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It’s almost Summer, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now on Long Island! It’s time to get ready for free concerts all over Long Island!

 

Nassau County Freebies

Chelsea Mansion Lawn Concerts

Muttontown Preserve at 34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich

  •  7:30PM on Wednesday Nights in July
  • BRING YOUR OWN SEATING
  • July 10: Five Towns College Pops with Dean Karahalis
  • July 17: Long Island Conservatory of Music
  • July 24: Leon Petruzzi Jazz Orchestra

 

Eisenhower Park

Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow

Afternoon Concerts from noon to 2pm on Wednesdays by Fields 6/6A:

  • July 10: Swingtime Big Band
  • July 17: Stan and Edie
  • July 24: Randy and the Rainbows
  • July 31: Golden Tone Orchestra
  • August 7: My Way Sinatra Tribute
  • August 14: Six Gun

 

Evening Concerts at 7:30pm at Lakeside Theatre (fields 6/6A):

  • June 2: Indian-America Night
  • June 9: Israeli-American  Night
  • June 13: Russian-American Night
  • June 15: Caribbean Festival Night
  • June 16: Armenian-American Night
  • June 17: North Shore Pops
  • June 21: Oldies Concert
  • June 22: Blues Traveler
  • June 23: Ukranian-American Night
  • June 24: Italian American Night
  • June 28: Greek-American Night
  • June 29: TD Bank’s “Celebrate America” Fireworks and Show (it starts at 5:30pm)
  • June 30: African-American Night
  • July 1: Reach for the Stars finals
  • July 2: Nassau Pops
  • July 3: Big Shot
  • July 5: Long Island Philharmonic
  • July 6: Frankie Avalon
  • July 7: South Asian-American Night
  • July 8: German-American Night
  • July 12: Polish-American Night
  • July 13: Lorrie Morgan
  • July 19: “The Sound of Music” by Plaza Theatrical Productions
  • July 20: Variety show
  • July 21: Punjabi-American Night
  • July 22: Tribute to Harry Chapin
  • July 26: Dr. K’s Motown Review and Disco Unlimited
  • July 27: Fresh in the Park
  • July 28: CHILDREN’S DAY from 3pm to 7pm, “Disney Camp Rock” on stage at 6pm
  • August 2: Creole Night
  • August 3: Salute to Vets with Tony Orlando and USO Troupe, starts at 6:45pm
  • August 4: Chinese-American Night
  • August 5: Irish-American Night
  • August 9: Ladies of Disco
  • August 10: Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
  • August 11: PACOLI Night
  • August 12: Scandinavian-American Night
  • August 16: Korean-American Night
  • August 17: Huey Lewis and the News
  • August 18: Bangladeshi-American Night
  • August 23: Oldies Show
  • August 25: Pakistani-American Night
  • September 7: David Cassidy
  • September 22: Hispanic Heritage Night
  • September 28: Eddie Money, starts at 4:30pm
  • October 19: “We Will Survive” Strong Island starring Gloria Gaynor Bands, noon to 6pm. Gloria Gaynor on stage at 6pm

Glen Cove Village Square

Glen and Bridge Streets, Glen Cove

Downtown Sounds is a free outdoor concert series that happens on Friday nights in July and August, and always starts at 7pm. If it RAINS, everyone  heads to Wunsch Arts Center/R.M. Finley Middle School at 1 Forest Avenue in Glen Cove.

The event schedule hasn’t been posted yet, so keep checking back on their site to find out who’s playing on each Friday night!

Grant Park

Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlet

  • Patio Shows by Pond all start at 7pm
  • July 9: A Jersey Voice-Tribute to Jersey Boys
  • July 16: Something – Tribute to the Beatles
  • July 23: Yesterdaze Songs of the 50s and 60s
  • July 30: Larry Chance and the Earls

Long Beach Summer Evening Concert Series

They happen on Mondays at Allegria, Wednesdays by New York Avenue, and Thursdays by Neptune Boulevard. You’ll need your own seating. The schedule of who’s playing has not been announced, so keep checking their website for the full and updated list of performances!

Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

  • July 2: Eisenhower Park, East Meadow @ 7:30pm
  • July 5: Memorial Park, Marcellus Road, Mineola @ 8pm
  • July 12: Greis Park, Lynbrook @ 8pm
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATION – July 14: Heckscher Park, Main Street, Huntington @ 8:30pm
  • July 24: Valley Stream Village Green @ 8pm
  • July 26: Memorial Park, Mineola @ 8pm
  • July 31: Plainview/Old Bethpage Park, TOB @ 8pm
  • December 15: Christmas with the Nassau Pops, Chaminade High School Auditorium @ 3pm

North Shore POPS Concert Band

  • June 17: Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow @ 7:30pm
  • June 28: Sousa Bandshell, Boat Harbor on Main Street, Port Washington @ 8:15pm
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATION – July 4: Heckscher Park, Route 25A, Huntington Village @ 8pm
  • July 5: Westbury Village Piazza, corner of Post Avenue and Maple, Westbury (Rain Date: July 12) @ 7pm
  • July 7: Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, Morgan Park, Glen Cove @ 7:30pm
  • July 28: Halls Pond Park, West Hempstead (in Park, not ballfield) @ 6:30pm
  • July 30: Clark Botanic Gardens, I.U. Willets Path, Albertson (rain date August 1) @ 7pm
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATION – August 29: Westhampton Beach Village Gazebo @ 7:30pm

Swingtime Big Bad

  • June 21: Sousa Band Shell, Port Washington @ 8:15pm
  • July 9: Cedarhurst Gazebo @ 8pm
  • July 10: Eisenhower Park Noontime Concerts, East Meadow @ noon
  • July 14: Halls ond Park Gazebo, West Hempstead @ 6:30pm
  • July 15: Manhasset Gazebo-Davies Green @ 7:30pm
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATION – August 1: Westhampton Beach Village Green Gazebo @ 7:30pm
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATION – August 6: St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, Rocky Point @ 7pm
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATION – November 3: South Huntington Public Library @ 2pm
  • November 10: East Meadow Public Library @ 2pm

Town of Hempstead Summer 2013 Summer Concert Series

All shows start at 8pm, unless otherwise noted

  • June 29 (Rain Date: 6/30): Town Park, Point Lookout, Independence Celebration, concert, fireworks and veteran’s salute @ 7:30pm
  • July 2: Newbridge Road Park, South Bellmore, “FM,” A Steely Dan Tribute
  • July 3: Echo Park, West Hempstead, “The Sound of Music,” A Plaza Theatrical Production @ 7:30pm
  • July 5: Levittown Veteran’s Memorial, Levittown, Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band
  • July 9: Rath Park, Franklin Square, Jerry Costanzo “Remembering Sounds of Sinatra”
  • July 10: Oceanside Park, Oceanside, The Klezmer Connection
  • July 11: Uniondale Park, Uniondale, Killer Joe and the Lido Soul Revue
  • July 12: Speno Park, East Meadow, B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute
  • Jul 13: Baldwin Park, Baldwin Harbor, Minute by Minute, a Doobie Brother Tribute @ 7:30pm
  • July 16: Coes Neck, Baldwin, Liverpool Shuffle, a Beatles Tribute
  • July 17: E. Village Green, Levittown, Almost Queen, a Queen Tribute
  • July 18: Terrace Garden, Inwood, Tribal Legacy
  • July 19: Harold Walker Memorial Park, Lakeview, The Danny Keane Band
  • July 22: Shell Creek Park, Island Park, “Simply the Best Week,” with Karen Durrant, a tribute to Gladys Knight
  • July 23: Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont, Remembering Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • July 24: Merrick Road Park, Merrick, The Ultimate Tina Turner Tribute
  • July 25: Seamans Neck Park, Seaford, tribute to Donna Summer
  • July 26: Hewlett Point Park, East Rockaway, Mac Talla Mor Band, Irish music
  • July 30: Acorn Lane, Levittown, Broken Road, A Rascal Flatts tribute
  • July 31: Dutch Broadway Park, Elmont, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions
  • August 1: Forest City, Wantagh, Walking Man, a James Taylor tribute
  • August 2: Hendrickson Avenue, Elmont, The Sly Gerald’s Band
  • August 6: Echo Park, West Hempstead, Half Step, a Grateful Dead tribute
  • August 7: Averill Boulevard, Elmont, Barometer Soup, a Jimmy Buffet tribute
  • August 8: Rock Hall, Lawrence, Marlene VerPlanck
  • August 9: Forest Road Elementary School, Valley Stream, The Devotions
  • August 13: Hewlett Point Park, East Rockaway, Emil Stucchio and the Classics, and evening of Italian music
  • August 14: Speno Park, East Meadow, Carmen Avenue Band @ 6:30pm and featured Band, 45 RPM, @ 8:30pm
  • August 15: Seamans Neck Park, Seaford, Yellow Brick Road, an Elton John tribute
  • August 16: Roosevelt Pool, Roosevelt, Knappertime
  • August 20: Rath Park, Franklin Square, The Capris
  • August 21: East Village Green, Levittown, Rockin’ the Paradise, a Styx tribute band
  • August 22: Merrick Road Park, Merrick, Beginnings, a Chicago tribute
  • August 23: Newbridge Road Park, South Bellmore, “Songs in the Attic,” a Billy Joel Tribute

Children’s Summer Festival (July 12-19)

“The Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan” shows.

  • July 12: Seaman’s Neck Park, Seaford @ 10:30am
  • July 15: Rath Park, Franklin Square @ 10:30am
  • July 15: Oceanside Park, Oceanside @ 1:30pm
  • July 16: Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore @ 10:30am
  • July 16: Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown @ 1:30pm
  • July 17: Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence @ 10:30am
  • July 17: Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island @ 1:30pm
  • July 18: Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale @ 10:30am
  • July 18: Echo Park, West Hempstead @ 1:30pm
  • July 19: Averill Boulevard, Elmont @ 10:30am
  • July 19: Azalea Road, Levittown @ 1:30pm
  • July 22-26th: Lyle Cogen “Friends, Like You and Me,” 10:30 am and 1:30pm

 Suffolk County Freebies

Evenings in Amityville

Intersection of Broadway (Route 110) and Park Avenue.

Outdoor dining and dancing themed activities from 5pm to 9pm.

  • June 22
  • July 13 – MOVIE NIGHT
  • August 10

Harborfront Park

101-A East Broadway Village Center, Port Jefferson

All shows start at 6:30pm.

  • July 3: Drivin’ Wheel
  • July 10: Eastbound Freight Bluegrass
  • July 17: Hungrytown
  • July 24: Pat Wictor
  • July 31: Mick Hargreaves and the King Guys
  • August 7: Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks
  • August 14: Caitlin Amanda and the Enablers
  • August 21: Caroline Doctorow and Russ Seeger
  • August 28: Shecky and the Twangtones

Hungtington Arts Council

All shows start at 8:30pm unless noted, and take place at Heckscher Park in Huntington.

  • June 27: Huntington Men’s Chorus
  • June 29: Hazmat Modine
  • June 30: Diane Schuur
  • July 3 through July 31 on WEDNESDAYS: Huntington Community Band
  • July 2: Disney’s “Camp Rock: The Musical” @ 7:30pm
  • July 4th through August 1st on THURSDAYS: Northport Community Band (Gazebo at Northport Harbor)
  • July 6: “The Sound of Music”
  • July 9: Hot Peas ‘N Butter @ 7:30pm
  • July 13: Paula Cole
  • July 16: Trout Fishing in America @ 7:30pm
  • July 23: “Freckleface Strawberry” @ 7:30pm
  • July 28: Swingle Singers
  • July 30: Malory Lewis and Lamb Chop @ 7:30pm
  • August 3: “Spamalot”
  • August 6: BAM Percussion! @ 7:30pm
  • August 10: The Long Island Philharmonic
  • August 11: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

Northport Village Park

Northport Village Park Patio, Northport at the Dock. All shows start at 7pm.

  • June 7: Andrew Fortier/In Kahoots
  • June 14: Tim and Megan McCauley/Cathy Krefer
  • June 21: Annie Mark and Chris James
  • June 28: Anna Caronna, John Cordes and Dave Dammann
  • July 5: Tommy Santoriello and Margaret Lassen/Sandy and Steve Edwards/Maureen Kammerer and Friends
  • July 12: Constant Wonder/Andrea Cetlin, children’s special
  • July 19: The Feinberg Brothers
  • July 26: Open Mic (sign up at the event)
  • August 2: Wild Ginger and Lonesome Moonlight String Band
  • August 9: Director’s Choice
  • August 16: Director’s Choice
  • August 23: Miles to Dayton
  • August 30: Glenn Baldwin and Friends of Jazz

Robert W. Krueger bandstand Northport Community Band Concerts. All shows start at 8:30pm

  • July 4: Red, White and You
  • July 11: Musical Milestones
  • July 15: Music From the New World
  • July 22: Go For the Gould
  • July 29: Final Bow…For Now

Port Jefferson Village Hall

121 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson across from the village hall, unless otherwise noted.

All shows start at 8pm.

  • July 11: Street Survivors
  • July 25: Amber Ferrari
  • August 15: Fast Lane
  • August 22: The Magical Beatle Orchestra

Children’s shows at the Kip Lee Park Barn BEHIND Village Hall. All shows start at 6:30pm.

  • July 11
  • July 28
  • August 8
  • August 15

July 25th there’s the Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band.

Shorefront Park Bandshell

Smith Street, Patchogue

All shows start at 7pm, and run until 9pm.

  • July 6: Ed Travers Band
  • July 26: Kids concert, “Howie Seal and Friends”
  • August 3: The Jester Jim Show! Juggling for the Whole Family
  • August 17: Sixgun – Live Country with a Kick
  • August 24: Milagro

Southampton Cultural Center

Shows run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

  •  July 3: Lone Sharks @ Coopers Beach
  • July 10: Hambone Thyme @ Agawam Park
  • July 17: Matt Daniel @ Agawam Park
  • July 24: The Precisions @ Agawam Park
  • July 31: Project Vibe @ Coopers Beach
  • August 7: Jonny Hirsch @ Agawam Park
  • August 14: AdLib Steel Orchestra @ Agawam Park
  • August 21: New Life Crisis @ Agawam Park
  • August 28: Vivian and the Merrmakers @ Agawam Park

Stony Brook Village Center

Main Street on the harbor, Stony Brook

All shows run from 7pm to 9pm.

  • July 14: Six Gun Band
  • July 21: Ed DeCorsia and New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band
  • July 28: Eastbound Freight Bluegrass
  • August 4: Jack’s Waterfall
  • August 11: Time Was
  • August 18: Shenole Latimer and Friends
  • August 25: Banjo Rascale

Summer Sunset Concert Series

Argyle Park Gazebo, Babylon Village

All shows are Fridays at 8pm from July 5th through August 30th. If it rains, the concerts are at the Babylon School auditorium on Railroad Avenue.

Town of Smithtown

Hoyt Farm Park Preserve, New Highway, Commack

Shows are for TOWN OF SMITHTOWN RESIDENTS ONLY and start at 7pm at the showmobile.

  • June 30: The Fast Lane
  • July 12: Children’s Performer and KidsKoncert/DJ Didi Maxx (rain date: July 19)
  • July 14: Good Rats
  • July 21: Joe Bayer Band and SixGun
  • July 28: Liverpool Shuffle
  • August 2: MOVIE NIGHT – “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” (rain date: August 9)
  • August 4: Billy Joel Movin’ Out Band
  • August 11: Soul Be It

 

 

 

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