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July 12, 2024

Brooklyn Bowl Fact Sheet (As of July 2024)

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April 22, 2024

Brooklyn Bowl Hosts All Star Benefit On April 28th For Bad Brains’ Frontman & Singer Paul “HR” Hudson To Help Fight SUNCT – A Rare & Debilitating Condition Causing Constant Stabbing Headaches

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September 19, 2023

Williamsburg Brooklyn Bowl Announces Full 2023 Fall Lineup

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August 30, 2023

Brooklyn Bowl Announces Annual Bowl Hashanah On September 16th  

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Brooklyn Bowl, ranked the #1 busiest club in NYC and #7 busiest club in the world in 2017 (Pollstar), is the ultimate night out, with its groundbreaking integration of premiere music, 16 lanes of bowling, a bar featuring locally crafted beers, and food by the acclaimed Blue Ribbon restaurant group. Located in the beautiful, 19th-century Hecla Iron Works building, the venue -- aka "rock and roll heaven" (Village Voice) -- boasts a sound system and amenities that "no other local rock club can offer" (The New York Times).

Wearing its homegrown values on its sleeve, Brooklyn Bowl is as committed to locally made products -- serving award-winning beer from the adjacent Brooklyn Brewery -- as it is to environmental sustainability -- it's the first L.E.E.D.-certified bowling alley in the world and serves paper straws. And the food? "Epic," says Eater. In other words, Brooklyn Bowl's unprecedented combination of top-flight music, bowling, beer and food is "like nailing a spare on a four-ten split" (The New Yorker). 

Lucas Sacks

Lucas Sacks is the Director of Talent Booking for Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg & Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia.  Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg is an 850 capacity 23,000 sq ft concert venue, bowling alley, restaurant, and bar hosting live music since July 2009. Brooklyn Bowl has been ranked annually within Pollstar’s top 10 global club-size venue ticket sales figures. Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia is a 900 capacity multi-floor version of its sister venue in Brooklyn, opened in November 2021 in the up-and-coming Fishtown neighborhood.

Lucas has been a part of the Brooklyn Bowl Talent department for 10 years, where he started as an intern and rose through the ranks. He books & oversees multi-departmental coordination of upwards of 700 concerts & music-related events per year including residencies, underplays, charity/fundraising events, original content creation & production across both cities’ venues.

Lucas also books the annual Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion 3-day, 24-band Official SXSW showcase event.

Prior to Brooklyn Bowl, Lucas served a brief stint at Velour Music Group as a day-to- day manager for acts Soulive, Lettuce, Gramatik, Break Science, & Kaki King.

Lucas graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from the Bandier Program for Music & Allied Entertainment Industries at Syracuse University in 2012.

Lucas resides in Greenpoint; a few minutes’ walk from Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg.

Emma Tietze

Emma Tietze has been involved in the live events industry for nearly 10 years in various capacities from event promotions and on-site event management to successful sales leader closing multimillion-dollar programs. Emma has a lifelong passion for live music which is reflected in the success in her career working at Brooklyn Bowl, Manhattan Center, and CBS Radio.

As the Director of Sales & Events at Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg, Emma was recruited to expand new business development opportunities, grow revenue, and build Brooklyn Bowl's private event market business. She led the development of strategic market analysis and go-to-market plans including the creation of profitable new products and services. Emma is deeply involved in the Events Marketing industry by being featured at industry events, most recently as a panelist at the Women Building Women Summit at Webster Hall in January 2020. 

Emma is a member of International Live Events Association (ILEA) New York Metro Chapter’s Board of Directors and prior to Brooklyn Bowl was the Event Sales Manager at Manhattan Center where she contracted large-scale events worth millions of dollars in new business in their two historic venues: Hammerstein Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom. One of Emma's first experiences in the live events industry was at CBS Radio working at live events throughout the tristate area and executing major corporate sponsorship programs.

Peter Shapiro

Independent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro’s eclectic career path has encompassed a range of celebrated projects. His experience operating the iconic rock club, Wetlands in New York City inspired his recent venue projects: opening multiple Brooklyn Bowls and the restoration of The Capitol Theatre.

In 2014, Shapiro entered into an exclusive deal with Phil Lesh, by which the Grateful Dead co-founder performed at Shapiro’s venues and events. In July 2015, Shapiro created Fare Thee Well, Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead. The heralded event took place over five nights at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area and Soldier Field in Chicago, earning acclaim as “the biggest concert by one band in America. (Rolling Stone)”

Shapiro is the founder of Lockn’, an annual four-day music festival defined by its creative, collaborative programming, which has drawn over 30,000 fans to a farm in rural Arrington, VA. He also created Jazz & Colors, an experiential music event held in such iconic locations as New York City’s Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with Chicago’s Field Museum.

He serves as publisher of Relix Media Group overseeing the iconic print publication Relix Magazine, the highly trafficked music website and digital ad agency, Hear & There. Billboard acknowledged the collective success of his endeavors by naming him to their Power 100 lists of 2015 and 2016.

Some of his other projects include the Jammy Awards, America’s largest Earth Day event and the IMAX concert films U23D and All Access. He also co-founded the retail / online brand, Stone Fox Bride. In 2017, Shapiro oversaw the live steam broadcast of the Women’s March, and served as Executive Producer of the March for Science on Washington’s National Mall.

Shapiro sits on the board of a number of civic and charitable organizations, including: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where he is a voting member), New York Public Radio, New York City Parks’ Arts Committee, Central Park Summerstage, HeadCount and The Lowline. He also co-founded the environmental consulting firm Green Order.

Anna Ayers

Anna Ayers is the General Manager at Brooklyn Bowl, a role she embraced with passion and dedication. Originally hailing from a quaint town in Iowa, Anna's journey in the world of arts and music began in 2002 when she ventured across the Atlantic to study at Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, earning a BA in Performing Arts upon graduation.

In 2005, Anna made the bold move to New York City after signing with Fifi Oscard Talent Agency, kickstarting her pursuit of a career in music. The summer of 2008 saw the release of her debut album, "Carousel," showcasing her artistic prowess. Amidst the challenges of a competitive industry, Anna also waited tables to sustain her artistic endeavors.

Fate intervened in 2010 when she met Peter Shapiro, the visionary behind Brooklyn Bowl, during a breakfast shift at Cafeteria in Chelsea. Peter, impressed by Anna's recommendations (for the waffles) and personality, offered her a position at his newly opened nightclub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Thus, Anna's journey with Brooklyn Bowl commenced, starting as a server in August 2010.

Over the years, Anna's commitment and versatility led her to various roles within the establishment, from host and bartender to floor captain and operations manager. Her diverse experience allowed her to contribute significantly to the growth and success of Brooklyn Bowl. In September of 2023, Anna embraced the pivotal role of General Manager, a testament to her leadership skills and deep understanding of the intricacies of the live music and hospitality industry.

Earlier in her career, Anna participated in the debut run of shows with the Rock and Roll Playhouse, the largest national kid-friendly live concert series, which was also co-founded by Shapiro, lending her vocal talents to performances for children alongside Phil Lesh and Joe Russo's Almost Dead.

Throughout her journey, Anna Ayers has not only found a home at Brooklyn Bowl but has become an integral part of the live music industry. Her commitment to creating memorable experiences extends beyond the stage, encompassing great food, drinks, and the joy of bowling. Anna's wealth of knowledge in food and beverage service, coupled with her expertise in hospitality management, reflects her dedication to providing patrons with an unforgettable fusion of entertainment and hospitality at Brooklyn Bowl.


Hannah Nobbe

Hannah Nobbe, the Marketing Manager at Brooklyn Bowl's flagship Williamsburg venue, brings a wealth of experience in the music industry to her role. Her journey began as the Senior Manager of Star Course, the student concert committee at the University of Illinois. Even during her college senior year, Hannah took on the formidable responsibilities of running a concert production company, handling tasks ranging from sending offers and marketing shows to selling tickets.

Following her graduation, Hannah ventured into the independent music scene, interning at Bloodshot Records in Chicago for a year. This experience provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of an independent record label. Eager to broaden her horizons, she then embarked on an internship at Manic Presents, the largest independent concert production company in Connecticut. This pivotal experience not only exposed her to various aspects of the music industry but also paved the way for her first full-time music job as a Marketing Coordinator. Remarkably, at just 23 years old, Hannah led all marketing efforts for a 300-cap venue in the Greater New Haven area.

Undeterred by the challenges posed by the pandemic, Hannah took on the role of publicist at an independent music PR agency in Brooklyn, NY, where she played a crucial role in securing press and media coverage for a diverse roster of clients, including artists and festivals.

Hannah's commitment to service and outreach is evident through her leadership roles, including spearheading the internship program at Manic Presents and beyond. She has also contributed to panels for young music industry professionals at events such as the Moon River Music Festival and through Dayglo Presents. 

In 2023, Hannah joined the esteemed team at Brooklyn Bowl, assuming the position of Marketing Manager for the flagship Williamsburg venue. Her strategic mindset, honed skills, and passion for the industry make her an invaluable asset to the iconic establishment.

Her dedication to fostering talent and sharing her knowledge highlights her commitment to the continued growth and success of the music community. In her role at Brooklyn Bowl, Hannah Nobbe continues to shape the narrative, drive engagement, and contribute to the vibrant music culture of the famed venue.



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