New Concert Venue Opening at Coney Island Art Walls This Summer

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People swim in the water on a hot afternoon at Coney Island Beach on Aug. 29, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 

Event producer DEG Presents (formerly known as RPM Presents) is bringing a brand-new concert venue to iconic Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The venue, Amuse, will open with 50,000 square feet of space at the Coney Island Art Walls, which is an outdoor museum of street art located off the boardwalk.

“The objective is to create a really immersive environment for the fans to enjoy,” says DEG Presents owner Eddie Dean. “It is a site that is flexible and we’re open to doing all different types of lifestyle and cultural events as well.”

Amuse will be a scalable 20,000 square foot tent with various options for day time and evening events. The structure will be available for private events all the way up to 4,000-capacity concerts. The custom-made cube-shaped structure will have the ability to hang lights, audio and other production features.

The facility will sit among art provided by local and big-name artists, such as Obey’s Shepard Fairey, and will be surrounded by rotating food and beverage options housed in shipping containers.

Rendering of Amuse venue in Coney Island.Courtesy of DEG Presents

“We’re going to be bringing in and curating the food based on the production. So that will vary from show to show,” Dean tells Billboard. “We are working on specialty drink programs. Just taking it up a notch is the best way to put it.”

Working alongside KM Productions, the venue plans to offer events from roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day each summer and expects to host a variety of entertainment, especially dance music and DJs. Coney Island receives about 5 million unique visitors each year and Amuse will work in conjunction with the Art Walls to bring a new generation to the American landmark.

“Coney Island is quintessential Brooklyn. It is such an amazing environment at an amusement park setting. It is right on the beach. It is really a one-of-a-kind opportunity and we’re really excited,” says Dean. “People can make an entire day out of it. You could go to the beach, spend some time on the rides and then come to a nice concert.”

DEG Presents will launch Amuse at the Coney Island Arts Walls in May with the opening events expected to be announced soon.

Check out a rendering of the venue below and head here for more information.






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