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, interactive art experiences, beer & wine from our landlocked Lighthouse, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September.

This series, brought to you by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse, showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting an eclectic, dynamic range of music and performance genres over 17 weeks, including sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, modern dance from Italy, Afrobeat, swing dancing, flamenco, a special reunion by a Japanese DUMBO pop band and more.

New this year, the ARTIST INTERACTIVE invites the public to engage with a different DUMBO-based artist each week, through a pop-up gallery, “The Space Station,” and through a live art component where the artist and public create a collaborative piece together over the course of three hours. The Artist Interactive is presented in collaboration with This Friday or Next Friday, an art gallery in DUMBO run by artists Nathan Sinai Rayman and Zach Seeger.

Live at the Archway is always all ages, and always rain or shine (which works because we’re under the Manhattan Bridge!) Headlining acts play at 6:30pm.

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.


green deskLive at the Archway is presented with generous support from green desk, DUMBO’s native co-working space. Additional support provided by the Slate Property Arts & Culture Endowment.

High Peaks Sounds Special thanks to High Peaks Sound for their sound support. 

About Live at the Archway: PopGun Presents Rodes Rollins 

PopGun Presents: Rodes Rollins6:00pm DJ DuctTapeTo follow Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Melanie Hope GreenbergAll night Rodes Rollins is a psychedelic rock, Americana-inspired singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn. Hailing from Colorado, Rollins draws much of her storytelling inspiration from western landscapes and sounds, and likes to refer to her music as “cowgirl poetry”. Rollins released her debut EP Young Adult in early 2017, which quickly put her on the map as an artist to watch. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/307932655" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] PopGun Presents was founded in 2008 by Rami Haykal

About Live at the Archway: 79.5 

“...honeyed vocalists, street flautists, and psych guitarists…” -- The New Yorker

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: Ola Fresca 

“Brilliant. Thrilling. The groove never stops.” -- Billboard

About Live at the Archway: Ghost Train Orchestra 

“There hasn’t been big band music as exciting as this since forever.” -- New York City Jazz Record

About Live at the Archway: Los Chantas 

A milogna in the Archway: infusing classic tangos with new life.

About Live at the Archway: Hot Sardines 

“...leaders of New York’s vintage jazz revival.” -- CBS This Morning: Saturday

About Live at the Archway: Gaijin à Go-Go 

“...shimmy their frilly, shiny, booty-twitchin’ electronica…” -- The Village Voice