Open Stages 2023

Open Stages 2023


Saturday, May 13, 2023 — 3-8 pm (15+ Stages Throughout the Streets of Park Slope)

Join us on Saturday, May 13 for Open Stages 2023, BKCM’s spring music festival! Stoops, schoolyards, parks and local cafes throughout Park Slope will host 150+ inspiring artists sure to amaze families. Past acts have included Grammy Award-winners, talented teen rockers, high-octane marching bands, hip-hop artists, and music-makers of all kinds. And after a day of exploring the festival, families are invited to join BKCM from 7-8 pm for one massive celebratory closing concert.

The music at this event is FREE for all. However, proceeds from ticket sales help to support BKCM’s community programs, which bring music education and music therapy to thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!


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Schedule Address Lineup
Stoop-endous Students 58 7th Ave 3:00: Suzuki Strings

4:00: Music Therapy solos

5:00: BKCM Blues Band + CMS

Schoola-palooza 180 6th Ave 3:00-6:00: Music Partners

Ensembles & The New

Chestnut Band Academy

Gen-Z Fren-Z 204 6th Ave 3:00: Wind in the Pines

4:00: Kids Rock for Kids: Back Pocket

4:30: BKCM Jazz Travelers

5:00: EKC Teen Rock Band

5:30: Kids Rock for Kids: House Band

Strings in Spring 222 5th Ave 3:30: Classique

4:30: prettypretty

5:30: TRIX

Classical Cavalcade 729 Carroll St 3:00:Emphatic Operatics

4:00: BKCM Chamber Ensembles

4:30: Suzuki Students

5:30: Bachtopus

Bright Lights, Big Sound 857 Carroll St 3:00: Brownstone Brass

4:00: Elayna Garner

5:00: Broadway Sing-a-long

Ft. Charlie Romano

The Party on 5th 247 5th Ave 3:00-5:00: Niall Connolly

5:00: Yesterday’s News

6:00: paris_monster

Guitar-field 96 Garfield 3:30: Fife and Drom

4:30: Vinicius Gomes

& Noah Garabedian

5:30: Ice Cream Club

Corner Beats 287 6th Ave 3:30: Forró Da Nêgah

4:30: Jonathan Michel

5:30: Riley Mulherker

Puppets & Petting Zoo 336 3rd St 3:00: Miss Sara and Max

3:30: Instrument Petting Zoo

4:30: Miss Sara and Max

5:00: Instrument Petting Zoo

Surf & Turf: Kids Meal 336 3rd St 3:00: The Little Mermaid

Sing-a-long with Zina Ellis

4:00: King Henry

& the Cyclones Surf Squad,

Mr. Marc the MC Kids DJ

Dance Party

The Artist Collective 450 3rd Street 3:00: DANCEWAVE

4:00: Issue Project Room: Leila Bordreuil

5:00: Drawing Music

Fierce Femme Funk 331 4th Street 3:30: Caroline Davis

& Danae Greenfield

4:30: Ajada Reigns

5:00: Alexis Hightower

Real Tunes, Imitation Crab 287 5th Ave 3:00: Gabriele Leite

& Eduardo Gutterres

4:00: Hannah Murphy

5:00: Romulo Viana

Espresso Yourself 814 Union St 3:00: Pablo Masis Trio

4:00: Miranda Sielaff / Mario Gotoh

5:00: Sun Li

The Main Stage 180 7th Ave

Our Performers

We are ecstatic to welcome student performers to this year’s festival, with performers representing all five of our flagship programs — Suzuki, Music Therapy, Community Music School, Music Partners and our Community Music Center.

The festival will feature many of BKCM’s excellent ensembles, including but not limited to our Blues Band, members from our Chamber Ensembles program, our Chestnut Band Academy, our bluegrass ensemble “Wind in the Pines”, the BKCM Jazz Travelers, and the Extreme Kids & Crew/BKCM Teen Rock Band.


Sponsor Opportunities


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please review our OS23 deck or contact Rose Crichton-White, our Director of Marketing & Development, at

Additional information


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