Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events June 9–15

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter (Photo by Russ Harrington)

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
After 46 years of marriage and 48 of performing together, these former 5th Dimension singers’ strong bond will be seen on stage as they continue to perform their songs for jazz and R&B fans. Songs like “Saving All My Love for You” and “You Don’t Have to Be a Star” are some of the many hits these two will are expected to sing at their concert. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$74.50. 8 p.m. June 9.

College Match Quiz

Bruce Ferber
This television comedy writer, producer and author will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, Cascade Falls. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. June 10.

Easing the mind and freeing the soul with their reggae grooves is this four-piece local band that has played in venues from Amagansett to Manhattan, spreading their passion for music everywhere they go. Their EP, The Power Inside, presents the group’s reggae roots, but also shows their desire to explore other musical landscapes. Their mission is to share their love for music to ease pain in the world. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. Tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. June 10.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
This beloved singer-songwriter has been playing guitar and making music since her childhood in Princeton, N.J. She was barely out of her teens when she began performing her material in D.C. clubs where word of her talent spread eventually to Nashville. And that’s when her career really took off. Now, after a string of Top 20 hits, a Grammy Award-winning smash called “Down at the Twist and Shout,” and recognition as the Country Music Association’s “female vocalist of the year”—twice—she’s gone on to sell more than 13 million records and forged a dedicated following that spans the globe. Warming up the crowd will be Tift Merritt. Opening the show is Lucy Wainwright Roche. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$75. 8 p.m. June 10.

Friday Night Fever
This groovy night of full-on disco features The New York Bee Gees and Rainere Martin. “The Ultimate Disco Experience” includes a tribute to Donna Summer and Disco 54 that will be sure to get the crowd dancing. They’ll bring the music, you bring the moves! Can you dig it? The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 8 p.m. June 10.

Johnny Mathis
Vocalist of pop and jazz for 60 years, Johnny Mathis started singing at the age of 13. After being signed by Columbia records in 1958, Johnny’s Greatest Hits, a combination of funky jazz and harmonic pop, went on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and remained there for almost 10 years. He’s worked with Ray Charles, and has been awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The artist has received five Grammy nominations throughout his career, his latest in 2014 for “Sending You a Little Christmas” for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. June 10.

Carl Palmer
This drummer has thrilled fans for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $55-$60. 8 p.m. June 10.

Recognizable as the first-ever Latin rapper from New York to sell out the music venue Stage 48 in NYC, Latin rapper Messiah has been making a mark on the music world since launching his career in 2010. Messiah has played in Madison Square Garden three sequential times in the past year and describes himself as “The Justin Bieber of Uptown.” His unique blend of trap music and Latin hip-hop has made listeners consider the future of rap as one with intricate Hispanic influence. In his native country of the Dominican Republic, Messiah is one of the top five urban artists. With DJ Camilo. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20. 11 p.m. June 10.

Belmont Stakes
The 148th running of the Belmont Stakes will not feature a contender for the Triple Crown like American Pharoah’s historic win last year. This year, the heavy favorite will be Exaggerator, with Suddenbreakingnews, Cherry Wine and Stradivari behind him as contenders. But as usual, the park will host an array of festivities leading up to the big race. Belmont Park , 2150 Hempstead Tpk., Elmont. belmontstakes.com $20 Gates open 8:30 a.m. June 11.

Long Island Pridefest
Headlining the 26th annual Long Island Pridefest is 10,000 Maniacs, one of pop music’s most enduring and influential bands. The event also includes dozens of vendors, food, a beer and wine garden as well as family friendly activities. Heckscher Park, 164 Main St., Huntington. lgbtnetwork.org/pride Free, $40 VIP lounge. 12 p.m. June 11.


BLI Summer Jam
A flawless array of hipster hits and radio jams join forces for the BLI Summer Jam. Featuring artists such as Meghan Trainor (“Dear Future Husband”), Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), Fifth Harmony (“Work From Home”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”) and Troye Sivan (“Wild”), this show is not to be missed. Also performing will be Shaggy, The Chainsmokers, Rachel Platten, DAYA, Hailee Steinfeld and Melanie Martinez. The variety within this lineup is simply irresistible because all the tunes are breezy, fun and fitting for the summer. Nikon at Joners Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $10.61-$175. 3 p.m. June 11.

This reggae-rock band formed in the chill land of Santa Barbara back in 2004. After the release of their newest album, Falling Into Place, Rebelution hits LI for the first time ever on their national tour. The band has made great strides in reggae, as their single, “Count Me In,” debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart in 2014. December of the same year posed great potential for the guys, as their album with the same name was given the title of Best Reggae Album of the Year by Billboard. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35. 6:30 p.m. June 11.

Jim Norton
Comedian, radio personality, author and actor Jim Norton will push every button he can, all in the name of comedy. His outrageous brand of humor (both dirty and self-deprecating) has earned him a Netflix series, radio presence and cameos in many movies. A native New Yorker, Jim is bringing his tour and dirty and infectious humor back home. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $55-$75. 8 p.m. June 11.


La Original Banda El Limon
Performing for the first time ever in Long Island will be Mexican groups: La Original Banda El Limón de Salvador Lizárraga, Grupo Unicornio Musical, Grupo Adorados de Mexico and music by Deejay Castillo and Electroshock. A night wrapped around Mexican folk music at this nightclub will surely include lots of dancing. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $40. 11 p.m. June 11.

Hello Brooklyn
Hailing from New York City, Hello Brooklyn’s relaxed but entertaining vibrancy is portrayed in their performances and mirrored through their audiences. Their energy and passion for music is what will draw in crowds to dance and sing along. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $30. 11 p.m. June 11.

Carlos Mencia
Best known for Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia (2005-2008), the comedian recently returned to his stand-up roots, indiscriminately discriminating all races and ethnicities, without fear or favor. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $32. 8 p.m. June 10, 7 & 10:30 p.m. June 11.

Silent Majority
One of the best Long Island Hardcore bands to come out of the genre’s ’90s heyday has reunited to play back-to-back shows for fans of their two albums, Based on a True Story and Life of a Spectator. Those not in the know might be familiar with some of the bands that Silent Majority’s former members joined, including The Movielife, Taking Back Sunday and Glassjaw. The timing of the show is notable upon listing to the lyrics to “Polar Bear Club,” one of the most-cited songs off their sophomore effort: “Years from now when they’re all gone/I pray that we’re still friends/In the sand at Gilgo Beach/In the year two thousand and sixteen/I’ll be 42 and so will you/in our chairs right by the sea/Faded tattoos on our legs and back/And our feet are buried in the sand/I just bought a microphone for my kid/’Cause she’s tryin’ out for a band’/This is a lifestyle and not a trend.” Opening the show Friday is Backtrack and High Card. Warming up the crowd Saturday is Incendiary, Somerset Thrower and Hangman. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com 8 p.m. June 10, 7:30 p.m. June 11.

Bay Shore Arts Festival By the Bay
It’s that time of the year again to enjoy local music, good food and visit various vendors at Bay Shore’s 16th annual Arts Festival. Catch performances by Bay Shore High School’s theatre department and choir, the Hibernian Festival Singers, the Sweet Adelines and the Babylon Chorale. Festival goers can enjoy the art various street vendors have on display and even purchase these unique items. For children, there’s a petting zoo and pony rides. Main Street, Bay Shore. bayshorecommerce.com Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 12.

Waves of Immigration – Growing up in Sag Harbor
Sag Harbor has traditionally been a working-class town and the neighborhoods that grew up around the village historically housed a diverse population including Jewish, African American, Native American, Polish, Italian and Hungarian residents who moved here for work or to establish a community of their own. This panel will reflect on what it was like to grow up in those neighborhoods, some of which still have the flavor of their original inhabitants. Join journalist Alexandra Eames for a discussion with four Sag Harbor residents, Patricia A. Archibald, William Pickens III, Diane Schiavone and Robert Browngardt. Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org Free with museum admission. 11 a.m. June 12.

Boating with the Baymen
Explore the traditions of fishermen and baymen by cruising the water in a fishing boat. Speakers include Bob Doxsee of Doxsee Sea Clam in Point Lookout, decoy carver Jack Combs of Greenport, bay house owner Frank “PJ” Passalaqua of Baldwin, recreational fishing writer Tom Schlichter, recreational fisherman Reed Riemer and charter boat captain Bill Marinaccio. Miss Freeport, 85 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. longislandtraditions.org $45 adults, $20 kids under 16. 2 p.m. June 12.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
This industrial band is sure to pack the club with fans of their peculiar genre of electronic rock. This band’s unique style of humorous and satirical references to controversial topics is sure to make an impact in every stop of their tour.  Warming up the crowd are Bella Morte, Liquid Blonde, Daybreak & The Shadows and Bitter Grace. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15, $20 DOS. 6 p.m. June 12.

Dolan Twins
Ethan and Grayson Dolan have been internet stars since 2013. The two have been making Vines and YouTube videos to entertain and stay in touch with their fans. The teen heartthrobs are going on tour featuring live performances, meet-and-greets with special guest Alex Aiono. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. June 12.

Jackson Browne
Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jackson Browne has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. He’s best known for songs like “These Days,” “The Pretender,” and many more. The Los Angeles native is also known for his environmental and political activism. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $65.50-$100.50. 8 p.m. June 12.


Indian American Night
Song! Dance! Food Celebration! Part of the Nassau County International Music Nights Concert Series dedicated to music and culture, this free night of mesmerizing Indian American music is bound to satisfy the soul and those dancin’ feet! Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Free. 8 p.m. June 12.

Eternal Con – The Long Island Comic Con
Aside from celebrity meet-and-greets and cos-play, fans can find the best in comic books, movies, gaming, collectables, etc. This convention is THE pop-culture event of the summer for Long Island. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $20-$60. 7-11 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 12.

The Brainwashing of My Dad
The director of this documentary seeks to discover why her WWII veteran father’s personality radically transformed from that of a non-political Kennedy Democrat to an angry right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio and Fox News. Appearing in person for a Q&A will be director Jen Senko and author Ari Rabin-Havt, who wrote “Lies, Incorporated; The World of Post-Truth Politics.” Co-presented by the Long Island Media Task Force. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 13.

Joe Walsh / Bad Company
This will be “one hell of a night!” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh is a guitarist known for his involvement with the James Gang and The Eagles, as well many solo recordings with Paul McCartney, the Foo Fighters and others. Also performing will be classic rock group Bad Company, famous for Grammy Award-nominated tunes “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star.” Nikon at Jones Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$169. 7 p.m. June 14.

Rorie Kelly and Christine Sweeney
These two local up-and-coming musicians will perform originals and covers. Kelly has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Sara Bareilles for her catchy-confessional songwriting style, and to Alanis Morisette and Janis Joplin for her raw powerhouse vocals. Sweeny has a voice as powerful as it is sultry and sweet, deftly handling poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $10. 7:30 p.m. June 15.

Fans of bands like the Shins or the Black Keys will enjoy this Bostonian alternative rock band. Original members Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller and Brian Rosenworcel assembled the band in the ’91 during college and since then, they’ve been joined by guitarist Luke Reynolds, and their underground sound has evolved into the mainstream. They’ve released seven albums in the past 20 years, proving they’ve got staying power within the indie-alternative realm. Their latest album, Evermotion includes funky love songs like “Endlessly,” and more mellow tunes like “Lazy Love.” The band’s prominent guitar strings, smooth vocals and warm drum sounds are eminent in their tracks, and will leave the listeners feeling satisfied. Opening the show is Marco Benevento. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $36-$46. 8 p.m. June 15.

-Compiled by Kate Nalepinski, Leo Capobianco, Ellie Schoeffel, Ana Borruto, Mike Harris, Luis Centeno and Timothy Bolger