Stephen “Ragga” Marley gets The Paramount groovin'; Vans Warped Tour, Sublime With Rome & Def Leppard returns to Nikon at Jones Beach, blues-folk hellraisers Striking Copper rip up 89 North, the Long Island International Film Festival resumes in Bellmore, plus so many more things to see and do on Long Island this week!
Weezer & Panic! At The Disco rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Nancy Atlas serenades the Stephen Talkhouse and Mario Cantone cracks up Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, plus so many more things to see and do this week on Long Island!
Ex-Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) won Long Island Democratic congressional primaries Tuesday, but a third local race was too close to call, according to unofficial results. Suozzi decalred victory with 36 percent of the vote in the crowded field of five Democrats seeking to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who’s not seeking re-election. Meeks, who represents part of Nassau County, easily fended off Democratic challenger Ali Mirza, a publicist and county worker. But former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst had a slim 29-vote lead over opponent David Calone, a former federal prosecutor turned venture capitalist.
From punk to bluegrass, pop to classical, music festivals celebrating specific genres and local artists alike can be seen and heard across Long Island virtually every weekend this summer through Labor Day. Here are eight upcoming music festivals coming to LI this summer:
After years of success in the 1960s and early '70s with the legendary classic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford regrouped as Creedence Clearwater Revisited 21 years ago. After touring the world their next stop will be The Paramount theater in Huntington on June 26, when they'll play original CCR hits such as "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" Ahead of the show, Cook sat down with the Press to talk about his inspiration, favorite album.
The 26th annual Long Island Pride festival this weekend will be its last in Huntington before moving to Long Beach and expanding into a weekend-long LGBT celebration next year, organizers announced Thursday. LI Pride fest, which includes live music, a fair and parade—although this year’s parade was canceled while the music and fair will go on—next year will include additional festivities such as a 5K run on the boardwalk, a softball tournament, surfing lessons, beach volleyball, pride brunch and more.
Mary Chapin Carpenter serenades The Space at Westbury, Long Island Pridefest returns to Huntington, Johnny Mathis takes the stage at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, BLI Summer Jam gets Nikon at Jones Beach Theater dancing, Eternal Con invades The Cradle of Aviation and Silent Majority rocks Revolution Bar & Music Hall, plus so much more to do this week on Long Island!