The Funk Jam performed at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas inside The LINQ in Las Vegas, NV on July 9, 2014. Many top Las Vegas musicians dropped by last night and sat in throughout the night, taking part in The Funk Jam.
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The Funk Jam
The Funk Jam began in November, 2011. It was brought together out of a love of jamming with no rules – pure improv – with fellow incredible musicians. Their newest endeavor is at the Brooklyn Bowl, starting June 2014.
The Funk Jam consists of some of the most talented musicians in Las Vegas with impressive resumes – A.J. Johnson on bass/vocals, James Caselton on guitar, Dan Walker on keys, and Earl Campbell on drums.
What you will experience at The Funk Jam is completely made up on the spot, spontaneously. The band doesn’t rehearse or talk about what to play. It is entirely improvised.
Following in the footsteps of the original Brooklyn location, noted as “one of the most incredible places on earth,” according to Rolling Stone, and their recently opened outpost at the O2 in London, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will feature live concerts, 32 lanes of bowling and food by celebrated restauranteurs, Blue Ribbon. With three levels spanning nearly 80,000 square feet, it will be one of the largest music venues in America, and will offer programming throughout the day and late into the night, with concert headliners that will include Elvis Costello & The Roots, The Avett Brothers, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, The String Cheese Incident, Cake and Primus.
Over 2,000 concert goers will be able to enjoy performances from the standing room general admission area, the luxurious bowlers lounges adjacent to the lanes where bowlers can relax on leather sofas and enjoy the full menu of food and beverages, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Like in New York, on many nights, guests will be able to come early and stay late to experience multiple shows with just one ticket. The live concert experience will be complemented by five on-site bars showcasing local craft brews and rocking’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”.