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Long Island Summer Guide 2012



  • Cardboard Boat Race & Hula Hoop Contest @ Peconic River, Riverhead
  • Alabama Shakes/Robert Ellis @ Central Park SummerStage, Manhattan.
  • The Wailers @ The Paramount, Huntington.
  • Pakistani-American Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Anberlin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Florida-based rock outfit combines high-octane rock with melody and honesty to create a unique sound. While each of the band’s members keep busy outside of music through charity work, photography, novel writing, and modeling, they still manage to pursue their shared passions together. Maintaining a positive outlook and helpful attitude, Anberlin champion good will through their band. Though this tour will be acoustic, expect the band to play fan favorites, plus reworked tracks.
  • Abnormality/Forced Asphyxiation @ St. Vitus, Brooklyn.
  • Martha Wainwright w/Marvin Etzioni @ City Winery, Manhattan.
  • The Beach Boys @ Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach.
  • Black Cobra/Gaza @ St. Vitus, Brooklyn.
  • Kerry Kearney Trio @ Baiting Hollow Farm, 2114 Sound Ave., Calverton.
  • Porsche Car Show @ Old Westbury Gardens


  • Hamptons Golf Classic @ Hamptons Hills Golf & Country Club, County Road 31, Westhampton Beach.
  • Ukranian-American Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Childish Gambino @ Central Park SummerStage, Manhattan. A modern day renaissance man, Glover’s repertoire includes acting, writing, music, and comedy. Through his involvement in high profile shows like The Daily Show, Community, and 30 Rock, his rap career, Childish Gambino, and his Comedy Central specials, Glover has captured attention. A clever lyricist, talented composer, and well annunciated speaker and singer; Gambino has become a hot act no fan should miss.
  • The Flatlanders @ B.B. King Blues Club, Manhattan.
  • Dave Mason special acoustic show @ City Winery, Manhattan. Also 6.26.


  • LMFAO @ Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale.
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times) @ Barnes & Noble Broadway, Manhattan.
  • Eric Hutchinson @ Highline Ballroom, Manhattan.
  • Scandinavian-American Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Family Movie Night: Cinderella @ Heckscher Park, Huntington.
  • The Crowd @ Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington.
  • Childish Gambino @ Prospect Park, Brooklyn.



  • Jimmie Vaughan @ B.B. King Blues Club, Manhattan.
  • Goldfinger/Reel Big Fish @ Best Buy Theater, Manhattan.
  • Patrizio @ City Winery, Manhattan.
  • WUSB-FM Benefit Concert @ Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook.
  • Ledisi @ Beacon Theatre, Manhattan.
  • Under the Streetlamp @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury
  • Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater Always one of the best live bands on the planet, this time ‘round these heavy metal icons will be hitting the road with Maiden in England, a tour based on the 1989 concert video of the same name that was shot during the Seventh Son of a Seventh Tour the prior year. Adding to the overall awesomeness of this show is the inclusion of recently-minted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Alice Cooper, who’ll be opening the proceedings.
  • The Flatlanders @ YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore.


  • Meshell Ndegeocello @ Highline Ballroom, Manhattan.
  • The Jacksons @ Apollo Theater, Manhattan.


  • Gatsby and Beyond: The Fabled Gardens of LI’s Gold Coast @ LIU Hutton House, Greenvale.
  • Maroon 5 @ Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan.
  • Frankenstein @ Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington.
  • Ben Bailey @ McGuire’s, Bohemia.
  • Dennis Regan @ Governor’s, Levittown.
  • Long Island Y.E.S. Festival @ Longwood Estate, South Country Road, Brookhaven. Through 7.1.
  • Fireworks @ Shinnecock Bay, Southampton
  • Shawn Colvin @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  • Electric Hot Tuna @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury
  • Polish-American Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Stevie Nicks @ Nikon @ Jones Beach
  • Codeine plus Steven Brodsky @ Bell House, Brooklyn.



  • School Bus Demolition Derby @ Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead.
  • Celebrate America Fireworks @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
  • Strong Island Roller Derby @ Sports Arena, Lake Grove.
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Barnaby Bye @ YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore.
  • Zappa Plays Zappa @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • The Rub @ Bell House, Brooklyn.
  • Yellowman @ B.B. King Blues Club, Manhattan.
  • The Composure @ Vibe Lounge, Rockville Centre.

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