The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk has finally opened up to the public after four years of planning, work and delayed construction. Mayor Bill de Blasio marked the official grand opening of the Amphitheater on June 29th, 2016 with an honorary ribbon cutting ceremony, just in time for the annual 4th of July holiday weekend. The $60 million investment venue, developed by iStar is expected to bring new affordable housing to the Coney Island area, more open space and should provide over 240 living-wage jobs.
The Amphitheater will be operated by LiveNation and assisted by Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment in programming and branding of the theater, the same company that oversees the Barclays Center’s business operations. The theater which already has a series of events lined up for the summer can seat up to 5,000 individuals. The main stage of the theater is built into the southern side of the landmarked Childs Building, which is set to be finishing off renovations on a new restaurant and a 400,000 square-foot greenspace set to open sometime next year in 2017.
Here’s a list of the ongoing performances at the Amphitheater for the month of July:
July 1: Impractical Jokers/ The Tenderloins
July 3: Sting & Peter Gabriel
July 4: The Beach Boys
July 9: Maxwell with Ro James
July 10: Hollywood Vampires Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
July 15: Jane’s Addiction with Dinosaur JR. and Nothing
July 16: 311 with special guest Matisyahu
July 17: The Kids Bop Kids
July 23: Slightly Stoopid with Sosa, Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh
July 26: Travis Scott with Metro Boomin
July 29: The art of Rap festival featuring Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, Mobb Deep and more
July 30: Andrew Dice Clay- back in Brooklyn
July 31: Dark Star Orchestra
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