2018 Summer Concert Guide For Long Island And NYC

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Have some hot onstage fun this season

Catch Paramore at Barclays on June 26 (Photo by kyle.tucker95 via Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)

Summertime is around the corner and there’s no better time to experience live music. Indoors or outdoors, in the pit or on the mezz—it’s all good.

As you can see, there’s quite a selection for the upcoming summer 2018 season that includes a new venue in Roslyn and plenty more to check out in New York City and Long Island.

Catch Coheed and Cambria at the Amphitheater at Coney Island on July 21. (Photo source: Facebook)

Amphitheater at Coney Island

3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn • 917-618-6700 • www.coneyislandlive.com

  • June 3—Primus / Mastodon
  • June 20—Big Daddy Kane
  • June 27—Barenaked Ladies
  • July 7—Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • July 8—Barrington Levy
  • July 13—Tito Rojas / Andy Montanez
  • July 21—Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
  • July 28—Dance Fever 40th Anniversary
  • July 29—The Lox
  • Aug. 1—Rise Against
  • Aug. 4—’70s Soul Jam: The Stylistics / The Delfonics / Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes / Heatwave / Carl Carlton / Ray Goodman and Brown
  • Aug. 5—Beres Hammond
  • Aug. 9—Slightly Stoopid
  • Aug. 10—Dark Star Orchestra
  • Aug. 11—One Africa
  • Aug. 17—The Beach Boys
  • Aug. 18—Diplomats aka Dipset
  • Sept. 1—Freestyle Funhouse 
  • Sept. 14—Jawbreaker
Catch Shania Twain at Barclays July 14. (Photo by Brian Bowen Smith)

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn • 917-618-6700 • www.barclayscenter.com

  • June 6—Depeche Mode
  • June 9—The 32nd New York Salsa Festival (Willie Colon / Oscar D’Leon / Rey Ruiz / Andy Montanez / Grupo Niche / Tito Nieves / Charlie Aponte / Africando / Tony Vega / David Pabon / Los Adolecentes)
  • June 26—Paramore / Foster the People
  • June 27—Sam Smith
  • July 14—Shania Twain
Catch David Byrne at Forest Hills Stadium on Sept. 15. (Photo source: Facebook)

Forest Hills Stadium

1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills • www.foresthillsstadium.com

  • June 8—Belle & Sebastian / Perfume Genius / Frankie Cosmos
  • June 9—Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats / The Head and the Heart
  • June 13—Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters / Sheryl Crow
  • June 15—Alt-J / Kamasi Washington
  • June 17—New York Pops with Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s Tommy
  • June 22—Dropkick Murphys / Flogging Molly / Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers
  • July 24—Arctic Monkeys
  • July 28—Boy George & Culture Club / The B-52s / Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey
  • Aug. 11—Maxwell
  • Aug. 17—Cake and Ben Folds / Tall Heights
  • Aug. 18—Russell Peters
  • Sept. 8—Jamiroquai
  • Sept. 12—Van Morrison / Willie Nelson & Family
  • Sept. 15—David Byrne / Tune-Yards
  • Sept. 22—Portugal.The Man / Lucius
  • Sept. 29—The National / Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit / Cigarettes After Sex / Phoebe Bridgers / Adia Victoria
  • Sept. 30—The National / Future Islands / Cat Power / U.S. Girls / Bully
  • Oct. 6—The Infatuation presents EEEEEATSCON
Catch Garland Jeffreys at My Father’s Place on July 14. (Photo by Danny Clinch)

My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel

1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn • www.myfathersplace.com

  • June 29—Buster Poindexter
  • June 30—Livingston Taylor
  • July 1—Roomful of Blues
  • July 6—Brand X
  • July 7—Robert Gordon
  • July 12—Third World
  • July 13—Robert Gordon
  • July 14—Garland Jeffreys and Frank Carillo
  • July 18—Michael Glabicki Rusted Root
  • July 20—Zebra (Almost acoustic)
  • July 21—Spyro Gyra
  • July 27—NRBQ
  • July 28—Arlen Roth
  • Aug. 3—McCoy Tyner
  • Aug. 4 & 5—Barnaby Bye
  • Aug. 11—The Blasters
  • Aug. 16—Howie Day
  • Aug. 17—Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze
  • Sept. 7—Brewer & Shipley
  • Sept. 15—Marshall Crenshaw
Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos on May 31 at NYCB Theatre @ Westbury. (Photo source: Facebook)

NYCB Theatre @ Westbury

960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury • 877-598-8497 • www.livenation.com

  • May 18 & 19—Tony Bennett
  • May 20—Jackson Browne
  • May 31—Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
  • June 8—Josh Gracin
  • June 14—Johnny Mathis
  • June 16—Howie Mandel
  • June 17—The Wiggles
  • June 20—Trace Adkins
  • June 22—Happy Together Tour (The Turtles / The Cowsills / Chuck Negron / Mark Lindsay / Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band / The Association)
  • June 23—Peter Cetera
  • June 30—Linda Eder
  • July 13—Retro Futura: Belinda Carlisle/ABC/Modern English/Tony Lewis
  • July 18—Yes 50: Celebrating 50 Years of Yes
  • July 19—Lee Brice
  • July 20—Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish’s Rascals
  • July 21—Dion
  • July 27—Hippiefest (Vanilla Fudge / Rick Derringer / Mitchy Ryder & the Detroit Wheels / Badfinger)
  • Aug. 11—Air Supply
  • Aug. 18—The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
  • Aug. 24—Smokey Robinson
  • Aug. 25—Classic Deep Purple Live
  • Sept. 8—Don McClean & Pure Prairie League
  • Sept. 13—Celtc Thunder X Tour
  • Sept. 10—Doo Wop Extravaganza: The Duprees / Sonny Turner / Jay Siegal & The Tokens / The Happenings / The Capris / Joey Dee and The Starlighters
Catch Foo Fighters at Jones Beach on July 14. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Northwell Health @ Jones Beach Theater

1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh • 800-745-3000 • www.jonesbeach.com

  • May 30—Kendrick Lamar / SZA / Schoolboy Q / Jay Rock / Ab-Soul / SiR / Lance Skiiwalker
  • June 15—BLI Summer Jam: Shawn Mendes / Backstreet Boys / Meghan Trainor / 5 Seconds of Summer / ZEDD / Alessia Cara / Marshmello / Bebe Rexha / Dua Lipa / Why Don’t We
  • June 16—KTUphoria: Dua Lipa / Ne-Yo / Charlie Puth / Sting / Shaggy / Pitbull / Enrique Iglesias
  • June 20—ZZ Top / John Fogerty
  • June 21—Poison / Cheap Trick / Pop Evil
  • June 22—Foreigner/Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
  • June 23—Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
  • June 29—Styx / Tesla / Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • July 6—Rascal Flatts / Dan + Shay / Carly Pearce
  • July 12—Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers / Magpie Salute
  • July 14—Foo Fighters
  • July 15—Lauryn Hill: “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill—20th Anniversary”
  • July 17—Dave Matthews Band
  • July 18—Weezer / Pixies / Sleigh Bells
  • July 19—Little Big Town / Miranda Lambert / Turnpike Troubadours / Tenille Townes
  • July 25—Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage / Three Days Grace
  • July 27—The Cult / Stone Temple Pilots / Bush
  • July 28—VANS Warped Tour: Final Full Cross Country Tour
  • July 29—Slayer / Anthrax / Lamb of God / Testament / Napalm Death
  • July 30—Kesha / Macklemore
  • Aug. 2—Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
  • Aug. 3—Chicago / REO Speedwagon
  • Aug. 4—Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker / Russell Dickerson
  • Aug. 7—Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson
  • Aug. 10—Brad Paisley / Dan Tyminski & Kane Brown
  • Aug. 11—Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence
  • Aug. 12—Kidz Bop Live
  • Aug. 14—Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart
  • Aug. 15—Pentatonix
  • Aug. 18 & 19—Billboard Hot 100 Festival: DJ Snake / Future / Rae Sremmurd / Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / Bad Royale / Bexey / Bhad Bhabie / Cheat Codes / Daya / Frank Walker / French Montana / Gnash / Jacquees / J.I.D. / Justine Skye / Khelani / Kim Petras / The Knocks / Krewella / Liiv / Lil Xan / Logan Henderson / London Richards / Loote / Machine Gun Kelly / Matoma / Matt Medved / Maty Noyes / Nghtmare / Nothing, Nowhere
  • Aug. 22—Counting Crows / Live (the band)
  • Aug. 25—311 / Offspring / Gym Class Heroes
  • Aug. 28—G-Eazy / Logic / Yo Gotti / Ty Dolla $ign / Lil Uzi Vert / YBN Nahmir / P-Lo & Murda Beatz
  • Sept. 1—Judas Priest and Deep Purple
  • Sept. 2—Shinedown and Godsmack / Red Sun Rising
  • Sept. 6—Five Finger Death Punch / Breaking Benjamin
  • Sept. 8—Ozzy Osbourne / Stone Sour
  • Sept. 12—Niall Horan from One Direction / Maren Morris
Catch the Toots and the Maytals at The Paramount on Aug. 23. (Photo source: Facebook)

 The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington • 631-673-7300 • www.theparamountny.com

  • May 19—Madison Beer
  • May 20—Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti
  • June 2—Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis
  • June 3—Summerland Tour 2018: Everclear / Marcy Playground / Local H / Summerland B
  • June 7—Midge Ure / Paul Young
  • June 10—Gin Blossoms / Vertical Horizon / Tonic
  • June 15—Gary Gulman
  • June 16—Jim Breuer
  • June 21—Trevor Hall
  • June 23—The Monkees Present: The Mike Nesmith & Mickey Dolenz Show
  • June 26—Boz Scaggs
  • June 28—Chase Rice
  • July 7 & 8—Andrew “Dice” Clay
  • July 13—Chris Botti
  • July 14—Jim Breuer
  • July 22—Blackmore’s Night
  • July 25—Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • July 26—Jake Shimabukuro
  • Aug. 2—Beres Hammond
  • Aug. 10—Black Label Society
  • Aug. 23—Toots and the Maytals
  • Sept. 14—MC50 Presents Kick Out the Jams—The 50th Anniversary Tour
Catch Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang at The Space at Westbury on July 25. (Photo source: Facebook)

The Space at Westbury

250 Post Ave., Westbury • 800-745-3000 • www.thespaceatwestbury.com

  • May 17—Blackberry Smoke
  • May 18—Dark Star Orchestra
  • June 5—Dance Gavin Dance
  • June 8—Blue Oyster Cult
  • July 19—.38 Special
  • July 20—Cinderella’s Tom Keifer
  • July 25—Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang
  • July 28—Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Beth Hart Band
  • Aug. 4—Living Colour
  • Aug. 15—Slaughter
  • Aug. 16American Idol Live
  • Aug. 24—Louie Anderson
  • Aug. 26—Jean-Luc Ponty
Catch Josh Ritter Westhampton Beach PAC on Aug. 12. (Photo source: Facebook)

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

76 Main St., Westhampton Beach • 631-288-1500 • www.whbpac.org

  • May 19—Keb’ Mo’ and His Band
  • May 26—Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • May 27—Joan Armatrading
  • June 9—David Crosby
  • June 10—The Righteous Brothers
  • June 16—Niccolò Ronchi
  • June 23—The Pitchforks
  • June 24—Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
  • June 29—Andy Grammer
  • July 6—Alan Cumming
  • July 7—Tracy Morgan
  • July 14—John Cleese
  • July 15—John Pizzarelli Trio with Catherine Russell
  • Aug. 3—Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
  • Aug. 4—Vanessa Williams
  • Aug. 12—Josh Ritter
  • Aug. 18—Rufus Wainwright
  • Aug. 19—Arturo Sandoval with special guest Jane Monheit
  • Aug. 26—John Hiatt and The Goners with special guest Sonny Landreth
Catch Cassandra House at the Boulton Center on June 1.

YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

37 W. Main St., Bay Shore • 631-969-1101 • www.boultoncenter.org

  • June 1—Cassandra House
  • June 8—Steve Forbert & the Renditions
  • June 9—Joe Louis Walker
  • June 15—Albert Lee
  • June 16—Matthew Sweet
  • June 21—The Babys
  • June 23—Richard Marx
  • July 30—Jimmy Vivino & the Eastcoast Bluesoul Rockers
  • July 19—Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene
  • July 22—Al Stewart
  • Aug. 2—The Alarm & Mike Peters
  • Aug. 4—Bayour at the Boulton Center Fundraiser featuring Il Sont Partis Band (Buckwheat Zydeco, Jr.)
  • Aug. 11—Dulce Sloan
  • Aug. 18—Albert Cummings
Catch A Flock of Seagulls at the Tilles Center on Aug. 4. (Photo source: Facebook)

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post

720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville • 516-299-3100 • tillescenter.org

  • July 6—Southern Rock Revival: The Charlie Daniels Band / The Marshall Tucker Band / Outlaws
  • Aug. 4—Lost ’80s Live (A Flock of Seagulls / Wang Chung / Naked Eyes / Farrington and Mann of When in Rome UK / Animotion / Nu Shooz)
  • Sept. 16—Michael Feinstein: The Crooners
  • Nov. 18—Steve Martin and Martin Short
Catch Joe Jencks at Our Times Coffeehouse on May 18. (Photo source: ourtimescoffeehouse.org)

Our Times Coffeehouse at The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

38 Old Country Rd., Garden City • 516-741-7304 • ehsli.org

  • May 18—Joe Jencks
  • June 15—Kirsten Maxwell and Kipyn Martin 
  • Oct. 19—The End of America
Catch Joan Osborne at The Stephen Talkhouse on July 13. (Photo source: Facebook)

The Stephen Talkhouse

161 Main St., Amagansett • 631-267-3117 • stephentalkhouse.com

  • May 26—Hello Brooklyn
  • May 27—Justin Townes Earle with Lilly Hiatt
  • May 28—Kiefer Sutherland with Rick Brantley
  • June 1—Big Sam’s Fuunky Nation
  • June 2—Rhett Miller
  • June 17—The Wailers
  • June 23—City Of The Sun
  • June 29—Loudon Wainwright III
  • July 1—Jimmy Vivino & The Bluesoul Rockers
  • July 6—Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
  • July 12—David Bromberg Quintet
  • July 13—Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio
  • July 17—Michael Glabicki & Dirk Miller of Rusted Root
  • July 21—Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Aug. 5—Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters
  • Aug. 10—Garland Jeffreys & The Coney Island Playboys
  • Aug. 11—Glenn Tilbrook with Leon Tilbrook
  • Aug. 24—Patty Smyth & Scandal
Catch Sergio Mendes at the Patchogue Theatre on July 1. (Photo source: Facebook)

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

71 East Main St, Patchogue • 631-207-1313 • www.patchoguetheatre.org

  • June 26—Robert Cray Band
  • July 1—Sergio Mendes
  • July 7—The Doo Wop Project
Catch U2 at Nassau Coliseum on June 9. (Photo by Helena Christensen)

Other Big Shows:

  • May 17 & 18—Jackson Browne at the Beacon Theatre
  • May 19—Jefferson Starship at the Suffolk Theater
  • May 19—Courtney Barnett at Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • May 23; June 2; July 18; Aug. 23—Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
  • June 1 through 3Governor’s Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island
  • June 6—Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls at The Playstation Theater
  • June 8—Ry Cooder at Town Hall
  • June 9—U2 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • June 13—Def Leppard and Journey at Madison Square Garden
  • June 13—LSD Tour: Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle / Dwight Yoakam at the Beacon Theatre
  • June 14—Hall & Oates and Train at Madison Square Garden
  • June 14—Tim McGraw & Faith Hill at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • June 16—Robert Klein at the Suffolk Theater
  • June 19—Imagine Dragons at Madison Square Garden
  • June 20—Thirty Seconds To Mars at Madison Square Garden
  • June 21 & 22—Harry Styles at Madison Square Garden
  • June 22—The Monkees present The Mike & Micky Show at Beacon Theatre
  • June 25—Kathy Griffin at Radio City Music Hall
  • June 25 & 26; July 1—U2 at Madison Square Garden
  • June 26—Seal at the Beacon Theatre
  • June 27—Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton at Radio City Music Hall
  • June 29 & 30—Sam Smith at Madison Square Garden
  • July 6—Trey Anastaio Trio @ Central Park Summerstage
  • July 10 & 11; 13 & 14—Radiohead at Madison Square Garden
  • July 13 through 15—Erasure at the Beacon Theatre
  • July 16—Charlie Puth at Radio City Music Hall
  • July 16 & 17—Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden
  • July 18—Janelle Monae at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater
  • July 18—Dickey Betts with Marshall Tucker Band & Devon Allman featuring Duane Betts at the Beacon Theatre
  • July 19—Beck at Madison Square Garden
  • July 20—Panic! At The Disco at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • July 23 & 24—Britney Spears at Radio City Music Hall
  • July 24—Panic! At The Disco at Madison Square Garden
  • July 26—Old Crow Medicine Show and Asleep at the Wheel at Central Park Summerstage
  • July 29—Kevin Hart at NYCB Live Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Aug. 1—Smashing Pumpkins at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug. 4—Toots and the Maytals at Brooklyn Bowl
  • Aug. 7—Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug. 9—Jason Mraz & Brett Dennen at Central Park Summerstage
  • Aug. 10—Shakira at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug. 10—Mavis Staples at the Suffolk Theater
  • Aug. 11—Jason Aldean at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug. 18—Dick Dale at Brooklyn Bowl
  • Aug. 21 & 22—Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug. 23—Beach House at the Kings Theatre
  • Aug. 25—Taj Mahal Trio at the Suffolk Theater
  • Aug. 25 & 26—Belly at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Aug. 29—Fall Out Boy at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Sept. 6—A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper at Beacon Theatre
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In addition to being editor of Garden City Life and Syosset-Jericho Tribune, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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