Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Live Music

In a previous post, I talked about getting out to see and hear live music performed. One of the major venues for live performance in our area,during summer months, is the Tommy Hilfiger Theater at Jones Beach. There is nothing like a summer night of great music with a cool breeze off Zack's Bay to keep you comfortable. If you are like me, you look forward all winter to the announcement of the Jones Beach schedule. Well, its out and I am so disappointed. This years lineup is like a time-travel into the past. Judas Priest, James Taylor, Donna Summer, Journey, Meatloaf, and it goes on and on. I was excited to learn that Trey Anastasio (formerly of Phish) and Ben Harper were performing along with some promising, but little known jam bands. Alas, this show has been scratched, leaving us with Earth, Wind and Fire and Duran Duran. I'm sure that these "oldtimers" can still put on a pretty good show and I suspect that many of the shows will be sold out. However, we are not getting to see the up and coming, hot new acts. Wouldn't it have been great to see someone like the White Stripes at our favorite venue?

For a complete schedule of Jones Beach shows,

Fortunately, Jones Beach is not the only show in town! The New York Times Long Island Section, on June 5, 2005, listed a schedule of outdoor entertainment throughout Nassau and Suffolk. A copy of this is available at our Reference Desk.
Long Beach's own Concert by the Sea series is a very popular place to be on a summer evening. A schedule of these events is also available at the reference desk or on the City of Long Beach web site www.longbeachny.org - click on summer information.

The Huntington Arts Council sponsors a wonderful series of free concerts at Heckscher Park. This years lineup includes such well known acts as Phoebe Snow, Arturo Sandoval, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Long Beach's own Steve Adelson. For more information see:
www.huntingtonarts.org www.huntingtonarts.org


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