Brooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its massive artist lineup, with over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This year, the event is expanding to two days, September 23rd and 24th, and will take over three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10-minute walking radius. Fans’ imaginations have been running wild dreaming up what band lineups may be formed from the extensive roster of musicians. The guessing game is always one of the most fun parts of the Brooklyn Comes Alive experience, but today we’re ready to roll out some more surprises.
Today, following the previous announcements of “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band” and A Tribute To Jamiroquai, Brooklyn Comes Alive reports that world-renowned guitarist Eric Krasno will lead an incredible group of talent for a special Eric Krasno & Friends set.
Krasno is no stranger to Brooklyn Comes Alive, having helped to curate the festival’s lineup in its first year. Now, Kraz is set to return to Williamsburg two years later with an all-star cast of musical friends by his side. 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.
Below, you can 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:
The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler will join members of nationally-touring bands such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Radilroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.
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Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.
To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.