Brooklyn Comes Alive is returning bigger and better than ever in 2020! The fifth edition of the beloved all-day music marathon will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the versatile multi-stage complex, Avant Gardner.
Having previously taken place at multiple Williamsburg venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rough Trade, and Schimanski, Brooklyn Comes Alive is moving to Avant Gardner, the 80,000 square foot facility that occupies an entire city block in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood that is quickly becoming the epicenter of live entertainment in New York City. Brooklyn Comes Alive 2020 will feature performances throughout the day on two of Avant Gardner’s biggest stages, the Great Hall and the Kings Hall.
The Great Hall is the quintessential Brooklyn warehouse venue, a massive and soaring space with beams and brick walls that evoke a familiar industrial aesthetic. An array of moving lights shine down from high in the ceiling, while a two-level platform gives a viewpoint over The Great Hall’s enormous dancefloor.
The Kings Hall is its own intimate domain within the Avant Gardner complex. Its incandescent lighting and massive chandelier give the space an alluring warmth. During the day, natural light shines through the glass ceiling panels, filling the space with a brilliant visual effect. A world-class sound system and intricately designed lighting fixtures complete the Kings Hall’s fabulous look and feel.
While the event is changing venues, fans can expect the same brand of incredible musicianship, jaw-dropping collaborations, unique tributes, and world-class live music experiences for which Brooklyn Comes Alive has become known. With two stages in the same facility and a greatly increased audience capacity, the move to Avant Gardner preserves the “indoor music festival” feel of the annual event as it continues to grow.
Past editions of Brooklyn Comes Alive have featured an exciting mix of musical fireworks including tributes to the Allman Brothers Band, Steely Dan, Prince, Herbie Hancock, J Dilla, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jamiroquai, and more; unique new combo groups like Breaking Biscuits (The Disco Biscuits and Break Science) and the All Brothers Band (Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans); once-in-a-lifetime, all-star collabs such as Cory Henry, Scott Metzger, Skerik, Nikki Glaspie, and MonoNeon; the debuts of projects such as Matador! Soul Sounds and Rooster Conspiracy (Eric Krasno, Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, and Jay Lane); and special sets by legendary artists such as John Scofield and Jon Cleary.
The lineup for Brooklyn Comes Alive is coming soon. For now, a limited amount of discounted “Blind Faith” tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite. Grab your “Blind Faith” tickets now while they last, and look out for the lineup, VIP ticketing options, and official on-sale information in early January.