Country music star Lee Greenwood, who wrote "God Bless the USA," one of the most recognizable songs about American patriotism, will open Nassau County's summer concert series next month at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
Other top acts this summer at Eisenhower include Long Beach resident Joan Jett, Baldwin native Taylor Dayne and veteran performer Tony Orlando.
The summer concert schedule begins at 7 p.m. on June 5 with Grammy Award-winning Greenwood.
The North Shore Pops play June 8; Nassau's annual fireworks show is to be held June 27 and Movin' Out, a Billy Joel tribute band, plays July 3.
Dark Lady, a Cher tribute band, plays July 11; Dayne and Brooklyn native Alisha perform together July 18 and the annual Harry Chapin tribute concert takes place July 27.
Orlando plays a Salute to Veterans Aug. 1; actor and musician Robert Davi sings Frank Sinatra cover songs Aug. 8; and the Long Island Philharmonic plays Aug. 10. Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, a doo-wop group, performs Aug. 14 and ABBA Mania & Stayin' Alive, cover bands for ABBA and the Bee Gees, play Aug. 21.
Jett, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland earlier this year, plays Aug. 22 while Desert Highway, an Eagles tribute band, will perform Aug. 28.
The concerts are free and funded through the county's tax on hotel and motel rooms.