OK, Long Island, you know you do it. Whether it’s to Like a G6, ’80s Madonna tunes, or AC/DC, we’ve all closed the car windows real tight and belted songs by our favorite artists. But when you want to see them live, you’re going to want to do it at the Best Concert Venue on Long Island, of course. So, without further ado, we bring you this years winners for Best Concert Venue on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale Best Concert Venue on Long Island!
1. Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. 516-794-9300. www.nassaucoliseum.com
Forget the Lighthouse—Nassau Coliseum is still the most beloved concert venue on Long Island, based on the votes. Of course, Long Islanders have been attending shows at the Coliseum for decades, now. And some of the biggest names in music roll through Uniondale, and that won’t change anytime soon. In 2011, acts such as Lady Gaga, Sade and the Vans Warped Tour are scheduled to bring their tour buses to the home of the Islanders.
2. NYCB Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1216
This theater has round style seating for 3,000 and incredible acoustics. Famous artists like Clay Aiken and Miranda Cosgrove are set to come to the venue in the coming year. The theater also features comedians, children’s theater and many other shows for Long Island to enjoy.
3. Tilles Centre at CW Post
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. www.tillescenter.org
Each season Tilles Centre hosts more than 100 performances. From Yo-Yo Ma to Michael Bolton, the venue has a diverse mix of performances. Located on the beautiful campus of Long Island University, it is also home to the Long Island Philharmonic. Whether your genre of choice is classical or contemporary, the Tilles Centre definitely has something for you to enjoy.
NATIONAL. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. 516-221-1000. tickets.jonesbeach.com