George Porter Jr. Photo by Bob Adamek.

Brooklyn Comes Alive festival enlists New Orleans icons

Some of New Orleans’ most beloved musicians will head to New York City on September 23 and 24 for the third annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival, where they will participate in a variety of one-off superjams.

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Henry Butler, Cyril Neville, Jon Cleary,  Nigel Hall, Mike Dillon, Luke Quaranta, Sam Dickey, Raja Kassis, Andrew Block and more will be among the 100 artists who will participate in the event. Inspired by the atmosphere of Frenchmen Street and the collaborative spirit of Jazz Fest after shows, the festival will bring these musicians to three clubs in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood over the course of two days. Fans who purchase tickets to Brooklyn Comes Alive will have receive a pass that grants them access to unique collaborative sets at Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

In addition to the many New Orleans natives and residents on the bill, Brooklyn Comes Alive will also feature appearances by Jazz Fest regulars like Eric Krasno, John Scofield, Weedie Braimah, Skerik, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, members of Lettuce, The Disco Biscuits, The New Mastersound, moe, Umphrey’s McGee, Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band, The Motet, Railroad Earth and Lotus, among many others. The lineups for the various supergroups will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Brooklyn Comes Alive are now on sale. Tickets will allow attendees to come and go to all three venues as they please.