Jonas Brothers
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers Band, performs during the Jonas Brothers / Camp Rock 2 Tour at the Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. – August 21, 2010

The Nikon at Jones Beach Theater summer concert calendar kicks off this weekend after $20 million in cleanup and restoration to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy seven months ago.

Bob Dylan, Lil Wayne and the Jonas Brothers are among the big-name acts scheduled to take the stage overlooking Zach’s Bay on 32 dates through Sept. 9—and Live Nation is sure to add more dates as the season gets underway, as usual. The venue was ranked the 26th best in the nation by Complex magazine recently.

First up Friday is country superstars Rascal Flatts & The Band Perry followed Saturday by Pitbull and Ke$ha, although the theater will be quiet for two weeks before the shows start up again.

The rest of the calendar, as of this post, is as follows:

June 22: Fleetwood Mac
June 23: Rush
June 25/26: Dave Matthews Band
June 27: Heart, John Bonham’s Led Zepplin Experience
June 28/29: One Direction
July 6: The Rascalls
July 12: Phish
July 13: 311, Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce
July 14: Sublime With Rome, Pennywise and the Descendents
July 17: 3 Doors Down and Daughtry
July 18: Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice and Olivia Somerlyn
July 19: Lil Wayne,  T.I., Future and 2 Chainz
July 20: Jonas Brothers
July 21: Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer
July 23: Train, The Script and Gavin DeGraw
July 25: Imagine Dragons
July 27: Bob Dylan, Wilco, Ryan Bingham and Beck
Aug. 6: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B., Trinidad James, Joey Badass, Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA
Aug. 10: The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The London Souls
Aug.11: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson
Aug. 13: Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D
Aug. 17: Matchbox Twenty and The Goo Goo Dolls
Aug. 18: Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed & Cambria
Aug. 20/22: Jimmy Buffett
Aug. 28: John Mayer, Phillip Phillips
Sept. 7: Allman Brothers Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Sept. 8: Depeche Mode and Bat for Lashes

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-With Danny Mounce



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