summer of fun

Live at the Archway

Music, art, drinks and magic under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

Given the impact of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to suspend Live at the Archway for the 2020 summer season.

But! There are plenty of other things to do in Dumbo, both online, and (safely!) in person. Ideas and programming this way.

Here's a throwback to some of our favorite performers of seasons past!

Brown Rice Family, our perennial favorites, here pictured at the Archway Anniversary Party in 2019 – Fogo Azul, who have opened the season since our first in 2015, here pictured at the Archway Anniversary Party in 2019 – Caique Vidal & Batuque, presented with Brasil Summerfest, in 2017 – Gangstagrass in 2018 – Mr. Twin Sister, who closed our opening season in 2015 – White Wave Dance by Young Soon Kim, who has curated an evening of modern dance in the Archway for many years, here pictured in 2017 – Los Cumpleaños in 2017 – Los Hacheros in 2016 – Gajin a Go Go in 2017 – Yunior Terry and Son de Altura and a puppet fashion show led by Ana Ratner, both presented with the Center of Cuban Studies, in 2019.

The Hot Sardines, on stage in 2017 – Nkumu Katalay and the Life Long Project Band opening season five in 2019 – Janka Nabay in 2016 – the Akie Bermiss Trio in 2018 – Alsarah and the Nubatones in 2019 – Micheal Blume, acoustic style, in 2018 – Underground System in 2017 – Batuque da Lan Lanh, presented with Brasil Summerfest, 2017

The 2019 Season

Incredibly fun outdoor concert series!

Time Out New York

The 2019 Season!

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June 13: Nkumu Katalay / Kai Song / Fogo Azul / Rose Nestler

Avenida B
June 27: Avenida B / Puppetsburg / Casey Opstad & Vadim Gershman

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July 11: Eli Paperboy Reed / High & Mighty Brass Brand / NYC Crit Club

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July 18: Akinyemi / Los Cumpleaños / Puppetsburg / Joshua Reynolds

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July 25: Caique Vidal and Batuque / Trio Rasteirinho / Apolo Torres

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August 1: Yunior Terry & Son De Altura / Bernardo Navarro Tomás

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August 8: Dandy Wellington / Miss Saturn / Benjamin Evans

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August 15: Alsarah & the Nubatones / konverjdans / Priscilla Fusco

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August 22: Say She She / Rashad Ringo Smith / Puppetsburg / Emily Caisip

The Good Folks
August 29: | The Good Folks / Motteo / Bouncin' Bridge Boys / Andy Van Dinh

The 2018 Season

One of the coolest and most picturesque spots to see a show.

Time Out New York

The 2018 Season!

Ljova Kontraband Mcarrasquero
June 14: Ljova and the Kontraband

Natalia Clavier
June 21: Natalia Clavier

Grupo Rebolu
June 28: Grupo Rebolu

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July 5: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

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July 12: Brown Rice Family

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July 19: Michael Blume

White Wave Dance
July 26: White Wave Dance Company

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August 2: Strings N Skins

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August 9: Tiê

Akie Bermiss
August 16: Akie Bermiss

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August 23: Los Habaneros

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August 30: JSWISS

Shanghai Mermaid
September 6: Shanghai Mermaid

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September 13: Gangstagrass

Chiquita Brujita Credit Mario Carrion
September 20: Chiquita Brujita presents a night of Brooklyn Brujeria

The 2017 Season

Live at the Archway reflects the neighborhood's diversity and its commitment to the arts.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The 2017 season!

Cumpleanos With Balloons
June 8: Los Cumpleaños

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June 15: PopGun Presents Rhodes Rollins

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June 22: H+ | Hip Hop Dance Conservatory

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June 29: Rising Choreographers

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July 7: 79.5

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July 14: Brown Rice Family

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July 21: Ola Fresca

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July 28: Jah Pan

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August 3: Ghost Train Orchestra

Lan Lan
August 10: Brasil SummerFest

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August 17: Big Sky Works

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August 24: Los Chantas

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August 31: Underground System

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September 7: Espiritu Gitano Ensemble

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September 14: Hot Sardines

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September 21: Nickodemus

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September 28: Gaijin à Go-Go

The 2016 Season

The Manhattan Bridge Archway is the place to be on Thursday evenings this summer

Time Out New York

The 2016 season!

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June 2: Los Hacheros

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June 9: Lynette Williams

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June 16: Greg Humphreys Electric Trio

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June 23: Beat Kaestli

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June 30: Mary C and the Stellars

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July 7: Conjunto Guantanamo

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July 14: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang

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July 21: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

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July 28: Tigue

Madame T
August 4: Madame T and the Starlights

Harlem Swing
August 11: Harlem Swing Dance Society

Maku
August 18: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

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August 25: Stratos y el Trio de Arrabal

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September 1: White Wave Young Soon KIM Dance

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September 8: Bella Tonic

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September 15: Brown Rice Family

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September 22: Ava Luna

Av Live
September 29: AV LIVE

The 2015 Season