Live at
The Archway

A Performance Series as Enchanting as Its Venue

Live at The Archway is a Weekly Cabaret Below the Manhattan Bridge — with free performances, beer & wine from our landlocked Lighthouse, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September.

This 18-week series showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres – from sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. Live at the Archway is brought to you by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse.

Headlining artists play at 6:00pm. It’s always all ages, always rain or shine (which works because we’re under the Manhattan Bridge). With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night.

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza on Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in DUMBO. How to get here.

About Live at the Archway: Los Hacheros 

"At the risk of being mistaken for hyperbole, “Bambulaye” navigates a level of interaction many bands will go their entire existence without attaining."–The Vinyl District

About Live at the Archway: Mary C and the Stellars 

"Powerhouse vocalist Mary C - Soulful, Blues-Drenched voice calls to mind Amy Winehouse or Joss Stone!"–Elle Magazine

About Live at the Archway: Lynette Williams 

"A truly beautiful voice, blends beautifully soul, pop and jazz influences."–Deli Magazine

About Live at the Archway: Conjunto Guantanamo 

"One of the most wonderfully compelling Latin bands in New York City."–The New Times

About Live at the Archway: Tigue 

"An imaginative, distinctive, hypnotic yet kinetic blend of indie classical."–New York Music Daily

About Live at the Archway: M.A.K.U Soundsystem 

"Punk, funk and jazz via Afro-Colombia and Queens: that's the driving and gritty energy of M.A.K.U. Sound system."–Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR

About Live at the Archway: White Wave 

Extremely well crafted, visually stunning, emotionally rich work.–Backstage

About Live at the Archway: Brown Rice Family 

"Brown Rice Family is bridging cultures together while creating a fun atmosphere within improvisation. Amazing." - Vogue Japan

About Live at the Archway: Ava Luna 

“Equal parts brain and soul, pairing tricked-out synth work with Motown- inspired dance grooves.”–The New Yorker