Director of Booking, Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg & Philadelphia
Lucas Sacks is the Director of 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 nightly 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, opening in November 2021 in Fishtown.
Lucas has been a part of the Brooklyn Bowl Talent department since 2012, where he started as an intern and rose through the ranks. He books and 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 three-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 and 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.
During his college tenure, Lucas booked shows with Best Coast, Gramatik, Titus Andronicus, Caveman and Mike Kinsella, among others. During summers, he interned for Velour Music Group, Soulive’s Royal Family Affair, All Points West, Concerts at Governor’s Island, BB King’s Blues Club, Highline Ballroom, Blue Note Jazz Club and more.
Lucas resides in Greenpoint; a few minutes walk from Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg.
The Booking Panel: Know Your Audience, But Also Know Your Booker
10/15/21, 5:00 PM
Most music venues have one or two talent buyers or bookers who hold and run their music calendar.
They tend to be portrayed as the gatekeepers or career makers, when in truth they are essential players in the building blocks of an artist's career. As you develop your fanbase, you build your music career. For a touring musician or band, building your booking connections are just as important.
Our booking panelists will discuss their experiences in music discovery and band development. They will speak first hand on how their relationships helped shape indie music scenes, build musicians' careers and create one of a kind music experiences over decades. When you see the concert promoter and buyer as an ally or partner, you tap into a much broader base of resources. And when you find ways to unite your fanbase, you will build a network of real connections.