City Parks Foundation Announces SummerStage at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

City Parks Foundation Announces SummerStage at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

City Parks Foundation, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Council Member Mark Treyger are thrilled to announce that SummerStage is returning to theFord Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn this summer for five free concerts between June and August.

The 5-show run will launch on June 20 with lyricist and MC Big Daddy Kane celebrating the 30th anniversary of his debut album in his home borough of Brooklyn. On July 8, five of Jamaica's highly acclaimed and longest-running groups will join together for a night of dancehall and reggae with Barrington Levy, Third World, Kabaka Pyramid, DJ Gravy and Federation Sound. On July 13, two of Puerto Rico's most important salsa performers, Tito Rojas and Andy Montañez, will perform on a rare double bill. A trifecta of street-inspired MCs will perform on July 29 with The LOX, Young M.A and special guest DJ Funk Flex. Closing out the run on August 12 is an all-female lineup featuring Dej Loaf, one of hip-hop's freshest new female rappers, singers and songwriters. She will be joined by urban jazz musician Iamdbb., making her New York debut, and electronic-pop singer Quiñ.

"We are thrilled to bring SummerStage back to the Coney Island community for a second year of live music, free of charge," said City Parks Foundation's Executive Director Heather Lubov. "SummerStage brings New Yorkers the best music from around the world right in their own neighborhoods. We are proud to bring the Coney Island community together for a season filled with legendary performers and the newest up-and-coming musicians."

"SummerStage in Coney Island is raising the bar for one of our favorite traditions in America's Playground: free seaside entertainment! In partnership with City Parks Foundation and Council Member Treyger, I am proud to present a series of shows that will offer a diverse and exciting array of musical talent, from dancehall and hip-hop to salsa and pop," said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. "We invite people from Brooklyn and beyond to enjoy these great performances in this premier destination for summer recreation."

"I'm excited to partner with City Parks Foundation and Borough President Eric L. Adams to ensure that free concerts in Coney Island are back for another summer," said New York City Council Member Mark Treyger. "Once again, residents in our community and beyond will have access to five free evenings of entertainment right in their own backyard, continuing the tradition of Coney Island as a center of art, music, and culture. With a lineup of fan favorites and creative new talent, Coney Island SummerStage 2018 is sure to be a hit."

The complete SummerStage in Coney Island schedule follows below. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

The 2018 SummerStage festival is presented by Capital One. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Subaru, Barefoot Wine,Hint Water, Monster Energy, KIND Snacks, Boxed Water, Essentia, United, Disney, Grady's Cold Brew, Luna Park and Whole Foods Market, are all official SummerStage sponsors. Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, iStar, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Only in Queens Summer Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks.

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In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

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About City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives - located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City - reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.

About SummerStage

SummerStage is presented by City Parks Foundation and is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents more than 100 performances in 18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 33 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. SummerStage is presented by Capital One.

SummerStage in Coney Island 2018 Schedule

DayDateTimeArtistParkBoroGenre

Wednesday6/20/187:00 PMBig Daddy Kane: Long Live the Kane 30th Anniversary, music by The Finisher Mister Cee, Hosted by Doug E FreshFord Amphitheater at Coney IslandBKMusic

Sunday7/8/186:00 PMBarrington Levy / Third World / Kabaka Pyramid / DJ Gravy / Federation SoundFord Amphitheater at Coney IslandBKMusic

Friday7/13/187:00 PMTito Rojas / Andy MontañezFord Amphitheater at Coney IslandBKMusic

Sunday7/29/187:00 PMThe LOX / Young M.A / Special Guest DJ Funk Flex, hosted by ToraeFord Amphitheater at Coney IslandBKMusic

Sunday8/12/187:00 PMDej Loaf / Iamdbb. / QuiñFord Amphitheater at Coney IslandBKMusic

SummerStage in Coney Island 2018 Artist Information

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Big Daddy Kane: Long Live the Kane 30th Anniversary, music by The Finisher Mister Cee, hosted by Doug E Fresh

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, BK

7:00 - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM) Free

The lyricist and MC, one of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn's finest, celebrates the 30th anniversary of his debut album

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Barrington Levy / Third World / Kabaka Pyramid / DJ Gravy / Federation Sound

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, BK

6:00 - 10:00 PM (Doors 5:00 PM) Free

Some of Jamaica's most acclaimed groups join together for a night of dancehall, reggae, and more

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tito Rojas / Andy Montañez

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, BK

7:00 - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM) Free

Two of Puerto Rico's most important salsa heavy hitters perform together on a rare double bill

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The LOX / Young M.A / Special Guest DJ Funk Flex, hosted by Torae

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, BK

7:00 - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM) Free

Trifecta of street-inspired MCs with a celebrated career of hip-hop anthems are joined by one of Brooklyn's fastest rising MCs

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dej Loaf / Iamdbb. / Quiñ

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, BK

7:00 - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM) Free

An all-female bill featuring multi talented pop/hip-hop rapper, singer & songwriter joined by urban jazz hybrid musician making her New York debut with electronic-pop singer.




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