8/16 | Live at the Archway: Akie Bermiss

This week at Live at the Archway, Akie Bermiss takes the stage with his signature trio, performing an effortless blend of R&B, jazz, hip hop, and funk. Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by a DUMBO-based artist. 

TODAY AT #LiveAtTheArchway

  • ON STAGE: The Akie Bermiss Trio + DJ set by Dan Edinberg
  • IN THE GALLERY: Sam Keller 

Live at the Archway is always free, always all ages, and always rain or shine


The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


THE BAND. Akie Bermiss is a pianist, composer, and singer who lives and works in Brooklyn. Since graduating from Bard College with a degree in music composition, Akie has made a name for himself with his signature sound—a voice that blends R&B, jazz, hip hop, and funk effortlessly. He is currently touring with Lake Street Dive, and he has recorded and performed with Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist), and rap sensation Soul Khan. He also works with his own band, the Akie Bermiss Trio, and he is also the author of a children’s book, I Hate to Be Sick published by Scholastic. 

THE DJ.  Dan Edinberg is a producer, composer, and bassist residing in Brooklyn.  Active in the music community for the last 20 years, he is most known as bassist/keyboardist/vocalist with The Stepkids, the psychedelic soul trio singed to Stones Throw Records.  Drawing from a wide array of influences including jazz, r+b, hip hop, disco, electro, 1980’s house music, afrobeats, and reggae, you can expect the unexpected during his DJ sets.

THE ARTIST. Sam Keller is an artist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  He holds a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.  His work revolves around the politics of consumption, detritus and material transformations derived from the urban landscape.  This exhibition will be his third project with This Friday or Next Friday.

THE GALLERY. Every Live at the Archway, Tfnf’s The Space Station pops up in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge  Brainchild of artist Nathan Sinai Rayman and with a footprint of only 32 square feet, Tfnf’s The Space Station replicates (in flat pack, modular, franchisable form) his DUMBO gallery This Friday or Next Friday – “likely the tiniest, most inconsequential gallery in NYC, maybe on the face of the Earth”. Each week, we present an exhibition featuring a DUMBO-based artist and invite the public to create a collaborative piece with the artist over the course of the evening.


Looking for more? View the full Live at the Archway schedule!