For music fans in New York City, Brooklyn Bowl feels like home away from home. While we’ve all been staying at our actual homes these last few months, not a day has gone by when we didn’t think about how great it would be to head to Williamsburg, grab some Blue Ribbon buffalo cauliflower, bowl a game, run into everyone we know, and catch some great music in the process. While true live concerts remain on hold, Brooklyn Bowl is celebrating its 11th anniversary on Friday, July 10th with an 11+ hour live stream featuring archival sets, special messages and appearances, and more.
Artists to be featured on the Brooklyn Bowl 11th anniversary live stream, fueled by Lagunitas, include Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band, Oteil Burbridge & Friends, Soulive, Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, Fantastic Negrito, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Lotus, Anders Osborne, and many more. Tune in all day below:
Brooklyn Bowl 11th Anniversary Live Stream
As Brooklyn Bowl co-founder Pete Shapiro explained in a press release,
We started Brooklyn Bowl to bring people together to enjoy the magic of live music. We had a great run, open every night of the week, with people coming from every direction and we loved hosting every type of musician and fan that you can imagine. And then we had to stop. Even though our stage is dark we are still turning 11 years old, and having a birthday during this difficult time makes us want to get back to doing what we do more than ever. We will be back.
Added co-founder Charley Ryan,
We have had a lot of fun in our first 11 years! Because we’re closed temporarily, we now exist as a glowing sense memory of warm vibes, soft light, great sights and sounds, a place that became a refuge from the ordinary crap in modern life…a place where we rediscovered the simple magic of coming together to celebrate life. This anniversary comes at a moment of enormous pain, stress and loss for so many of us. But it’s also an opportunity, a giant Reset Button. All of us can practice greater kindness, mindfulness, and generosity of spirit. We all need to love each other and pull together. We will be back!
Noted general manager Stephen Schwarz
We are incredibly proud of all that we’ve accomplished in the last 11 years here at the Bowl, but the thing we’re most proud of is the community that we’ve built. We’re all desperately looking forward to being together again, once we can do that in a way that is safe for everyone—both in our community and outside of it. Once that’s possible, we can get back to making more magic with our Brooklyn Bowl family.
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The Brooklyn Bowl 11th anniversary live stream will raise funds for The Jazz Foundation of America, a non-profit organization based out of New York City whose mission embodies everything Brooklyn Bowl stands for within the music community. By supporting the JFA, you’ll assist them in helping jazz and blues musicians in need of emergency funds during times of crisis across the country which directly benefits the music of our future.
In addition to Facebook and YouTube, the Brooklyn Bowl anniversary stream will offer viewers the opportunity to “Be In The Stream” via FANS.com. For more information, head here.