaign to benefit their work.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

4:30pm – Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys – Singer and multi-instrumentalist will sing and discuss the music of Black cowboys in the American west.  This performance/lecture will be broadcast via Zoom with an audience cap of 100 people.
Tickets: $20

Sunday, Oct. 25th:

1:30pm – Harmony Singing workshop with Phillis Elkind – Gather your pod and learn to sing in harmony with your friends and family members.  This workshop will be taught via Zoom.
“Singing harmony requires good listening skills.  We’ll do some exercises to improve our ears, in the context of harmony. Then we’ll learn a song – its melody and harmony parts.  Your singing will be on mute – but you’ll be singing along with recorded parts that will bring the harmony into your home. 

3pm – Banjo workshop with Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton – Learn finger-picking banjo styles with a contemporary master of the classic banjo style, who rarely teaches.  The class is formatted as a presentation by Jerron, followed by questions from students.
Class size limited to 25 people.  Tickets are $50

4:30pm – Finger-picking Guitar workshop with Valerie Turner of Piedmont Blūz – Finger-picking country blues guitar master teaches a variety of styles.  Suitable for all skill levels.  This workshop will be taught via Zoom.

Additional Festival Information

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have moved the Brooklyn Folk Festival to be an online only presentation, filmed live on stage at the Jalopy Theatre.

There will be no in-theatre audience – we will be live streaming the festival on the world wide web, with high quality audio and video for all to see and hear.
Now you can watch the Brooklyn Folk Festival from anywhere.  And it’s free!  Tell friends and look out for updates!

• All concert performances, films and presentations are FREE to watch/listen.

• Workshops will require tickets.

For questions or other concerns, email: