Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017!

Brooklyn Comes Alive: A Day of Musical Collaboration Across Williamsburg

After two successfully sold out years, the annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival will return for it's 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 10 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 nationally-touring bands such as Grammy-award-winning Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, The Russ Liquid Test, Sunsquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more, making this the most eclectic Brooklyn Comes Alive to date. The full lineup can be viewed here and can be found below.

Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 100 musicians together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their musical heroes, and improvise with their friends and peers. The event pushes the boundaries of a traditional music festival model and creates an unprecedented experience for fans. Supergroup formations and special tribute sets will be announced in the coming weeks.

Purchasing 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, subject to capacity with a one-in-one-out door, may come and go amongst 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.

Those coming in from out of town are encouraged to book a hotel room through Curadora, a service that curates experiences catered to concert-goers at affordable rates.

The Road Goes on Forever: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band


- Al Schnier
- Bernard Purdie
- Vinnie Amico
- Scott Sharrard
- Brett Bass

w/ special guests

- Eric Krasno
- Roosevelt Collier
- Rob Compa
- Dave Harrington
- Brandon "Taz" Niederauer

Matador! Soul Sounds

Matador! Soul Sounds is a band loosely based on the concept of Spanish bullfighting. A common misconception in America is that bullfighting is a feat of one man versus one bull—in reality, bullfighting is largely a team effort by a matador and his cuadrilla.

Born from the vision of Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) and Alan Evans (Soulive) their fierce cuadrilla consists of keyboardist Chris Spies and bassist Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) as the band’s “banderilleros". Adding a feminine energy to the band are Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals. Combining the dynamism of each band leader, the music they have created is brand new, hard hitting and drenched with their shared musical passions - jazz, funk & soul.

The band made their official World Debut at Live for Live Music’s Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 and will be touring in the spring of 2018 behind their first full length EP.

Future Folklore


- Luke Quaranta
- Weedie Braimah
- Mononeon
- Nate Werth
- Raja Kissis

Natalie Cressman & Friends

Band members:

- Natalie Cressman
- Randy Runyon
- James Casey
- Louis Cato
- Nate Werth
- Akie Bermiss
- Anthony Wellington


5:00pm-6:00pm: Natalie Cressman & Friends


6:30pm-7:30pm: Future Forklore


8:00pm-9:30pm: Matador! Soul Sounds


10:00pm-12:00am: The Road Goes on Forever: A Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band


1:00am-3:00am: DJ Premier & The Badder Band 

Who’s Going


Upcoming Events
Brooklyn Bowl