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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Concerts, Festivals & Labor Day Weekend Events

Get ready for a holiday weekend packed with fun entertainment on Long Island! There's music concerts, tribute concerts, a lighthouse event, festivals, a horse show, and much more!

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Ready for the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend? There’s plenty of entertainment on Long Island to enjoy. Find everything from music concerts featuring artists like Motley Crue and Alice Cooper, soul legend Booker T, Fantasia to other artists paying tribute to The Beatles. There’s also a lighthouse event for those sailing the water, an arts and crafts festival, and the annual Hampton Classic Horse Show going on.  Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 29, 2014
Who: Motley Crue And Alice Cooper At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Come out to enjoy this American heavy metal band! They are out for The Final Tour, after more than three decades of headbanging, heavy metal music.
Cost: $20 to $125

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

Who: 1964 – The Tribute At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info:  Go on a musical journey to a nostalgic era in rock history. In an authentic and endearing tribute, the group recreates live Beatles’ concerts from 1964, with period clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. 1964 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic Carnegie Hall appearance.
Cost: $39.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: Booker T At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Soul legend Booker T brings his sound to stage as a solo act. In the 60s, Booker T was the house band to sessions with Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Staples Singers. He continues to bring innovative music reinterpreting artists, including Outkast and more.
Cost: $49.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest
Info:  Come out to enjoy Long Island talent perform rock, country, Motown, reggae and more atop the lighthouse! This is a BOAT ONLY event so drop anchor or raft up with friends. The rain date is Aug. 31, 2014.
Cost: Free Event, Donations Accepted
Time & Place: 11AM to Sunset at Huntington Lighthouse, Huntington – (631) 421-1985

Who: Fantasia At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Fantasia is an American Idol winner. She’s also an R&B singer and actress. Come watch her perform live!
Cost: $49.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

Who: The Cast Of Beatlemania – Labor Day Beatlemania At Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
Info: Come down to the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts for The Cast of Beatlemania: Labor Day Beatlemania! The performance pays tribute to The Beatles!
Cost: $40
Time & Place: 8PM at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 724-3700

SUNDAY – AUGUST 31, 2014
Who: The 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Info: This is the last day of the equestrian competition. The show features more than 70 boutiques, and international food court and farmer’s market, pony rides, petting zoo animals, special attractions, and more!

Cost: $20 Per Car or $10 Per Person, Free For Children Under 6
Time & Place: 9AM to 5PM at Hampton Classic Horse Show, 240 Snake Hollow Road, off Route 27, Bridgehampton – (631) 537-3177

Who: Seaford Summer Festival
Info: Enjoy a festival complete with arts and crafts, new merchandise and antiques. The event is held through Labor Day.
Cost: Free Event

Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at Seaford Long Island Railroad, Sunrise Highway, Seaford – (631) 724-5966

Who: Rock Of The Eighties At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Enjoy an evening rocking to the 80s with the Romantics, the Smithereens, Tommy Tutone and special guest!

Cost: $49.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the 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!

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