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Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

- $10 – $20

Mark your calendars for September 21 and 22, 2018 for the 18th Annual  Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree!

Friday, September 21, 8 pm
Old Stone House & Washington Park
Great Room
$15 adults; kids $5 – $25 for both Friday and Saturday combined!
Advance tickets on-line at Brown Paper Tickets

James Reams
Nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & the Barnstormers play traditional bluegrass music with an old-time country edge and a sound that’s very much their own. They feature hard driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill-prepared or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Mark Farrell on mandolin and harmony; Doug Nicolaisen on banjo; and Carl Hayano on upright bass and harmony.  Space is limited, so purchase your tickets early!

Saturday, September 22
Jamming from Noon – 5 pm at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
We’ve added some nice shady areas for jamming this year!
Advance tickets on-line at Brown Paper Tickets

Workshops at Middle School 51
4th Street & 5th Avenue – just across the street from the Old Stone House
$15 ALL DAY includes workshops and the evening concert

2 pm:  Songwriting with James Reams
3 pm: Vocal Harmonies with Bill Christophersen
4 pm: Old Time Banjo with Henry Zapoznik

5 pm: Cheese & Beer & Jamming at the Old Stone House

6 pm – 9 pm
Brown Jug Concert
Middle School 51 Auditorium
4th Street & 5th Avenue – just across the street from the Old Stone House


Zolla Boys
Ben Zolla and his brother Sam, are young and talented plus still holding onto tradition and bringing it into the new age. The boys have found their voices; from songs of the Louvin Brothers, Stanley Brothers, and Jim and Jesse. They have been featured on the stage at the Grey Fox Bluegrass festival, and perform at numerous bluegrass festivals throughout New England.

Two Lazy Aces
The Lazy Aces began as an old-time string band trio whose music ranged from Appalachian ballads to Honky Tonk to modal melodies and breakdowns. They performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Clearwater Festival, the Brandywine Mountain Music Festival and elsewhere and recorded “Still Lazy After All These Years” for the Marimac label.

Though the larger-format Lazy Aces are no longer active, founding members Dave Howard and Bill Christophersen have continued to play together as a duo. They were featured at Pinewoods Folk Music Camp’s American Week and, at the New York Folk Music Society’s Memorial Day weekend retreat, where they performed old-time tunes and country songs drawn from the likes of Gid Tanner’s Skillet Lickers, the Carter Family, Fiddlin’Arthur Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Lefty Frizzell and Ray Price

Henry Sapoznik
“Sapoznik’s banjoistic chickens come home to roost in this long-awaited return to old-time music and the 5-string. “ — recent quote concerning his recent album featuring old-time and Bluegrass tunes. He is an award-winning author, record and radio producer and performer of traditional American and Yiddish music.



September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
$10 – $20


The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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