Mangano Announces Summer Concerts Under The Stars At Wantagh Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced this summer’s Wantagh Park summer concert schedule. All performances are free of charge and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Beginning July 12th, residents are invited to enjoy a concert under the stars, free of charge, showcasing some of the local areas most talented musical acts. Experience the beautiful waterfront location that Wantagh Park provides while listening to music ranging from jazz to classical. As the concerts are outside, concertgoers are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.

The concerts under the stars at Wantagh Park are as follows:

July 12th: SixGun

SixGun, the tri-state area’s premier Country/Rock band, is best described as “County with a Kick.” Tight harmonies and hot leads have become their trademark. American and European audiences as large as 35,000 have stomped, danced and cheered to their dynamic sound. SixGun’s blend of music appeals to everyone.

July 19th: Banooba

Taking cues from all of their influences – including funk, jazz, reggae and rock – Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully incorporate all of these elements into their own signature sound. Having been compared to a range of bands, including Sublime, The Allman Brothers, Blind Melon, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Incubus, Steely Dan and Average White Band, people’s description of their music varies depending on who you ask.

July 26th: Leon Petruzzi Jazz Orchestra - CANCELED

The Leon Petruzzi Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to the preservation, education, and performance of music written for, and performed by, the jazz orchestra. The purpose and goal is to keep this art form alive through active performance and to pass it along to future generations of performers and fans.

About Wantagh Park

Wantagh Park, located in southeastern Nassau County, has been part of the county park system since 1961. Consisting of 111 acres, the park provides a waterfront location and numerous opportunities for recreation, along with seating areas that allow visitors to relax and enjoy the magnificent view. There are five tennis courts; one basketball court; 1-mile and 2-mile walking paths; a two-mile Fitness Trail that provides a jogging or walking trail and 20 attractive and simple fitness stations that incorporate a variety of exercises. Athletic fields include three softball fields and one baseball field, two of which are lighted; and a playground. Bocci and horseshoe courts are available, along with a game area for chess and checkers and a senior citizen gazebo. There are eight reserved picnic areas, which include barbecue equipment, and one sheltered area. The swimming complex includes an Olympic-sized main pool, a diving pool, a “kiddie” pool, training pool, an interactive water-play area and two 30 foot waterslides. There is also a launch ramp; a fishing pier just beyond the marina which is open year-round, and marine boat slips are also available. There is also a dog run which includes separate areas for big and small dogs; it is located just up from the administration building.

For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: