The Coney Island Amphitheater hasn’t even been built and already the venue has some big acts scheduled to perform there this summer.
Tickets for the open-air entertainment space are already on sale on the Amphitheater’s website. The listings show that performers like Ziggy Marley, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Boston, and Don Henley are showing up for the theater’s first summer in Coney Island. The Beach Boys, who visited Brooklyn’s newly renovated Kings Theatre earlier this year, will play at the Amphitheater on the Fourth of July.
Construction crews are rushing to have the theater ready by late June. The first show, headlined by Ziggy Marley, is scheduled for June 25.
The 5,000-seat amphitheater, backed by a $60 million investment by the city, involves the rehabilitation of the landmarked Childs Restaurant. When it’s completed, the building will have 50-foot-tall doors that open the stage to an open-air seating area. The doors can be closed when the weather is less favorable to outdoor entertainment, allowing the theater to host shows year-round.
Among the other acts scheduled to visit the new space this summer: Impractical Jokers, the team behind the prank/improv show of the same name on truTV, Slightly Stoopid, the California-based ska-punk band, Jane’s Addiction, and Hollywood Vampires, the rock group formed by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry.
Here’s the full lineup:
June 25: Ziggy Marly & Steel Pulse
July 01: Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour
July 03: Sting & Peter Gabriel
July 04: The Beach Boys
July 10: Hollywood Vampires
July 13: Culture Club
July 15: Jane’s Addiction & Dinosaur Jr.
July 16: 311 & Matisyahu
July 17: KIDZ Bop
July 23: Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh
July 31: Dark Star Orchestra
Aug 03: Erykah Badu
Aug 05: Deftones, Refused
Aug 06: O.A.R.
Aug 07: Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Whiskey Myers
Aug 10: Boston
Aug 12: Kool & The Gang – A Funk Fest Celebration w/ Morris Day & The Time, Booty’s Rubber Band, Doug E. Fresh
Aug 14: Jill Scott
Aug 18: Rick Springfield w/ Night Ranger, The Romantics
Aug 19: Flogging Molly, Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls
Aug 20: The Disco Biscuits Present: City Bisco
Aug 27: Dresden Dolls
Sept 03: Freestyle Funhouse feat. TKA, George Lamond, Judy Torres, Biz Markie, Cover Girls, Sugar Hill Gang, Rockell, Brenda K Star
Sept 21: Don Henley
All of the tickets will be available for purchase starting at 10am on Friday, April 15. You can by them at coneyislandlive.com.