At the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive over 100 artists are slated to perform 35+ sets across two days of fantastic musical collaborations in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Leading the charge on a pair of exciting Brooklyn Comes Alive sets is guitar master Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce), who will participate in the event’s Rooster Conspiracy set in addition to hosting an all-star Eric Krasno & Friends set.
Serving as the focal point of the collaboration, iconic jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield will link up with Kraz to form a dual-guitar attack for the ages.Cyril Neville, famed percussionist/vocalist from The Meters and The Neville Brothers, will bring his New Orleans elder statesman presence to Brooklyn for the performance, sharing percussion duties with Louis Cato of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert house band Stay Human. Renowned bassist Chris Loftlin will hold down the bass duties, and Krasno’s Lettuce teammate and frequent collaborator Nigel Hall will add keyboards and his signature vocals. Finally, NOLA royalty and The Meters bassist/vocalist George Porter Jr. will be on hand to add to the madness as a special guest during this landmark gathering of funk icons.
Although this particular lineup for the “Eric Krasno & Friends” is a one-off deal, he has no lack of experience collaborating with many of the Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 artists on the Brooklyn Bowl stage. For Soulive‘s traditional annual “Bowlive” run each year, Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans (who will also play a pair of sets at the festival) welcome an enormous list of talented names you’ll recognize from the Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup. George Porter Jr. John Scofield. Nigel Hall. Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. The list goes on and on…
Below, you get a small sampling of the magic that happens when so many talented artists end up in one place, ready to make magic happen. Watch Krasno link up with Scofield and Hall during Soulive’s 2012 “Bowlive” residency at Brooklyn Bowl, (courtesy of YouTube user marcmillman1), as well as a video of Krasno with Porter (and Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, another exciting Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 artist) at “Bowlive” 2015 (courtesy of YouTube user Barry2theB):
“Stratus” – Soulive w/ John Scofield, Nigel Hall, and more:
“Just Kissed My Baby” – Soulive w/ George Porter, Jr., Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and more:
[Cover photo via Barry2theB Videos]
You can catch Eric Kraso, George Porter, Jr., John Scofield, Nigel Hall, Alan Evans, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and so many more fantastic artists at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive! Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive will turn three fantastic Williamsburg venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) and the surrounding city streets into a music lover’s game board for two full days on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.
The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick, James Casey, and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!
***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***
Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.