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:
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!
Dowling College students learned harsh lessons in sadness, anger and mistrust when their 48-year-old alma mater in Oakdale gave three days’ notice that it is closing its classroom doors forever on Friday. More than 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students waited hours this week for their transcripts while scrambling to figure out where to transfer their credits. About 400 professors, administrators and other staffers were laid off with the sudden closure of the private liberal arts college, which has another campus in Brookhaven.
The Victory Challenge Empire State Games hit Nassau Community College; Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton & KTUphoria rip up Jones Beach, Cowboy Mouth & Voyage rock The Paramount, Richard Thompson shreds Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center; Peter Cetera & Saturday Night Summer Fever hits NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Remy Ma dishes at The Emporium; and so much more!
Comic Jo Koy performs at The Paramount, Thoroughly Modern Millie opens at John Engeman Theatre and Scott Stapp of Creed rocks Revolution Bar and Music Hall, plus so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.
Chris Isaak serenades NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Pat Benatar and Bush rock The Paramount, The Fab Faux take The Space at Westbury on a trip down memory lane, local tough guy Mick Foley cracks up The Brokerage in Bellmore, among so much more amazing concerts and events to see and do this week all across Long Island!