Free Family Fun Concerts All Summer Long
Huey Lewis & The News, Blues Traveler, Frankie Avalon, David Cassidy and Gloria Gaynor are among the stars performing during Nassau County’s Summer Concert lineup at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today.
Performances will be free of charge, begin at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), and include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to a variety of music lovers.
The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theater located within Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Conveniently located near parking fields 6 and 6A, the theatre provides a venue for a full schedule of entertainment events during the summer. In addition to the popular International Music Nights Concert Series, the summer concert schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 14th Jay Black
Friday, June 21st Oldies Concert Featuring: Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, Lenny Dell & The Demensions, Tony Middleton and The Willows, The Fireflies, and Classic Sounds – Honoring Kiwanis
Saturday, June 22nd Blues Traveler
Saturday, June 29th TD Bank’s “Celebrate America” Fireworks and Show (5:30 p.m. start)
Wednesday, July 3rd Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
Saturday, July 6th Frankie Avalon
Saturday, July 13th Lorrie Morgan
Monday, July 22nd Harry Chapin Tribute
Friday, July 26th Dr. K’s Motown Revue and Disco Unlimited
Saturday, August 3rd Salute to Veterans Starring Tony Orlando and the USO Liberty Bells (6:45 p.m. start)
Friday, August 9th “Ladies of Disco” Starring Maxine Nightingale and Bonnie Pointer – Honoring The Red Hats
Saturday, August 17th Huey Lewis and The News – Sponsored by WCBSFM 101.1
Friday, August 23rd “In the Still of the Night” Featuring Fred Parris & The Five Satins, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, and Cool Change – Honoring The Knights of Columbus
Saturday, September 7th David Cassidy
Saturday, September 28th Eddie Money (4:30 p.m. start)
Saturday, October 19th “We Will Survive: Strong Island” 1st Annual Long Island Music Festival Featuring Gloria Gaynor – Sponsored by New York Music & Events Group
There is no formal seating at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets. Special accommodations are also available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. If doubtful weather conditions arise, call (516) 572-0355 after 6:30 p.m. for updated performance information.
Much of the programming at the Lakeside Theatre is made possible through the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which are proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received more than ten million dollars from the Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which also has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.
For additional information concerning Eisenhower Park, and the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, call the Public Information Office at (516) 572-0200 weekdays during business hours or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.