Get ready to be blown away by a new music venue — and sound system — unlike any other, right here in Brooklyn.

That’s the promise of Park Slope’s Anthony Makes, one of the duo behind Brooklyn Made, a state-of-the-art new music venue coming to Bushwick’s Troutman Street this September 30.

“Myself and my partner Kelly Winrich wanted to create the most amazing club, and I know we’ve accomplished this with Brooklyn Made,” Makes said. 

“The bells and whistles with this place are so far ahead of anything we’ve ever seen and we know. Every single artist and fan that comes here is going to be blown away by the experience.”  

The 500-capacity club at 428 Troutman Street will feature a music room with a d&b Audiotechnik Soundscape sound system that Makes says is unheard of in a venue of this size.

“It’s the newest, most advanced sound system you can possibly imagine,” Makes said.

“It’s a surround sound system that goes through the entire venue, it’s a mind-blowing sound system. We’re kind of crazy for spending that kind of money in this venue but why not? You only live once.”

The club also features lighting design by Jeremy Roth, who has done tour lighting for WILCO, Sheryl Crow and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, to name a few.

While the pair may have been ‘YOLOing’ with their initial spend for the sound system and artist fit-out, Makes said they were confident they’d make the money back “tenfold” in the next 20 to 30 years.

“We are here to stay a very long time, and we’re going to absolutely crush it in business.”

Makes, a former Live Nation New York president, said Brooklyn was the only place he considered for the club. He’s lived in Brooklyn for 15 years and plans to be here for the rest of his life.

The pair chose Bushwick for the venue, with Makes saying Williamsburg is “very oversaturated” and Bushwick still has that “bohemian, artistic vibe.”

The site of the new venue in 2020. Photo: Google Maps.

The club started out as a an idea in July last year. Makes and business partner Winrich signed off on the building in November. Since then, they’ve had fall 2021 marked in their calendars for opening. The club is still under construction.

Winrich is an artist and songwriter in the band Delta Spirit, and brings years of touring experience to the club. Makes said Winrich had played in venues across the world and wanted Brooklyn Made to be unrivaled for artists. The kind of venue musicians circle on their calendars because they can’t wait to play there.

As a result, Brooklyn Made offers a luxury experience for performers, including a a second level carriage house, private outdoor swimming pool, and Manhattan skyline views, a private bar, pool table, four different green rooms, a full kitchen and a chef serving up complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And don’t worry, Makes said, the fans have it good, too. Connected to the music room is a horse-shoe bar with pool table and outdoor courtyard, open until 4:00am nightly.  

The pair are also opening a café next door serving coffee and pastries from 7:00am, and cocktails and tapas in the evening.

Jeff Tweedy. Photo: Press image.

The club opens September 30 with two back-to-back performances from Jeff Tweedy (WILCO), followed by Greg Dulli, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Turnover, Band of Horses, Whitney and more.

“Quite frankly that’s just a starter,” Makes said. “We’re going to be unloading a lot of big artists to follow up the initial lineup.”

Tickets are on sale here from June 11, and pre-sales have already begun and were “through the roof.”

“We’re gonna be a packed house every night of the week I think,” Makes said.

“I think the vibe coming out the gate is going to be party time.”

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Jessy Edwards

Jessy Edwards is a freelance writer based in Bushwick. Originally from New Zealand, she has written for the BBC, Rolling Stone, NBC New York, CNBC and her hometown newspaper, The Dominion Post, among others.

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  1. How much are the tickets sounds fabulous and very sophisticated place and atmosphere. Will love to go see it only if the price is right nt sure if I can afford it.

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