The Island Today: The top seven events for the coming week

106.1 BLI Summer Jam 2019 and 103.5 KTUphoria 2019

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

WBLI will bring the Jonas Brothers, Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha, Bryce Vine, Mark Ronson, Ally Brooke, Fletcher, Bazzi, Why Don’t We and Jake Miller to Jones Beach Theater on Friday night, and KTUphoria will showcase several of these performers, along with The Chainsmokers, Ava Max, Loud Luxury and more, on Saturday night.

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantaugh
Info & Tickets: 866-558-8468 or 516-785-1600 •

2 Kristian Bush of Sugarland & Rita Wilson

Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m.

Kristian Bush, one half of the platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, will perform music from his latest album that includes the new single, “Sing Along,” while sharing the stage with actress, producer and singer Rita Wilson, whose new album, Bigger Picture, is slated for release in September.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: 631-673-7300 •

3 Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kedziora

Saturday, June 15 through Oct. 13 (check venue website for daily hours)

For more than half a century, the life-sized public sculptures by Polish artist Jerzy Jotka Kędziora have expressed his conviction that “art must get out of museums and reach the people.” Balance in Nature features Kędziora’s world-acclaimed series of gravity-defying sculptures.

Where: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
Info: 516-333-0048 •

Josh Groban & Jennifer Nettles

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Josh Groban, who has inspired music lovers across the globe with his soaring voice and uplifting songs like “You Raise Me Up,” is currently on his Bridges album tour with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles.

Where: NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale
Info & Tickets: 516-231-4848 or 800-745-3000 •

Chicago Live in Concert

Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at 8 p.m.

What’s better than one night of the rock band that hails from the Windy City?  Two nights at the Theatre at Westbury, where Chicago will bring all their favorite hits, including “If You Leave Me Now,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” and “Saturday in the Park.” 

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
Info & Tickets: 516-247-5211 •

6 Summer Solstice Celebration

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Spend the longest day of the year outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Sands Point Preserve, where there will be guided walks, nature-based art projects, lawn games, plein-air watercolor painting and more. Members: $10 per car; non-members: $20 per car. Pay at the Gatehouse; tickets include parking.

Where: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy
The Great Lawn, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
Info: 516-571-7901 •

Adam Sandler

Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

Actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician Adam Sandler is currently on his nationwide 100% Fresher comedy tour, which will bring him to Long Island on the heels of the release of his latest Netflix film, “Murder Mystery,” co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Luke Evans.   

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantaugh
Info & Tickets: 866-558-8468 or 516-785-1600 •

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