Summer Concert Listings

Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris

It’s summer and there’s no better time to experience live music, particularly at the halfway point of the season. As you can see, there’s quite a selection for the ongoing Summer 2015 season.

Madonna
Madonna

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

July 26 – Nicki Minaj
Aug. 11 – Yes & Toto
Aug. 12 – Motley Crue
Sept. 12 – Scorpions
Sept. 19 – Madonna

 

 

Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes

Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
www.foresthillsstadium.com

Aug. 4 – James Taylor and his All-Star Band
Aug. 6 – The New York Pops with Sutton Foster
Aug. 7 – The New York Pops with Pink Martini
Aug. 14 – Santana
Sept. 19 – Alabama Shakes with special guests Drive-By Truckers

 

George Benson
George Benson

NYCB Theatre @ Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury
877-598-8497
www.livenation.com

Aug. 8 – Air Supply
Aug. 13 – JJ Grey & Mofro/G. Love
& Special Sauce/Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Aug. 14 – George Benson
Aug. 15 – Neil Sedaka
Aug. 19 – Psychedelic Furs/The Church
Aug. 22 – Hippiefest
(The Family Stone/Badfinger/Rick Derringer/Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels)
Aug. 28 – Eric Burdon & the Animals with Edgar Winter Group
Aug. 29 – The Monkees (featuring Mickey Dolenz & Peter Tork)
Sept. 16 – Rick Springfield with special guests Loverboy & The Romantics
Sept. 19 – Charlie Daniels Band & Marshall Tucker Band

 

Van Halen
Van Halen

Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh
800-745-3000
www.jonesbeach.com

July 26 – Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival
(Slayer/King Diamond/The Devil Wears Prada/Hellyeah/Whitechapel/Code Orange/Feed Her to the Sharks/Jungle Rot/Kissing Candace/Shattered Sun/Sister Sin/Sworn In/Thy Art Is Murder)
July 31 – The Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson
Aug. 1 – Slipknot/Lamb of God/Bullet for My Valentine
Aug. 5 – Incubus/Deftones/Death From Above 1979/The Bots
Aug. 7 – Australian Pink Floyd Show/Led Zeppelin 2
Aug. 13 – Van Halen with David Lee Roth/Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Aug. 14 – Nickelback
Aug. 16 – Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire
Aug. 18 – Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band/Huey Lewis & the News
Aug. 29 – Gregg Allman/Doobie Brothers/City of the Sun/Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers/Jaimoe’s Jassz Band
Sept. 1 & 2 – 5 Seconds of Summer
Sept. 16 – Motorhead/Anthrax/Crobot

The Box Masters

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

July 29 – Cheap Trick & Peter Frampton
Aug. 1 – “Weird Al” Yankovic
Aug. 12 – Graham Nash
Aug. 15 – Breaking Benjamin & Young Guns
Aug. 18 – Todd Rundgren
Aug. 20 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Aug. 21 – Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band featuring Berry Oakley, Jr.
Aug. 22 – Aaron Lewis
Aug. 24 – Under the Sun: Sugar Ray/Better Than Ezra/Uncle Kracker/Eve 6
Aug. 29 – .38 Special
Aug. 30 – J. Geils Band/Ian Hunter & the Rant Band
Sept. 3 – The Jacksons
Sept. 4 – Counting Crows/Citizen Cope/Hollis Brown
Sept. 6 – Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters
Sept. 17 – GWAR

Joan Armatrading
Joan Armatrading

The Space at Westbury
250 Post Ave., Westbury
800-745-3000
www.thespaceatwestbury.com

Aug. 7 – Miguel
Aug. 21 – Buddy Guy
Sept. 26 – Joan Armatrading

 

John Hiatt (Photo by Jim McGuire)
John Hiatt
(Photo by Jim McGuire)

Westhampton Beach
Performing Arts Center
76 Main St., Westhampton Beach,
631-288-1500
www.whbpac.org

Aug. 1 – Marc Cohn
Aug. 2 – Steve Tyrell
Aug. 8 – Boz Scaggs
Aug. 15 – George Benson
Aug. 28 – Aaron Neville
Aug. 30 – The Bronx Wanderers
Sept. 4 – Keb’ Mo’
Sept. 5 – Bernadette Peters
Sept. 6 – John Hiatt

Dick Dale
Dick Dale

YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 W. Main St., Bay Shore
631-969-1101
www.boultoncenter.org
July 29 – Walter Trout
July 31 – Bill Kirchen
Aug. 1 – Albert Lee & Cindy
Cashdollar
Aug. 8 – Iris Dement
Aug. 12 – Dick Dale
Aug. 16 – John Gorka & Michael Johnson
Aug. 21 – Dana Fuchs
Sept. 17 – Charlie Musselwhite
Sept. 18 – Popa Chubby
Sept. 19 – James Maddock

 

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson

Other Big Shows:

July 27 & 28 – Culture Club at Beacon Theatre
July 30 & 31 – U2 at Madison Square Garden
Aug. 1, 2 & 3 – X at City Winery
Aug. 4 – Billy Joel at Nassau Coliseum
Aug. 5 – Faith No More at Madison Square Garden
Aug. 6 – Garland Jeffreys at Stephen Talkhouse
Aug. 12 – Willie Nelson & Family/Old Crow Medicine Show at Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park
Aug. 16 – London Souls at Stephen Talkhouse
Aug. 26 – J. Geils Band at Beacon Theatre
Sept. 4-6 – Electric Zoo Transformed at Randall’s Island
Sept. 12 – Death Cab for Cutie at Madison Square Garden
Sept. 12 – Gipsy Kings at Beacon Theatre
Sept. 15 – Emmylou Harris at Beacon Theatre
Sept. 16 & 17 – Madonna at Madison Square Garden
Sept. 19 – Sturgill Simpson at Beacon Theatre

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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, 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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