Nothing beats summer in New York. Not only are there tons of activities and events for all ages, there are also plenty of big-name musicians and entertainers performing at our area’s hottest venues. Here is a full list of the biggest summer concerts on Long Island and New York City.
The Best Summer Concerts of 2018
Forest Hills Stadium
Back in its heyday, Forest Hills Stadium was no stranger to hosting icons like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. However, after many years of abandonment and disrepair, the stadium has been renovated and is in the midst of a new era.
In fact, there are few other local venues that have the same electric atmosphere as Forest Hills Stadium. This summer, you can experience this unforgettable venue at concerts from musicians such as:
- Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters (June 13)
- Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly (June 22)
- Arctic Monkeys (July 24)
- Cake and Ben Folds (August 17)
- The Man (September 22)
Before and after the shows, experience a little piece of Forest Hills nightlife by paying a visit to one of their fun, local bars and restaurants. Tickets can be purchased here.
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
A day at Jones Beach in Wantagh is the quintessential Long Island summer activity. After lounging on the pristine sand, you can head across the street to their outdoor amphitheater for a one-of-a-kind summer concert.
Over the next few months, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater will be hosting these excellent concerts:
- ZZ Top and John Fogerty (June 20)
- Foo Fighters (July 14)
- VANs Warped Tour (July 28)
- Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band (August 2)
- Niall Horan (September 12)
The full-schedule and ticketing information can be found here.
Every summer in Central Park, the Summerstage Festival at Rumsey Playfield, right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance, welcomes unique performers from around the world. This summer’s series will feature acts like:
- Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft (May 16)
- Dispatch (July 18-19)
- Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen (August 9)
- A.R. (August 13)
- Mac Demarco (September 8)
You can find ticket information, as well as the full summer schedule, here.
Radio City Music Hall
Not all summer concerts in New York take place at outdoor venues! In fact, one of the most famous venues in the world, Radio City Music Hall, also has a full summer schedule of world-class performers and musicians.
Some of the top concerts include:
- Anthony Santos (June 16)
- Charlie Puth (July 16)
- Britney Spears (July 23-24)
- Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band (September 13)
Check out their website for tickets and a full list of performers.
If you are looking to attend one of these summer concerts in the next few months, you better buy your tickets now before they sell out!