Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (in Brooklyn) on Adams Street between Front Street and Water Street
10AM - 6PM
Jam On DUMBO Summer Family Music Festival
Bringing Free Entertainment to Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, NY – Sidewalks in the city may be getting steamy, but on
Saturday, August 20th, Brooklyn is really going to sizzle as Jam On DUMBO
brings a full day of family entertainment to the Manhattan Bridge Archway.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Adams Street between Front Street and Water
Street, kids’ entertainers will jam on as local vendors sell their wares in our
community marketplace. Jam On’s Summer Family Music Festival is free to
Musical performers include: bluegrass act Astrograss; an interactive Afro-
Haitian drum and song performance by Bonga; kiddie cabaret band The Itty
Biddies; ukulele duo The Mini Max Players; rockers Rolie Polie Guacamole;
and teen alternative-rock group Still Saffire. The festival will also feature a
performance by P is for Puppet and a family yoga class led by Bija Yoga.
Jam On DUMBO was founded in late 2010 by a group of local parents looking
to bring more children’s music programming to the cobblestone-lined
neighborhood known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge
Overpass). After hosting a series of successful winter music concerts, Jam On
DUMBO began to think bigger: Along with planning its Summer Family Music
Festival, the organization has brought a weekly drop-in music classes to a local
café and is planning a Music Week at P.S. 307, a local elementary school that
primarily serves the Farragut public housing complex.