Northwell at Jones Beach Theater Kicks Off 2024 Summer Concert Season After Massive Two-Year Renovation

After undergoing a massive renovation, Northwell at Jones Beach Theater opens for the 2024 summer concert season this Saturday June 29th with the Outlaw Music Festival.

The summer lineup brings 20+ performances including Pitbull, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Alanis Morissette, Jason Aldean, Imagine Dragons, Santana, Counting Crows, New Kids on the Block, Hootie & the Blowfish, and more.

The renovated Northwell at Jones Beach Theater is now open for the 2024 summer concert season. 

Renovation Details

  • The modernization of the venue is the largest investment in the theater’s history – a collaboration between New York State Parks and Live Nation, across three years of planning and nearly two years of construction
  • A robust series of improvements and upgrades were integrated into the theater’s original design
  • The venue is ready for the season due to the hard work of 1,850 local construction professionals, 95% of whom are Long Islanders. These dedicated professionals worked over 245,000 hours to complete the renovation

New York Senator Kevin Thomas: “The completed renovations at the Jones Beach Theater preserve a cherished landmark while enhancing Long Island’s role as a top destination for live entertainment. I am proud to support these investments by NYS Parks and Live Nation, as it will boost the local economy and ensures that future generations of music lovers can continue to enjoy all we have to offer. Here’s to many more memorable summers at Jones Beach.”

Fans will enjoy checking out the amenities on the plaza before, during and after the show.

Enhanced Fan Experience 

  • A grand new entrance for quicker fan entry
  • 7,000+ seats have been upgraded and new premium seating experiences have been added
  • 20% more restrooms and 30% more food and beverage outlets
  • A new food & beverage plaza the size of a football field with seating to relax and take in the bay breeze before the show
  • New tech upgrades including state-of-the-art LED screens for enhanced views of performers and more

The CITI VIP Club offers multiple locations for fans to relax and enjoy the incredible seaside location.

Expanded Seaside VIP Clubs 

  • CITI VIP Club – where guests can take in the 280-degree views of Zach’s Bay. Unique food and beverage offerings within the club, with the ability to order ahead of the show
  • 40 Bay Club presented by Cadillac – a new membership-only club open before, during and after shows with special food and drink options, secluded bars, private restrooms, and a concierge. The multi-level club honors music legends who have played at Jones Beach Theater and always features a DJ spinning vinyl on the patio

The roof top deck at the 40 Bay Club has incredible views of the theater and the bay.  

Upgraded Backstage and Beach for Artists & Crew 

  • An exclusive beach for visiting artists & their crew to use throughout their stay, serviced by a dedicated Jones Beach lifeguard, includes hammocks, Adirondack chairs, paddle boats, and more
  • All dressing rooms have been completely renovated with modern conveniences
  • Production load-in areas have been expanded to accommodate three times as many trucks and four additional buses

An exclusive beach introduces artists and crew to what locals love about Jones Beach State Park.

Venue History + Information

  • Over the years, millions of locals and tourists have spent evenings under the stars enjoying music on the water at Northwell at Jones Beach Theater
  • Originally opened in 1952, the venue was built on the site of Zach’s Bay Stadium, an outdoor entertainment venue that hosted water circuses, boat races, and musicals
  • Over the decades, the theater has evolved, marking significant milestones such as the first rock concert by Blue Oyster Cult in 1978 and a permanent shift to concerts initiated by an Eric Clapton show in 1983. Known for its stunning seaside location and world-class performances, Northwell at Jones Beach Theater has hosted numerous legendary artists, including Sting, Smashing Pumpkins, Ariana Grande, Prince, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Kendrick Lamar, Van Halen, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Nicks

New York State Parks Commissioner Pro Tempore Randy Simons: “This project is the latest example of our commitment to restore Jones Beach to its historic grandeur. For more than 70 years, the Jones Beach Theater has been the go-to place for world-class musical performances in an unparalleled setting. I’m grateful for our partners at Live Nation for their commitment to this magnificent theater and creating shows that are incredibly memorable in people’s lives and rejuvenate their spirits.”

Tom See, President of Live Nation’s Venue Nation: “Northwell at Jones Beach Theater has been an incredible summer concert destination for decades and this renovation levels up the hospitality experience we provide artists and fans before, during and after the show. In collaboration with our partners at New York State Parks we’re preserving the magic of watching live music on the bay while creating an exciting future for Jones Beach Theater.”

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