2011-07-07 / Other News

Annual Free Summer Concert Series Begins Monday

Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Beginning July 11th and through August 22nd, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will host the 33rd annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island and the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field in Central Brooklyn.

“The shows will go on at Coney Island this summer,” said Markowitz. “We’re excited to have Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Seaside Concert Series at our new Coney location and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series is still going strong after three decades of music.”

Throughout the years, the Seaside Summer Concert Series has attracted top name classic rock, pop, oldies, contemporary and Latin performers. 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.

Mighty Sparrow Mighty Sparrow 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 shows are Monday nights at Wingate Field, on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street. The public is encouraged to bring chairs. A limited amount of general seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

This year’s performers at the Brooklyn concerts include Queen Latifah, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, Shaggy and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

For more than twenty years, as a State Senator, 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 1-718-222- 0600 or visit www.brooklynconcerts.com.

Seaside Summer Concert Lineup

July 14 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

July 21 – Evening with The Monkees; special guest MC Jay Black

July 28 – Mary Wilson of The Supremes;

The Spinners

August 4 – Mystery Night

(To Be Announced)

August 11 – Annual Latino Music by the Sea;

Maria Torres Dancers; additional acts TBA

August 18 – Cheap Trick; The Rattlers
MLK, Jr. Summer Concert Lineup
July 11 – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
July 18 – Annual Gospel Night; Mary Mary
July 25 – Charlie Wilson; Eric Benet
August 1 – To Be Announced
August 8 – Men of Soul starring Jeffrey
Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson
August 15 – An Evening with Queen Latifah
August 22 – Annual Caribbean Night
(Mystery Guest TBA; Shaggy and
The Mighty Sparrow

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