Summer means spending time outdoors and there are plenty of area venues where locals can catch a performance under the open skies. From restaurants to beaches, spend your summer on the Island checking out these great places for live outdoor entertainment.
Maliblue Oyster Bar
What’s better than dinner on the beach? Dinner and dancing on the beach, obviously. With seating available indoors and outdoors, Maliblue Oyster Bar entices customers with their delicious meals, tropical drinks and live music from some of the best bands on Long Island. Several days a week, a variety of artists are showcased at Maliblue Oyster Bar.
Whether you want to reminisce with some of the greatest songs of the ’70s or are looking to jam out to DJ Tommy Nappy’s latest hits, Maliblue Oyster Bar is definitely a restaurant to add to your summer bucket list.
For a calendar listing of all performances, visit www.maliblueoysterbar.com/live-music.
Nautical Mile Restaurants
It’s difficult to resist the charm of the scenic waterfront views, restaurants and melodious sounds of live bands at the Nautical Mile in Freeport. There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy live outdoor music, which is simply the cherry on top of any good meal. Enjoy a meal and live entertainment at Hudson’s on the Mile, bringing you the best music from Manhattan and Montauk. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends for their outdoor seating option is pet friendly.
Tropix on the Mile is another restaurant and bar that will have you dancing all day long with their live daytime cover bands to nighttime DJs taking the stage. Lastly, just steps away from the Nautical Mile is Tony Cuban’s Cucina & Cocktails. This Italian-Cuban fusion restaurant will give you what they call “a spice of life” and a weekend full of great music.
Westbury’s Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday evening at the Piazza Ernesto Strada on Post Avenue, there will be free live concerts and performances throughout the summer. Don’t miss out on the live bands, fun recreational activities and occasional theatre performance perfect for a family night out on the town.
The Westbury Summer Concert Series also recognizes and celebrates families of all different cultures and backgrounds through their special themed nights such as Reggae Soul Night, Rock n Roll Night and Salsa Night. There is something for everyone to listen to and enjoy at this summer concert series.
Jones Beach Bandshell Summer Concert Series
Have you been looking to freshen up your dance moves, but dread going into an actual dance class? Every Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the Jones Beach Bandshell is Latin Dance Night featuring different DJs and artists every week while also offering a free mini salsa and bachata lesson from Westbury’s very own Rhythmology Dance Studio. Start the party with this fun dance instruction to prep you for the dancing you’ll be doing all night long.
If you are interested in more musical events, lasting throughout the summer there will be live outdoor performances. Among the talented performers rocking the stage are Bright Lights (a Matchbox 20 tribute), Appetite for Destruction (a Guns N’ Roses tribute) and Tom Schhaudel and Pump (an Aerosmith tribute).
For more information visit jonesbeachbandshell.com/free-events.
Eisenhower Park Summer Concert Series
Here is free fun that the whole family can enjoy. All summer long there will be live music concerts and performances taking the stage at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. On Friday Aug. 11, the Nassau Pops will be featured amidst the several talented bands and artists performing through the month. International nights are also a highlight, in which a new culture will be celebrated every week with live music and performances.
However, if you can’t catch these evening shows, there are also a few noontime concerts listed so you don’t miss out on the summer fun.
Check out our website for a listing of all performances: www.longislandweekly.com/eisenhower-park-2017-free-summer-entertainment-schedule.
Long Beach Summer Concert Series
The Long Beach Summer Concert Series is a summer tradition that the city of Long Beach takes pride in putting together for beach-goers. This free concert series encompasses a wide range of musical genres from classic rock to country. The concerts will take place on rotating beaches: Mondays on Edwards Boulevard beach; Tuesdays on National Boulevard beach; Wednesdays on Grand Boulevard beach and Thursdays on Lincoln Boulevard beach. Take a trip to the beach and stay through the night for this popular outing filled with great tunes.
For a full list of acts, check out www.longbeachny.gov.