Long Islanders may not give tourism here much thought—unless they want someone to blame for summer traffic on the South Fork—but it plays a vital part in our regional economy. People in the hospitality industry fervently want it to have a bigger role here year-round. Creating a great destination miles from the Manhattan skyline in a place not universally known for having great hotels, luxury resorts or secluded getaways is a daunting proposition, but dozens have unarguably succeeded on the Island despite the challenges. Their stories reveal a lot about the possibilities and the pitfalls of hosting travelers here.
Gogol Bordello destroys The Space at Westbury; O.A.R. & Bush rock The Paramount; Valor & Promise of Redemption decimates Amityville Music Hall; Melvin George cracks up The Brokerage; Freestyle Explosion ignites The Emporium; Blue Tourmaline grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; seals invade Jones Beach State Park; & so many more amazing Long Island concerts & events!
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti & The Sleeping rock The Paramount; Joe DeVito cracks up Governor's Comedy Club; Kenny Rogers wows NYCB Theatre at Westbury; The Joe Vicino Band grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; Arash & Mansour amaze The Space at Westbury; Patent Pending destroys Revolution Bar & Music Hall; The Santa Claus Super Show hits YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts; and so much more!
Drowning Pool This Texan heavy metal band constructs hell raising anthems, with their goal being to fire up crowds in impassioned sing alongs and use...
Home For The Holidays Concert, Gavin DeGraw and The Airplane Family & Friends spread the holiday cheer at The Paramount; Jorma Kaukonen rocks Suffolk Theater; Paige Patterson & 'The Witness' mesmerize Cinema Arts Centre; Roots Foundation grooves at Treme Blues & Jazz Club; Greg Stone cracks up McGuires Comedy Club; The Chocolate Expo satiates all our cocoa fantasies at Cradle of Aviation Museum & so much more!
John Edward, Pooh, Jingle Bell Bottom Ball & Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury; The Ataris destroy Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Pamela Betti Band grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; America amazes The Space at Westbury; Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution & Eileen Ivers “An Nollaig” An Irish Christmas mesmerize YMCA Boulton Center; Andy Grammer, New York Bee Gees, Daughtry Acoustic Trio & Flatbush Zombies rock The Paramount & so much more!
Mind Open grooves Treme Blues and Jazz Club; Mike Birbiglia cracks up Governor’s Comedy Club; Brian Setzer Orchestra & Jim Gaffigan rip up NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Jim Breuer and The Loud and Rowdy slay Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall; Ebi mesmerizes The Space at Westbury; Battlecross destroys Amityville Music Hall; & so much more!
10,000 Maniacs rock YMCA Boulton Center; Chris Robinson Brotherhood hits The Space at Westbury; Carlos Mencia, Dillinger Escape Plan, Kansas, Scott Stapp & Evanescence destroy The Paramount; Tower of Power & Joe Bonamassa wow NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Ion Dissonance & Less Than Jake slay Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Kerry Kearney grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; The Brooklyn Bridge serenade Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts; Vanilla Fudge hits YMCA Boulton Center; Badfinger amazes Suffolk Theater; Carcass & Deafheaven level The Emporium; & so much more!