NEW YORK, NY – August 23, 2021 – Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage will be presenting two free performances in Coney Island this weekend — Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends – 40th Anniversary Show on Saturday, August 28th and INVINCIBLE: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson / DJ KS 360 on Sunday, August 29th. In response to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, all guests of both events will be required to show either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours in order to enter. Children under the age of 12 may accompany their parent or guardian who provides proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test.
SummerStage at Coney Island Amphitheater will accept proof of final Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna or WHO-approved vaccination using the CLEAR app
, the NYS Excelsior Pass
, NYC Covid Safe app
, a physical/photo of CDC vaccination card, or EU digital pass, accompanied by a government-issued photo identification. Guests must show that their final dose of vaccine was received at least 14 days prior to the show date or show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours. Please note all SummerStage events in Central Park follow a different entry policy and only accept full vaccination proof.
For all SummerStage events, masks are required upon entry to any venue and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance. Learn more about acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols here
On Saturday, August 28, SummerStage will present Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends – 40th Anniversary Show
at Coney Island Amphitheater at 7:00PM ET (doors at 5:00PM ET). The performance will live streamed for one night only at summerstageanywhere.org
. One of the first-ever hip-hop bands, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic used beat-boxing, sampling, and live performance to elevate the musicality of the nascent genre in the 1980’s. Originally known as the “Stetson Brothers”, there were three members including Daddy-O, Delite and Wise the Human Mix Machine. Soon, the group evolved to “Stetsasonic”, adding the prolific energy of DBC (Devastating Beat Creator), Bobby Simmons, Prince Paul, and Fruitkwan. With a sound that brought R&B, jazz, dancehall and rock to a genre still shaping itself, they would pave the way for hip-hop bands like the Roots; Stetsasonic lynchpin Prince Paul would go on to have a profound impact on the genre producing records for De La Soul, inventing horrorcore with RZA and the Gravediggaz, and groundbreaking solo records like A Prince of Thieves. Meanwhile, Daddy-O went on to work with many artists such as Audio Two, Chuck D, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Freestyle Fellowship, Junior M.A.F.I.A and Red Hot Chili Peppers as a Producer and remixer. Though their last album was released in 1991, Stetsasonic has continued to tour and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their formation at Summerstage in Coney Island with friends and special guests.
On Sunday, August 29th at Coney Island Amphitheater, SummerStage presents INVINCIBLE: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson / DJ KS 360
at 7:00PM ET (doors at 5:00PM ET). The performance will live streamed for one night only at summerstageanywhere.org
Drawing its name from Michael Jackson’s tenth and final studio album, Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson is a performance of the King of Pop’s greatest hits—indelible anthems such as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Thriller” and more—as well as dance routines rehearsed for the HBO special One Night Only. With choreography by Jackson’s longtime choreographer and dancer, Lavelle Smith Jr., the show was created, produced and directed by the Bessie award winner Darrin Ross. The night will be led by professional impersonator, Jeffrey Perez.
On Wednesday, September 15th, SummerStage returns to Coney Island Amphitheater for Reggae Gold Meets Soca Gold
at 7:00PM ET (doors at 5:00PM ET), in association with VP Records. VP Records stands at the nexus of Caribbean music in the United States. For years, they helped establish reggae, dancehall, and soca music in the mainstream, helping launch the careers of superstars like Sean Paul and Elephant Man. Their annual compilations Reggae Gold and Soca Gold highlights the best in soca, reggae, and dancehall each year, and this SummerStage showcase shines a light on some of its most promising talent, including soca stars Edwin Yearwood and Alison Hinds, the world-famous Jamaican dancehall crew Chromatic Sound, the dancehall triple-threat Noah Powa (he’s a singer, selector, and comedian), and Gyptian, who is at the intersection between reggae and dancehall with a sound all his own.
A full list of upcoming SummerStage shows and a digital brochure is available now at SummerStage.org
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is a proud member of the NYS Outdoor Performing Arts Coalition and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).
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Capital One is the title sponsor of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere. Bloomberg Philanthropies is a Supporting Sponsor.
Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and The Shubert Organization. SummerStage is also supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson including Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Council Member Robert Cornegy, Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Bill Perkins, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, and Council Member Rafael Salamanca. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated SummerStage Members.
In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to activate neighborhood parks.
About City Parks Foundation
At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City –reach 300,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance, and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 35 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. In 2020, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere was launched in response to the global pandemic, presenting 80 free digital performances, spanning all genres, available to all around the world. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit www.SummerStage.org
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