The Bowery Presents Now Booking Brooklyn Bowl

September 2nd, 2009


Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg’s unique music venue/bowling alley/restaurant and The Bowery Presents are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will unite the two entities to book events at Brooklyn Bowl.

Starting today, the two organizations will bring ticketed and free shows to Brooklyn Bowl. Josh Moore of The Bowery Presents has been named the lead talent buyer for Brooklyn Bowl, in addition to his ongoing duties as the talent buyer for Music Hall of Williamsburg. Brooklyn Bowl will continue to occasionally program various aspects of its entertainment schedule, including events with DJs, bands and multimedia showcases. Brooklyn Bowl will also continue to work with various promotional partners including Jelly NYC, Flavorpill, the Fader/ Cornerstone, DFA, Finger on the Pulse, Learned Evolution, Velour and more.

“We watched Brooklyn Bowl grow from the ground up,” said Moore. “The project was indeed ambitious but it was so well conceived and executed–it just worked. We are also excited to be in business with our good friends, Peter Shapiro and Charley Ryan, who did an amazing job bringing the venue to life. After spiritedly competing on bookings over the past few weeks we mutually realized that we should work together, rather than compete against one another.”

Will Griggs, cofounder of Cantora Records, has been hired as talent coordinator of Brooklyn Bowl. He will work closely with the The Bowery Presents team to bring top-tier concerts and events to Brooklyn Bowl. Brooklyn Bowl’s current talent buyer, Mia Sladyk, will continue to work with Brooklyn Bowl as a favored promoter. “This is an ideal development for Brooklyn Bowl,” said Brooklyn Bowl cofounder Peter Shapiro. “Even from the first few shows, the venue has developed a reputation for being one of the most unique live-music experiences in New York. We’ve been thrilled with the response and want to take our momentum into this partnership with The Bowery Presents. We are very appreciative of the significant contributions that Mia Sladyk made to Brooklyn Bowl. She has been a key member of our team and we look forward to continuing to work creatively with her in the future.”

About Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl is a sustainably built, 16-lane, 600-capacity bowling, concert and dining destination. It occupies a former ironworks factory built in 1882 in Williamsburg and seamlessly blends exciting new technologies (including a custom-designed JBL Vertec sound system, stage lighting and a nine-screen, high-definition digital video projection system) into the beautifully restored old structure, all designed to meet L.E.E.D. certification. The venue features a full restaurant and menu by Blue Ribbon, the acclaimed NYC-based restaurant group.