Brooklyn Steel is set to open in 2017 at 319 Frost Street in Williamsburg. Confirmed acts thus far include The Decemberists, Pixies, PJ Harvey and more. From Bowery Presents:
Brooklyn Steel is the largest general admission venue in Brooklyn, with a capacity of approximately 1,800. With Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rough Trade and now Brooklyn Steel, The Bowery Presents will operate three venues in Brooklyn, offering fans unique and diverse concert experiences.
The Decemberists, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Two Door Cinema Club, Animal Collective, Perfume Genius, Whitney, Tycho, The Black Angels and San Fermin are among the first bands confirmed to headline Brooklyn Steel. Additional bands, as well as show details and on sale information, to follow in the coming weeks. American Express will offer its Card Members access to shows and pre-sales at Brooklyn Steel through its relationship with The Bowery Presents. Visit BoweryPresents.com for more information.
“Brooklyn Steel is filling a void in the Brooklyn music scene, offering the largest general admission venue in New York’s largest borough,” said John Moore and Jim Glancy, partners at The Bowery Presents. “With every venue we open, we aim to create a space where both fans and bands can fully enjoy the experience; from easy access to bars and restrooms, to unobstructed sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and acoustics, we’re confident that Brooklyn Steel delivers on our commitment to keep the music first.”
Brooklyn Steel, located at 319 Frost Street, is a 20,000-square foot general admission venue featuring raised platforms and a mezzanine allowing for great sightlines from anywhere within the space; three bars; 40 total restrooms; three dressing rooms featuring full bathrooms with washers and dryers; and production, vendor and promoter offices. Keeping with the industrial look of its legacy, Brooklyn Steel features hundreds of tons of steel in the construction including repurposed materials throughout. The main lobby bar is created from scrap metal and incorporates an installation of three original fans, as well as original window frames that are being reused to build out the venue walls. Additionally, a salvaged five- ton steel hook hanging over the main lobby will feature an original installation from a local artist.