The ninth season, and the 30th overall edition of Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk takes place on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at the iconic Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. The free, family-friendly, all vinyl, reggae DJ sound-system session will run from 3 to 7 p.m. on the Boardwalk at West 20th Street, one block East of the Ford Amphitheatre.
The next three events in the series take place at the same time and location on Saturday, July 7th; Sunday, August 5th, and Sunday, September 9th.
Reggae on the Boardwalk reflects the revival of interest in Jamaican sound-system culture and reggae vinyl. Reggae On The Boardwalk has grown steadily in attendance since the first edition in June 2010. The free events are sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council, VP Records, and individual donations.
Participants for 2018 will include more than 30 selectors, each taking 30 minute shifts at the controls. Line-ups are subject to change and generally announced on social media prior to the events. Confirmed selectors for 2018 include: Jah Wise from the original Tipper Tone sound, Sir Tommy, the Culture Cartel with Vaughn Allstar and Joseph Dimension, Selekta Twice, and Chanter International, the Timeless Sound.
This year’s July 7th event will feature all women selectors in a round-robin format, as a tribute to the late Lioness Edwards-Chen, a past event participant, who died in 2017.