Spread the News: Huey Lewis playing Coney Island

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You can always use more free summer music, right? No one has ever said “Enough with all these free concerts, we want to pay for some shows!” As long as we’re in agreement about that, here’s some good news: the schedule for free shows has been released both for the Seaside Concert Series in Coney Island and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field.

The lineups for each series skew a little more towards classics of the R&B and rock ‘n’ roll genres, but that’s just fine with us, because really, who doesn’t like Huey Lewis and the News or Rakim? The Wingate Field shows run Mondays at 7:30pm starting July 15 and go every Monday through August, and the Coney Island shows run Thursdays at 7:30pm starting July 12 and run every Thursday (with a couple exceptions) through August as well.

Wingate Field (Brooklyn Avenue, between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street, East Flatbush)

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, The Kes Band, Mighty Sparrow
August 12: Toni Braxton
August 19: Gladys Knight, The O’Jays

West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, Coney Island

July 12 (Friday night): Cheap Trick
July 18: TBA
July 25: Smokey Robinson
August 1: The Go-Gos, Tom-Tom Club
August 15: Huey Lewis and The News
August 21 (Wednesday night): An evening with Chicago