LongIsland.com’s 2014 August Family Fun Guide: Concerts, Festivals & Preparing for School!

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August is the start of the dog days of summer. It is the hottest time of year and also the time of year where kids ...

August is the start of the dog days of summer. It is the hottest time of year and also the time of year where kids are starting to get ready for back to school. But there is still plenty of fun left in the summer to have in this last month of the summer.

Fairs and festivals are very enjoyable throughout the summer and August’s fairs will help round out the summer with the final taste of freshly cooked corn, funnel cake, and popcorn. Additionally, live music is also available throughout the month of August and these may be the last shows that will take place outside before the weather gets colder.

Also, it is back-to-school time, although Long Island kids are doing a collective groan about going back to school, it is still important to start preparing by collecting supplies and completing summer reading assignments.

Fairs, Festivals, & Events
Enjoy food, crafts, and fairs at the various festivals and events on the island! Walk around and survey or partake in all of the fun festivities going on around you. The kids are sure to have a blast!

Oceanside Summer Festival FREE
Schoolhouse Green
Foxhurst Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
Saturday August 10th & Sunday August 11th; 11am-6pm
Cost: FREE

This weekend festival includes arts, crafts, new merchandise, and vendors selling antiques.

104th Annual Feast of the Assumption in Westbury FREE
St.Brigid's/Our Lady of Hope Parking Field
Maple Ave., Westbury, NY 11590
516-521-7342
August 13th to 17th; 6pm to 11pm
Cost: FREE

You can enjoy Italian food, musical entertainment, rides, games, vendors, raffles, auctions, baking contest, fireworks, and much more!

Holbrook Carnival/Craft and Festival FREE
Seneca Middle School
850 Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
August 14th to 16th; 8/14 & 8/15: 6-11 PM, 8/16: 1-11 PM & 8/17: 1-9 PM
Cost: FREE

631-471-2725
From craft vendors to rides to family entertainment, the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce is offering guests great amenities for a great night out with the family.

3rd Annual Farmingville Street Fair FREE
1050 Portion Road, Farmingville, NY 11738
August 24th 11AM-6PM
Cost: FREE

Kiddie rides for the kids and classic cars for adults, this street fair offers plenty for guest including various foods, crafts, and live entertainment.

Seaford Summer Festival FREE
Seaford Long Island Railroad Station
Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
August 30th to September 1st 11AM-6PM
Cost: FREE

Antique and craft are ready for this street fair’s guests. One of the larger crafts fairs on the island, this is not a craft fair to miss.

9th Annual Ronkonkoma Street Fair FREE
Hawkins Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
August 31st 11AM-6PM
Cost: FREE

Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce presents their 9th annual street fair where guests can enjoy various unique vendors.

Long Island Tech Day
LaunchPad Huntington, 315 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Huntington, NY 11743
Tuesday August 12; 2pm-4:30pm
Cost:

Tech companies will have the opportunity to exhibit their new products, ideas, and technologies. Companies such as, iRockGuitars, eGifter, TalentBrowser, and many more, will be in attendance. The expo is also offering consultations for startups and companies in their early stages.

2014 Long Beach International Film Festival
Various Locations on Long Island
July 30th to August 4th
Cost: $15 to $200

Don't miss out on the 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival running from July 30th to August 4th! Some of the greatest, hand-picked independent movie releases from around the world and take part in exclusive film and music events, Q & A panels with award winning filmmakers and directors and more!

Sayville Summerfest
Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782
631-567-5257
Friday August 1st, Saturday August 2nd, & Sunday August 3rd

Enjoy local food and crafts among great rides on the Main Street of Sayville. Tickets for the rides can be purchased, but walking through the event is free of charge.

Our Lady of the Assumption Feast
Our Lady of the Assumption
1 Molloy Street, Copiague, NY 11726
August 6th to 10th; Wednesday & Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 5-11pm, Sunday 2-10pm

Enjoy carnival rides and food at this Copiague feast. This feast is a little less than a week, so you can enjoy the festival at your own pace over the course of many days.

Long Island Potato Festival
Peconic Bay Winery
31320 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935
631-940-7290
Sunday August 10th; 11am-5pm
Cost: $20; Children Under 12 Are Free

Celebrate Long Island potato farming at this potato festival. The festival will feature contests pertaining to cooking potatoes and a potato peeling contest. So if you love potatoes there are a lot of fun potato related games will be taking place at this festival.

SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish Family Festival
125 Half Hollow Road, Deer Park, NY 11729
August 13th to 17th; Wednesday & Thursday 6-10:30pm, Friday & Saturday 6-1pm, Sunday 2-10pm

Enjoy rides, games, and great food at this family festival.

Holy Family Parish Festival
5 Fordham Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801
August 13th to 16th; Wednesday & Thursday 6-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6-11pm

This family festival will be sure to entertain your family from food to kid friendly rides.

Polish Town and Street Fair and Polka Festival
Polonaise Park, Riverhead, NY 11901
August 16th to 17th; 10AM-6PM
Cost: Free for street fair; dance festival $13 adults, $5 ages 12 and under
631-369-1616

Hundreds of Polish foods and Polish entertainment in celebration of Polish Culture.

Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
August 23rd 8AM-5PM
Cost:  General admission: $17;  $15 seniors;  $8 ages 7-17; children 6 and under free

Enjoy Scottish tradition with music from bagpipes, Celtic dancing, highland games, and activities for children.

23rd Annual Long Island Maritime Museum Seafood Festival 2014
88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796
August 23rd to 24th 10AM-7PM
Cost: $8 for all participants; children under 5 are free

From seafood to live music, this event offers guests entertainment for the whole family. Be sure kids check out the pony ride and treasure hunt in their Pirate’s Cove area.

Shinnecock Powwow
West Gate Road off Montauk Highway, Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, NY 11968
August 29th to September 1st
Cost: General admission: $15;  $10 ages 6-12 and seniors;  free 5 and younger

Learn about early civilization at the Shinnecock Reservation. This event includes tribal dances, crafts, storytelling, native foods, demonstrations, and dance and drum competitions.

Live Music
With so many venues on Long Island you don't want to miss your last chance this summer to get to see a live show!

Jettykoon Live Music FREE
Sole East Resorts - Backyard
90 Second House Road, Montauk NY 11954
August 1st, 15th, and 29th 7PM-11PM
Cost: FREE

Poolside and along the gardens, guest can enjoy food and original live music.

New York Minute Band at JC Cove Restaurant FREE
JC Cove Waterfront Restaurant
229 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
August 2nd, 29th, and September 5 7PM-11PM
Cost: FREE

They are not just a band, they are an experience, combining two elements of music band and DJ as one. you will want to see them again!

A Tribute To The Music Of The Peace And Love Generation FREE
The Caumsett Foundation
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
Cost: FREE

Old School Band presents "A Tribute To The Music Of The Peace And Love Generation." Hear all the greatest classic rock tunes from the most iconic groups of the 1960's & 70's.

Summer Concerts - Presented by the Village of Lake Grove FREE
Lake Grove Village Hall
980 Hawkins Avenue, Lake Grove, NY 11755
August 3rd and 24th
Cost: Free

True North Travelers will perform on August 3rd at 7-9pm and Blues to Blackstreet Band will perform on August 24th at 7-9pm.

Summer Twilight Concert Series FREE
Pulaski Street School
300 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
August 4th 7:30PM
Cost: FREE

The No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band operating under the auspices of the Riverhead School District and directed by John Eyre will present Monday Evening Summer Twilight Concerts on the great lawn at the Pulaski Street School, Riverhead. Music includes marches: lots of Sousa, Broadway Tunes, Pops and Classics.

Jay And The Americans & The Brooklyn Bridge @ John Burns Town Park FREE
5158 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
August 5th 7:30PM-10PM
Cost: FREE

Two of the greatest rock'n'roll groups of '60s and '70s. Million Selling hits, including 'This Magic Moment,' 'Only In America,' 'Cara Mia', 'Come A Little Bit Closer. " The group features three original members Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the magnificent voice of Jay Reincke and the great USA Band.

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot FREE
St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church
614 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778
August 5th 7PM
Cost: FREE

Enjoy a performance by Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band as part of the Downtown Rocky Point Summer Concert Series.

Performance by Fleetwood Macked FREE
The Gazebo
Across from Nesconset Plaza - Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset, NY 11767
August 5th 7:30PM
Cost: Free

Enjoy a Performance by Fleetwood Macked, playing all the best music by Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks as part of the Free Outdoor Concert Series.

Dark Star Orchestra: Grateful Dead Tribute Band FREE
Tanner Park
Karrigan Road, Copiague, NY 11726
August 6th 7:30PM
Cost: FREE

Deadheads will love hearing this Grateful Dead tribute band play favorites like, 'Casey Jones' and 'Truckin.'

Summer Concert Series: Copycat Band FREE
Medford Memorial Park
Route 112, Medford, NY 11763
August 6th 7PM-9PM
Cost: FREE

Enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean with a live performance by Copycat Band who will be doing a concert as part of the Summer Concert Series.

"Elvis" The Legend Continues… FREE
Stango’s @ The Orchard
19 Grove Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
August 7th 7:30PM-9PM
Cost: FREE

Come Re-live all the Electrifying Magic of the King of Rock & Roll with Paul Monroe's "Elvis" The Legend Continues…

Sweet Sounds of Summer Concert With Killer Joe And The Lido Soul Review FREE
Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
August 7th 6PM
Cost: FREE

Come watch Killer Joe and the Lido Soul Review, covering the sounds of Motown, R&B, old-time rock and roll, blues and soul, Killer Joe Ferraro and the Lido Soul Review put the fun back into live music.

The Seven Band at Michael’s Porthole FREE
92 New Street, Oceanside, NY 11572
August 9 8PM
Cost: FREE

Michael's porthole is a waterfront bar restaurant that is dockside, lots of fun, casual, nautical feel and some nice seafood. Come eat, drink dance and enjoy life and the party at Michael's porthole.

The Zombies / Bruce Sudano And The Candyman Band @ John Burns Town Park FREE
5158 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
August 13th 7:30PM-10PM
Cost: FREE

The Zombies perhaps deliver one of the most sophisticated performances out there today, playing each tune in their set list with a delicate yet captivating delivery.

Long Island Sound & Art Festival FREE
Northport Village Park
1 Main Street, Northport, NY 11731
August 17th 1PM-6:30PM
Cost: FREE

Enjoy local live music while overlooking Northport harbor.

Summer Concert Series: 45PRM Band FREE
Medford Memorial Park
Route 112, Medford, NY 11763
August 20th 7PM-9PM
Cost: FREE

Relive the days of the 45rpm records and the Victrola as part of the Summer Concert Series.

Sweet Sounds of Summer Concert With That 70's Band FREE
Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
August 21 6PM
Cost: FREE

Come watch That 70's Band, New York's leading 70s dance, disco, funk group, That 70's Band performs to packed dance floor every weeks across the region and puts on the ultimate dance party of solid gold hits.

Mary Lamont Band at Jones Beach Bandshell FREE
Jones Beach Bandshell
Park in Field 4 and Walk to Boardwalk, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 25th 8PM
Cost: FREE

A country music concert under the stars at Jones Beach. Better bring your boots along, there could be line-dancing!

Sweet Sounds of Summer Concert With Badlands FREE
Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
August 28th 6PM
Cost: FREE

Come watch the Badlands, Six outstanding veterans of the NY music scene who faithfully deliver the music of Bruce and The E Street Band, capturing the sound of Springsteen's music without pretense or mimicry.

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra: ‘Spicy Sounds for a Hot Night’
The Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
August 1st 7PM to 10PM
Cost: Tickets start at $25

See Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra at The Vanderbilt Museum! Gates open at 5 PM and the club-style dance lessons will begin at 6 PM ($5 additional)

LongHouse Reserve to Host “Opera al Fresco”
133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
August 1st 6PM
Cost: $75+

LongHouse Reserve will host Opera al Fresco with Eve Queler and Friends. The performance will be followed by a dinner on the lush 16-acre property.  Guests will enjoy a stunning performance under the direction of Eve Queler. Guests will be captivated by selections performed by her friends, Tenor,Anthony Kalil and Baritone, Steven LaBrie.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters
The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
August 1st 8PM
Cost: $30-$50

Platinum selling album Sister Sweetly artists, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, will be invading The Space at Westbury with tunes like, 'Bittersweet' and 'Broken Hearted Savior.'

Marc Cohn
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Cost: $65

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn has been obsessed with pop music for as long as he can remember: As a songwriter and singer, Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.

Rick Derringer
Suffolk Theater
118 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
August 1st 8PM
Cost: $35

Grammy award winning artist Rick Derringer plays the blues! Derringer packs each performance with the kind of heart and soul only a veteran of the industry could bring, “..Did somebody say keep on Rockin?”

Trace Adkins
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 1st 8PM
Cost: Tickets starting from $45

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively.

Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Celebration with Music of Greatful Dead by Half Step
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11747
August 1st 7:30PM-9:30PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $25

Celebrating what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 72 birthday,Half Step covers the vast Grateful Dead songbook, faithfully capturing the spirit of such classics as “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Casey Jones” and “Touch of Gray.”

Miley Cyrus
Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale,  NY 11553
August 1st 7PM
Cost: $59.50-$89.50

Singer/songwriter/actress Miley Cyrus is touring in support of her newest album, "Bangerz," which features the hits, "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball."

Nine Inch Nails
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 1st 7PM
Cost: $29.50-$99.50

The tour will feature the live debut of material from the recently released albums 'Ghosts I-IV' and 'The Slip' alongside songs spanning the entire NIN catalog.

Ed Kowalczyk: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the classic LIVE album “Throwing Copper”
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 2nd 8PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $37

Founding member of the band Live, this now solo artist plays guitar and sings vocals to alternative, post-grunge, and hard rock music.

Buckwheat Zydeco
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
August 2nd 8PM
Cost: $45

Over the course of 30 years, Buckwheat Zydeco has gigged with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics to a worldwide audience of three billion people. Buckwheat even performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations.

Ziggy Marley at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 2nd 8PM-10PM
Cost: $75-$105

Grammy winner Ziggy Marley marries his own distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul, and pop, and tells stories with an innate sense of soul.

The Brooklyn Bridge
Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
August 2nd 8PM
Cost: $40

The world lost Johnny Maestro in March of 2010, but his talented band performs in his memory, entertaining audiences with hits like 'Welcome My Love,' 'Blessed is the Rain,' 'Your Husband, My Wife' and 'The Worst That Could Happen.'

Pat Metheny Unity Group at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 3rd 8PM-10PM
Cost: $110-$150

Whether purely acoustic or searingly electric, powerfully intense or deeply contemplative, highly composed or totally improvised, there is always that unmistakable Metheny sensibility at work that has stood at the forefront of music for almost four decades.

Patent Pending
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 3rd 5:30PM
Cost: $15

Patent Pending is a pop punk band from Long Island, New York. The band has been together since 2001 and has played hundreds of shows all across the United States. They have played with many bands, including Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Catch 22, MC Lars, Cobra Starship, Suburban Legends, Gym Class Heroes and Family Force 5.

John Fogerty
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 5th 7:30PM
Cost: $39.50-$153

Best known as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, songwriter John Fogerty will be hitting the stage this summer at Jones Beach.

KISS
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 6th 7PM
Cost: $49.50-$175

This show will feature an updated stage set, costumes and pyro effects that only the "hottest band in the world" could deliver.

Blackberry Smoke
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 7 8PM-10PM
Cost: Tickets start at $27.50

This Southern American country rock band from Atlanta with singles 'Good One Comin' On' and 'Pretty Little Lie' hit the stage at 8 p.m. at The Paramount.

The Early November
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 7th 7:30PM
Cost: $15

The Early November is a New Jersey-based pop-punk band with a flair for irony.

Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
August 8th 8PM
Cost: $25

The two main visionaries of this 12-piece explosion of love - Brother Joscephus and his eccentric cohort, The Right Reverend Dean Dawg - dip heavily into a musical gumbo rich with old school soul, roots, classic rock stylings, New Orleans rhythms, and feel-good “secular gospel” music.

Wild Child - Dave Brock's DOORS Experience
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 8th 8PM
Cost: Starting at $15

Wild Child - Dave Brock's Doors Experience is the Los Angeles based act with over 20 solid years of world tour experience and has flourished in the competitive L.A. Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage.

Tuesday Afternoon Tribute to The Moody Blues
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11747
August 8 7:30PM-9:30PM
Cost: Starting at $25

Playing the most well-known Moody Blues songs, this band brings many of the cult favorites and obscure songs to life.

Blackout at Bay Street
Bay Street Theatre
Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
August 8th, 9th, 22nd, and 23rd 11PM
Cost: $15

This is a performance offering cutting edge in the Bay Street lobby, which will be turned into a cabaret. Enjoy cocktails while watching performances happening around them.

Wired
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 8th 8PM
Cost: $12

Wired is a New York-based five-piece pop-punk outfit that is making a big noise in the Tri-state area and all over the East Coast.

Joan Osborne
Suffolk Theater
118 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
August 8th 8PM
Cost: $45

One of the most critically acclaimed R&B/Soul voices of her generation, Joan Osborne returned to those roots with her 2007 album 'Breakfast In Bed.'

The Jersey Four
Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
August 8 8PM
Cost: $40

The Jersey Four is a Four Seasons Tribute band. They will have you belting along like Frankie Valli with classics like, 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry.'

Sublime with Rome
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 9 8PM
Cost: Tickets start at $45

This muscial collaboration performs music from the ska-punk, reggae rock band Sublime.

Time
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 9 10:30PM
Cost: $10

Time is a Pink Floyd Tribute band.

Huey Mack
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 9th 6:30PM
Cost: $15-$30

Huey Mack is a hip-hop artist from West Virginia.

Live in the Lobby: Songwriter Spotlight
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
August 9th 7PM
Cost: See website for details

'Live in the Lobby' shows begin with a 30-minute "Songwriter Spotlight" featuring acoustic performances by two or three local songwriters, followed by the featured performers playing until about 10 PM.

Kid Ink w/ Bizzy Crook
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 10th 8PM-11PM
Cost: Tickets start at $27.50

The Paramount Venue presale starts on Tues, 7/15 at 10 AM and ends that same day at 10 PM. Tickets go on sale to the General Public on Weds, 7/16 at 10 AM.

Kenny Loggins
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
August 10th 8PM
Cost: $75

American singer/guitarist/songwriter known for his soft rock music, Kenny Loggins will have you in the 'Danger Zone' while you sing along to his music.

Cecile McLorin Salvant at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 10th 8PM-10PM
Cost: $60-$80

This young jazz singer's velvety vocals will have you reminiscing while you listen to these classic songs with a new twist.

Morgan Heritage
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 10th 7PM
Cost: $35

This group is made up of five children fathered by reggae vocalist Denroy Morgan. Morgan Heritage is considered one of the leading groups in the new generation of reggae, combining R&B influences with Rastafarian lyrics.

The Cult
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 12th 8PM-10:30PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $37.50

After hitting the stage at Coachella 2014, this 80s British hard rock band will now be making their way to Long Island to perform at The Paramount.

Boz Scaggs
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
August 13th
Cost: See Website for Details

Come on down to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury to see Boz Scaggs perform live as part of the Memphis Tour!

Kings of Leon
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 13th 7PM
Cost: $49.50-$75.50

This Nashville born and bred band, with all related band members, dishes out an alternative rock sound with brassy, twangy highlights. You may recognize some of their hit songs like 'Use Somebody' from the radio.

Reflections-A Tribute To The Ladies Of Motown @ Maliblu Oyster Bar
Maliblu Oyster Bar
1500 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, NY 11561
August 14th 7PM-10PM

Come on out for a wonderful night at Lido Beach. Enjoy fantastic  food, specialty cocktails, excellent service and the best Motown show around. No need to travel to the city to hear great Motown Music.

Crystal Bowersox
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
August 14th 8PM
Cost: $35

Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King.

Smile Empty Soul
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 14th 7PM
Cost: $15

Smile Empty Soul is able to achieve a powerful, layered and beautifully unique sound.

Iridesence
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 15th 8PM
Cost $10

At its true core, Iridesense is a celebration of sounds. From rock and pop, to psychedelic, folk and post-punk/new wave, their music is unparalleled and unique. Brother and Sister Rick and Tara Eberle's uplifting and thoughtful lyrics easily inspire, and they sing with harmonic intricacies and counterpoints as their rhythm and bass guitars dance and crunch. The lead guitar riffs of Rob Viccari and drum rhythms of Rich Drouin create a bed of melody and weave the sound together in a steady flow and it's all fused together.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Suffolk Theater
118 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
August 15th 8PM
Cost: $40-$60

With the Black Crowes on hiatus, singer Chris Robinson steps out on his own with his current band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band also features Adam MacDougall (of the Black Crowes) on keyboards, George Sluppick on drums, Mark "Muddy" Dutton (of Burning Tree) on bass and Neal Casal on guitar.

Jesse McCartney
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 16th 8PM-10:30PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $28

Singer/actor Jesse McCartney, originally a member of the boy band Dream Street, will be heading to Huntington this August and be sure to make you swoon as he sings his hit, 'Beautiful Soul.'

The Zombies at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 16th 8PM-10PM
Cost: $65-$90

Legendary UK group The Zombies, with chart topping singles like, 'Time of the Season' and 'She's Not There,' will be coming to the U.S. to share their brilliant melodies and vocals with the crowd at WHBPAC.

Dar Williams
Suffolk Theater
118 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
August 16th 8PM-11PM
Cost: $38

One of the great singer songwriters in American Popular Folk. Dar Williams group Cry, Cry, Cry & her collaborations with artists such as Allison Krause & Bella Fleck make her a modern legend in the genre of Joni Mitchell & Joan Baez.

Little Big Town with The Eli Young Band and The Henningsens
Pennysaver Amphitheater
55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville, NY 11738
August 16th 7PM
Cost: See Website for Details

Don't miss out on Little Big Town live at the Pennysaver Amphitheater with The Eli Young Band and The Henningsens!

Long Island Bluegrass Festival
Tanner Park in Copiague
123 Baylawn Avenue, Copiague, NY 11726
August 16th 12PM-6PM
Cost: Tickets start at $10

The event will  feature bluegrass bands and more than 50 food and craft vendors and a children's stage. There will be workshops on Mandolins, Banjos, Fiddles, guitars and old-time banjo's. Be sure to bring a lawn chair. Takes place rain or shine. Sponsored by BACCA and The Long Island Bluegrass Club.

Guilty Pleasures
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 16th 8:30PM
Cost: $10

Guilty Pleasures is an '80s cover band based out of Nashville.

Air Supply
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
August 16th 8PM
Cost: $49.50-$59.50

Air Supply dominated radio in the early '80s with soft-rock hits like 'All Out of Love' and 'Making Love (Out of Nothing at All).'

JJ Grey & Mofro at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 17th 8PM-10PM
Cost: $45-$65

His grimy blend of front porch soul, backwoods blues, and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Don't miss JJ Grey and his band Mofro in a lay-it-on-the-line live show that's sure to move you to dance and at times to tears.

REO Speedwagon & Chicago
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 17th
Cost: See Website for Details

Classic rock bands REO Speedwagon and Chicago are teaming up for a great outdoor concert at the Jones Beach Theater.

Hellogoodbye
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 17th 7:30PM
Cost: $15

This pop-electronica band from California will have you bopping along to catchy tunes like 'Here (In Your Arms)' before the night is up.

Jake Miller
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 18th 8PM
Cost: Tickets start at $25

Come down and listen to this up-and-coming young American rapper as he takes the stage. Miller has opened and performed with rap sensations like Snoop Dogg and Flo Rida.

Linkin Park
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 19th 6:30PM
Cost: $64.50-$248

Widely successful rock band Linkin Park, well-known for their 00's hits and albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora, will be gracing the stage this summer at Jones Beach.

Rod Stewart
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 20th 7:30PM
Cost: $40-$150

Pop rocker Rod Stewart's decades-spanning career has produced such hits as 'Maggie May,' 'Do You Think I'm Sexy' and 'Rhythm of My Heart.'

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 21st
Cost: See Website for Details

You'll feel like you're on a tropical island as you sway along to classics like, 'Margaritaville' and 'Cheeseburger in Paradise.'

Us And Floyd at The Emporium
The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, NY 11772
August 22nd 8PM-11:30PM
Cost: $10

Don't be just, 'Another Brick in the Wall,'  come out and hear the musical stylings of this Pink Floyd Tribute band.

Fridays at Six Music Night
Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Cost: $15

Start your weekend off with the live music of Joe Hampton and the King Pins! Bridge Gardens will provide the beautiful, flower-filled setting, just bring your picnic and a blanket, and relax with friends while you enjoy the magic of a summer evening.  Music begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at dusk.

Guided by Voices
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 22nd 8PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $25

Since reforming in 2010, Guided By Voices have recorded six high-quality full-length albums in less than four years, never mind countless singles, several EPs and solo records.

Born of Scars
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 22nd 7:30PM
Cost: $10

Born of Scars' music is as intimate as it is inspiring, drawing on their rock, classical and progressive influences to create music that is a powerful, personal expression.

Bourbon Stills Band & Old Man Skynnr
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 23rd 8PM-11PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $10

With definite influences from the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Grateful Dead, Bourbon Stills Band & Old Man Skynnr provides listeners with a southern rock and roll sound, with a hint of the blues.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 23rd 8PM-10PM
Cost: $75-$100

Get down to the nitty gritty with the wildly popular, multi-platinum selling, country rock and American roots band.

Groundswell
Revolution Bar & Music Hall
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
August 23rd 5PM
Cost: $12

Groundswell is a classic rock cover band from Long Island, NY.

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
August 24th 8PM-10PM
Cost: $125-$200

Full of wit, wisdom and Texas-sized storytelling, this Grammy winner's finely crafted works are rife with characters and concepts that loom large on the American landscape. He defies conventional genres fusing elements of country, swing, folk, gospel and blues. Performing hits along with new music from his latest album, RELEASE ME, he continues to give us a unique perspective on life with his fresh songs, hot country beats, and tender ballads.

Cheap Trick
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 26th 8PM-10PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $39.50

Cheap Trick wants you to want them and what better way to show them than by seeing them live at The Paramount! 'Surrender' to the rock and roll sounds of this classic rock American 70s band.

Deep Purple
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
August 26th 8PM
Cost: $69.50-$89.50

Best known for the songs 'Smoke on the Water,' 'Burn' and 'This Time Around,' the current incarnation features original members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice, the lineup includes Steve Morse and Don Airey.

Jeff Bridges and The Abiders
The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
August 29th 8PM
Cost: Tickets starting at $39.50

Aside from his booming acting career, Bridges has had success in music with his self-entitled album “Jeff Bridges.” His album features a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians such as Grammy award winner T-Bone Burnett, who has helped produce albums for Lisa Maria Presley, Elvis Costello, Elton John & The Who.

Motley Crue with Alice Cooper
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 29th 7PM
Cost: See Website for Details

Come witness the heavy metal workings of American rock group Motley Crue and the macabre shock rock stylings of Alice Cooper.

1964: The Tribute
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
August 29th 8PM
Cost: $39.50

1964: The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to a nostalgic era in rock history. In an authentic and endearing tribute, the group recreates early live Beatles' concerts from 1964, with period clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.

Zac Brown Band
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
100 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
August 30th 7PM
Cost: $31.50-$77

Zac Brown gigged as a solo artist for several years with jaw-dropping flat-picking skills and an extensive catalog of originals, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of popular songs.

Other Great End-Of-Summer Activities
Summer’s not over just yet! There is still time to get outside and enjoy the terrific weather. Bring the whole family out for a day at the beach. Soak up some sun and make a splash at a Long Island spray park. Visit a local farm and pick your own berries, before the season is up!

Summer Activities
In addition to all of the live music, fairs, events, and festivals, there are tons of other fun activities to get in before the summer is up.

  • Beaches: There is still beaches to check out this last month of summer.
  • Beach Playgrounds: Consider going to a playground on the beach!
  • Spray Parks: Cool off in the dog days of the summer running through sprinklers at Long Island’s great spray parks!
  • Go to the North Fork: Stay a staycation out east on the island.
  • Berry Picking: It is heading toward the end of berry season, so pick some berries before they are gone.


Back to School Preparation
It’s about time to start collecting those school supplies, constructing a brand new wardrobe, and figuring out what needs to be done in preparation for the new school year.

  • Tutoring: Setting up tutoring for the year can give your child an advantage.
  • Keeping Kids Busy After School: Setting up what you child does after school can keep them busy and under someone’s care if you work past school hours.
  • Preschool: If you have not signed your child up for preschool, there might be a little more time.
  • Day Cares: Kids too young for preschool, but you need to go back to work, check out all the great Day Cares on Long Island.


Still not sure how to make the most out of August? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to check out our Things To Do Section for fun that can be enjoyed all week long, and don’t forget to head over to our Events Calendar for the hottest happenings of the month!

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