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Nikon at Jones Beach Theater: Your Summer Concert Guide


Because it’s just a barrier island away, I consider the Jones Beach Theater as part of our Long Beach summer entertainment. This might be somewhat of a free advertisement for livenation.com, but who cares. Perhaps they will give me a percentage of ticket sales?

Tickets can be purchased @ livenation.com. All *just announced* shows go on sale Saturday, May 5 at 10am, and the box office at the venue will officially be open for the season.

Just a few notes as I scroll down this list: Iron Maiden will be touring with Alice Cooper. Will John Stamos be the Beach Boys drummer? Catch Def Leppard before they lose another band member. If Phish were spelled Fish, I would maybe listen to them. I would go to the Identity Festival, but I’m not sure if I belong there. Journey still cashing in on the “Don’t Stop Believin'” Sopranos finale. Who’s Kelly Clarkson?

Hipster Kids Rejoice (Matt & Kim Are Coming to the Quiksilver Pro)

It seems Quiksilver may have snuck another band in under all our noses.  A close-reading tipster pointed out that the brooklyn hipster band, Matt & Kim are listed on the Quiksilver Pro website, while not included in the press release that has the concert schedule.

I double-checked this with Matt & Kim’s website and they will indeed be here Saturday, September 3rd.

Matt & Kim will be joining several other indy-dance bands, like Girl Talk to make up what should be a very upbeat musical set.  A whole lotta music that should bring a grin to even the most jaded Quiksilver Pro attendee.


Regarding that Red Hot Chili Peppers Rumor…..

“I heard that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to play Long Beach at the Quiksilver Pro.”

This rumor is really getting around: received several emails about it, overheard it at the gym, got comments on this blog as I write this article… What’s the deal? Any truth to the rumor, or is the person who made it up having a good laugh? This is all we know now:

  1. The Quiksilver Pro lineup was announced and The Red Hot Chili Peppers are not on the list:
  2. Anthony Kiedis & Flea both surf.
  3. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring and there is a gap between September 1st and September 11th: (source: Red Hot Chili Peppers 2011 Tour Dates), but New York isn’t normally a stop between Mexico City and Costa Rica.

August 30th: Mexico City. Mexico

(September 1st – 11th:  uh….LONG BEACH, NY ???????)

September 12th: San Jose, Costa Rica

September 14th: Lima, Peru

September 15th: Lima, Peru

The Red Hot Chili Peppers could of been involved in early talks, but had to back out due to their own tour commitment. So maybe that’s how the rumor got started in the first place. Unless somebody can give us some hard, cold evidence, I doubt we’ll be seeing Flea’s penis in a sock in Long Beach anytime soon. The lineup was announced and the Flaming Lips are going to bring a lot more people here than you think (I saw them in concert opening for Beck and couldn’t believe how many fans they have.) Let’s definitely file this one under rumors and keep it there.


So, what is the deal with that “special surprise performance” on September 3rd? (Source – The Quiksilver Pro – The Biggest + Best Music and Athlete Lineup). Ahh.. just something to keep the rumor alive…  I guess we’ll never know, until that day comes 🙂



“Free Summer Concert Series” Schedule

A Long Beach tradition! Not only are these shows free, but some of them are quite good! Swingtime, High Tide Reggae, Con Astone & anything Big Band are some of my favorites. Who are yours?

Time: 8pm  on Monday, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Full Updating Schedule : Free Summer Concert Series Schedule

Wednesday, July 6
Alive & Kickin’
Perform their hit “Tighter and Tighter” and much more
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, July 7
Joe Kane’s Big Bands
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Friday, July 8
T’Bazco Road
Enjoy the music of New Orleans, Cajun Zydeco before the Fireworks Extravaganza
Long Beach Blvd. Beach

Monday, July 11
Simply Tsfat
A trip (two guitars and one violin) of Breslav Hassidic musicians from the mystical city of Tsfat, the birthplace of modern Kabbalah
Long Beach Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, July 13
Irish Night w/ Black Velvet
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, July 14
Sounds of Santana and more
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Friday, July 15
Mike Krum Band
Indie rock, folk, pop (Allegria Surf Week)
National Blvd. Beach

Monday, July 18
Sounds of swing!
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, July 20
Risky Business
Rock ‘n roll rhythm & blues
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, July 21
High Tide Reggae
Hot sounds of calypso & reggae
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Monday, July 25
Killer Joe
Blues, soul, old time R&R
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, July 27
Real Hot Lanta
Classic rock ‘n roll music of the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, & Janis Joplin
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, July 28
Vintage Bliss
Darin, Sinatra, & more
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Monday, August 1
Los Playeros
The Sounds of Latin Jazz
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, August 3
All Together Now / Beatles Tribute
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, August 4
Ric Mango Orchestra
A wide selection of music and a Long Beach favorite
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Monday, August 8
Six Gun
Country, rock, folk, & bluegrass
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, August 10
Italian Night with Con Astone
Italian favorites and more
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, August 11
Classic rock ‘n blues cover band
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Monday, August 15
Polly O Band
Boogie, blues, zydeco, rock, & swing
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, August 17
Finn’s Fury
Urban Celtic Fusion & a bit of Johnny Cash
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, August 18
Mary Lamont
The best in country music
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Monday, August 22
The Vibe
Rock, hip hop, acoustic, & reggae
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, August 24
The New Yorkers
Oldies good time band
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, August 25
Freddie Scott Tribute Band
Soul, motown, and more
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Monday, August 29
National Blvd. Beach

Wednesday, August 31
New York Ave. Beach

Thursday, September 1
Neptune Blvd. Beach

Blood, Sweat and Tears playing for free in Lido this Saturday Night

Date: Saturday, June 25 – Veteran’s Salute begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by concert at 8 p.m.
LocationTown Park, Point Lookout
Price: Free

The Annual Independence Salute starring Rock superstars Blood, Sweat and TearsBay Fireworks and a salute to heroic veterans at 7:30 p.m. Rain date, Sunday, June 26. Formed in the late 1960s, with an historic appearance at Woodstock among their credits, Blood, Sweat and Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene. Featuring an harmonious blend of pop-rock and jazz, Blood, Sweat and Tears is one of the greatest horn bands in the history of modern music. Among the group’s chart topping hits are, “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “Hi-De-Ho” and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.”

Source :  townofhempstead.org