Beloved music venue/bowling alley/restaurant chain Brooklyn Bowl has announced that it is opening a new location in Philadelphia, PA. The new location will join sister venues in Brooklyn, Las Vegas, and Nashville.
The new venue, a joint venture by Brooklyn Bowl and Live Nation, will open in Fishtown on Thursday, November 4th with a thoroughly Bowl-appropriate grand opening weekend featuring a three-night “Bowlive” run by Soulive with special guest George Porter Jr. (The Meters), a Questlove hometown “Bowl Train” DJ set, and more.
Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia will hit the ground running in late 2021 and early 2022 with a multi-genre initial lineup of more than 30 shows including Grammy-nominated Americana songstress Yola, New Orleans legends Dirty Dozen Brass Band, iconic NYC MC’s Talib Kweli and Rakim, rising country-pop star Dylan Scott, avant-rock trio The Slip, eclectic international sounds from Antibalas, Red Baraat, and L’Impératrice, jam staples Twiddle, Spafford, and Keller Williams, and funk-soul staples Lettuce, Turkuaz, and The Greyboy Allstars, with many more to come.
“Philadelphia has given us so many of the greatest names in rock, soul, funk, jazz, and hip hop. That deep history, along with Live Nation’s success and contributions in the Fishtown neighborhood made us excited to partner with Geoff Gordon and his Live Nation team in bringing Brooklyn Bowl to Philadelphia,” says co-founder Peter Shapiro. “Given everything we all have been through over the last couple years, now is definitely the right time for Philly and Brooklyn to come together as one family.”
“With each Brooklyn Bowl venue, we’re excited to see our audiences take in the experience,” adds co-founder Charley Ryan. “Now that we can gather again, it’s particularly meaningful. With great music, bowling, bars, and food, the Bowl provides the unforgettable social connections you look for in an evening out.”
“As part of our ongoing commitment to the City of Philadelphia and the revitalization of iconic Fishtown, we are excited to partner with Peter Shapiro and bring the Brooklyn Bowl to Philadelphia,” said Geoff Gordon, Regional President, Live Nation. “The Brooklyn Bowl completes a full-campus entertainment district in Fishtown with the Fillmore, Foundry, Punch Line Philly, Philadelphia Distilling, and the new Other Half Brewery. We look forward to the great shows, artists, and performers coming to Brooklyn Bowl Philly and can’t wait for the shows to begin.”
The new Brooklyn Bowl in the City of Brotherly Love follows the recent opening of a new location in Nashville, TN. The venue’s flagship location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn also recently resumed operation with a full slate of shows—including an opening-weekend Questlove DJ set of its own.
Click below to check out the initial lineup for the new venue. Tickets for the inaugural series of shows at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia will go on sale Friday, September 24th at 12 p.m. ET via the venue website. Follow Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia on social media @BBowlPhilly.
Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia Initial Lineup – Fall/Winter 2021 & Spring 2022
November 4-6: Bowlive feat. Soulive w/ George Porter Jr.
November 4: DJ Questlove Presents Bowl Train: Hometown Philly Edition (late show)
November 5: DJ Logic (late show)
November 6: The Jerry Dance Party ft. DJ JerrBrother (late show)
November 11: Antibalas
November 12: Gimme Gimme Disco – A Dance Party Inspired by ABBA
November 14: The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of The Grateful Dead for Kids & More ft. Steal Your Peach
November 16-17: The Slip
November 18: The Wild Feathers
November 19: Best Night Ever: One Direction + Jonas Brothers Dance Party
November 20: Keller & the Keels
November 26: City of the Sun
November 27: Talib Kweli LIVE with Full Band!
December 3: Turkuaz
December 4: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
December 10: Taylor Swift Night
December 11: The God MC Rakim
December 12: The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of Phish for Kids & More ft. Uncle Ebenezer
December 17: Splintered Sunlight
December 18: Nick Perri with special guest Walt Lafty
December 23: Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
December 30-31: New Year’s Eve Celebration with Spafford
January 14: The Spin Doctors
February 11: Emo Night Brooklyn
February 12: The Floozies
February 15: Yola
February 17: Gangstagrass
March 4: TAUK
March 10: Red Baraat Festival of Colors
March 17: Dylan Scott
March 23: Dirty Dozen Brass Band + Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
April 1-2: Lettuce
April 5: L’Impératrice
April 9: The Greyboy Allstars
April 15-16: Twiddle
April 21: Easy Star All-Stars: Return of the 420
May 5: Grateful Shred
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