New York, NY – Big Daddy Kane, The LOX, and more Hip Hop and reggae artists will be putting on a series of free concerts this summer at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, NY.
According to the official press release, the free five-concert series, provided by the NYC Parks Foundation, will kick off on June 20 with Hip Hop pioneer Big Daddy Kane. The debut concert, which will be hosted by Doug E. Fresh, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his debut album, Long Live the Kane, and will feature a special guest performance by The Finisher Mister Cee.
Then on July 8, reggae will come to Brooklyn when Barrington Levy takes the stage. He will be joined by Third World, Kabaka Pyramid, DJ Gravy, and Federation Sound, and the concert will kick off at 6 p.m.
On July 29, Torae will host a performance by The LOX and Young M.A, and it will also feature a performance by Funk Flex.
The Hip Hop and reggae portion of the concert series will close out on August 12, with a performance by DeJ Loaf with special guests IAMDBB and Quiñ.
“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, in the statement. “We invite people from Brooklyn and beyond to enjoy these great performances in this premier destination for summer recreation.”