The final edition of Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk for 2016 is set for Sunday, September 4, the day before Labor Day, on the iconic boardwalk at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, from 3 to 7 p.m.at West 20th Street.
This free, family-friendly event, celebrating Jamaican music and soundsystem DJ culture, has been held four times per summer since 2010 and is now regarded as the premier event of its kind in the US. Previous sessions in 2016 featured selectors Jah Wise (Tippertone International) and Jack “Black Scorpio” Johnson, among more than a dozen other Brooklyn-area reggae vinyl selectors.
The September 4 event will celebrate 50 years of ‘rock steady,’ Jamaica’s second major movement in popular music. VP Records will make available 200 copies of a sampler for its First Class Rock Steady compilation for a freewill donation on site of any amount to help cover the event’s expenses.
Celebrated DJ Downbeat The Ruler (Tony Screw) will be on hand to close out the festivities and special surprise guests are planned. Chanter International of Brooklyn (originally from Clifton, Hanover, Jamaica) provides Jamaican-style soundsystem for the all vinyl-records event.
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Individuals can contribute to Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk in person at the event or through https://www.indiegogo.com/proj ects/coney-island-reggae-on- the-boardwalk-2016.
Video of Black Scorpio at Reggae On The Boardwalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=OUuC1fKOIoQ