Marty and the News

Slow clap, Marty Markowitz, for delivering this insane lineup for your final (in office) Seaside Summer Concert Series and Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series. The Brooklyn Borough President will ring out his last term to the sounds of Skynard, Huey Lewis, the Go Gos, Gladys Knight, Big Daddy Kane, and so many more nostalgic faves. (Marty's most excited for Cheap Trick, who he calls "one of the greatest bands of all-time.")

The series kick off in Coney Island at 7:30 p.m. on July 12th, and they're being held at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, next to the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. There will be $5 rental chairs (first come first served) in a specially designated area, but otherwise the shows are free.

Seaside Concert Series (all shows will be on Thursday except for the first and last):

July 12: (**Friday Night Show**): Cheap Trick, The Cringe
July 18: Lynyrd Skynyrd
July 25: Smokey Robinson
August 1: The Go-Go’s, Tom Tom Club
August 15: Huey Lewis and the News, “Sports” 30th Anniversary Tour
August 21: (**Wednesday Night Show**): Chicago

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series (all shows will be on Monday):

July 15: Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Joe
July 22: Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Chub Rock
July 29: Marvin Sapp, Israel Haughton and the New Breed, Christian Cultural Center Choir
August 5: Morgan Heritage, Kes the Band, Mighty Sparrow
August 12 Toni Braxton
August 19: Gladys Knight, The O’Jays