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Nikon at Jones Beach Theater serves alcohol for first time

Regina Delfino, Lucy Dipierro and Susanne Muccio, all

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You don’t have to be a VIP to get a beer or glass of wine at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater any more.

Live Nation officials unveiled Backstage Oasis on Friday night, a new, 2,800-capacity area near the stage where concertgoers of legal drinking age can buy alcoholic beverages for the first time at the amphitheater.

“We want people to have a great concert experience,” said Brian Yost, Live...

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Jones Beach concert lineup: Kings of Leon ready to rock

From left, Matthew Followill, Nathan Folllowill, Jared Followill

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At least, when Kings of Leon performs their his "Sex is on Fire," they will luckily be near the water during their performance at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 13. KoL is the latest band to join this season's hard-rocking schedule, which includes recent additions Kiss & Def Leppard (Aug. 12) and Aerosmith (July 10).

Tickets for Kings of Leon go on sale at 10 a.m. April 25 through...

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Kiss, Def Leppard join forces for summer tour, Jones Beach stop

        Kiss and Def Leppard will join forces for a summer amphitheater tour that includes a stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 6.

        “This is our 40th anniversary tour,” Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley said at a news conference today. “We couldn’t have a better band with us than Def Leppard.”

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Jared Leto, 30 Seconds to Mars set for Jones Beach

Jared Leto (accompanied by his long, luscious locks)

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Jared Leto isn’t taking it easy after his Oscar win Sunday night.

The reigning best supporting actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” has already set up a summer tour with his band 30 Seconds to Mars and rockers Linkin Park.

“The Carnivores Tour,” which will also feature openers AFI, kicks off Aug. 8 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and includes a stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on...

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Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum at Jones Beach seats available early through Country Megaticket

Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of

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Looking to snag tickets early to the upcoming Rascal Flatts (May 30) and Lady Antebellum (July 27) shows at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater?

Well, Live Nation is giving country fans that opportunity with the 2014 edition of the Country Megaticket. Tickets for the Rascal Flatts show, which includes openers Sheryl Crow and Gloriana, and the Lady Antebellum show, which includes Billy Currington...

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Jimmy Buffett to play Jones Beach

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band is

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Though we’re still in between snowstorms, Jimmy Buffett is doing his part to generate some summer daydreaming by announcing an Aug. 21 show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Part of his “This One’s for You” tour, Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band are still promoting his “Songs from St. Somewhere” album.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer than with Jimmy Buffett back...

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Foreigner tour at Jones Beach on June 28

Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson says the band's upcoming

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Foreigner, Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder are set to provide The Soundtrack of Summer with a tour, including a stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 28.

“It’s primarily the songs you want to hear,” says Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson. “We’ve had 16 Top 30 songs, so there’s your set-list. We keep it fun and sparky.”

So expect the band founded by guitarist Mick Jones...

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Barry Gibb set for Jones Beach

Musicians Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of the

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Barry Gibb, the only surviving member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Bee Gees, will do a rare tour this summer, which includes a stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on May 23.

The show “Mythology: The Tour Live,” which he designed as a salute to his brothers and their decades of hits together, will also feature Gibb’s son Stephen and niece Samantha, daughter of his late brother Maurice....

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Fall Out Boy, Paramore set for Jones Beach

Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy performs onstage

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Fall Out Boy and Paramore – two of 2013’s best live acts – have joined forces for “Momentour” this summer, which includes a stop at Nikon Theater at Jones Beach on June 21.

Now one of the most-anticipated shows of the year, "Momentour" shows that both bands plan to keep promoting two of 2013's best albums. Fall Out Boy recently launched “Alone Together,” its latest single from the...

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OneRepublic set for Jones Beach

OneRepublic will play Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

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Yes, it’s snowing outside, but maybe you want to make some plans for next summer. OneRepublic certainly hopes you will.

The “Counting Stars” band has announced it’s playing Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 29 as part of its “Native Summer” tour. The Script will open.

Citi cardholders can buy pre-sale tickets starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Regular tickets are $20-$89.50 and go on...

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