Every summer, I eagerly await the release of two calendars: the Nikon at Jones Beach summer concert series and the Jones Beach Boardwalk Band Shell events.

Maybe that's because I spent three summers working there (and about 30 summers going there). Or maybe it's because they both convey summer fun.

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The first one costs money and is more hit-or-miss based on musical taste. The latter is always free and always fun, regardless of musical opinions.

We've known the Nikon concert lineup for a few weeks now, but the free Jones Beach Boardwalk Band Shell event calendar was updated today. Click that link for events and see below for photos and video from the band shell.