The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk had its grand opening this past July 4th holiday weekend with shows from The Impractical Jokers (7/1), Peter Gabriel & Sting (7/3), and The Beach Boys (7/4) though, for the last one, most people seemed to be more excited about special guest John Stamos than Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. Check out a few Instagram pics/video from the first weekend in this post.

The new venue also unveiled its new corporate sponsored name. Yes, it's now officially known as the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, which as far as venues names after corporations go, we have to admit isn't so bad. I mean anything beats the KFC Yum! Center.

The Amphitheater's debut season includes shows from Maxwell, Culture Club, Jane's Addiction & Dinosaur Jr, Dresden Dolls, The Art of Rap Festival with Public Enemy, Ice-T and more, Deftones & Refused, Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, the Seaside Concert Series and more. Full schedule for Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk is below.

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Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk - 2016 Schedule
9-Jul - Maxwell with Ro James
10-Jul - Hollywood Vampires - Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
13-Jul - Culture Club featuring Boy George
15-Jul - Jane's Addiction with Dinosaur Jr. and Nothing
16-Jul - 311 with special guest Matisyahu
17-Jul - Kidz Bop Kids (2pm)
21-Jul - Billy Ocean – Seaside Summer Concert Series
23-Jul - Slightly Stoopid with SOJA, Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh
26-Jul - Travis Scott with special guests Metro Boomin and Madeintyo
28-Jul - Latino Music By The Sea Starring Victor Manuelle – Seaside Summer Concert Series
29-Jul - The Art of Rap Festival featuring Public Enemy, Ice -T, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Naughty by Nature and more!
30-Jul - Andrew Dice Clay - Back to Brooklyn
31-Jul - Dark Star Orchestra - Tribute to the Grateful Dead
2-Aug - Fifth Harmony - The 7/27 Tour featuring JoJO & Victoria Monet
3-Aug - Erykah Badu with Hiatus Kaiyote
4-Aug - New Kids On The Block
5-Aug - Deftones with special guest Refused
6-Aug - O.A.R. with The Hunts
7-Aug - The Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown with Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry & Whiskey Myers
8-Aug - Volbeat with Killswitch Engage and Black Wizard
10-Aug - Boston - 40th Anniversary Tour with The Dirty Pearls
12-Aug - Funk Fest featuring Kool & The Gang, Bootsy Collins, Morris Day and The Time, Doug E. Fresh
13-Aug - The Avett Brothers
14-Aug - Jill Scott
14-Aug - ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA – Seaside Summer Concert Series
16-Aug - Counting Crows & Rob Thomas
17-Aug - My2K Tour: 98 Degrees with O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera
18-Aug - Rick Springfield with Night Ranger & The Romantics
19-Aug - Flogging Molly and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
20-Aug - The Disco Biscuits Present: City Bisco
27-Aug - The Dresden Dolls woth PWR BTTM
3-Sep - Freestyle Funhouse featuring TKA, George Lamond, Judy Torres & more
4-Sep - Reggae By The Sea with Bunny Wailer, Tarrus Riley and Capleton
7-Sep - Bryan Adams: Get Up!
8-Sep - Culture Club
9-Sep - Widespread Panic
10-Sep - Widespread Panic
13-Sep - Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Aaron Lewis
14-Sep - Phil Lesh & Friends
15-Sep - Phil Lesh & Friends
21-Sep - Don Henley