When it comes to the Memorial Day weekend, many area clubs and bars will host special events with the hope of snagging a big chunk of the especially large holiday crowd. Some nightspots will bring in bands to perform, so if you're looking to take in some live music, consider these events:
Celebrating their 20th year playing the Long Island circuit, The Mystic will use their show on Sunday, May 27, to pay homage to recently passed music legends Donna Summer and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees by spending a portion of their set covering some of those artists’ hits. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Although Montauk is still growing as an East End destination, chances are local spots will be bustling come the holiday weekend. However, dinner reservations are still available at beachy-but-contemporary South Edison – and those who come down May 26-27 can also catch a 10:30 p.m. from Los Citron, a pair of brothers (Cristobal and Rafael) who have played their brand of Latin and world music for audiences around the world.
While Mr. Jackson is still the lead singer of rock band Zebra, Long Island’s continued support for the group has also allowed its frontman to enjoy ongoing success as a solo artist throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. He’ll be doing his unaccompanied acoustic show (unless Jackson brings any unannounced special guests, something he’ll do on occasion) at the Blue Parrot on Saturday, May 26, starting at 9 p.m.
One of Long Island’s premiere cover bands, this group has been a big bar and club draw for over a decade. Meanwhile, Claudio’s remains the spot that brings in the largest crowds anywhere east of Riverhead on the North Fork; the combination should pack some serious energy. Band starts after 9 p.m.
Scoring a number of hits that rated on the Billboard Rock charts during the 1990s, this tremendously successful Georgia-based band will take the Paramount stage on Friday, May 25, to perform their 1999 RIAA platinum album “Dosage” in its entirety (as well as some of their other big songs). Tickets are $26.50-$65 in advance; doors open at 7 p.m.