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Nikon Theater at Jones Beach

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Outside amphiteater

Just next to water this place is really nice on good weather, but remember that there's 0... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Vantaa, Finland
Great Venue, parking = deep breath

A friend and I came here to see Ke$ha and Macklemore and had a FANTASTIC time. This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793-4800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We all know that tickets to concerts are no longer inexpensive. With prices all being "equal", Jones Beach can be a great experience. When you get there, there are two places to park. But depends where you want to park, you can take different parkways...More

7  Thank Russ B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I believe this place is now called the 'Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater'. It is a very nice outdoor arena right on the beach. The views are good and although I had PIT tickets it seems the view from most seats is good as...More

2  Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I am all about security, however, it took about an hour to get through security. There were no defined lines so people were cutting people off and it was extremely crowded. Not sure it was worth it.

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This venue it a lot of fun. The location is easy to get to and the view of the water is really nice. Drove over 2 hours (in traffic of course) to get there, but well worth the trip.

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Just next to water this place is really nice on good weather, but remember that there's 0 protection when it rains. This is also inside state park - so if venue server alcohol, it is closed drinking area.

Thank DjJassu
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A friend and I came here to see Ke$ha and Macklemore and had a FANTASTIC time. This is one of the best venues I have ever been to! EAsy to get to, clear signage, working bathrooms throughout etc etc. Parking was not horrible, but there...More

Thank 235samanthan
Reviewed 3 September 2018

There is no better venue to see Jimmy Buffett - or any summer concert for that matter. Plenty of "REASONABLE" parking and right on the beach! Spend the whole day at the beach and then take in the show. The trip there from NJ as...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I have lived on Long Island almost my entire life. The Jones Beach Theater is an absolute GEM in the area. I have been to many concerts here over the years and it’s always a great time, even when it rains. The parking is easy...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The venue itself is in a lovely location but we paid for VIP parking and didn't have to fight the crowds on the way out. The big problem is where you sit, and the problem is twofold: 1) You might not be able to see...More

1  Thank globaltraveller62
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great out door venue. Off the beach and on the bay is the perfect setting to see many outstanding performers lots of parking and easy to get to.

Thank Constance C
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The absolute best venue on Long Island. No summer complete with out a show at the landmark theater. With stunning views

Thank arlenemurals
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great sound system. Unfortunately, less than 1/2 way through the show it started to rain. I liked that upfront and center there was standing room for general admission. Should be offered for all shows

Thank Karen A
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6 September 2018|
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Response from Susiepvb | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can bring in 1 closed bottle per person
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4 August 2018|
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Response from KosherTraveller2011 | Reviewed this property |
There is now is strict security checkpoint at the entrance to the theater grounds. You can bring in purses, small water bottles and umbrellas. That’s about all they will permit to be brought in.
25 June 2018|
Response from bobr264 | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea. Probably some way to charge extra money
14 June 2018|
Response from bobr264 | Reviewed this property |
No special VIP to either buy or drink alcohol. And yes you can drink during the show. Save your VIP money and enjoy the show.