Nassau Announces Free Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Concert at Eisenhower Park

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Photo via Nassau County flyer

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are coming to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park on July 30, Nassau County officials announced Tuesday.

The free concert featuring Joan Jett, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and longtime Long Beach resident, aims to promote local businesses and attractions post-Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

“I am excited to welcome Long Island’s own Joan Jett back to the Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park to celebrate our county’s resiliency and show the rest of the state and country that Nassau is back and open for business,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said in a statement. “I want to encourage everyone, especially our veterans, doctors, nurses and first responders to come out and enjoy a full night of great music in celebration of all we have overcome and all we are still to achieve.”

Nassau is offering special VIP area seating for veterans, doctors, nurses, and first responders on a first-come, first-served basis. Space and parking will be limited, and there will be satellite parking with transportation to the show.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including favorites such as “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” The band is currently on a nationwide summer stadium tour with guest bands Poison, Def Leppard, and Motley Crue, and will stop in Nassau during a break in the tour schedule.

“We’re happy to be playing for all the hometown fans in a place that helped start it all for the Blackhearts,” Joan Jett said in a statement. “After a few tough years, great to see this community coming back together for some fun thanks to Bruce Blakeman.”

The free live performance is part of the Summer Concert Series at Eisenhower Park sponsored by Jovia Federal Credit Union and KJOY 98.3. It will be held at Eisenhower Park, parking field 6, in East Meadow on July 30 at 8 p.m. Attendees are asked to arrive early and bring their own chairs.