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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Play Seaside Summer Concert Series at Coney Island Tonight


Tonight, July 18, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will host Lynyrd Skynyrd at the 35th anniversary season of the Seaside Summer Concert Series at Coney Island.

"Once again, New York City's two largest free outdoor music series will be bringing sweet summer sounds to Brooklyn for music lovers to enjoy absolutely free," said BP Markowitz. "With one of the greatest bands of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd, on the big stage of Brooklyn, USA-Coney Island is the place to be this summer!"

For more than three decades, the Seaside Summer Concert Series has attracted top classic rock, pop, oldies, contemporary and Latin performers toConey Island. This summer, the shows will again 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. All shows are Thursday nights-except for the last show August 21-and all begin at 7:30pm.

Additionally, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series also brings a star-studded lineup of classic soul, R&B, contemporary, Caribbean and gospel artists. The free concerts are Monday nights at Wingate Field, with 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. The program begins at 7:30pm.

For more than twenty years, while he was a 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

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