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Billy F. Gibbons at the Paramount

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Billy F. Gibbons The Paramount The Big Bad Blues Tour Huntington, NY October 28, 2018 Jimi Hendrix said that Billy F. Gibbons was “America's best young guitarist" during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. That's high praise and some pretty heady stuff. Gibbons is best known as the lead guitarist for ZZ Top and for his trademark flowing beard. For the past forty-seven years, since ...

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Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Paul Simon Flushing Meadows Corona Park Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance Flushing, NY September 22, 2018 “Hello, my friends!"--so began Paul Simon's farewell concert, held in the New York City borough where it all began. The location, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, was the site of two World's Fairs (1939 and 1964), and is, according to Simon, a twenty-minute bicycle ride from where he grew up. The two-and-a-half-hour, career-spanning concert represented a perfect ...

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David Byrne at Forest Hills Stadium

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David Byrne Forest Hills Stadium Forest Hills, NY September 15, 2018 David Byrne first came to prominence as the lead singer, founding member and driving force behind the Talking Heads. Along with Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar), occasionally Adrian Belew (guitar) and some others, the Talking Heads were active from 1977 when it released its debut album, Talking Heads: 77 (Sire Records) through 1991. During this time, the band released ...

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Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater The Stars Align Tour Wantagh, NY August 14, 2018 Jeff Beck, IS the “Master of the Stratocaster." He is rock royalty. A two-time inductee into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame, with Yardbirds (in 1992) and as a solo performer (in 2009), Beck's career has spanned over 50 years. In 1965, beck replaced ...

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The Dave Matthews Band At The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The Dave Matthews Band The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY July 17, 2018 Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. During his youth, he and his family lived in South Africa, the U.K. and the United States. Before his tenth birthday, Matthews had lived in Johannesburg, South Africa; Cambridge, England and Yorktown Heights, NY. When his father passed from complications of lung cancer in 1977, the family returned ...

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Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers and Magpie Salute At The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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Gov't Mule, The Avett Brothers and Magpie Salute The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Dark Side Of The Mule Tour 2018 Wantagh, NY July 12, 2018 Gov't Mule is a southern rock influenced jam band, formed in 1994 bu Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, as a side project to what, at the time was their main gigs as lead guitarist and bassist for the Allman Brothers Band. After releasing ...

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ZZ Top with John Fogerty At The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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ZZ Top with John Fogerty The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Blues & Bayous Tour Wantagh, NY June 20, 2018 ZZ Top is known as the Little Ol' Band From Texas and for the past forty-seven years, since the release of ZZ Top's First Album (London Records, 1971), it has been delivering a signature blues, boogie-woogie, hard rock, barrelhouse, Southern rock, heavy metal, new wave, punk, and synth-rock mélange ...

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters at Forest Hills Stadium

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters with Special Guests Sheryl Crow and Seth Lakeman Forest Hills Stadium Forest Hills, NY June 13, 2018 There isn't much that hasn't already been said about Robert Plant. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock 'n' roll. In the late '60s, along with drummer John Bonham, Plant formed the Band of Joy. Shortly after the band's formation, guitarist Jimmy Page plucked ...

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at the Paramount

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic The Paramount Mardi Gras Madness Tour Huntington, NY February 18, 2018 George Clinton is the reigning Godfather Of Funk. The seventy-six-year-old singer, songwriter, bandleader, record producer and founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective continues to tour and put his stamp on contemporary music. In fact, Clinton won his first-ever Grammy Award in 2016, for his work with Kendrick Lamar on the To Pimp A Butterfly album (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope, 2015). ...

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra 2017 Christmas Rocks! Tour at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra 2017 Christmas Rocks! Tour with the Texas Gentlemen NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY November 22, 2017 Brian Setzer's holiday tour has become an annual extravaganza. The man really gets into the Christmas spirit. The rockabilly and Americana guitarslinger has brought his holiday-themed spectacular along with his big band to Westbury, NY's NYCB Theatre every year for over a decade. As in the past, his performance was a very high energy ...