Outdoor live music is synonymous with summer on Long Island and tickets can get costly. But the beauty of Nassau and Suffolk is the plethora of free concerts. Here’s a calendar of shows not to miss this season. Shows are open to all unless otherwise noted.
Jones Beach Bandshell concert schedule
SEPT. 1: Deadheads will gather to witness Half Step perform some Grateful Dead at the Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4 at Jones Beach in Wantagh at 8 p.m.; 1 Ocean Parkway, 516-826-5979.
SEPT. 2: Parrotheads can flock to see Jimmy Buffett tribute act Barometer Soup at the Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4 at Jones Beach in Wantagh at 8 p.m.; 1 Ocean Parkway, 516-826-5979.
Eisenhower Park concert schedule
SEPT. 3: Sugar Ray recalls the '90s at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park at 8 p.m.; Field 6, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., 516-572-0201, nassaucountyny.gov.