Brooklyn Comes Alive Unveils 2018 Lineup

Including George Porter Jr., Cory Henry, and more!

Brooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its return on September 29 to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood for its fourth annual music marathon takeover at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and the latest addition, Rough Trade. But now the lineup has also been released and contains many notable acts such as George Porter Jr. and Cory Henry.

Courtesy of Brooklyn Comes Alive press release.

An all-star cast of musicians including GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient George Porter Jr. (The Meters) will be performing and giving tributes to the greats we’ve lost, including Brandon “Taz” Niederauer who will honor his former mentors during the set, Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe who founded Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton, Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band) and Elise Testone (American Idol, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band).

Cory Henry (formerly of Snarky Puppy, Funk Apostles) will be joined for his debut performance at the festival by Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note) and Skerik who are all Brooklyn Comes Alive veterans which will make for one unforgettable quintet.

And it’s not just musicians performing at Brooklyn Comes Alive, it’s also made up of comedians from Wokes With Jokes: Stand-Up Comedy About The Jamband Scene, which emerged in 2017 during Phish’s New Years run. The full lineup is listed below.

Courtesy of Brooklyn Comes Alive press release

George Porter Jr. (The Meters)
Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy)
Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)
Adam Deitch (Lettuce)
Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!)
Robert Walter (Greyboy All-Stars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Mike Gordon)
Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)
Skerik (Garage A Trois)
Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit)
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (Lettuce)
Borahm Lee (Break Science)
Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)
Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note)
Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)
Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz)
Nigel Hall (Lettuce)
Shira Elias (Turkuaz)
Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)
Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)
Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce)
Wil Blades
Joey Porter (The Motet)
Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven)
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Johnny Vidacovich
Lyle Divinsky (The Motet)
Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento Band)
Rob Compa (Dopapod)
James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)
Dave Watts (The Motet)
Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights Live Band, Dumpstaphunk)
Eli Winderman (Dopapod)
Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)
Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band)
Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)
Khris Royal (Rebelution)
Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone)
Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)
Dave Harrington (Darkside, Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters)
Sammi Garett (Turkuaz)
Chuck Jones (Dopapod)
Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy)
Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates)
Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)
Casey Russell (The Magic Beans)
Tyler Coomes
Adam November (Karina Rykman Experiment)
Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia)
Chris Corsico (Karina Rykman Experiment)
Joel Gonzaléz
Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)

Brett Siddell (SiriusXM, Wokes With Jokes)
Walker Berry (Wokes With Jokes)
Ariella Wallen (Wokes With Jokes)
Pamela Mahler (Wokes With Jokes)
Richie Alfson (Wokes With Jokes)

For more information please visit Brooklyn Comes Alive’s website.

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