The Island Today: The top seven events for the coming week

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Dierks Bentley ‘Burning Man’ Tour
Friday, Aug. 2, doors: 6:00 p.m., show: 7 p.m.

Dierks Bentley is an American singer and songwriter. Bentley’s studio albums have accounted for 25 singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which 16 have reached number one along with seven other singles in the top 5. Bentley’s most recent studio album, titled “The Mountain,” was his ninth studio album. It was released in June 2018 through Capitol Records Nashville. He is supported on tour by Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes.

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh
Info & Tickets: 866-558-8468 or 516-785-1600

An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan and the New York Pops
Friday, Aug. 2, doors: 6 p.m., show: 7:30 p.m.

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Where: Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
Info & Tickets: 888-929-7849 or

Triton Fights Fourteen
Friday, Aug. 2, doors: 5 p.m., fight: 6 p.m.

Triton Fights is the premier MMA promotion in New York featuring the best MMA athletes on the east coast. On
Aug. 2, Triton Fights is bringing the action to The Space
at Westbury.

Where: The Space at Westbury
250 Post Ave., Westbury
Info & Tickets: 516-283-5566 or

Guns N’ Roses Tribute: Appetite for Destruction
Saturday, Aug. 3,  8 p.m.

Appetite for Destruction, the ultimate Guns N’ Roses experience, have been performing the music of Guns N’ Roses for almost twenty years, selling out venues throughout the northeast. They have performed with special guest and current G N’ R keyboardist Dizzy Reed, shared two bills with ex-G N’ R guitarist Gilby Clarke, and headlined at BB King’s in Times Square for five consecutive years.

Where: Jones Beach Bandshell
Jones Beach Boardwalk, Jones Beach, Wantagh

Gavin DeGraw
Tuesday,  Aug. 6, doors: 6:30 p.m., show: 8 p.m.

Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles. DeGraw released his fifth studio album Something Worth Saving in September 2016 featuring singles “She Sets the City On Fire” and “Making Love with The Radio On.”

Where: The Paramount
370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: 631-673-7300 or

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor’ Tour
Thursday, Aug. 8, lot: 10: a.m.,
gates: 6:30 p.m., show: 7:30 p.m.

It’s been 40 years since the song “Son of a Son of a Sailor”
came out and people still know the words. So, Jimmy Buffett figured he’d name this tour after it. Jimmy Buffet and the
Coral Reefer Band will be at the annual JB @ JB fly-in and tailgate on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh
Info & Tickets: 866-558-8468 or 516-785-1600 or

New York Giants vs. New York jets
Thursday, Aug. 8, lots: 8 a.m., game: 7 p.m.

The 2019 National Football League makes its return with the Jets’ and Giants’ annual preseason game against one another. This season will be a memorable one for the league as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. See New York football stars including Sam Darnold, LeVeon Bell, Saquon Barkley and 2019 sixth-overall pick Daniel Jones.

Where: MetLife Stadium
1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, NJ
Info & Tickets: 201-559-1300 or

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