Brooklyn Bowl will reopen the doors of its original location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in September, kicking off a lineup of 50+ eclectic shows set to take place through the rest of 2021 and into 2022.

The Brooklyn Bowl reopening lineup features a mix of rescheduled 2020 shows, recently announced dates, and newly unveiled performances. The venue has not hosted concerts with full audiences since early 2020, although a handful of bands have performed livestream shows from the Brooklyn Bowl stage in the interim.

“After getting through the past year in New York City, we’re all ravenous for outstanding live music and a communal experience – not to mention some beer and a little bowling,” says co-founder Charley Ryan in a statement.

The return of Brooklyn Bowl will kick off on Wednesday, September 8th with a performance by reggae stalwarts The Wailers with specials guest SunDub, presented by Pacifico.

Opening month highlights include Ghost-Note (9/9) and the return of Questlove‘s famed Bowl Train DJ set later that night, two nights of Dopapod (9/10, 9/11), The Infamous Stringdusters (9/16), Tank and the Bangas (9/17), White Denim (9/19), Neal Francis (9/22), and a long-running Brooklyn Bowl tradition, Emo Night Brooklyn (9/24, 9/25).

Brooklyn Bowl’s return to action will continue in October with notable performances including TAUK with Paris_Monster (10/2), Melvin Seals & JGB (10/7), The New Mastersounds (10/8, 10/9), Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and Roosevelt Collier Band (10/13), Talib Kweli Live Band (10/14, 10/15), Pink Talking Fish (10/16), Dumpstaphunk (10/23), Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Kitchen Dwellers (10/28), Perpetual Groove (10/29), and Samantha Fish (10/30).

Drive-By Truckers will kick off the month of November at Brooklyn Bowl with a four-night run on 11/3–11/6. The month will continue with shows from Antibalas (11/12, 11/13), Boombox (11/20), Robert Randolph & Friends (11/24), and Marco Benevento (11/27).

In December, The Hold Steady will head to the concert venue/bowling alley/restaurant for a four-night run (12/1–12/4). The following week, moe. will hit the stage at the Bowl (12/9).

Adds co-founder Peter Shapiro, “Brooklyn Bowl’s superlative, wide-ranging lineup has something for everyone, and we can’t wait to give our fans the magic feeling that only a live show can give.”

For more information and ticketing details for all of the Brooklyn Bowl reopening shows, head to the venue website.

Check out the full list of upcoming 2021 and 2022 Brooklyn Bowl shows below.

Brooklyn Bowl Fall 2021, Spring 2022 Schedule


Wed, Sept 8th — Pacifico Presents: The Wailers (SunDub)
Thurs, Sept 9th — CEG & Brooklyn Bowl Present: Ghost-Note & Sungazer
Thurs, Sept 9th — DJ Questlove Presents Bowl Train (Late Show)
Fri, Sept 10th — Dopapod
Sat, Sept 11th — Dopapod
Sun, Sept 12th — John the Martyr (Holy Vulture, NICKEY)
Wed, Sept 15th —Relix Presents: High Time (Visuals by Macrodose)
Thurs, Sept 16th — The Infamous Stringdusters
Fri, Sept 17th — Tank and The Bangas
Fri, Sept 17th — Saved by the 90s With The Bayside Tigers (Late Show)
Sat, Sept 18th — Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Sun, Sept 19th — White Denim
Wed, Sept 22nd — Neal Francis
Thurs, Sept 23rd — Reignwolf
Fri, Sept 24th — Emo Night Brooklyn – The Return
Sat, Sept 25th — Emo Night Brooklyn – The Return
Sun, Sept 26th — The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Music of the Beatles for Kids (Day Show)
Sun, Sept 26th — The Bottom Dollars 10th Anniversary Show + Apollo’s Ghost + No Ice
Wed, Sept 29th — The Connells
Thurs, Sept 30th — Kendall Street Company
Fri, Oct 1st — The NY Burlesque Festival’s Premiere Party
Sat, Oct 2nd —TAUK with Paris_Monster
Sun, Oct 3rd — Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Wed, Oct 6th — Funk You + Shareef Keyes and The Groove + Baked Shrimp
Thurs, Oct 7th — Melvin Seals & JGB
Fri, Oct 8th — The New Mastersounds
Sat, Oct 9th — The New Mastersounds
Wed, Oct 13th — Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio + Roosevelt Collier Band
Thurs, Oct 14th — Talib Kweli Live Band
Fri, Oct 15th — Talib Kweli Live Band
Sat, Oct 16th — CEG & Brooklyn Bowl Present: Pink Talking Fish
Wed, Oct 20th — The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood
Fri, Oct 22nd — Los Amigos Invisibles
Sat, Oct 23rd — Dumpstaphunk
Sun, Oct 24th — Brown Eyed Women
Thurs, Oct 28th — Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Very Special Guest Kitchen Dwellers
Fri, Oct 29th — Perpetual Groove
Sat, Oct 30th — CEG & Brooklyn Bowl Present: Samantha Fish
Sat, Oct 30th — Adventures BK Presents: The Robyn Party: Robyn-O-Ween (Late Show)
Wed, Nov 3rd — Drive-By Truckers
Thurs, Nov 4th — Drive-By Truckers
Fri, Nov 5th — Drive-By Truckers
Sat, Nov 6th — Drive-By Truckers
Thurs, Nov 11th — Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute
Fri, Nov 12th — Antibalas (dj.henri)
Sat, Nov 13th — Antibalas (dj.henri)
Sat, Nov 20th — Boombox featuring BackBeat Brass
Wed, Nov 24th — Robert Randolph & Friends
Sat, Nov 27th — Marco Benevento
Wed, Dec 1st — The Hold Steady (on sale soon)
Thurs, Dec 2nd – The Hold Steady (on sale soon)
Fri, Dec 3rd – The Hold Steady (on sale soon)
Sat, Dec 4th – The Hold Steady (on sale soon)
Thurs, Dec 9th — moe.
Tues, Dec 14th — Bully (Graham Hunt Band)


Thurs, Feb 3rd — Lucky Chops
Thurs, Feb 10th — Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Wed, Mar 23rd — The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell (Jeremy Ivey)
Fri, Apr 1st — The Soul Rebels (with special guests TBA)
Tues, May 17th — Built to Spill
Wed, May 18th — Built to Spill

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