The fourth annual Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place September 29th, 2018 across three of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s most prestigious venues – Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and the latest addition, Rough Trade – making the latest installment a mere 6-block walking radius from one venue to the next. Once again, the 1-day festival promises to bring together over 50 artists in unique collaborative scenarios, while presenting the best all-star tribute sets and one-time-only super-groups on this side of the East River. Blind Faith tickets are on sale now right here.
In addition to the buttoned-up location proximity, the festival is also excited to welcome the Jam Room Presented by Jam Cruise. A staple of the beloved festival-at-sea, the Jam Room gives artists the chance to collaborate in an open and relaxed atmosphere and attendees can bare witness to an array of mind-blowing collaborations, led by three hand-picked curators. Stay tuned on more information surrounding this special addition to 2018.
Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, the event brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Each attendee will receive a wristband that grants access to every venue and makes hopping from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night, which initially inspired the festival’s concept.
Past editions of Brooklyn Comes Alive have seen unforgettable cross-collaborations amongst legends and favorites like George Porter Jr., John Scofield, Johnny Vidacovich, John Medeski, Bernard Purdie, Henry Butler, Oteil Burbridge, Cyril Neville, Eric Krasno, Jon Cleary, Joe Russo, Skerik, and Marco Benevento, plus members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, Lotus, Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Soulive, The Motet, The New Mastersounds, Break Science and more. Tributes to Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers, Jamiroquai, and Green Day comprise just a few of the many highlights over the last three years. Some groups, like [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits (members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science), have even gone on to become nationally touring projects after their Brooklyn Comes Alive debut.
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