Friday, November 26th, 2021

City of the Sun


Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM 21+ Years
City of the Sun

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
1009 Canal Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

In accordance with the the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirement, Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Policy is as follows:  


In accordance with local guidelines: Until further notice, masks are required to be worn at all times for attendees, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking. All Brooklyn Bowl staff are fully vaccinated and must wear masks while inside the venue.


You, and anyone accompanying you in your party, are required to provide ONE of the following:

Proof of your vaccination record (vaccination card or picture of your card with a matching ID card), demonstrating you were fully vaccinated at least two weeks in advance of the day of show. OR proof of a negative COVID test, administered within 72 hours of the day of show, with matching ID card.

A negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test will be accepted. Please be sure to bring printed or digital proof of your negative test result, dated and time-stamped. At-home COVID-19 test results will only be accepted if there is a link to results you can print or provide from a medical platform, dated and time-stamped. 

The City of Philadelphia is offering free testing at a number of locations. For more information please visit


By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge you will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. There will be no refunds for purchased tickets based on non-compliance of venue COVID-19 protocols, however, if you are unable to attend a show due to a positive Covid-19 test, please reach out to and we will help facilitate a full refund. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the local health authorities, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to or spreading of  COVID-19.

Help keep each other healthy.

Valid photo ID required at door for entry
This event is general admission standing room only.

Artist Info

City of The Sun

The experiential music of City of the Sun is the sound you didn’t know you were missing. New York City’s powerhouse trio flip the perception of instrumental music, attracting a whole new generation to the genre. 
Formed in 2011, City of the Sun features guitarists John Pita, Avi Snow, and percussionist Zach Para. The band’s sound has an array of influences including indie rock, American folk, flamenco, and blues; it’s been called worldly, cinematic, a mix between Rodrigo y Gabriela and Explosions in the Sky. 
COS has since been established as significant players in the post-rock sphere. They’ve sold out New York’s top indie venues Brooklyn Steel, Irving Plaza, Bowery Ballroom and Gramercy Theater; toured with Peter Bjorn & John, G.Love, STS9, and Thievery Corporation; were featured emerging artists at Panorama NYC, Billboard’s Hot 100, Firefly, Bottle Rock Napa music festivals; and scored “The C Word” documentary soundtrack (directed by Meghan O’Hara and narrated by Morgan Freeman). 
After completing two European tours including major sold-out shows in Athens, Greece, the band released UNTITLED EP. Lead track “Perfect Instance” has gained 18 million Spotify streams to date, contributing to over 70 million plays on the platform overall. 


As a staple in the Philadelphia indie rock scene, Nakama is an instrumental rock quartet that infuses a progressive flair with powerful and dramatic compositions. Their live shows will take you on an adventure as it flows through soaring peaks to sentimental atmospheres. Nakama formed in 2018 and has released two EPs: Golden City (2019) and The People Around You (2020). Their recent solo release Flow States Vol: 1 (2021) highlights their ability to improvise at a moment's notice when the moment calls. 
Ian Mayer (Mur) is a progressive metal guitarist extraordinaire and also specializes in classical acoustic guitar performance. His compositions and exquisite ambient layers set the tone for Nakama's aesthetic. Drummer Sal Galati has been the driving pulse of rock bands for the past 20 years. His tasteful rock/fusion drumming is precise and powerful, he thrives in moments of improvisation. song production, and all things "chom". Adam Nash (Nur) is behind the synths and keys and sometimes you might mistake his solos for ripping guitar. His obsession with video game music and japanese fusion infuses Nakama with an introspective epicness that is deeply moving. David Rosen (Dur) is on electric bass. The rumble from his stack will send vibrations through your core, as he propels the ensemble with technical and aggressive playing.

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