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Coming To The Local Sheds This Summer: Lots Of "Heritage Acts" And Country Stars (And Yeasayer)

Yeasayer. Here's hoping things are a bit warmer than this for their shows this summer.
Yeasayer. Here's hoping things are a bit warmer than this for their shows this summer.

Today Live Nation announced a slew of shows at Long Island's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and in addition to the many classic rock acts (with "classic rock" now being expanded to include the mid-period Headbanger's Ball era of Tesla, Firehouse, etc.) and country stars lining the bills we've got Brooklyn's own Yeasayer, who have been tapped to open the Flaming Lips/Weezer tour that stops at PNC on July 28 and at Jones Beach the following day. Other highlights: Ke$ha (Jones Beach, August 20); Janet Jackson (PNC, August 6); Aretha Franklin (Jones Beach, July 28/PNC, July 30); and the New York Pops playing the music of Billy Joel (Jones Beach, August 13), a performance that looks to be bereft of the Piano Man himself. There's also the Identity Festival, which looks to be an all-electronic-music Lollapalooza starring the likes of Rusko, Steve Aoki, and Chad Hugo. Tickets for a bunch of these concerts go on sale this Saturday; full schedules for both venues after the jump.

JONES BEACH June 11: Daryl Hall & John Oates w/ Chris Isaak July 11: Yes / Styx July 12: Def Leppard w/Heart July 17: Furthur feat. Phil Lesh & Bob Weir July 22: 311 / Sublime with Rome July 24: Goo Goo Dolls w/Michelle Branch, Parachute July 28: Aretha Franklin July 29: Flaming Lips / Weezer w/Yeasayer August 10: Kings of Leon w/Band of Horses August 12: Maroon 5 / Train w/Gavin DeGraw August 13: The New York Pops perform the music of Billy Joel August 17: Journey w/Foreigner, Night Ranger August 18: Lynyrd Skynyrd / The Doobie Brothers w/Tom Hambridge August 19: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band August 20: Ke$ha w/LMFAO, Spank Rock August 21: Identity Festival August 24: Whitesnake w/Tesla, Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach, Firehouse August 27: 2011 Rib Rock Festival: J. Geils Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, plus barbecue from "the region's best pitmasters"

PNC BANK ARTS CENTER May 21: Sugarland w/Matt Nathanson, Little Big Town May 31-June 1: Phish June 3: Jason Aldean w/Eric Church, JaneDear Girls June 8: Daryl Hall & John Oates w/Chris Isaak June 10: Deep Purple (and symphony) w/Ernie & The Automatics July 5: Yes / Styx July 9: O.A.R. July 12: Kid Rock w/Sheryl Crow, Leroy Powell & The Messengers July 13: Def Leppard, Heart July 15: Brad Paisley w/Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann July 17: Mötley Crüe / Poison w/New York Dolls July 21: 311 / Sublime with Rome July 22: Goo Goo Dolls w/Michelle Branch, Parachute July 23: Miranda Cosgrove w/Cody Simpson, Greyson Chance July 24: Furthur feat. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir July 25: Mayhem Festival: Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Trivium, In Flames, "many more" July 28: Flaming Lips / Weezer w/Yeasayer July 29: Tim McGraw w/Luke Bryan, The Band Perry July 30: Aretha Franklin July 31: Tiffany / Deborah Gibson August 6: Janet Jackson August 14: Identity Festival August 17: Kings of Leon w/ Band of Horses August 20: Selena Gomez & The Scene w/Allstar Weekend August 21: Lynyrd Skynyrd / The Doobie Brothers w/Tom Hambridge August 23: Whitesnake w/Tesla, Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach, Firehouse August 24: Journey w/Foreigner, Night Ranger August 26: Maroon 5 / Train w/Gavin DeGraw August 28: 2011 Rib Rock Festival: J. Geils Band, B.B. King, plus barbecue from "the region's best pitmasters" September 2: Toby Keith w/Eric Church


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