Each year, Brooklyn Comes Alive offers an eclectic set of late night shows known as the “After Midnight” series. In previous years, acts like Marco Benevento & Friends, Orchard Lounge, Earth, Wind & Power, and DRKWAV have played late night sets at the festival, keeping crowds dancing deep into the night. This year, Brooklyn Comes Alive has delivered their most eclectic “After Midnight” lineup to date, offering iconic from the hip hop, electronic, and jam scenes.
At Brooklyn Bowl, legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier–one-half of Gang Starr and the producer of countless classic tracks by artists like Jay Z, The Notorious Big, Nas, and more–and his live outfit–The Badder Band–will take the stage at 1:00am for a classic late-night get down. The combination of beloved hip hop tracks with live horns, bass, and drums is sure to be one of the many highlights of the festival.
Meanwhile, over at at Music Hall of Williamsburg, former Darkstar and Nico Jaar man Dave Harrington and his band of Merry Pranksters–including Skerik, Yuka Honda, Spencer Zahn, Mauro Refosco, and Ian Chang–will deliver a set of groove-based, improvisational electronic music. Following Harrington’s set, The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein, aka Brownie, will arrive fresh off his final night of City Bisco to deliver a DJ set for a third consecutive year at Brooklyn Comes Alive.
Finally, at Schimanski, drum wizard KJ Sawka–formerly of Conspirator and currently of EDM super-groups Pendulum and Destroid–will offer up an hour of his incredible mix of live drumming and production. Sawka will set the stage for an epic set from electronic heavy-hitter The Crystal Method.
The “After Midnight” shows are the only sets at Brooklyn Comes Alive that are sold for as individual tickets. If you purchase a two-day pass, or a single-day ticket for Saturday, these shows come included with your purchase. However, if you don’t have a weekend pass, or can’t make the full day but want to come rage at the end of the night, you can still come after 12:00am (hence “After Midnight) on Saturday night (technically early Sunday morning) and get into one of the venues of your choosing for a discounted rate.
Tickets for DJ Premier & The Badder Band at Brooklyn are $25 advance / $30 day of show.
Tickets for Dave Harrington & Friends + Brownie are $20 advance/ $25 day of show.
Tickets for KJ Sawka + The Crystal Method are also $20 advance / $25 day of show.
NOTE: After Midnight tickets are good for admission to the specific Late-Night set for which it was purchased. They do NOT allow you to move between venues as the regular GA and VIP full-day passes do.
Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) 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 John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, 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), Alan Evans (Soulive), 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 and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!
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.