Jay and the AmericansNow in its 21st year Brooklyn, N.Y. - On Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m., the Sheepshead Bay Waterfront (Emmons Ave from E 27 to Ocean Ave, Sheepshead Bay) will be the site of Bayfest 2012, South Brooklyn's largest waterfront festival. All are welcome to this free event featuring music from 25 bands, including Jay & The Americans (who got their start in Brooklyn) plus twenty young, up-and-coming groups on a main stage, mobile stage, and 10 piers (8 blocks) along the water on (hopefully) a bright, sunny day! Entertainment Lineup For the Baby Boomers:
  • Mobile Stage (Pier 8) 3:30PM: JAY AND THE AMERICANS -- This group started on the street corners of Brooklyn singing doo-wop, and went on to sell millions of records with songs like "This Magic Moment," "Cara Mia," "Come A Little Bit Closer," and many others
For the younger set:
  • Main Stage (Emmons Avenue & East 27th Street) Noon to 6pm: United States Merchant Marine Academy, SonnyBoy, Sound Drive, The Shots, Stout, Jenna Rose, Laura Lee Summerhill of TV hit "Smash," Aviator Gymnastics Team, Dimensions in Dance
  • Piers 1-10 (8 blocks along Emmons Ave: Demetra, Zak Smith Band, Sons Of Jove, Toxin, Madison Rising, Aways Away, Sean Faust, Jeff Regan, Annika Vitolo, Veronica Kole, NeptuneJam, Provocator, 80-HD, Well Played, SpinBox, Bolly Dhamaal Dance, Ken Ruan, and surprise additions.
Additional attractions:
  • Dance troupes
  • Gymnastics displays
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy ("Kings Point") event kick-off that includes a color guard, drill team demo, and rampart trumpet performance.
  • Brooklyn Nets Mobile basketball unit with DJ and special guests
  • FDNY smokehouse & FDNY fireboat water display
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum, the New York Aquarium, and the Brooklyn Public Library
  • Face painting, Arts & crafts, Amusements
  • Raffles: Brooklyn Brewery, Cold Stone Creamery, GNC, Honest Tea, many more PLUS a 50/50
  • Food, drink & performer merchandise sales on docked cruise ships
  • Sponsor tables with giveaways
  • Much more!
Event Details When: Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6pm Where: Emmons Ave. from E. 27th St. to Ocean Avenue (Piers 1-10), Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY Cost: FREE! Website: http://www.bigbayfest.org/ Contact: bigbayfest@gmail.com or call 718-646-9206. Photo: Jay and the Americans Photos, bios, and event icon may be downloaded from this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eckee9ucmngnst7/pAA9IeL33g

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