(UPDATE 8/4/16) Known for its hot dogs, roller coasters, baseball diamonds and beaches, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island has expanded its horizons in 2016 with the opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art music venue. Dubbed the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, the 5,000-capacity facility has housed more than a dozen A-list performers since opening its doors in June, and with such a notable list of artists still on the docket through the end of summer, TicketIQ is here to break down the hottest - and coldest - acts on the resale ticket market.
In early July, Sting and Peter Gabriel brought their joint tour to the boardwalk for what was the most expensive show in Coney Island this summer. The duo performed on July 3 to the tune of a $318 ticket average on the secondary market, the only show this summer to eclipse the $300 average price. Former Eagles drummer Don Henley will make his mark in Brooklyn on September 21, where tickets to see Don Henley currently average $245.28 and the "get-in" price, or cheapest available ticket, is $75.
R&B songstress Jill Scott heads to Coney Island on August 14 for what will be the third top-priced show at the amphitheater this summer. As it stands now the average resale price for Jill Scott tickets on TicketIQ is $182.18 and the cheapest ticket is $44. This weekend, Shinedown will rock the venue alongside Black Stone Cherry and Whiskey Myers, and tickets to the Sunday gig currently own a $177 average and $29 get-in price. Boy George and Culture Club round out the top five most expensive shows list with a performance on September 8, where the average resale price is $164 and tickets start from $50 each.
Conversely, the amphitheater's cheapest show will be performed by jam rockers O.A.R. this Saturday. O.A.R. tickets on the resale market are currently averaging $73 for their weekend show with a get-in price of just $18. The Beach Boys, Boston, Kool & The Gang and the MY2K Tour, which features headliners 98 Degrees, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Dream, round out the list. Each show's secondary market ticket prices are listed in the above graph.
For the complete list of prices for this summer's remaining shows in Coney Island, check out each artist's tab below:
Coney Island Boardwalk Amphitheater To Open In June: Schedule Includes Sting & Peter Gabriel, Ziggy Marley, O.A.R. & More
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 4/11/16)Just when you thought New York City couldn't possibly fit more live music into one of its many boroughs this summer, you were wrong. Beginning late June, Brooklyn will open the doors to a brand new amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk. The semi-outdoor 5,000-seat amphitheater has taken almost a decade to construct, and will be housed on the site of the landmarked Childs Restaurant building at W. 21st St. The structure had previously been vacant on the Boardwalk.
The official grand opening weekend is scheduled for July 1-4 with performances by the Impractical Jokers, Sting and Peter Gabriel, and The Beach Boys. Other concerts scheduled for the summer include Flogging Molly, Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, The Disco Biscuits, Don Henley, and Erykah Badu.
Below is an initial schedule of the concerts and live performances scheduled through the summer of 2016:
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
Sep 03: Freestyle Funhouse feat. TKA, George Lamond, Judy Torres, Biz Markie, Cover Girls, Sugar Hill Gang, Rockell, Brenda K Star
Sep 21: Don Henley