NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — New York City is in talks with Live Nation to bring major touring artists to perform at Coney Island this summer.
According to the New York Post, the concerts would bring an estimated 100,000 people to the district which has been struggling after the closure of Astroland Amusement Park. Many smaller businesses have also been forced to delay their season opening due to needed repairs underway on the boardwalk. The city parks department and NYC & Company, the city's marketing and tourism group are looking into a variety of ways to encourage tourism to seaside community.
As of yet, no deals have been struck and the city is reportedly in talks with other concert promoters as well.
In addition to the concerts, the city is also looking at staging operas on the beach in September and at bringing back the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. The tour announced recently that it was planning to pass over Long Beach in Los Angeles in favor of the Coney Island stop.
"I think the concerts and the operas would be great," district manager of Brooklyn Community Board 13 in Coney Island Chuck Reichenthal told the NYP "Anything that is going to get people here." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers