The top seven events for the coming week


A quick look at what’s happening on Long Island this week.

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1) Sting and Peter Gabriel

Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Two icons of British rock take the stage at the Nikon at Jones Beach Friday night when former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel and ex-Police singer Sting converge on Wantagh. As solo artists, Gabriel and Sting both scored massive success in the 1980s and have continued to record and tour steadily since. Their biggest hits include, ‘Sledgehammer,” “In Your Eyes,” ‘if I ever Lose My Faith In You” and ‘Fields of Gold.”

Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh

Info: 516-221-1000 •



2) 60 Years 60 Beers

Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m.

60 Years 60 Beers is a Craft Beer Festival and Parking Lot Party all rolled into one! Join the party of the season, including favorite beers, food trucks and performances by musical acts JD Leonard Band, 45RPM, Oogee Wawa and Whiskey Road, all hosted by one of Long Island’s most beloved standup comedians, Richie Minervini. There will be fun and games, contests, prizes and beer. VIPs can relax in an air-conditioned lounge enjoying a select menu of craft beers and food, a whiskey bar and more.

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury

Info: (516) 247-5200 •



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3) Israel American Night featuring Dudu Fisher

Sunday, June 26, 7 p.m.

Nassau County International Music Nights series continues Sunday with “Israel American Night, preceded by the Celebrate Israel Concert featuring renowned Israeli singer and performer Dudu Fisher, with musical direction by Tomer Adaddi. Fisher, perhaps best known for playing the role of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” has more recently been touring the states and Europe with his latest show, “Jerusalem.” 

Where: The Harry Chapin

  Lakeside Theatre

 Eisenhower Park, Stewart Avenue

and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow




4) Los Lonely Boys

Thursday, June 30, 8 p.m.

Los Lonely Boys, an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas, takes the stage at the Space this Thursday. The band, with a little help from icon Willie Nelson, recorded their first album in 2004, featuring the breakout single “Heaven,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and earning the group, consisting of brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza, a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury

Info: (516) 283.5566 • 



5) LeAnn Rimes

Wednesday, June 29, 8 p.m.

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With 44 million albums sold, two GRAMMY Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, she has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY Award and was the first country artist to win the GRAMMY Best New Artist.

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington

Info: (631) 673-7300, ext. 303 •


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6) Mike Gaffney

Friday, June 24, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Growing up in the gritty streets of Jersey City, comedian Mike Gaffney quickly realized that he needed to learn how to fight or be funny, he chose the latter. Mike takes the stage each night with great energy and love for life. He recently started a website for humor in recovery and tours regularly in the recovery convention circuit, making audiences laugh at some of the most touchy subjects from addiction to children. He is a regular at some of the best clubs in and around New York City.

Where: Governors’ Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown

Info: (516) 731-3358 •


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7) Dolly Parton

Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m.

An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Her biggest hits include,” I Will Always Love You,” “Jolene” and “9 to 5.”

Where: Forest Hills Stadium,

1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills


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