Are you a country music lover looking for some fun this summer? Well, we might not be in the South but Long Island has begun to embrace the culture surrounding country music all the same. This summer you can put on your best cowboy boots, drink a cold beer, and enjoy a variety of country music events across the Island!
Pennysaver Ampitheater- Farmingville, NY
This summer the Pennysaver Amphitheater has a lineup like never before. They plan to put on 6 country concerts, beginning with The Fest on July 3rd–a country festival starring Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, American Young and Leah Turner. Other performances this season include The Band Perry on July 11th, Darius Rucker and Eric Paslay on July 26th, Little Big Town and Eli Young Band on August 16th, Kip Moore on August 29th, and finally Dierks Bentley on September 13th. The Pennysaver Amphitheater is a great place to see a concert due to the small size of the venue, the relatively cheap concert tickets, the strategic placing of beer vendors throughout the amphitheater, and the rowdy crowds this venue attracts.
Hump Day Hoedown at the Dublin Deck- Patchogue, NY
Dublin Deck is now officially open for the season! Join the midweek party at the Dublin Deck for some $4 Coronas and live country music by Whiskey Road, Southbound, Rattlesnake Dawn, Six Gun, and other local bands. This beach bar has a carefree and fun atmosphere that is perfect for a stress-free Wednesday night after a long day at work!
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater- Wantagh, NY
This summer “you can find me where the music meets the ocean”–literally. As always, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is putting on a wide array of concerts. This summer’s lineup includes three country concerts–Sheryl Crown and Rascal Flatts on May 30th, Lady Antebellum and Billy Currington on July 27th, and Zac Brown Band on August 30th. While this may be a dry venue, you can still enjoy some great performances at this scenic, seaside theater.
Cody’s BBQ & Grill- Riverhead, NY
Every Saturday at 10 p.m., Cody’s holds Long Island’s biggest Saturday night country party complete with blasting country music, line dancing, and one hour of free drinks for the ladies. While this event goes on throughout the year, the summer crowd is much more rowdy and ready to party all night!
BrickHouse Brewery- Patchogue, NY
If you love belting out the lyrics to country classics and drinking craft beer, you won’t want to miss Tuesday nights at BrickHouse! Every Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. BrickHouse Brewery holds a country karaoke night. On this night, BrickHouse is filled with drunken bar-goers shamelessly singing along to their favorite country tunes. Whether you’re there to sing or to laugh at other people embarrass themselves, this night is always a good time!