Best Old-Timey Venue (2008)

Jalopy

With the shrinking number of Gotham music venueswhore mostly worried about survivingits getting harder to find interesting places. Thats why its a relief to come across a locale like the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. Situated within the confines of the Columbia Street Waterfront District of Brooklyn, Jalopy has not only hosted shows by Marc Ribot, Sam Shepard, and Peter Stampfel, but offers eight-week classes on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and ukulele. Dont have an ax to play? No problemthey also have instruments for sale, with the banjo ukuleles being the most popular. You can also find Sunday workshops on vocal harmony, finger-picking, barrel-house piano, and the how-tos of booking a gig. And if youre tired from jamming, you can stretch out in their caf and enjoy beer, wine, espresso, and fresh popcorn before your next session.

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Location Details

315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn NY 11217
718-395-3214

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