New York's newest concert venue has finally arrived.

If you've visited Coney Island recently it'd be pretty difficult to not notice the massive amphitheater going up just beyond the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium.

This $61 million project, the Coney Island Amphitheater, will be opening its doors for the first time this Saturday with a Ziggy Marley concert.

What was originally intended to be a community arts center turned into a multimillion dollar project and partnership between the city Economic Development Corporation, iStar, and LiveNation.

The amphitheater isn't exactly a community arts center per se, but it will definitely bring in new crowds to Coney Island's beachfront.

The amphitheater is fully equipped with a PVC fabric roof, year-round food court, 5,000 reconfigurable seats, and more.

Coney Island has fully embraced the arts this summer - from bringing back their street art success, the Coney Island Art Walls, to celebrating NYC's kookiest creativity at the Mermaid Festival.


The amphitheater will likely be the primary venue for the Seaside Series, a free summer concert series, whose line up has yet to be announced.


However, there's already a pretty solid lineup of acts set to play at the new amphitheater throughout the summer, including Erykah Badu on August 3rd, and New Kids on the Block the following day.

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[via Village Voice] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]