Coney Island once was the epicenter of fun and entertainment in Brooklyn, New York before things started to go down hill in the 1980’s. Everyone knows it for the beaches and the amusement park aspect of things, but not many people really recognized it for it’s live music options. The city of Coney Island has decided to do something about that.
Coming Summer 2016 is New York’s first boutique amphitheater being branded as The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk is a 5,000 seat covered open air venue, the first of its kind in the tri-state area, and will host a variety of concerts, family, shows, sports, comedy & multicultural events and become the new permanent home of the free Seaside Summer Concert Series.
The Amphitheater is being developed by iStar, in partnership with Coney Island USA and serves as a key part New York City’s larger commitment to investing in and revitalizing Coney Island community. Live Nation will operate the venue including booking and promoting a full summer concert season, which already has an outstanding lineup put together.
Some of the phenomenal performers set to take the stage for the inaugural season are Ziggy Marley, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & The Ganga, The Deftones, and 311. Tickets for all of these upcoming shows will go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10 am. You can find more information out from the Coney Island Amphitheater’s website.