Brooklyn Beat Music & Arts Festival

Art For Progress presents “Brooklyn Beat Music & Arts Festival”
The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street (Waterbury & Bogart), Brooklyn, NY 11206
June 1st – 3rd


Art for Progress (AFP) will host “Brooklyn Beat Music and Arts Festival” June 1st thru 3rd at The Paper Box in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The festival will coincide with Bushwick Open Studios, and will bring people together for a fabulous weekend of music, performance art, installations, fashion, and film. With a striking artist collective, AFP is bringing the best and brightest to the table for their first weekend-long interdisciplinary festival.

With a diverse line-up of live music performances, DJs, performance art, film screenings, video and fashion installations, you won’t want to miss this spectacular event! Live music acts include Apollo Heights, Comandante Zero, Lachi, Ze Luis Quartet, Push Method, Argotec, School of Thought, El Pueblo, Minnie and Aya, Redheadphone, Inky Glass and more. DJs include Brooklyn’s own PUNCHES, Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge), Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY), Kervyn Mark (Melting Pot), Jimmy Sky, Bass Control (Ultra Music Festival), Gatto (AFP), Brett from Boundless, DJ Jago, and Sal Leone. Caridad Sola will curate provocative performance art throughout the space. Special guest John Henry Edington will be the MC and host for the weekend.

Attendees will be reveling under the stars in the outdoor art garden while they soak up compelling video and art installations, and participate in interactive fashion. Featured designers are Tom Sohung, Iliana Quander, Paula Collins, Alicia P, Sweet N Salty, and Allyson Jacobs. Video installations by artists Max Greis and Jeanne Wilkinson will show on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday will be for all ages, with a special musical performance by Jon Samson of CoCreative Music. Sunday evening, Grammy nominated Ze Luis will perform along with his band followed by a diverse selection of short films curated by Daniel Maldonado of Gashouse Films. Don’t miss Art for Progress at the Paper Box!

The hours are as follows: Friday, June 1st: 8pm-3am, Saturday, June 2nd: 5pm-3am, Sunday, June 3rd: 1pm-8pm. Cover is $5; $8 after 11pm Friday/after 9pm Saturday. Open to all ages Sunday with kids free 12 and under. $3 PBRs all weekend. The Paper Box will be serving food all weekend. So, come out and hang with us for the day!

Check back soon for the full schedule for each day. Support from eMusic, Bomb Beer, Gashouse Films and francescacake.