The buzz about Brooklyn’s outdoor, boardwalk showplace is no longer an enigma. The 500-seat, Coney Island Amphitheatre is a reality and is ready to launch its first summer concert series.
For a starter, promoters lured Ziggy Marley from his annual date in Manhattan at Central Park Summerstage to perform with like-minded musicians on a bill tagged Marley & Friends Culture Fest.
The alluring reggae concert promises three for the price of one with British reggae legends Steel Pulse and Maxi Priest along with the seven-time Grammy winner.
Slated for June 25 at the new venue, Marley & Friends Culture Fest also bills Ed Robinson, another legendary reggae recorder.
At least one promoter is banking on the adage that the early bird catches the worm and advance ticket buyers are hoping to cash in on making advance ticket purchases.
The stellar presentation is the first major reggae concert of the season and that it will be held at the West 21st & Surf Ave. should be alluring to music aficionados of all ilk.
Other hot tickets include a diverse selection of presentations from numerous genres. Friday night concerts will also feature fireworks along the boardwalk.
June 25: Ziggy Marley & Steel Pulse
July 01: Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour
July 03: Sting & Peter Gabriel
July 04: The Beach Boys
July 09: Maxwell
July 10: Hollywood Vampires
July 13: Culture Club
July 15: Jane’s Addiction & Dinosaur Jr.
July 16: 311 & Matisyahu
July 17: KIDZ Bop
July 23: Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh
July 31: Dark Star Orchestra
Aug 03: Erykah Badu