Brooklyn Comes Alive is taking over Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the third year in a row! The one-of-a-kind event is officially expanding to two days — Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 — at three staple neighborhood venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. The extra day will allow for twice as much music, adding up to over 35 sets of music from a diverse roster of world-class performers, including a number of unique jam sessions, supergroups, and never-before-seen collaborations. Inspired by the vibrant music scene of New Orleans during Jazz Fest, Brooklyn Comes Alive promises a stacked program of music. Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, music will kick each day off with a brunch set, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.
In addition to adding a second day of music, this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive offers a heightened VIP experience. If you opt for VIP this year, you’ll receive expedited entry into each of the three venues, an exclusive, limited-edition VIP poster designed by AJ Masthay, and access to VIP viewing areas at each venue and to the Artist’s Lounge at Brooklyn Bowl, which features a for-purchase private bar with food and drink. If you’re planning to stick with General Admission, there’s also good news for you! Brooklyn Comes Alive has a lower overall number of tickets available for the festival per day, meaning less crowding and easier navigation between venues for the most anticipated sets.
While the full lineup is soon to be announced, a limited number of Early-Bird tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. What we do know is that music spanning across all genres can be expected from this year’s programming, from funk and jazz, to electronic music, bluegrass, rock, jam, fusion, and all-star tribute sets. Previous years have featured musicians including Joe Russo, Eric Krasno, Marco Benevento, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Adam Deitch, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Jason Hann, Michael League, Doug Wimbish, and more. Last year also saw specialty sets from [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, a collaboration between Break Science and members of the Disco Biscuits; the All Brothers Band, a collaboration between Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Alan and Neal Evans; and The Nth Power‘s Earth, Wind & Power tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. You can read the full breakdown of all nineteen performances from the 2016 Brooklyn Comes Alive right here.
Stay tuned for the 2017 lineup announcement!