Daily Top 10: 10 Live Music Venues on LI Where You May Just Find The Next Big Thing


You don't have to travel all the way into Manhattan to find live music.

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You don’t have to travel all the way into Manhattan to find live music. Long Island has plenty of music venues growing in numbers all the time. Various bands make their way through the Long Island scene while heading for the big time. Just think of Billy Joel (hailing from Hicksville), Taking Back Sunday (from the Amityville area), Brand New (from Merrick), Dream Theater (from Kings Park). All of these musicians, plus so many more, got their start on Long Island playing the circuit and currently sell out shows where ever they play, often returning to their Long Island roots. Stop by the following venues, between the bunch you are almost guaranteed something to do for every night of the week. And the unknown band you see Friday could be selling out Madison Square Garden in a few years.

1.    The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

2.    Brickhouse Brewery
67 West Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 447-2337

3.    Ollie’s Point Bar and Grill
140 Merrick Road, Amityville – (631) 264-7712

4.    The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett – (631) 267-3117

5.    The Velvet Lounge
10 Woodscorner Road, East Setauket – (631) 751-7575

6.    Mr. Beery’s
4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage – (516) 731-9679

7.    The Vibe Lounge
60 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre – (516) 208-6590

8.    Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh – (516) 783-7500

9.    Nikon at Jones Beach
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

10.    Jack Halyard’s American Bar & Grill
62 South Street, Oyster Bay – (516) 922-2999

11.    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9300