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Nikon Theater at Jones Beach prepares for 2013 season

The new patio area at the Nikon at

The new patio area at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, with artificial turf, table and chairs for people to eat on. (May 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

After a $20 million restoration effort to repair the damage caused by post-Sandy flooding, the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is ready for the 2013 summer concert season.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Superstorm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

The new patio area at the Nikon at
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

The new patio area at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, with artificial turf, table and chairs for people to eat on. (May 30, 2013)

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

This back stage where the crew working the
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

This back stage where the crew working the concerts will work. It took over $20 Million in clean up and restoration to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

Members of the band Rascal Flatts Joe Don
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Members of the band Rascal Flatts Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus and lead singer Gary LeVox will be the first act to perform after a $20 Million clean up and restoration that was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater after Super Storm Sandy hit the area. (May 30, 2013)

This is where the stage crew eat while
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

This is where the stage crew eat while working concerts. It took over $20 Million in clean up and restoration to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

This back stage where the crew working the
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

This back stage where the crew working the concerts will work. It took over $20 Million in clean up and restoration to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

Balloons falling during a re-opening ceremony of the
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Balloons falling during a re-opening ceremony of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. It took over $20 Million in clean up and restoration to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

A boardwalk with lighting was part of the
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

A boardwalk with lighting was part of the $20 Million in clean up and restoration Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

Live Nation's John Ahrens addresses the media during
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Live Nation's John Ahrens addresses the media during the announcement of the re-opening of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Over $20 Million in clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

Promoter Ron Delsener talking to the media about
Photo Credit: Newsday J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Promoter Ron Delsener talking to the media about the re-opening of the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater which will feature Rascal Flatts. Over $20 Million was needed to clean up and restoration was needed to rebuild Nikon At Jones Beach Theater. (May 30, 2013)

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