Touring behind his seventh solo release, Medicine, this blues guitarist and singer geniusly blends several different styles of playing with his own unique signature licks. His powerful, soulful approach is bound to satisfy not just fans of the genre, but those of just truly exceptional music as well. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Aug. 11.
The Rising is a Bruce Springsteen tribute band with a reputation for bringing down the house, gig after gig after glorious gig. Some of the members of The Rising have known each other for more than 20 years, and translate their close-knit brotherhood into performances that would make “The Boss” and legendary E Street band proud. This is a show you don’t want to miss! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 11.
The MY2K Tour is back, with artists that’ll have you jamming to your absolute favorite ’90s hits. Artists including 98°, O-Town, Dream, and Ryan Cabrera deliver show-stopping performances and resurrect all the tunes you loved back when wearing flannel, even in the summertime, was the norm. 98 Degrees, most known for their hit “I Do (Cherish You)” reformed in 2012 after a 10-year hiatus. Similarly, boy band O-Town and girl group Dream both reunited in recent years after the revival of pop ’90s groups, like Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC. Ryan Cabrera, the previous lead singer of rock band Rubix Groove, also joins the lineup, unleashing his unforgettable voice for a new generation of rockers! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$124.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 11.
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. These guys know how to rock! Don’t miss this gig! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35-$45. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
Perseids Meteor Shower
This uber-rare opportunity doesn’t come around all that often. Bring your friends, family, and loved ones to witness this intergalactic barrage of cosmic space dust and ancient ice and star matter, hurling from the heavens, streaking radiating rivers of extraterrestrial moon-fire above the ocean for all to celebrate! Three New York State parks on Long Island will remain open during the nighttime hours for viewing of the Perseids Meteor Shower. There will be no charge, and the normal stargazing permit will not be required, but participants must remain near their vehicles. Stargazers are urged to you dress appropriately, bring bug spray and a chair that reclines, but binoculars are not necessary. Jones Beach State Park West End II, Sunken Meadow State Park Field 3, Montauk Point State Park Upper Parking Lot. nysparks.com Free. 11 p.m. Aug. 11.
Goo Goo Dolls / Collective Soul
The Goo Goo Dolls, best known for the emotional hit songs “Iris,” “Slide” and “Name,” are touring to promote their 15th album, Boxes, dropped this year. Joining them on the road are fellow indie/alternative champions Collective Soul, who will undoubtedly bust out an unforgettable performance of their maga-hit “Shine.” Opening the show is Tribe Society, whose indie-rock fusion album was released in April, and So Alive in Boxes. Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $29.50-$159. 7 p.m. August 12.
After Bob Marley’s untimely death in 1981, his backing band, The Wailers, continued on, performing his soul-satisfying tunes to audiences all across the globe. Although you could never replicate Marley’s distinctive sound, The Wailers are literally the next best thing. Bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett was not only recognized as the musical leader of the group, but was Marley’s most trusted band mate, performing and arranging countless hits in the 1970s. With special guest The Far East. Don’t miss this gig! Get ready to skank skank skank! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Aug. 12.
Break out the Converse, strap on a headband, and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls, and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$30. 8 p.m. Aug. 12.
This Queens-based rapper has dropped eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum hip-hop albums since his debut in 1994. Nas’ 11th album, Life is Good, was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Often referred to as one of the best rap artists of all time who’s left his indelible mark on rap music and the music industry as a whole, Nas never disappoints live. Also performing will be Funk Master Flex. Not to be missed! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $40-$50. 10 p.m. Aug. 12.
New York International Children’s Film Festival
A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, this mega-film fest includes 13 short films ranging in length from one to nine minutes, and capturing the imaginations of all those watching along. These are the best of the best, and truly a cinematic experience for the whole family that is not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $7 members, $12 public, kids under 12 free. 11 a.m. Aug. 13.
National Bowling Day Charity Event
To honor this striking occasion, AMF is partnering with Feeding America, a national network of food banks, food pantries and meal programs, including Long Island Cares and Island Harvest, to present a “Million Pin Challenge.” Starting at 10 a.m., there will be giveaways, contests, and one free game of bowling per person until noon. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., there will be a celebration once one million pins are knocked down across the country. Then AMF Bowling Centers promises to donate money to fund more than half a million meals to feed America’s hungry. All you have to do is put on your bowling shoes and take aim down the lane, avoid the gutter, and beware the 7-10 split. On Long Island the participating centers are: AMF Wantagh Lanes, AMF Syosset Lanes, AMF Plainview Lanes, AMF Babylon Lanes, AMF Commack Vet Lanes, AMF Smithtown Lanes and AMF Sayville Lanes. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 13.
Pop-punk royalty Blink-182 (minus original frontman/guitarist Tom DeLonge, who apparently amicably split the group to pursue his fervent belief in extraterrestrials, and is replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba) joins fellow punk groups All Time Low and A Day To Remember for their “Bored to Death in California” tour. Blink dropped their latest, California, on July 1, and it is absolutely perfect for some serious bubblegum hop-hop-hops, stadium-sized sing-a-longs, and mega-head-bopping. At the show, Blink is sure to play pop-punk hits, like “What’s My Age Again?” and “All The Small Things.” All Time Low, most notable for their tunes “Weightless” and “Remembering Sunday” released their deeply emotional Future Hearts last year. Expect tons of screaming fans and a show that will go don in the books! Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $45-$99. 7 p.m. August 13.
Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 25”
Star Boxing, the industry famous for their competitive boxing matches, has scheduled a new line of fights titled “Rockin’ Fights 25.” One of the most rapidly-expanding boxing organizations in the country, Star Boxing material has been seen on MSG, NBC Sports, Showtime, and many others networks since 1992, and tends to schedule national winners in the ring. And the founder of Star Boxing is no joke, either: DeGuardia himself started in the ring at a young age, eventually going on to win the 1988 New York Golden Gloves Championship. His passion for boxing pushed him to form his own boxing organization, eventually developing into one of the most-notable boxing groups in the nation. Wow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
This singer/songwriter/pianist will play all his chart-toppers, including “Laughter In The Rain,” “Bad Blood,” “The Immigrant,” “Calendar Girl” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” among many others. He’ll also perform tracks from his latest album, The Real Neil, the artist’s first acoustic album, ever. So what are you waiting for? Not to be missed! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 13.
Jazz singer and songwriter Gregory Porter got his start performing at a restaurant where he was also the chef. His third album, Liquid Spirit, reached the Top 10 UK album charts, and Porter won a Grammy in 2014 for best Jazz Vocal Album. This gig is a chance to catch this amazing artist all up-close and personal. Don’t miss it. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $65-$85. 8 p.m. Aug. 13.
Calling all jazz fans, get ready for a fun, soul-satisfying night with the Inebrieators! They will surely astound you with their smooth saxophones, bumping bass and mellow piano keys. Have you ever become helplessly, completely intoxicated by music? You will at this gig! You don’t want to miss this performance! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Aug. 13.
This wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’Connor and Clive Tucker decided they simply had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a household name that they deserved to be, especially with their unforgettable debut, Life Begins at 40 Million. But so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy the Bogmen at their very, very best. Not to be missed. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansset. stephentalkhouse.com $60. 9 p.m. Aug. 13.
Acoustic Angry Alice
Covering everything from Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran, this acoustic duo entertains diners and music fans alike, centering on the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elvis—you name it, they play it! Sing along! www.facebook.com/acousticangryalice. Blvd. Bar and Grill, 1029 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park. 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 13
Tragedy – The Metal Bee Gees Tribute Band
They’re a local Bee Gees cover band with a twist: Every hit song becomes a metal tune. Yeah. Insane, right?! Tragedy has been around since 1977, with their debut We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong. Though the group mainly sticks to Bee Gees, it’s not abnormal for these melodic, harmonizing hellraisers to transition to any number of pop hits of the time, including songs from Grease. (Yes!!) Six men wearing outfits similar to a combination of KISS and Guns N’ Roses may seem bizarre to some, and so what if it is, but their ability to shift famous hit songs into metal ballads is a creative feat the group absolutely masters. If you like the idea of Aerosmith, Bee Gees, and KISS mixed together, don’t miss Tragedy. Unforgettable. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. muls.com $10. 9 p.m. Aug. 13.
SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival
Get ready to enjoy the best ceviche of your life, along with lomo saltado and aji de gallina. With Chef Ezequiel Valencia of Panca Restaurant in NYC leading the way, these plates are sure to bring the original spices and flavors straight from Peru. This chef worked for the Peruvian Embassy, where he cooked for presidents and ministers and other heads of state. Love spices, indeed. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. sumaqpff.com $15-$20 adults; $7-$10 kids from 2-12. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. August 13, 14. Harbes Tomato Festival
You say toe-may-toe, I say toe-mah-toe! Come celebrate this juicy, phenomenal vegetable, in all its glorious forms (Ketchup, please!!), and try special samplings of the different recipes created throughout the years. Take part in potato sack races, tomato relay races, and tug of war contests. It’s a perfect day for the whole family, with lots of food and fun games to play. Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck. harbesfamilyfarm.com Free. August 13,14.
These New Jersey sonic hellraisers are named after the mysterious Batman character. They are the perfect textbook example of a death-core group, full of angry guitar riffs, aggressive yelling, and mega-high-octane members. Their songs “Godmaker,” “Life of Fear” and “Grimoire” give some insight into what Lorna Shore is all about. After releasing three EPs, the five-piece put out a full studio album back in mid-2015, and have been touring to promote their intense new songs. Warming up the crowd are A Wake In Providence, In Depth & Tides, Necropia, Eridian, and TheWarWithin. Damn. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $14 DOS. 6 p.m. Aug. 14.
Bonnie Raitt will give you something to talk about, that’s for sure. Touring in support of her latest, Dig in Deep, Raitt began her journey through folk and blues music in the ’60s when she was attending Harvard University, a time when music served as a tool for expression during the civil rights movement. After her third year of college, she dropped out to pursue her passion, and gained mentorship from some of the blues scene’s biggest stars, such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Sippie Wallace. Fast-forward to 2016, she has 20 albums, 10 Grammy Awards, and numerous other accolades under her belt. Her bluesy, soulful voice and guitar skills will absolutely mesmerize you. Don’t miss this spectacular night of music from a true legend! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $52.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 15.
The Wizard Of Oz
Join Dorthy, the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man as they follow the Yellow Brick Road in the magical Land of Oz. We’re not in Kansas anymore! This is Westbury! This performance will be absolutely unforgettable! There’s no place like home! Wow. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $20-$25. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
Roll Up! Deconstructing Magical Mystery Tour
Beatles expert, composer and producer Scott Freiman explores The Fab Four’s 1967 classic with a multimedia voyage through the creative process and recording sessions of the timeless album and movie, including “The Fool On The Hill,” “Blue Jay Way,” “I Am The Walrus,” and many other selections from Magical Mystery Tour. Sponsored by Briggs Music in Huntington, this mega-mesmerizing musical event will also include the “deconstruction” of other classics, such as “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane” and “All You Need Is Love.” This is a must-attend for not just Beatles fans (Press music critic Zack Tirana and senior editor Spencer Rumsey being huuuge ones, fyi), but for all music lovers, everywhere. Get ready to be wowed! Not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members, $25 public. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
This reggae star straight out of Jamaica will have you groovin’ and skankin’ and singin’ along to all his infectious hits, including “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” and “Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt.” Opening the show is local reggae band Soul Junkies and DJ Omar. Reggae just simply soothes the soul, and you’re not gonna wanna miss this chance to experience all its healing powers, live, and up-close and personal! Yeeeah! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $20. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
Sabbath’s tour is literally titled “The Final Tour by the Greatest Metal Band of All Time; Black Sabbath: The End.” Need we say more? The Godfathers of Metal–Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler–are performing on stage for the last time before calling it quits after almost 50 years of touring. Expect all the hits, including “Iron Man” and “War Pigs,” obviously, and with Ozzy up there in full insane metal glory, expect the unexpected, too. Do not miss this gig! Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com 7:30 p.m. August 17.
The former lead singer and guitarist of England’s beloved band “Squeeze” is far from what his newest album gets at. Happy Ending is Glenn Tilbrook’s most recent creation and likely nowhere near his last. Tilbrook and Chris Difford were the musical pairing that made up “Squeeze”; Difford created the lyrics, while Tilbrook invented catchy melodies for their hit songs, such as “Tempted,” “Cool for Cats” and “Labelled for Love.” Now, Tilbrook has gone from his days of British new wave pop-rock to a solo career, and you don’t want to miss this performance. Damn. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. Aug. 17.
–Compiled by Kate Nalepinski, Ana Borruto, Leo Capobianco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III