Hot Spots: Rock Music, Festivals and a Classic Car Show in the Latest Weekend Watch

Get ready for rock music, festivals and a classic car show. Check out the latest hot spots on Long Island here!

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Get ready to rock out on Friday and this weekend with music from Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge and many others on Long Island! There’s also the Plattduetsche Volksfest and the Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard taking place. Corvette Society’s 2nd Annual Classic Car Show is also running at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – JULY 12, 2013

Who: The Music Of Eric Clapton With Chronicles & Janis Joplin With Joplin’s Pearl At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Come out to enjoy the best of Eric Clapton’s and Janis Joplin’s songs through a tribute show.
Cost: $20 to $35
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

Who: Melissa Etheridge At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Catch American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge as she performs live!
Cost: $81.50 to $106.50
Time & Place: 8PM At NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 334-0800

Who: Country Jamboree With Six Gun & QuickDraw At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Enjoy country rock with a blend of music that will appeal to everyone. SixGun’s has entertained American and European audiences with them stomping, dancing and cheering to dynamic music.
Cost: $20 to $25
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

SATURDAY – JULY 13, 2013

Who: Plattduetsche Volksfest At Plattduetsche Park Restaurant
Info: Enjoy German food, beer, imported specialties, games, raffles, the crowning of the PVV Princess & Queen and much more. The event continues to run through Sunday.
Cost: $9 Admission, Free For Children 12 Years and Under
Time & Place: 1PM to 10PM at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square – (516) 354-3131

Who: Rick Springfield At The Paramount
Info: Rick Springfield is known for hits such as ‘Jessie’s Girl’ and ‘Love Somebody.’ Come out to enjoy this Australian native’s rock performance live. In 2012, he released the album called ‘Songs For The End of the World.’
Cost: $54.50 to $89.50
Time & Place: 7PM Doors Open, 8PM Performance at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

Who: Jay And The Americans At Theatre Three
Info: Jay and the Americans make up one of the best rock and roll vocal groups from the 1960s and 1970s. Its hit songs have included ‘This Magic Moment,’ “Cara Mia,’ ‘Only in America’ and ‘Come A Little Bit Closer.’
Cost: $45
Time & Place: 8PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100

SUNDAY – JULY 14, 2013

Who: Classic Car Show At Bethpage Federal Credit Union – Main Branch
Info: For the Corvette Society’s 2nd Annual Classic Car Show, it’ll have live performances from Long Island’s top doo wop band, The Fabulaires, classic cars of different years for showing, trophy giveaways, great food, vendors and more. The rain date for the event is July 21.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9AM to 3PM at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, 899 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage – (516) 849-2465

Who: Annual Sweet Corn Festival At Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
Info: For the 25th year, this festival offers the opportunity to discover the many uses of corn and corn food. There’s also live music, wine tasting, corn eating contests, duck slide demonstrations, working border collie demonstrations, games and barnyard activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 6PM at Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard, 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck – (631) 298-0800

Who: Sublime With Rome At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Enjoy music blending ska, reggae, punk, surf rock, and hip hop. The band originates from Long Beach, Calif.
Cost: $19.50 to $85
Time & Place: 5PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

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