The Annual Coney Island Music Festival is coming back to the Brooklyn shore for the third year, and this one looks to its biggest fiesta yet. The celebration starts at 3PM on Saturday, June the 20th, and is located on Stillwell Avenue just before The Boardwalk and right around the corner from the iconic Nathan’s Famous hot dog stand on Surf Avenue. The whole fiesta is being put on by the Alliance for Coney Island and D&L Arts group. Not only will you be smack dab in the middle of the famous Luna Park amusement playground, right next to the extensive shopping, eating, and drinking stretch of the Boardwalk, and right next to the famed sprawling beach, but there will also be lots of food and drinks located right on site, and let’s not forget the stacked live entertainment waiting to rock out your Saturday night to.
The headliner of the day will be classic 70’s post-punk band The Feelies, and they will definitely be the band to beach boogie the night out to. They were, at one point, considered to be New Jersey’s Talking Heads, and there was a certain familiar schizophrenic tick between the bands, but The Feelies were (and are) truly one of a kind. They mixed a darkly compelling Velvet Underground soundscape with percussion propelling tempos on their 1980 sleeper debut classic Crazy Rhythms, and they’ve had a major revival and been keeping the beat alive over the last decade or so. There will be plenty of other performers throughout the day as well, like the Long Beach, California’s dreamy indie pop heroes Bane’s World, NYC’s own psychedelic party pranksters The Mystery Lights, Austin’s Spanish language garage rock outfit Los Wilds, local 70’s-styled classic rockers The Advertisers, as well as Queen’s 60’s beach and girl group themed rockers Miranda & The Beat.
The whole show is free, rain or shine, and will start around 3PM. So, you should come on down to Brooklyn’s beach and make it a beach day to remember.
Article: Dean Keim