Hot Spots: Summer Concerts, Comedy and Festivals in the Latest Weekend Watch

Summer concerts on Long Island begin! Check out a highlight of entertainment and performances taking place this weekend!

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Summer concerts rule and you can bet Long Island has a packed schedule of them! For the end of this week, enjoy the Rascal Flatts and Pitbull at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. The weekend also includes entertainment like the Deer Park Community Center’s 3rd Annual Comedy Cabaret, performances by Barn Stars and Blue Rose at Northport Village Park and the Atlantic Wind Symphony at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. There are also theater performances and festivals like Les Miserable, the annual Smithtown Annual Festival Day and the Sheep Shearing Festival at Sherwood Jayne Farm. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – MAY 31, 2013

Who: Rascal Flatts With The Band Perry At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: The Grammy-winning band Rascal Flatts is on tour. Enjoy a performance supporting their latest work, ‘Changed.’ It’s the band’s eighth studio album.
Cost: $20.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 6PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

Who: Deer Park Community Center 3rd Annual Comedy Cabaret
Info: Come out for a night of laughter with New York’s funniest stand-up comedians. The event supports the Deer Park Community Center. The show features talent including Rich Walker, Joe Ponitllo, Marc Herschmann and Scott Schendlinger.  Ticket includes soft drinks, snacks, coffee and dessert. Reservations required.
Cost: $18 Per Person, $15 Per Person For Table of 8 or More
Time & Place: 7PM to 10PM at Deer Park Community Center, 41 Homer Avenue, Deer Park – (631) 667-6665

Who: Barn Stars And Blue Rose At Northport Village Park
Info: As part of Northport Arts Coalition’s “Happenings on Main Street,” Barn Stars and Blue Rose is scheduled to perform folk, Americana music.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Northport Village Park Patio at the Dock, Main Street, Northport – (631) 261-6917

SATURDAY – JUNE 1, 2013

Who: Lindenhurst Fire Department Parade & Motorized Drill Competition At Firemens Memorial Park
Info: Come out for a day of contests involving hoses, ladders, buckets and more. Volunteer fire departments compete against each other in skills contests. The event begins with a parade followed by competitions.
Cost: $6 For Adults, $3 For Children
Time & Place: 10AM For Parade, 11:30AM for Competitions at Firemens Memorial Park, Hartford Street, Lindenhurst

Who: Les Miserables At Cultural Arts Playhouse
Info: Les Miserables is a musical based on Hugo’s famous novel of 19th century France. The musical is set to 1815 when Jean Valjean is condemned to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family.
Cost: $20 For Advance Ticket, $25 For Ticket Day of Show
Time & Place: 8PM at Cultural Arts Playhouse, 625 Old Country Road, Plainview – (516) 694-3330

Who: Pitbull At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Miami rapper Pitbull has topped the charts with singles like ‘I Know You Want Me’ and ‘Give Me Everything.’ He’s also collaborated with other singers like Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and others.
Cost: $18.75 to $125
Time & Place: 8PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

SUNDAY – JUNE 2, 2013

Who: Annual Smithtown Festival Day
Info: Hosted by the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, the annual Smithtown Festival Day is complete with entertainment for the whole family including giant inflatable rides, food, face painting, pony rides, dance performances, karate demonstrations and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 979-8069

Who: Atlantic Wind Symphony International Variety At Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
Info: Atlantic Wind Symphony is the oldest full professional concert band on Long Island.
Cost: $15 For Adults, $12 For Students and Seniors
Time & Place: 3PM at Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts, 71 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1313\

Who: Sheep Shearing Festival At Sherwood Jayne Farm
Info: Enjoy a guided tour of the Sherwood Jayne house complete with country music, refreshments and other entertainment like spinning, quilting, and knitting demonstrations. A sheep shearing presentation is also presented by Tabbethia Haubbold of the Long Island Livestock Co.
Cost: $3
Time & Place: 12:30 to 4:30PM, 2:30 PM For Sheep Shearing Presentation Sherwood Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, East Setauket – (631) 732-4531

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