This past July, Brooklyn Comes Alive produced a list of over 100 artist that will appear at the third annual Brooklyn Comes Alive event to end summer. Artist will join forces to form several, one-of-a-kind supergroups, tribute sets, and once in a lifetime collaborations throughout the weekend of Sept. 23-24. Fans attending the festival will see live music in three separate Williamsburg, Brooklyn hot spots including Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Saturday’s lineup will see three time Grammy award winner DJ Premier, who will re-create classic hip hop songs with his four piece band, the Badder Band. The Crystal Method will play an exclusive set at the festival to celebrate their 20th anniversary and several artists will come together for “The Road Goes On Forever,” a celebration of the music created by the Allman Brothers Band. Greg Allman’s longtime guitarist, vocalist, and musical director Scott Sharrard, helped assemble some amazing musicians to pay their respects to the legendary Allman Brothers Band including, Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), drummer Bernard Purdie, organist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), and Gregg Allman Band bassist Brett Bass. Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier (the Lee Boys), and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, will join the as special guests.
Sunday’s lineup will see a tribute to Green Day’s Dookie album, when Umphrey’s Mcgee band members Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik, team up with Mike Gantzer of Aqueous to play the album in its entirety along with other rock songs by Ween, the Ramones, and Weezer. Members from Motet, Trey Anastasio Band, and RAQ, will pay tribute to ’90s jazz funk rockers Jamiroquai, while members from moe. and Aqueous will form moe.queous, and perform a mix of moe. and Aqueous jams along with some choice cover tracks.