A new music festival called Brooklyn Comes Alive will take over three Williamsburg music venues for a day and night of music on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The unique festival will showcase an incredible collection of jamband heavyweights in "hand-selected super groups, on-the-spot jam sessions, and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations."
The lineup of accomplished musicians includes Joe Russo, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Robert Walter, Scott Metzger, and many more. Some of the supergroup collaborations who have been announced to perform are DRKWAV (John Medeski, Adam Deitch, and Skerik), Breaking Biscuits (Aron Magner, Marc Brownstein, Adam Deitch, and Borahm Lee), and Electric Beethoven (Reed Mathis, Jay Lane, Todd Stoops, Cochrane McMillan, and Clay Welch).
Ticket holders receive wristbands that allow access to the three venues, all within a 10 minute walk from each other: Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Wristband-holders can come-and-go from all three venues throughout the event. It's worth noting that each venue has a limited capacity, so fans will want to arrive early to make sure they can catch their favorite artists.
Brooklyn Comes Alive's Twitter page describes the festival as "a concept inspired by the vibrant music scenes of New Orleans and Brooklyn, and the people who make these places so special." Here's what Kunj Shah, Co-Founder of Brooklyn Comes Alive and Founder/CEO of Live for Live Music, had to say about it:
We’re just happy to have created an event that allows artists to perform in once in a lifetime collaborations while also giving fans the freedom to choose their own adventure throughout the night. Brooklyn Comes Alive gives the voice back to the individual musicians and the choice back to the attendees.
Tickets for this amazing event are currently on sale, but only a small number remain.
For more information, check out the Brooklyn Comes Alive official website.