Brooklyn Bowl is Back, Baby

Bluegrass, EMO, and some jazz can all be heard this weekend at Brooklyn Bowl.

By Toni Gonzales

Brooklyn Bowl is back, baby. And, it’s also ‘front,’ as in front and center on the LINQ Promenade. The space is one of the largest performance venues of its class—over 80,000 square feet—in America and as suspected, there is a lot to see, hear, do and even eat there, especially this weekend, August 20.


First the ‘hearing’ part of Brooklyn Bowl. In the next week alone there is one of the most eclectic mixes of music to be heard on the strip. Mt. Joy and Trampled by Turtles is up first with performances on Friday, August 20. The two groups are touring the nation with their Fall Tour 2021 and are bringing their bluegrass to the bowl. Tickets start at $40 bucks and go up to $140 for a meet and greet. Doors open at 7:30pm.


Saturday night is Emo Night at Brooklyn Bowl with, wait for it, Emo Night Brooklyn. The duo is part of an emo/pop-punk dj pair founded by two best friends in a basement of a NY bar. Get your scream on and your best dance rage gear too for the show. Door is open at 9pm for ages 18 and up and tickets are an affordable $15. 

Sunday night is full of jazz. But, not in the way you would expect. Rakim and DJ Jazzy Jeff are laying it down for the end of the weekend. Tickets start at $37 dollars, doors open at 8, and are for adults only. Sorry kids, you should be getting ready for school on Monday anyway. Being billed as the Ultimate House Party, the two artists will be performing together. 


That takes care of the seeing and hearing part of the Bowl. Now onto the doing and eating. In case you were not aware, the ‘bowl’ part of Brooklyn Bowl is for bowling. There are 32 lanes available with six different bars on the premises. Add to that comfort food that includes the famous fried chicken that was featured on Food Network. 

In the coming weeks there are even special shows in partnership with Life is Beautiful. And for us locals, here is a big bonus. Free parking at the LINQ parking garage with a valid state ID.  As always, check with the venue for specifics on COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Info on these, or any of Brooklyn Bowl’s other offerings can be found at their website.


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