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  • Bomb Beer is the perfect sponsor for AFP’s Brooklyn Beat Festival because Bomb Beer supports the arts, and their beer cans promote the artwork of Billy The Artist, a local East Village artist who’s work appears on each can of Bomb Beer.  But Bomb Beer is not just another company supporting the arts, they have a quality product and we were lucky to sample it at Fountain Art Fair in Miami and New York. We’re very happy to have them on board.

    Bomb Beer is just one of our sponsors which is focused on supporting the arts and artists. Our promotional sponsor, eMusic has created this awesome YouTube channel featuring videos from some of our featured music acts. We’re thankful for their support.

    Stay tuned. The full schedule of events and performances will be posted this week.

  • We’re pleased to announce eMusic as a promotional sponsor for Brooklyn Beat Festival. They will also host a pre-party in the coming weeks. The details for this show will be announced soon.

    NYC’s Apollo Heights will headline Saturday night’s festivities along with PUNCHES. Also, PBR’s will be $3 all weekend! We’ll also have other sponsored beverages and cupcakes from Francesca Cakes.

    Things are coming together nicely. Check back for more updates.

  • Art For Progress is gearing up for an exciting weekend of music, art, film and fashion! The action will all go down in East Williamsburg at Paper Box. The festival will coincide with Bushwick Open Studios, so don’t miss it. A few of the confirmed live musical acts are Lachi & Meridian Gold,  Comandante Zero, Push Method, Argotec, Redheadphone, and Inky Glass. Jon Samson of CoCreative Music will perform a special set for kids of all ages on Sunday. Confirmed DJs are Brooklyn fave, Punches, Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge), Kervyn Mark (Melting Pot), Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY), Gatto, Jimmy Sky, Bass Control, Brett from Boundless, DJ Jago and Sal Leone.

    Gashouse Films will host an intriguing selection of films Sunday evening, while artist Caridad Sola  curates performance art for the weekend festivities. AFP will transform the outdoor space at Paper Box into a garden of art installations from artists Max Greis, Jeanne Wilkinson and others. Additionally, fashion designers Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Paula Collins, Alicia P, Akilah Stewart of Sweet-n-Salty, and Allyson Jacobs will bring design to life with interactive fashion installations.

    Artists and other details are still being confirmed. Check back soon for more details!

    artist Juan Manuel Pajares, mixed media on canvas