Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show with special guests DJ Scratch / Das EFX / Masta Ace / DJ Enuff / DJ Evil Dee / M.O.P. / AZ / Smif-n-Wessun - City Parks Foundation


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Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show with special guests DJ Scratch / Das EFX / Masta Ace / DJ Enuff / DJ Evil Dee / M.O.P. / AZ / Smif-n-Wessun

Saturday, August 28, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Coney Island Amphitheater

3052 W 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will continue to follow CDC recommendations.

Please note: SummerStage performances at the Coney Island Amphitheater require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered within 72 hours prior to entry. For proof of vaccination in order to attend Stetsasonic, guests must have had their final dosage of the vaccine by August 14. Visit here for more information.

This show is rain or shine – the Coney Island Amphitheater is a completely covered venue with seating available. 

This performance will be livestreamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org.

One of the first-ever hip-hop bands, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic used beat-boxing, sampling, and live performance to elevate the musicality of the nascent genre in the 1980’s. Originally known as the “Stetson Brothers”, there were three members including Daddy-O, Delite and Wise the Human Mix Machine. Soon, the group evolved to “Stetsasonic”, adding the prolific energy of DBC (Devastating Beat Creator), Bobby Simmons, Prince Paul, and Fruitkwan. With a sound that brought R&B, jazz, dancehall and rock to a genre still shaping itself, they would pave the way for hip-hop bands like the Roots; Stetsasonic lynchpin Prince Paul would go on to have a profound impact on the genre producing records for De La Soul, inventing horrorcore with RZA and the Gravediggaz, and groundbreaking solo records like A Prince of Thieves. Meanwhile, Daddy-O went on to work with many artists such as, Audio Two, Chuck D, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Freestyle Fellowship, Junior M.A.F.I.A and Red Hot Chili Peppers as a Producer and remixer. Though their last album was released in 1991, Stetsasonic has continued to tour and celebrate the 40th anniversary of their formation at SummerStage in Coney Island with their friends and special guests.

Please note at the Coney Island Amphitheater:  To reduce staff contact with guest belongings, this venue has implemented a clear bag policy. The venue will allow clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and/or small clutch bags (4.5″x 6.5″). Clear bags will be available for purchase on the boardwalk and the box office, if needed.

If you must bring a bag larger than what is outlined below, such as a knapsack, be prepared for a thorough search by a member of our security team. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

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