Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas rocks Sin City with The Roots and Elvis Costello

Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by in Celebrities, Las Vegas Entertainment, The Linq. Comments Off.

Elvis Costello Brooklyn Bowl Opening - Erik Kabik

An aerial view of Sin City’s newest concert venue, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Erik Kabik.

Concerts and bowling – who would have ever thought the two would go together?

Brooklyn Bowl did. And it worked.

This past weekend, the 80,000-square-foot Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ opened with a bang as The Roots and Elvis Costello rocked the stage with tons of energy and excitement. This blogger got to see The Roots’ sold-out performance last Friday and enjoyed a two-hour set of bass-heavy, hip-hop jazzy, all-around goodness. Stand-out performances that night included “You Got Me,” “What They Do” and “The Seed (2.0).” The live band solos were also amazing.

The Roots Kick Off Opening Weekend At The New Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

Black Thought of The Roots rockin’ the mic at Friday’s sold-out show.

Rock crooner Elvis Costello graced the stage with the longtime hip-hop jazz band both Saturday and Sunday. The talented musicians performed tracks from their 2013 album, “Wise Up Ghost.” This is their first time performing the album live outside of Brooklyn Bowl in New York. Costello also performed his greatest hits including “(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea” and “I Want You.” Each show ended with The Roots and Costello’s funk-rock hit, “Pump It Up.”

Elvis Costello And The Roots Kick Off Opening Weekend At The New Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Elvis Costello plays his greatest hits and tracks from “Wise Up Ghost,” a collaborative effort with The Roots.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is changing the game with Las Vegas shows and concerts. Not only can you come with your friends to bowl at one of the 32 lanes, these areas also have gigantic screens of the live performances. You’ll never miss a beat.

Plus, the tasty dishes of Blue Ribbon Restaurant aren’t too shabby, either. In fact, Food Network featured its beloved fried chicken on the show, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Last but certainly not least, the two outdoor patios (one on the second floor, the other on the third) is a great way to get some fresh air after all that dancing and drinking. And speaking of drinking, there’s a nearby bar at just about every corner. Could this place be any more perfect?

Elvis Costello And The Roots Kick Off Opening Weekend At The New Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Just in case you ever decide to take a break from a concert here and stare up. (Last three photos courtesy of Denise Truscello.)

The original Brooklyn Bowl location opened in 2009, with its second location in London this past January. But since Vegas is already deemed as the entertainment capital of the world, we believe our location is about to turn the party up.

Coming to Sin City? Check out the upcoming acts at this hot Las Vegas venue. Bonobo and Disclosure, anyone?

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Jeannie Garcia is a digital content editor at Caesars Entertainment based in Las Vegas. The Seattle native moved to the desert after her dad hit the jackpot in the mid-90s. Garcia graduated UNLV in 2005 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English. Since then she covered Vegas travel news, specifically spa, tour and attraction features. At Caesars Entertainment, Garcia writes online copy for the Las Vegas market and Total Vegas Blog. In her free time, Garcia whips up vegan comfort food, checks out the latest-and-greatest Vegas openings and spends time with her husband, two cats and dog.

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