Country Night!
Start off your 4th of July weekend country style. Featuring Stagecoach, Yankee Rebel, Miss Rosie Jug Band and DJ Duece, this show is sure to be full of boot-stomping fun! There will be an open dance floor with plenty of line dancing good times. The bar and restaurant will also be open for drinks and dining. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffoktheater.com $20. 7 p.m. June 30.

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Los Lonely Boys
Billed as an American-Chicano rock power trio, Los Lonely Boys combine rock ‘n’ roll, Texas blues, country, soul and Tejano to glorious effect. These three Grammy Award-winning brothers Henry, Ringo, and Jojo Garza create a funky sound that is immensely sing-alongable. You know their debut song, “Heaven,” which reached the Top 40 in 2006 and won the coveted Grammy for Best Pop Performance. Opening the show is The Slim King. The Space At Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29.50-$45. 8 p.m., June 30.

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco
Touring to promote their self-titled 10th studio album, which dropped in March, Weezer has been leaving their fans breathless since they first popped on the scene in ’94 with “The Sweater Song.” They will celebrate their awesomeness with Panic! At The Disco, a well-known alternative band. With the recent release of the single “Death of a Bachelor” (about lead singer Brandon Urie’s new marriage) and their new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, this dynamic duo is sure to please. Can you dig it? Nikon at Jones Beach, Jones Beach, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25-$75. 7 p.m. June 30.

Nancy Atlas
Returning to her birthplace, this Long Island native rock artist is sure to put on an amazing show. Nancy Atlas brings a unique blend of Americana rock music that comes with a cool touch of Southern Comfort. In the past 14 years, she has produced four albums under her very own label, Neptuna Records, and received over 4 million hits on her website. She is known for her raw energy on stage, and for her amazing song writing ability when she’s off somewhere in the wings. Her personality and her music have caught the increasing attention of a broad range of fans. Rightly so. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $30. 8 p.m. July 1.

Kevin Brennan
Known for his quick wit and his wacky storytelling, Kevin Brennan is a comedian who’s sweeping the nation. Brennan has written content for “Saturday Night Live,” Comedy Central’s “Sports Show with Norman MacDonald,” and “The Latin Grammy’s,” hosted by George Lopez. At the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2005, Brennan was voted Best Comedian, which led to his getting a half-hour comedy special on HBO. He’s performed his shtick on “Late Show with Conan O’Brien,” “Last Call with Carson Daily” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” Brennan has also been featured on many comedy podcasts, including Sirius Satellite Radio and Breuer Unleashed. Prepare to laugh. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $22. 8 p.m. July 1.

Get The Led Out-The American Led Zeppelin
Get the Led Out–The American Led Zeppelin, strive to differentiate themselves from other Led Zeppelin “tribute” shows. While a typical tribute band may imitate live performances with a fawning twist or try to interpret the songs their own mediocre way, Get the Led Out has one mission: to bring the studio recordings of Led Zeppelin to life on the big concert stage. The band achieves this goal with six members, rather than four, to recreate Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings live with all the masterful overdubbings and layerings that make those songs unique. Fans of Led Zeppelin rejoice: You are not only among talented musicians, but fellow fans who share your passion. So when you climb that stairway to you know where, you won’t stand alone. They’ll be right by your side, every note of the way. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$50. 8 p.m. July 1, 2

Eric Bolling
Co-host of The Five and FOX News contributor Eric Bolling will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great—And Why We Need Them More Than Ever. You can count on Bolling to do the math so you don’t have to. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 8 p.m. July 1

Tramps Like Us- Springsteen Tribute
The first and only band to recreate Springsteen concerts in their entirety as performed by the Boss himself, Tramps Like Us has played over 2000 concerts and rocked over 1 million fans, giving raw and intense performances of some of his and his band’s vast repertoire of over 135 songs. Tramps Like Us focuses solely on the music and the replication of the pure raw sound that first rocked the American night along a boardwalk in Asbury Park. This focus on authenticity has earned them wide recognition as the No. 1 Springsteen tribute band, as well as the endorsement from Springsteen’s people, Sirius XM and the official Springsteen radio station. They’re the featured attraction of Nassau’s Independence Day weekend concert. When you hear them, you’ll believe they really were born to run. Eisenhower Park, Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov/parks 8 p.m. July 1.

The Lords of 52nd Street
Long Island’s best musicians—Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata and Russell Javors—whom Billy Joel hand-selected to help create his classic hits and unforgettable tours, reunite on stage once again as The Lords of 52nd Street! Get ready to hear an eclectic mix of tunes from the Piano Man’s music catalog including hits and rarities performed with the same energy and passion as you’ve always known because the band recorded, toured and performed extensively with Joel during his prominence in the 1970s and ’80s. The Lords aided in the creation of Joel’s hit records including, “The Stranger,” “52nd Street” and “Glass Houses.” The Space At Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$75. 8 p.m. July 1.

James Armstrong
James Armstrong is an amazingly talented soul and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Armstrong’s music has appeared in movies like “Speechless,” “Hear No Evil” and “The Florentine.” His latest album, Guitar Angels, was released in 2014. Catching him in this venue is a tremendous opportunity. His artistry is a gift. Once you feel it, you’ll know it’s true. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $20. 8 p.m. July 1.

Jason Mraz
Two-time Grammy-winning artist, Jason Mraz began by playing regularly at a coffee shop, Java Joe’s, in San Diego. After building a following in southern California and online, Mraz recorded his first album, Live at Java Joe’s, in 2001. Since then, Mraz has received platinum and multi-platinum certifications in over 20 countries. Mraz is known for his unique acoustic vibe that’s imbued with heavy Brazilian influence. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org 8 p.m. July 1.

People
An opening reception will be held for the second exhibit of “Every Village Has a Story,” titled “People,” which is curated by Kathryn Szoka. This show celebrates workers in Sag Harbor village by combining vintage photographs with photographs and paintings from artists who have also lived and/or worked there. The museum will also host panel discussions to accompany the exhibit on July 17. These people laid down the foundation. Their work may have stopped, but not ours. The exhibit runs through July 22. Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org Free. 6 p.m. July 1.

The Fahys Factory Finishing Room taken in 1909 (photographer unknown, courtesy of Sag Harbor Whaling Museum)
A photo of The Fahys Factory Finishing Room taken in 1909 (photographer unknown, courtesy of Sag Harbor Whaling Museum)

The Smithereens
Not many rock groups can say they came out of Carteret, N.J., but that distinction could be another reason why the Smithereens are so freaking great. We love these guys to pieces! Maybe they found a way to take their suburban alienation to a deeper level and mastered it to musical perfection. Maybe they would have created an equally awesome sound if they’d been from Piscataway or Cape May. Or even Paramus. Who knows? Some mysteries defy explanation. These philosophical questions are mere distractions from the essential truths that the Smithereens have been blowing their audiences away for years with their “Marshall-amped post-mod power pop,” as USA Today’s Brian Mansfield once put it so well. From “Beauty and Sadness” to “Blood and Roses,” The Thrilla, Jim, Dennis, and Pat with Andy Burton from John Mayer’s band on keyboards will be in fine form. And so will we, once we hear that first fantastic crashing guitar chord.  Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com $60-$75. 7 p.m. July 2.

Mario Cantone
He’s a funny guy, this Mario Cantone—handsome and talented, too. Cantone, a celebrated stage actor and comedian, gained well-deserved critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show, “Laugh Whore,” which also became a Showtime special. He previously starred in the Tony-winning production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” and in Terrence McNally’s dramatic comedy, “Love! Valor! Compassion!” Of course, some fans might have a soft spot for his role on HBO’s Sex and the City as Anthony, Charlotte’s wedding-planner-with-attitude. Who else could do a musical parody of both Judy Garland and Jim Morrison? Who else would dare! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $65-$85 8 p.m. July 2.

Long Island Fourth of July 2016 Events

Dear President Obama
During President Obama’s terms, extreme energy extraction grew faster than anyone could have predicted, putting the 17 million people in America who live within one mile of a new gas drill or oil rig in harm’s way. The film takes a cross-country look at drilling, highlighting its variety of contamination, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on clean energy solutions that would allow us to proceed toward a future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. Q&A following the screening with director Jon Bowermaster and Eric Weltman, senior organizer of Food & Water Watch, the advocacy group. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. July 5.

German American Night
Songs! Dances! Food! Part of the Nassau County International Music Nights Concert Series dedicated to music and culture, this free night of mesmerizing German American music is bound to satisfy the soul and inspire those dancin’ feet! Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Free. 8 p.m. July 5.

Slipknot, Marilyn Mason & Of Mice & Men
Slipknot, recognizable as the mask-wearing kings of nu-metal, are touring to promote their new album .5: The Grey Chapter. They’ll be performing with Marilyn Manson, the self-described “Dark Prince,” aka “Vampire of Hollywood Hills” and “The Pale Emperor,” who had so much fun scaring your parents last year that he’s back for more fright nights. Opening the show will be Of Mice & Men, a metal screamo band from Orange County, Calif., that’s rapidly growing in popularity after their 2010 release of Second & Sebring. Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $30-$70. 6:30 p.m. July 6.

Stu Hamm
Stu Hamm is a bass guitarist known for his session and live work with numerous artists as well as for his unconventional playing style and solo recordings. Born in New Orleans, he got his start with the incredible guitarist Steve Vai. Hamm’s first solo album was released in 1998. For his day job, he’s director of bass programs at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He’s taken his bass around the world, hitting the low notes so well that people feel glad all over from the bottom to the top. This show promises fans some of his greatest works and covers. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $18-$20 7 p.m. July 6.

-Compiled by Kate Nalepinski, Leo Capobianco, Ana Borruto, Ellie Schoeffel and Timothy Bolger

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