Beareather Reddy

12th Big Eyed Blues Festival - Rebirth
Artistic Discipline: Folk Arts
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant

The 12th Annual Big Eyed Blues Festival - Rebirth! The biggest little blues festival in Brooklyn, NY! Actually, the only blues festival in the ever growing, diverse borough of Brooklyn. This three day event will take place on September 22-24, 2022 at The Nostrand Social Supper Club, located at 706 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Day 1 - Bluz Schoolz. Community youth will be introduced to Blues music through a live music performance, lectures, workshops and a Blues Rap competition. The performance and lecture will be administered by Beareather & The BLS Band. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of competition for will be used for 10 music lessons. Winner will also perform Blues Rap on Day 3 of festival. Day 2 - BEBFR KICKOFF CONCERT - Performers will be announced at a later date. The event will be live and streamed to the public. Day 3 - Morning workshops, 10am-2pm. and BEBFR COMMAND PERFORMANCE 8pm- 11pm. Donations will be accepted for music performances. The 12th Big Eyed Blues Festival - Rebirth will be an intergenerational event that will introduce youth and the community to blues music and culture, in an effort to keep this genre of music prevalent.