Community Bulletin Board
July 1, 2015
BROOKLYN, NY, July 1, 2015: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced that he is pleased to be hosting the Seaside Summer Concerts 2015 Festival at MCU Park, the much-awaited return of the 36-year series in Coney Island, as well as the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, the 33rd season of weekly performances held at Wingate Park in East Flatbush. All shows are free to the public and begin at 7:30 PM; the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series will be held on four consecutive Monday nights starting July 27th, while the Seaside Summer Concerts 2015 Festival will occur on three consecutive evenings beginning Wednesday, July 22nd.
“Let the music play once more, from Brooklyn’s center to its shores!” said Borough President Adams. “I am honored to host the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series for the second straight year, and I am doubly excited to host my first year of Seaside Summer Concerts 2015 Festival at MCU Park, which will be a one-of-a-kind music festival. These shows are emblematic of the commitment to bringing our communities together in a celebration of the spirit that makes us One Brooklyn.”
“The Seaside Summer Concerts 2015 Festival at MCU Park and the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series would not have been possible this season without the generous support of our corporate sponsors and the additional funding from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the Brooklyn Delegation of the City Council, especially Council Members Mark Treyger, Jumaane Williams, and Laurie Cumbo,” said executive producer Debra Garcia. “We are thrilled to present these free concerts that have become a tradition for all New Yorkers.”
The Seaside Summer Concerts 2015 Festival at MCU Park will kick off on Wednesday, July 22nd with JT Taylor “The Voice”, formerly of Kool & the Gang. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform on Thursday, July 23rd. The festival will close out on Friday, July 24th with Latino Music by the Sea, featuring Eddie Santiago and N’KLABE.
The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series begins on Monday, July 27th with Morris Day and the Time. The Annual Gospel Night will be on Monday, August 3rd, with performances by Ricky Dillard & New G as well as the Christian Cultural Center Choir. On Monday, August 10th, VP Records Presents Reggae Night will include Freddie McGregor, Christopher Martin, and New Kingston. Old School Night will close out the series on Monday, August 17th with Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, and Special Ed.
All shows are subject to change. No alcohol, audio or video recording, cameras, glass bottles, pets, or smoking are permitted. All persons and packages are subject to search prior to entry.
Those interested in more information on the Seaside Summer Concerts 2015 Festival and the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series are encouraged to visit www.brooklynconcerts.com.
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