AFP - “Brooklyn Beat” Music & Arts Festival June 1-3

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 the design to life with interactive fashion installations.

Art for Progress (AFP) will host the “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 its first weekend-long interdisciplinary festival.


With a diverse line-up of live music performances, DJs, performance art, film screenings, and 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: 8 pm-3 am, Saturday, June 2nd: 5 pm-3 am, Sunday, June 3rd: 1 pm-8 pm. The cover is $5; $8 after 11 pm Friday/after 9 pm 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!


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