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Our top priority remains the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff.

Face masks must be worn at all times at BAM. We will continue to update our policies in adherence with the latest health and safety guidelines and protocols.
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Programs

BAMcafé Live 2022

 
 
 

BAMcafé Live 2022 Dates:
Feb 25 & 26
Mar 25 & 26
Apr 8 & 9
May 28
Jun 10 & 11

 
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After a two-year hiatus, BAMcafé Live is back! Join us on select Fridays and Saturdays for live music from Brooklyn and beyond. Featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world music, and more, these free performances kick off in February with Kaleta & Super Yamba Band and run all spring, with new artists announced each month.

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Adam E. Max Gathering Space, a bar and lounge space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Started in 1999, BAMcafé Live has served as a career launchpad for many new artists and an intimate performance home for established artists.


Please note: BAMcafé will open an hour before the event. All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. Please visit BAM's Safety Protocol page for more information.


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs
provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

JL GREENE

 

Leadership support for BAMcafé Live provided by the The Lepercq Charitable Foundation

 
PAST EVENTS
Kaleta Super Yamba
Music
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
 

The Brooklyn-based Afro-funk group brings psychedelic music to BAMcafé.

Feb 25—Feb 26, 2022
 
 
Free
Freelance
Music
Freelance
 

NYC-based Freelance merges electronic fusion, jazz, progressive R&B, and alternative rock.

Fri, Mar 25, 2022
 
 
Free
Yasser Tejeda
Music
Yasser Tajeda
 

Yasser Tejeda combines traditional Dominican folk music, jazz, rock, and Caribbean rhythms.

Sat, Mar 26, 2022
 
 
Free
Jwords Maassai
Music
maassai + JWords and Friends
 

The Brooklyn MC and New Jersey producer offer a fusion of rap, hip-hop, and electronic.

Fri, Apr 8, 2022
 
 
Free
Nappy Nina
Music
Nappy Nina and Friends
 

The Oakland rapper shares her west-coast chill, east-coast hustle, and inventive wordplay.

Sat, Apr 9, 2022
 
 
Free
Late Night Dance Party
Community
Late Night Dance Party with DJ YB
 

DJ YB brings a mix of Afrobeat, funk, soul, rock, jazz, and hip-hop to the dance floor.

Sat, May 28, 2022
 
 
Javon And Nikki
Music
Javon Jackson + Nikki Giovanni
 

The renowned activist and poet performs with the saxophonist-composer and his jazz quartet.

Sat, Jun 11, 2022
 
 
Free
Madison Mcferrin
Music
Madison McFerrin
 

The singer-songwriter draws on electronic pop, jazz, and soul in her unique acapella style.

Fri, Jun 10, 2022
 
 
Free