Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, which opened in June, will soon have a sibling in Philadelphia. (Courtesy Brooklyn Bowl Nashville)
Three-show run from Soulive will launch fourth incarnation in early November
Brooklyn Bowl, which has successfully teamed bowling and live music at locations in New York City, Las Vegas and Nashville, will open its fourth location in Philadelphia on Nov. 4 when soul-jazz trio Soulive kicks off a three-show engagement.
The 1,000-capacity Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia will make its home in the Fishtown neighborhood in a building that housed another bowling-concert combo club, Revolutions, which went dark in 2018. Food at the establishment will be handled by the Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group.
News of the Philly location, a partnership between Brooklyn Bowl and Live Nation, came out in August 2020.
The venue released a multigenre initial lineup of more than 30 shows Wednesday, including Philly’s own DJ Questlove, Yola, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Talib Kweli & Rakim, Dylan Scott, and The Slip.
“Philadelphia has given us so many of the greatest names in rock, soul, funk, jazz, and hip hop. That deep history, along with Live Nation’s success and contributions in the Fishtown neighborhood made us excited to partner with (Regional Vice President) Geoff Gordon and his Live Nation team in bringing Brooklyn Bowl to Philadelphia,” co-founder Peter Shapiro said in a statement. “Given everything we all have been through over the last couple years, now is definitely the right time for Philly and Brooklyn to come together as one family.”
The newest Brooklyn Bowl joins other Fishtown entertainment spots that include the Fillmore, Foundry, Punch Line Philly, Philadelphia Distilling, and the new Other Half Brewery, Live Nation’s Gordon said.
Management for the venue includes Chad Peterson, general manager; Chelsea Johnson, director of operations; and Maggie Bond, director of sales and events. Lucas Sacks and Paul Bacher of the Brooklyn Bowl will spearhead the venue’s concert bookings, working with Molly Warren and Kristen Nagy in the Live Nation Philadelphia office.
Tickets for the inaugural series of shows will go on sale at noon ET Friday at the venue website.
Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia Initial Lineup
Nov. 4-6 Bowlive featuring Soulive w/ George Porter Jr.
Nov. 4 DJ Questlove Presents Bowl Train: Hometown Philly Edition (late show)
Nov. 5 DJ Logic (late show)
Nov. 6 The Jerry Dance Party featuring DJ JerrBrother (late show)
Nov. 11 Antibalas
Nov. 12 Gimme Gimme Disco – A Dance Party Inspired by ABBA
Nov. 14 The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of The Grateful Dead for Kids & More ft. Steal Your Peach
Nov. 16-17 The Slip
Nov. 18 The Wild Feathers
Nov. 19 Best Night Ever: One Direction + Jonas Brothers Dance Party
Nov. 20 Keller & the Keels
Nov. 26 City of the Sun
Nov. 27 Talib Kweli Live with Full Band!
Dec. 3 Turkuaz
Dec. 4 Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Dec. 10 Taylor Swift Night
Dec. 11 The God MC Rakim
Dec. 12 The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of Phish for Kids & More featuring Uncle Ebenezer
Dec. 17 Splintered Sunlight
Dec. 18 Nick Perri with special guest Walt Lafty
Dec. 23 Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Dec. 30-31 New Year’s Eve Celebration with Spafford
Jan. 14 The Spin Doctors
Feb. 11 Emo Night Brooklyn
Feb. 12 The Floozies
Feb. 15 Yola
Feb. 17 Gangstagrass
March 4 TAUK
March 10 Red Baraat Festival of Colors
March 17 Dylan Scott
March 23 Dirty Dozen Brass Band + Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
April 1-2 Lettuce
April 5 L’Impératrice
April 9 The Greyboy Allstars
April 15-16 Twiddle
April 21 Easy Star All-Stars: Return of the 420
May 5 Grateful Shred