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  • As we approach AFP’s big festival this coming weekend at the Paper Box, here is more info and site links for the live music you will be hearing. Sponsor eMusic will be there with up-to-the-minute tweets and social media reporting from their Editor in Chief, Joe Edward Keyes. You can see their Youtube channel for the fest HERE. The Paper Box will also be streaming the event live through their site. As we will be hosting some of the best emerging musical talent to be found in NYC, we will also have the honor of hosting some esteemed, well-established bands that you do not want to miss!

    Kicking off the 3-day festival on Friday, NYC’s El Pueblo will perform their reggae, soul-infused music. Redheadphone will follow, with their funky, positive vibe. As the evening gets into full swing, School ov Thought will perform their blend of hip hop/reggae/acoustic, thought provoking sounds. Later in the evening, Push Method will take to the stage with their high energy level. Just after midnight, the last live music performance on Friday is by Brooklyn-based Argotec, with a heavy hitting blend of rap, techno, and rock. The evening will continue to the wee hours, when the DJs take to the decks.

    Saturday’s live music will begin with the chilled-out sounds of Minnie and Aya, with Lachi taking to the stage at 9pm with her cathartic, not-to-be-missed performance. Electro-funk duo Comandante Zero and artist Oh10m1ke will also play a set that is sure to get the crowd moving! Just after 11:30, the final live musical act of the evening, Apollo Heights, will bring us a performance to remember with their loud, colorful, and sensual sound. Like Friday night, after the live music, DJs will continue the dance party until 3am.

    Sunday will bring together a unique blend of musicians. As the all-ages day of the festival, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. At 2pm Jon Samson of CoCreative Music will perform a set that is not only kid-friendly, but fun for the rest of us! Following Jon’s performance, Inky Glass will bring her mix of blues and folk to the crowd. The last live music performance for the festival will be very special, where the accomplished, Grammy-nominated Ze Luis Quartet will play some of the best Brazilian jazz you will ever hear! Closing out the festival on Sunday, Gashouse Films will present a curated selection of short films from some of the best emerging film talent in NYC.

    Stay tuned to our blog this week, as we will feature all of the artists participating in the festival! Check out the full schedule HERE.

  • We are very excited about our upcoming festival, and the abundance of talented musicians, DJs and artists will make it a remarkable weekend! To see what’s going on, check out the schedule HERE. With three days of live music, performance art, installations, and DJs, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Note that Sunday is for all ages so families can come out and enjoy the festivities together, with kids 12 and under getting in free. For those who don’t venture into Brooklyn much, the Paper Box is a very short ride on the L train (Grand Street stop) from Manhattan in East Williamsburg. To get a taste of some of the bands and musicians, here is the link for eMusic’s Youtube channel featuring some of their music. Joe Edward Keyes, the Editor In Chief of eMusic will be there reporting on the event with live Twittering as well. For details on hours and general info about the festival, here is the link on our site. We look forward to seeing all of you next weekend!

    Friday, 6/1: 8pm-3am; Saturday, 6/2: 5pm-3am; Sunday, 6/3: 1pm-8pm

    $5 admission; $8 after 11pm Fri and after 9pm Sat. Sun free for kids 12 and under.

    $3 PBR’s all weekend, Bomb Beer sponsored open bar daily. Francescacake sponsored organic cupcakes Sunday. Food available for sale all weekend.

  • 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.