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See Why New York is a Special Place for the Bacon Brothers

The musical duo of actor Kevin Bacon and brother Michael have made a home in the Big Apple

Who are the Bacon Brothers? They are the musical duo of actor Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael Bacon. Since 1995 the brothers have been making and performing music, ranging from children’s music (accompanying kids’ author Sandra Boynton’s Dog Train and Philadelphia Chickens) and film/TV soundtracks (Red Betsy and Loverboy) to benefit concerts and collaborations with such musical greats as the Bellamy Brothers, Cy Curnin and Bunny Sigler.

New York holds a special place in the Bacon Brothers’ hearts, as both of them made their way to the Upper West Side of Manhattan soon after high school in Philadelphia, Michael in 1965 to attend Lehman College and Kevin in 1975 to pursue a theater career. They’ve remained in New York City ever since, fostering their individual careers — Michael is a noted composer of hundreds of soundtracks for television and film, Kevin (of course) is an award-winning actor — before coming together in 1995 to form the Bacon Brothers.

New Yorkers can spy the Bacon Brothers walking around the city or keep an eye on the band’s Facebook page ( for upcoming concert dates. The band also has a program that allows fans to become part of its street team and earn points to spread the word about the band, which can then be redeemed for prizes and/or tickets to Bacon Brothers shows.

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