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Reflections on BK’s Music Scene-A Year to Be Celebrated and Another One Coming Up !

by December 7, 2017 | Features
Sylvan Esso at Celebrate Brooklyn! photo by Ray Fontaine
2017 was  laden with musical riches, as the Brooklyn talent incubator was hard at work once again. Whether it was in the schools, colleges, clubs, theaters, its beautiful parks, studios or on digital devices, Brooklyn’s music scene proved to be as vibrant and exciting as ever. Celebrate Brooklyn!, The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, the Northside... read article

Music Calendar


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Kings Theatre
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM
$ 29- $ 79

A dozen all-star dancers, DJ, violinist, and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life with a contemporary urban twist.A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker will feature Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, opening the show with a short set before rapping the introduction.

Just like the classic Nutcracker story, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of a colorful and contemporary New York City.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul- Holiday Bowl A Go Go !

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Brooklyn Bowl
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
$ 60- $ 460 (Super VIP Package)

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul are holding the first annual Holiday Bowl A Go Go! in Brooklyn !

Steven Van Zandt is a Musician, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, TV Producer, Actor, Director, Broadway Producer, TV and Film Composer, Live Event Producer, International DJ, Activist, Historian, Teacher, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both contemporary and traditional Rock and Roll.

After creating the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes,  he became a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right recording and performing solo with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. He has just released his first new album in over 15 years returning to his Rhythm and Blues roots entitled Soulfire .  


  1. Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Brooklyn Bowl

    The Victor Wooten Trio Featuring Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceshini

    Brooklyn Bowl
  2. Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Nels Cline – Larry Ochs – Gerald Cleaver

    National Sawdust
  3. Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    The Bell House logo- 06-16-17


    The Bell House
  4. Friday, December 15, 2017

    Fred Thomas Band 

  5. Saturday, December 16, 2017
    The Waystation logo

    The Salt Cracker Crazies/ Zamba 2 Samba /Thurston Ray /Empire Beats

    The Way Station
  6. Friday, December 22, 2017
    Baby's All Right

    AdHoc Presents Prawn , Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Queen Moo

    Baby’s All Right