Possibly one of the most recognizable modern country singers, Brad Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums, won three Grammy Awards, 14 CMA Awards and has become a registered member of the Grand Ole Opry. Paisley set a record back in ’09 for most consecutive singles reaching the top spot in his genre. If that doesn’t impress you, take a listen to his ’05 classic, “She’s Everything.” Warming up the crowd is Tyler Farr, an up-and-coming country singer, and Maddie And Tae, whose single, “Girl In A Country Song,” went platinum. Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $30.25-$90.25. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4.
Born in Detroit, Marshall Crenshaw grew up when Motor City was hot and happening. He’s drawn upon his roots to carve out a unique career that evokes echoes of Buddy Holly—especially when he hits those high notes and his fingers are flinging out chords faster than a Ford Thunderbolt. He’s also a great songwriter with an ironic twist that he’s deployed to full effect as he chronicles the human condition of our time. And as fans of his WFUV-FM show “The Bottomless Pit” know well, Crenshaw’s record library rivals the Smithsonian. This uncompromising musician is the real deal. “Someday, Someway” simply has to be heard live. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com$25-$40. 7 p.m. Aug. 5.
You probably recognize Sarah McLachlan’s voice from the animal cruelty commercial that makes you cry like a baby, but now you can experience that emotion by seeing her live on Long Island! The “Angel” singer is currently on tour promoting her latest album, Shine On, as well as gracing the audience with some of her classics from past albums. Her angelic, mesmerizing voice and emotional ballads are both significant factors to her enormous success. She has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, won three Grammys and four Juno awards. She also has a spot on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Get ready for an emotional, but uplifting night. You might bawl your eyes out, but it will be worth it—trust me. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $195-$300. 8 p.m. Aug. 5.
Hot Tuna (Electric)
Jefferson Airplane essentially split into two different bands after 1972 to form Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship. Also performing will be Leftover Salmon. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$85. 8 p.m. Aug. 5.
This is a rare chance to experience American Grammy Award-nominated guitarist Gil Parris, recognized by many as a killer jazz, rock and bluesman, in an intimate setting, surrounded by your friends and loved ones, enjoying a delicious and refreshing beverage and occasionally, uncontrollably, getting up out your seat, shaking your money maker, and howling “Hell yes!” Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Aug. 5.
Legends of Rock
Everybody knows that when the Jefferson Airplane shed its wings in the 1970s, the Starship took off into the pop stratosphere with a stellar overdrive fueled by arena rock blasted at full throttle. The ole hippie-dippy psychedelic sound wasn’t quite left behind in the rush from its San Francisco roots, but the band headed in a different direction that had harder metallic edges than it ever had. Climb on board and listen to the music of the stars, plus Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westburyvenue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 5.
Randy Jackson of Zebra
Superhuman guitar virtuosity of the beloved Randy Jackson, frontman for Long Island’s own legendary saviors and purveyors of rock (via Louisiana), Zebra, will be performing a solo acoustic set. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org Free. 7 p.m. Aug. 6.
In 1968 the band Yes formed in London by singer Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire. The group is best known for its unique blend of progressive, art, and symphonic rock music. Nine of their 21 albums were top ten albums in either the UK or the US. The band has sold 13.5 million records in the United States. They’ll be performing the album, DRAMA, in full, plus Tales From Topographic Oceans sides 1 & 4 and a selection of their Greatest Hits. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50-$109.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 6.
“You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they’re on fire–they’re exactly alike.” If these wise words from comedic icon Dave Attell made you giggle, or you’re in the mood to have good laugh, you won’t want to miss Attell on Long Island. Most recognizable as the host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac, Attell has also worked on The Gong Show in addition to writing with Amy Schumer for the 2015 comedy film, Trainwreck. Attell gains inspiration from various sources, including Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks, but his uniqueness of situational comedy and sharp wit is what separates him from the rest. Attell’s most recent show, Road Work, received high reviews after it’s recent Netflix release. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $34. 7, 10 p.m. Aug. 6.
truTV Impractical Jokers
You know these guys from their hit show TruTV’s Impractical Jokers. Staten Island natives Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn delight fans with their improvised comedy sketches. The premise is as simple as the childhood games of truth or dare you used to play—but the dares dreamed up by these four childhood friends are both hilarious and excruciatingly embarrassing. No matter, it’s their infectious laughter that causes audiences to roar along with them whether they complete the dares or not. Fans can expect new videos and never-before-seen footage from their show. “Santiago Sent Us” Tour Starring The Tenderloins The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$149.50. 7, 10 p.m. Aug. 5-6; 5, 8 p.m. August 7.
This LA-based industrial metal quintet will play fan favorites, including “Linchpin,” “Replica” and “Shock.” Warming up the crowd will be Vibrater, The Hard Way, Anubis and Black Dawn. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20, $24 DOS. 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
David Cassidy is most recognizable as playing Keith in the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, but he certainly has a good amount of performance under his belt. Even at 66, Cassidy is not afraid to hit high notes in his songs such as, “Cherish” and “I Think I Love You,” which hit Billboard Top lists after his involvement in The Partridge Family. Since the television series was created for his step-mother Shirley, Cassidy inevitably got involved in the entertainment business since his father was engaged to Shirley at the time. Since then, Cassidy has been a pop music icon, making crowds smile with his performances of “C’mon Get Happy.” Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $60. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.
Chinese American Night
Songs! Dances! Joy! Part of the Nassau County International Music Nights Concert Series dedicated to music and culture, this free night of mesmerizing music is bound to satisfy the soul and inspire those dancin’ feet! Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Free. 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
Take a trip to Neverland and be a kid again with J.M. Barrie’s magical children’s story, “Peter Pan,” now being performed for all ages on Long Island. Join the adventure to this enchanted realm, where you and Peter Pan will encounter mermaids, fairies, lost boys and the evil Captain Hook. This journey will make young audience members never want to grow up, and although that may seem impossible, just remember all one needs is “faith, trust and a little pixie dust.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westburyvenue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $19.50. 11 a.m. Aug. 9.
If you can remember when Michael Bolton’s curly gold locks flowed down to his shoulders, then you know how long this quintessential American performer has been crooning—and grooming—since he started singing in New Haven’s seedier bars as a teenage heartthrob. These days, some 53 million album sales later, he’s a little more close-cropped, but his booming voice can still blow the roof off any concert hall. The guy’s got some pipes that others can only dream about. How does he do it? He tells all in his new memoir, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life. When you come to think of it, MB and his music are truly inseparable. You can’t have one, without the other. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$110.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 9.
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa
The Snoop D-Oh-double-G, a.k.a. Snoop Lion, and the like-mindedly good time rapper Wiz Khalifa are taking “The High Road” tour, presented by none other than Mary Jane, for a day at the beach. Don’t be surprised to find a large cloud of smoke wafting over the venue for this one. It could get kind of hazy, even if the night starts out clear. Warming up the crowd will be Jhene Aiko, Kevin Gates, DJ Drama and Casey Veggies. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25.75-$150. 7 p.m. Aug. 9.
This author is the grandson of Nathan Handwerker, founder of America’s favorite frankfurter company. He will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, Nathan’s Famous. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington.bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Aug. 10.
–Compiled by Kate Nalepinski, Ana Borruto, Leo Capobianco & Timothy Bolger