JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, CHEAP TRICK TO ROCK SEASIDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
AT NEW CONEY ISLAND VENUE; QUEEN LATIFAH, “MEN OF SOUL” TO HEADLINE MLK CONCERTS
New York’s two largest free outdoor music series kick off Monday, July 11
Beginning July 11 and through August 22, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will host the 33rd annual Seaside Summer Concert Series at a new location in Coney Island and the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field in Crown Heights/Central Brooklyn.
“The shows will go on at Coney Island this summer,” said BP Markowitz. “We’re excited to have Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Seaside Summer Concert Series at our new Coney location this year, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series is still going strong after three decades of music. I am proud to host the two largest free outdoor concert series in the New York area, and of course, this year’s performers—which also include Queen Latifah, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, Shaggy and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly—have toured around the world but are really hitting the big time—and the big stage—in Brooklyn, USA!”
Throughout the years, the Seaside Summer Concert Series has attracted top name classic rock, pop, oldies, contemporary and Latin performers to Coney Island. This summer, the shows will be held at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, next to the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. A limited number of $5 rental chairs in a specially designated area are available on a first come, first served basis.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series is celebrating its spectacular 29th season with a star-studded lineup of gospel, classic soul, contemporary, Caribbean and R&B artists. The free concerts are Monday nights at Wingate Field, entrances on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street. The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs. A limited amount of general seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
For more than twenty years, while he was State Senator, Marty Markowitz worked along with the Seaside Summer Concert Series and the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series to bring some of the best live entertainment to Brooklyn. Now as Brooklyn Borough President, he continues to host the concerts that have entertained hundreds of thousands of residents over the years.
Performers are subject to change without notice. Call the concert hotline for updates at 718-222-0600 or visit www.brooklynconcerts.com.
Seaside Summer Concert Series Lineup
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
An Evening with The Monkees with special guest MC Jay Black
Mary Wilson of the Supremes
TBA a week before the show
Annual Latino Music by the Sea
Maria Torres Dancers
Additional acts TBA
Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Lineup
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Annual Gospel Night
Men of Soul starring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson
An Evening with Queen Latifah
Annual Caribbean Night
Mystery Guest TBA August 13
The King of Calypso The Mighty Sparrow