muchmusic usa & Wyclef Jean Salute Coney Island’s Cyclone With Free Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Concert on June 14

“Wyclef Jean Live At Coney Island…A Freedom Concert” Kicks Off
75th Anniversary Celebration For The Cyclone Roller Coaster

Wyclef To Release New Album, “Masquerade,” The Following Week

NEW YORK — On Friday, June 14th, thousands of music fans are in for one truly wild ride as international recording star Wyclef Jean performs a free concert at NYC’s famous Astroland amusement park on Coney Island as part of muchmusic usa’s “Freedom Concert” series.

“Wyclef Jean Live At Coney Island…A Freedom Concert” will start at 7:00pm and will be the second concert taped for muchmusic usa’s “Freedom Concert” series, which brings top recording artists to perform free concerts at American historical points of interest. Last December, rock legend Melissa Etheridge launched the series with a performance inside the concourse of Grand Central Station, NYC. The concert event became one of the most talked about shows on muchmusic usa, the viewer-driven all-music television network that is rated a top five favorite among young people.

The June 14th “Wyclef Jean Live At Coney Island…A Freedom Concert” will mark the kick-off to the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the legendary Cyclone roller coaster. The concert will take place on the street at 1000 Surf Avenue and 10th Street (between the Cyclone and Astroland park). Log on to for more information.

Multiple Grammy-nominated Wyclef Jean is one of pop music’s top artists, having sold over twenty million albums as both a member of The Fugees and as a solo artist. On Tuesday, June 18th, Wyclef will release a highly anticipated new solo album, “Masquerade,” featuring Wyclef’s signature mixture of hip hop, R&B and world music.

Marc Juris, President of muchmusic usa, said “We are excited to present this second concert in our Freedom Concert series with Wyclef Jean at the famous Coney Island, and to kick off a year of celebrating the great Cyclone roller coaster. Holding the concert on Flag Day also fits nicely with muchmusic usa’s “Freedom Concert” theme.”

“Wyclef Jean Live At Coney Island…A Freedom Concert” will air as an exclusive concert special to premiere on muchmusic usa on Thursday, June 20th, at 9:00pm and 12:00am EDT. Check local listings for details.

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