BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Fort Greene


BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a not-for-profit performing- and cinema-arts center founded in 1861. In addition to the more than 200 stage performances the academy presents annually, BAMcafé Live puts on 75 free performances every year. If you’re more of a film buff, the center has a four-screen cinema that shows new movies as well as repertory films.

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BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Recent series include the on-going residency with Black Rock Coalition (BRC). This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June. The bar is open for drinks and light menu items beginning at 8pm. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum.

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