Happy Independence Day! While this year’s 4th of July lands on a Thursday, there’s still plenty of entertainment going on Friday and through the weekend on Long Island. Check the world’s premier Elton John tribute band Bennie and the Jets at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, the Great American Classic Rock/Classic British Rock Show at the Suffolk Theater, the Long Island Comedy Festival at Theatre Three and much more! For those looking for a fireworks show, don’t miss the Peconic Bay Medical Center Festival, Riverhead Raceway for its NASCAR Stock Racing and Fireworks show and Sea Faire Festival. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – JULY 5, 2013
Who: Bennie And The Jets: A Tribute To Elton John
Info: Bennie and the Jets is the world’s premiere Elton John tribute band led by Greg Ransom. He’s backed up by an incredible band of musicians. The performance is complete with the plumage and costumes of yesteryear Elton John.
Cost: $30 to $60
Time & Place: 7:30PM At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148
Who: Great American Classic Rock/Classic British Rock Show At The Suffolk Theater
Info: This show is a tribute to the music of the great American and British classic rock artists and bands that came of age in the 60s & 70s.
Cost: $25 Advance Ticket, $30 At The Door
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Long Island Comedy Festival At Theatre Three
Info: For this eighth annual comedy festival, enjoy a lineup of stand-up comedians, including Paul Anthony, Rich Walker, Tom Daddario, Chris Roach and Rob Falcone.
Time & Place: 8PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100
SATURDAY – JULY 6, 2013
Who: Rumpelstiltskin At Theatre Three
Info: This performance is based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy-tale and the English, “Tim Tit Tot.” Mary Miller, the Miller’s merry daughter, saves herself from a devilish bargain by discovering the little man’s name. She is helped by zany members of the court, as well as the audience itself.
Time & Place: 11AM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100
Who: Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival
Info: Enjoy this family festival complete with rides, games, prizes and festival food. There’s also a fireworks show.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 4PM to 11PM at 6164 Route 25A, Wading River
Who: NASCAR Stock Racing and Fireworks At Riverhead Raceway
Info: This event features 4 cylinder demolition derby, figure 8’s, chargers, blunderbusts and 50-lap Cromarty Cup Modifieds. Enjoy NASCAR stock racing and a fireworks show. Rain date is July 13.
Cost: $30 For Adults, $5 For Children Ages 6 to 12 Years
Time & Place: 6PM at Riverhead Raceway, Route 58, Riverhead – (631) 842-7223
SUNDAY – JULY 7, 2013
Who: Sea Faire Festival
Info: Complete the fourth of July weekend with Grucci fireworks, live music, food, entertainment, pirate treasure hunts and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 9PM, 9:30PM Fireworks Show at Sea Faire, Garvies Point Road and The Harbor, Glen Cove – (631) 563-8551
Who: Live Art Fusion Festival At Heckscher Museum Of Art
Info: Come out to enjoy live music with live painting. It’ll feature music by Ken Talve Trio, Scogeojam and Mind Open. There will be artists painting to the inspiration of music, scenic views and audience interaction.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM at The Terrace Lawn at Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington – (631) 261-2941
Who: Sunday Night Funnies At The Brokerage
Info: Enjoy a night of laughter with talent from Long Island and New York City. There is a two beverage minimum per person per table.
Time & Place: 6:30PM Doors Open, 8PM Showtime at The Brokerage, 2797 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore – (516) 785-8655
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