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Local live: 5 great shows to see this week on LI

Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar will perform at

Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar will perform at the Paramount in Huntington. Credit: Getty Images / Bobby Bank

Long Island has such a wide variety of concerts available it can get tough to decide. Here’s a look at five of this week’s must-see shows:

Zac Brown Band

The release of the “Chicken Fried” band’s album “The Owl” is still more than a month away, but fans will get a sneak peek on this tour.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh

INFO $109-$150; 800-745-3000,

Rockin’ to Rescue

Nonstop to Cairo and Jones Crusher are on the bill for the benefit for the Strong Island Animal Rescue League.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Amityville

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INFO $15; 866-468-3399,

Gladys Knight

She may not have won “The Masked Singer,” but the R&B legend will always have “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, The Paramount, Huntington

INFO $49.50-$139.50; 800-745-3000,

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

They belong to the night. They belong to the thunder. And the Lindenhurst native and her husband will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her debut back on Long Island.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, The Paramount, Huntington

INFO $79.50-$199.50; 800-745-3000,

Rufus Wainwright

The singer-songwriter will bring his "Oh Solo Wainwright" tour to town. Break out the cigarettes and chocolate milk.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, The Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington

INFO $57-$77; 516-767-6444,


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