Jones Beach Amphitheater

★★★★★

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The Jones Beach Theater is one of those magical venues that can create a spark no matter who is performing. It helpes, of course, that people who perform there are usually pretty cool. Every summer the Jones Beach Theater has a concert series, with a lot of nostalgia acts (Jethro Tall and Motley Crue have been known to play there) and great modern rock heroes like Pearl Jam and Tori Amos. Even though it's way out of the city and a pain to get to, it's always worth the trip!

The amphitheater is built facing the water, so the stage is framed by the bay. Often during the performance sailboats come right up to the side of the stage. It's a gorgeous setting for a concert.

Once the sun goes down, you can look up and see the sky. Since the theater is outside of town (in fact, it's located in a recreational area that is protected from development), the stars are much brighter there than anywhere in the city.

The seats slope, a little bit by the stage and sharply in the back, so that you can see the stage perfectly no matter where you are. The sound depends on the weather - the wind tends to carry it away - but that's a problem that faces all outdoors venues. Aside from depending on the weather, the acoustics are great.

Prices vary depending on the performer, starting in mid-range and going up from there. Some of the shows can get quite expensive. But even with prices going up, this is one of the most magical places I've ever been to.

PROS: Atmosphere is magical; the bay right behind the stage
CONS: Far out of the city, complicated to get to

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The Jones Beach Theater is one of those magical venues that can create a spark no matter who is performing. It helpes, of course, that people who perform there are usually pretty cool. Every summer the Jones Beach Theater has a concert series, with a lot of nostalgia acts (Jethro Tall and Motley Crue have been known to play there) and great modern rock heroes like Pearl Jam and Tori Amos. Even though it's way out of the city and a pain to get to, it's always worth the trip!

The amphitheater is built facing the water, so the stage is framed by the bay. Often during the performance sailboats come right up to the side of the stage. It's a gorgeous setting for a concert.

Once the sun goes down, you can look up and see the sky. Since the theater is outside of town (in fact, it's located in a recreational area that is protected from development), the stars are much brighter there than anywhere in the city.

The seats slope, a little bit by the stage and sharply in the back, so that you can see the stage perfectly no matter where you are. The sound depends on the weather - the wind tends to carry it away - but that's a problem that faces all outdoors venues. Aside from depending on the weather, the acoustics are great.

Prices vary depending on the performer, starting in mid-range and going up from there. Some of the shows can get quite expensive. But even with prices going up, this is one of the most magical places I've ever been to.

PROS: Atmosphere is magical; the bay right behind the stage
CONS: Far out of the city, complicated to get to

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