This year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive features an incredible roster of over 50 performers, including members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. Today, the festival announces a new lineup addition, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer as an artist-at-large.The thirteen-year-old guitarist, who has been playing the lead character in Broadway’s School of Rock The Musical, will make his way over to Brooklyn for an incredible night of unique supergroups, jam sessions, and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. Having already jammed with Buddy Guy, members of the Allman Brothers, George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic, Dumpstaphunk, Jon Batiste, Lettuce, and most other living idols he may have had, there’s no telling what the teenager has in store.Set for October 22, 2016, the event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the festival’s website. Stay tuned for more lineup announcements!In the meantime, see if you can guess what Brooklyn Comes Alive might be in store from the following lineup:Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup (supergroup formations TBA)Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickBrandon “Taz” Niederauer (Artist-At-Large)Showcase Sets:RIPEOrgan FreemanMore information on Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.
Port of HaminaKotka Ltd and Steveco Oy have jointly constructed a world-class pulp terminal in the new D-area in the western part of the Mussalo Harbor in Kotka, Finland.The port has invested almost 40 million euros in the infrastructure and the expansion area of approx. 30 hectares.The inauguration ceremonies of the D-area and the Baltic Sea Pulp Centre located on it took place in early October.“For the Port of HaminaKotka, this has been a major step into the future together with our long-term partners Steveco and UPM. The investments have enabled the launching of new large-scale operations at the Port of HaminaKotka,” commented Kimmo Naski, CEO of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd.The first part of the quay of the D-area – quarrying and dredging work of the harbor basin, and the breakwater – are about to be complete.At a later stage, more quay will be built, and it is also possible to increase the warehousing capacity.