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Concert fanatics, listen up! Live music is coming back to Long Island.

We all sacrificed a lot during the pandemic. We stayed home for a full year, showing how much we truly respect each other’s safety and wellbeing (at least when we’re not driving on the Southern State). And during that year, we missed out on so much of what makes Long Island what it is — the beach days, the boardwalk jogs, the dining out, the nightlife. But thanks to healthcare workers, local vaccination efforts, and our mindful citizens, we’re finally ready to make up for lost time.

As Long Island continues to get back on its feet, local venues are in various stages of opening up. Some are still closed, others are providing socially distanced or vaccinated-only sections, and others are fully reopened. Keep reading to find out the status of your favorite venue!

AMITYVILLE MUSIC HALL

This venue is known for its cozy atmosphere and its dedication to live music. It is currently featuring small local bands as it prepares to be fully reopened in the fall. 198 Broadway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.org

STEPHEN TALKHOUSE

Part music venue and part bar, this place has been an Amagansett staple since 1987, and is known for bringing big names out east— and it’s fully reopened! 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com 

LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AMPHITHEATER

This huge venue features artists of all genres, from ’80s rock to modern boy bands. A 20-acre outdoor facility, it offers plenty of room if you choose to social distance. 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville. licommunityhospitalamp.com

TILLES CENTER

Part of LIU Post, this theater has featured acts from the New York Philharmonic to Bruce Springsteen. It has also taken certain measures to ensure all guests are comfortable— its summer concert series is fully outdoors, and there is a vaccinated section for those who so choose. Masks are required to and from seats, but not while seated. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org 

MY FATHER’S PLACE

Though modest in size, this venue is known for featuring some huge acts. Musicians like Billy Joel, Madonna, and Aerosmith all performed here in the  ’70s and  ’80s. Talk about a trend-setter! This famous venue plans to reopen in late September or October. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. myfathersplace.com 

NORTHWELL HEALTH AT JONES BEACH THEATER

Nearly 70 years old, this outdoor theater is an entertainment pillar of the South Shore, and concerts have returned! 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com

THE PARAMOUNT

This club has had a major impact on the Long Island music scene during less than 10 years of being in business. From Ed Sheeran to Steely Dan to Pitbull, this club has seen them all and it is now open once more. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com

MULCAHY’S PUB AND CONCERT HALL

This Irish bar and concert hall has been bringing music to the community for more than 50 years, and it’s not about to stop now! Mulcahy’s is fully reopened. 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com 

LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET

This Landmark’s philosophy is to enhance the spirit of its community — and by featuring live music and good times, it does exactly that. All concerts are currently taking place outdoors or are socially distanced, with the venue planning to reopen fully this September. 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org 

WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

This not-for-profit space was transformed from a shuttered movie theater to a space for the performing arts, and now features everything from concerts to comedy. It is fully reopened. 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org 

THE JAZZ LOFT

At this jazz mecca, it’s about more than live music — it’s about keeping the spirit of jazz alive. It’s a music hall, a museum, and an education center all wrapped up in one, and it is now open again! 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook. thejazzloft.org

STEREO GARDEN

Good food, great drinks, and even better music that’s returned to the venue. What more could you ask? Events are taking place again, so snag tickets and head on over. 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. stereogardenli.com

THE SUFFOLK THEATER

This venue has been a home for music and film for nearly 90 years — but it doesn’t look a day over 20! It will reopen on Aug. 27 with a performance by the Lord of 52nd Street. 118 Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com

BOULTON CENTER

This YMCA center is home not only to live music, but to cultural programs meant to bring music and education to the community. This venue is not yet reopened. 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org 

THE SPACE AT WESTBURY

Concerts, comedy, and everything in between have played here. There is a show scheduled for later this month. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com

89 NORTH

Here you’ll find the intimacy of a hometown bar combined with the resources of a giant concert hall. The venue has many shows lined up each weekend this month. 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com

PATCHOGUE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The largest theater in Suffolk County, a beloved cultural center for 90 years, is fully reopened. 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org 

TREME

This venue is known not only for its dance floor and terrific musicians, but delicious food and drink and beautiful outdoor seating area. This venue is closed until further notice. 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com

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