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Billy Joel tribute band, Joan Jett, and more free music performances on Long Island

It's not easy to go out for the evening in Nassau or Suffolk without dropping $50 a person. But now that the summer is here, you can put your wallet away and take advantage of free concerts at local town parks.

Here's a sampling of some must-see shows, so mark your calendar.

David Cassidy

AUG. 8: C'mon aboard the patchwork bus and
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AUG. 8: C'mon aboard the patchwork bus and get happy with Keith Partridge himself, David Cassidy, at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa.

INFO: 516-797-7900, show starts at 8 p.m., oysterbaytown.com

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JULY 23: "American Idol" season 4 runner-up Bo Bice fronts contemporary jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears.

INFO: 516-797-7900, show starts at 8 p.m., oysterbaytown.com

Andy Cooney

AUG. 4: Spend the evening with Irish crooner

AUG. 4: Spend the evening with Irish crooner Andy Cooney and his special guest, Marissa Famiglietti at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa.

MORE INFO: 516-797-7900, show starts at 8 p.m., oysterbaytown.com

Taylor Dayne

JULY 18: Baldwin native Taylor Dayne (
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JULY 18: Baldwin native Taylor Dayne ("Tell It to My Heart," "I'll Be Your Shelter") returns to Nassau County for a homecoming concert with Alisha at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

INFO: 516-572-0200, show starts at 7 p.m., nassaucountyny.gov/parks

Tony Orlando

AUG. 1: Tony Orlando helps you
Photo Credit: AP/ Danny Johnston

AUG. 1: Tony Orlando helps you "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree" as he participates in a Salute to Veterans with the USO Liberty Bells at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

INFO: 516-572-0200, show starts at 6:30 p.m., nassaucountyny.gov/parks

Robert Davi

AUG. 8: Dix Hills' own Robert Davi comes
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AUG. 8: Dix Hills' own Robert Davi comes home to celebrate the centennial of the late Frank Sinatra in his "Davi Sings Sinatra" show at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

INFO: 516-572-0200, show starts at 7 p.m., nassaucountyny.gov/parks

Joan Jett

AUG. 22: If you missed her opening for
Photo Credit: Aaron Zebrook

AUG. 22: If you missed her opening for The Who at Nassau Coliseum this spring, Joan Jett, who resides in Long Beach, will headline CBS-FM's "Saturday in the Park" program at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

INFO: 516-572-0200, show starts at 7 p.m., nassaucountyny.gov/parks

Zac Brown Tribute Band

JULY 10: If you can't get a ticket
Photo Credit: Zac Brown Tribute Band

JULY 10: If you can't get a ticket to see the real Zac Brown Band at Citi Field, join the Zac Brown Tribute Band for "a little bit of chicken fried" at Tanner Park in Copiague.

INFO: 631-893-2100, show starts at 7:30 p.m., townofbabylon.com

Brooklyn Bridge

JULY 17: Seeing the Brooklyn Bridge without the
Photo Credit: Sonny Maxon

JULY 17: Seeing the Brooklyn Bridge without the late Johnny Maestro at Tanner Park, Copiague, wouldn't be "The Worst That Could Happen."

INFO: 631-893-2100, show starts at 7:30 p.m., townofbabylon.com

Jessie's Girl

AUG. 7: Journey back to the awesome '80s
Photo Credit: Jessie's Girl/Manish Gosalia/ Manish Gosalia

AUG. 7: Journey back to the awesome '80s with Jessie's Girl, which tackles everything from A-ha to Wham! at Tanner Park in Copiague.

INFO: 631-893-2100, show starts at 7:30 p.m., townofbabylon.com

Blue Bayou

JULY 21: If you miss seeing Linda Ronstadt
Photo Credit: Rich Balter

JULY 21: If you miss seeing Linda Ronstadt perform live, catch the Blue Bayou tribute band deliver all her hits at Oceanside Park in Oceanside.

INFO: 516-292-9000, ext. 7382, show starts at 8 p.m., toh.li

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JULY 7: The Police may no longer be together, but you can still celebrate the music of Sting with tribute band Soul Cages at Echo Park in West Hempstead.

INFO: 516-292-9000, ext. 7382, show starts at 8 p.m., toh.li

AUG. 21: You Should Be Dancing will drop a mirror ball over Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore for this Bee Gees tribute.

INFO: 516-292-9000, ext. 7382, show starts at 8 p.m., toh.li

"Billy Joel Live From Long Island"

JULY 29: See a rare outdoor screening of
Photo Credit: MSG

JULY 29: See a rare outdoor screening of "Billy Joel Live From Long Island," the HBO concert film from Nassau Coliseum during the 1982 Nylon Curtain tour at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay. The show begins at dusk.

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

AUG. 1: See members of Joel's current touring
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

AUG. 1: See members of Joel's current touring band perform songs from his entire catalog with Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa at 8 p.m.

Songs in the Attic

JULY 17: Songs in the Attic pulls out
Photo Credit: Wayne Herrschaft

JULY 17: Songs in the Attic pulls out classics like "New York State of Mind" and "Captain Jack" at East Village Green in Levittown at 8 p.m.

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AUG. 1: See members of Joel's current touring band perform songs from his entire catalog with Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa at 8 p.m.

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