Long Island can now celebrate having one of the top 10 clubs in the world.
The Paramount in Huntington moved into the No. 6 spot on Pollstar’s list of the most popular clubs in the world for the first quarter of 2017, selling 39,127 tickets through the end of March.
The club, which opened in 2011 with a rare Long Island appearance by Elvis Costello, has boasted surprise concerts from everyone from Billy Joel to Ed Sheeran and featured everything from Chris Algieri boxing matches to a town hall by then-presidential candidate John Kasich.
The Paramount’s focus remains on live music, with a wide range of acts from tribute bands like Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot’s regularly packed shows to newcomers like rapper Lil Uzi Vert’s two sold-out shows this week on June 12 and June 14. (Bibi Bourelly will open for Uzi both nights, with Long Island’s Artie Fleischmann and Dan Tirer in her band.)
However, The Paramount is also bringing in crowds with its ongoing comedy series, including Norm Macdonald this week and John Mulaney in July, not to mention Kevin James’ string of shows in April and May.
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