Hot Spots: Music Festivals, Dance Performances and Comedy in the Latest Weekend Watch

Written by Wendy L  |  18. July 2013

All the stars are out on Long Island this Friday and the weekend! Enjoy performances by Lil’ Wayne, Blake Shelton, The Monkees and more! There are also opportunities to dance the night away doing tango and ballroom dancing at the courtyard at Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium or enjoy the Fire Island Dance Festival. If you’re looking for comedy, don’t miss Shut Up! Sit Down & Eat! – a plomedy-comedy theater show brunch at the Suffolk Theater. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – JULY 19, 2013

Who: Great South Bay Music Festival At Shorefront Park
Info: It’s the start of the three-day music festival, which features more than 40 artists performing contemporary and classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, funk and more. There will also be children’s entertainment like a musical petting zoo and an artisan market.
Cost: $39 For Friday, Free For Children Under 8 Years Of Age
Time & Place: 4:30PM to 11PM at Shorefront Park, Rider Avenue and Smith Street, Patchogue – (631) 331-0808

Who: America’s Most Wanted Festival 2013 Starring Lil’ Wayne At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Grammy-winner Lil’ Wayne performs live at Jones Beach. Come out to enjoy the American rapper from New Orleans perform.
Cost: $39.75 to $150.75
Time & Place: 6PM At Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

Who: The Monkees At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: The American pop rock band, The Monkees, will perform live at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Some of its international hits include “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer.”
Cost: $59.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, – (516) 334-0800

SATURDAY – JULY 20, 2013

Who: Tango and Ballroom Dancing in the Courtyard At Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Info: Returning for the fourth summer, legendary Argentine dancer Nelson Avila and his wife Madalyn are joined by champion dancers Karen Lupo and Mark James for a night of salsa, hustle and acrobatic adagios. Tango and ballroom fundamentals will also be taught. Bring a picnic dinner with you.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport – (631) 854-5579

Who: Rock The Dock Summer Benefit Gala With Susan Lucci At Bay Street Theatre
Info: Enjoy this summer benefit bash hosted by Susan Lucci on the waterfront. The fundraiser event includes cocktails, dining, dancing and auction items with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind.
Cost: $59 and Up, New This Year is the $150 option for dessert, drinks and dancing between 9PM to 11PM
Time & Place: 6:30PM at Bay Street Theatre, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-0818

Who: Grease At Landmark On Main Street – The Jeanne Rimsky Theatre
Info: Presented by Harbor Musical Theater Company, come to enjoy a performance revisiting the 25th reunion of the Class of ’59, performing the original book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 8PM at The Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main Street, Port Washington – (800) 838-3006

SUNDAY – JULY 21, 2013

Who: Shut Up! Sit Down & Eat! – A Plomedy-Comedy Theater Show Brunch At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Come enjoy an Italian comedy brunch buffet. The plomedy blends the wit of stand-up comedy and the intensity of a one-man show in an innovative play format. The plomedy is written and performed by four outstanding seasoned New York comedians, including Tina Giorgi, Joe Moffa, Chris Monty and Eric Tartaglione.
Cost: $50
Time & Place: 12PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Fire Island Dance Festival
Info: This premier cultural events festival includes performances by some of the hottest dance companies in the industry. Performances include ballet, Broadway and more.
Cost: $125 And Up
Time & Place: 5PM at Fire Island Pines – (631) 289-4810

Who: Blake Shelton At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Country star Blake Shelton will perform live at Jones Beach! Some of his hits include songs like “If I Was Your Man,” “All Over Me, and “Same Old Song.”
Cost: $29.50 to $59
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

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