Brooklyn Paramount To Reopen, Announces Shows With Busta Rhymes, PinkPantheress, Norah Jones & More

Courtesy of Brooklyn Paramount

The Brooklyn Paramount is reopening this spring, bringing the nearly 100-year-old venue back to life and kicking off with more than 45 shows including PinkPantheress, Norah Jones, Mariah The Scientist and Busta Rhymes.

The project helmed by Live Nation first began five years ago, with improvements including a sloped floor to optimize viewing for all fans, seven bars, a VIP lounge and exclusive members box on the second-level balcony and more. The venue also hosts a grand stage and many new backstage amenities including a game room, gym and art installations.

“The reopening of the historic Brooklyn Paramount is the latest sign that Brooklyn’s art scene is thriving,” Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso said in a statement. “I applaud Live Nation for renovating this historic venue where New Yorkers can enjoy the hottest performers right here in Brooklyn. This reopening demonstrates that New York City does not need to reinvent the wheel to bring entertainment and good-paying jobs to our city. I am glad to see the Brooklyn Paramount back, and I look forward to seeing a performance there in the future!”

The venue will provide more than 250 permanent jobs with minimum wages of $20 an hour or more. The Brooklyn Paramount is also partnering with Long Island University to provide internships and part-time jobs to students.

“We are honored that Long Island University chose Venue Nation to reimagine the next era of the Brooklyn Paramount. Elevating the artist and fan experience is our top priority as we develop live music venues and Brooklyn Paramount is a stunning space that will host many memorable shows,” David Codiga, President of Blueprint Studio, Live Nation’s global design and development team, said in a statement. 

The venue has a historic place in the music landscape having hosted artists including Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Chuck Berry, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Little Richard, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and more.