After two successfully sold-out years, the annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival will return for its third year to the heart of Williamsburg for two full days of unique supergroups, special tribute sets, and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations featuring members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Taking place September 23 – 24, the event will span three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a ten-minute walking radius.
Two days means twice as many special sets, with a massive roster of talent drawing from funk, jam, electronic, Afrobeat, bluegrass, jazz, reggae, drum and bass, pop, rock and roll and more. Iconic legends such as John Scofield, George Porter, Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich and Henry Butler join members of Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce,The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Aqueous, Kung Fu and more, making this the most eclectic Brooklyn Comes Alive to date. The full lineup can be viewed here and can be found below. Supergroup formations and special tribute sets will be announced in the coming weeks.
A ticket to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants you access to all three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hall at MP. Wristband-holders may come and go among the venues throughout the event, creating an indoor music festival feeling all within the heart of Williamsburg. Music starts at noon with a special brunch and goes until the wee hours of the morning. This year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive also offers a heightened VIP experience, which includes an exclusive, limited-edition VIP poster designed by AJ Masthay. More info on that can be found here.