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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Outdoor Sports & Fun and Music Concerts

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Awesome summer weather on Long Island means great outdoor fun, from fishing, participating in a triathlon, taking part in a bike-kayak tour, to enjoying a softball game. The fun doesn’t end there, there’s also music concerts to enjoy during the evening, including performances from Miley Cyrus, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Rick Derringer and others. Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 1, 2014
Who: Miley Cyrus At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Singer/songwriter, actress Miley Cyrus is on tour with her newest album, “Bangerz.” The album features hits like “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” Come watch her live!
Cost: $59.50 to $89.50

Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303

Who: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info:  Joining forces for a North American tour this summer, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden perform live at Jones Beach. Come out to enjoy some rock band music!

Cost: $29.50 to $99.50
Time & Place: 7PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (800) 745-3000

Who: Rick Derringer At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Here’s your chance to enjoy blues music with Grammy award winning artist Rick Derringer. Derringer’s performance will not be short of heart and soul that only veterans of the industry could bring.
Cost: $35

Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

SATURDAY – AUGUST 2, 2014
Who: Free Fishing Clinic At Hempstead Lake State Park
Info: Participate in a free fishing clinic with the family! Loaner fish rods are available from I FISH NY and bait is supplied by New York State Parks. The clinic includes basic instruction on freshwater fish species, fishing regulations, and casting techniques. Space is limited. Please register in advance.
Cost: $8 Parking Fee

Time & Place: 10AM to 2PM at Hempstead Lake State Park, Off Southern State Parkway, Hempstead – (631) 444-0283

Who: Ballroom With A Twist At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: This critically acclaimed international dance production choreographed by ABC-TV’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Emmy nominated, Louis van Amstel brings celebrity pros from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and finalists from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘American Idol’ to present a show pushing the boundaries of ballroom dancing.
Cost: $39.50 to $59.50
Time & Place: 7PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Buckwheat Zydeco At YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Info:  Musical legend Buckwheat Zydeco has gigged with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band has also performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and for President Clinton’s inaugurations. Come see him take the stage at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts!
Cost: $45

Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-1101

SUNDAY – AUGUST 3, 2014
Who: Riverhead Rocks Olympic Distance Triathlon
Info: Take part in the Riverhead Rocks Olympic Distance Triathlon! The triathlon consists of a 1.5k swim, a 40k bike and a 10k run.
Cost: Varies
Time & Place: 6:25AM to ~12:15PM in Riverhead

Who: Bikayak Tour
Info: Join in on this 25 mile bike tour through the barrier island of Long Beach and back to Empire where kayaks are launched for a 3 mile tour on the bay. Call to reserve your spot!

Cost: $40
Time & Place: 8AM to 1PM at Empire Kayaks, 4 Empire Boulevard, Island Park – (516) 889-8300

Who: Ronkonkoma Chamber’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Game
Info: Come out to enjoy a game played by celebrities and the Ronkonkoma Chamber! The game will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Cost: $10; Free For Children Under 12

Time & Place: 2PM at Connetquot Youth Association Ball Fields, Easton Street, Ronkonkoma

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!