Northwell at Jones Beach Theater kicks off summer season following major renovation

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Northwell at Jones Beach Theater, a newly renovated music venue in New York State, has re-opened its doors ahead its 2024 summer concert season.

Kicking off over the weekend with the Outlaw Music Festival, the venue is scheduled to host artists such as Pitball, Maroon 5, Alan’s Morissette, Imagine Dragons and more. 

The modernisation of the venue is a major investment, and has been a collaboration between New York State Parks and Live Nation. It has taken three years of planning and nearly two years of construction. 

A new entrance has been built to improve fan entry, and some 7,000 seats have been upgraded with new premium seating added. There are 20% more restrooms, and 30% more food and beverage outlets, while a new plaza has been added with seating to relax before shows. New tech upgrades include state-of-the-art LED screens for enhanced views of performers. 

Premium options have been improved, with the Citi VIP Club enabling guests to take in a 280-degree view of Zach’s Bay. Further offerings include the 40 North Bay Club presented by Cadillac, a new membership-only club that opens before, during and after shows with food and drink options, secluded bars, private restrooms and a concierge. 

Not only has the fan experience been upgraded, but visiting artists and their crew will have exclusive use of Jones Beach, which comes with a dedicated lifeguard, hammocks, Adirondack chairs, paddle boats and more. 

“This project is the latest example of our commitment to restore Jones Beach to its historic grandeur,” said New York State Parks Commissioner Pro Tempore, Randy Simons. 

“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 theatre and creating shows that are incredibly memorable in people’s lives and rejuvenate their spirits.”

The theatre originally opened in 1952, and was built on the site of Zach’s Bay Stadium, an outdoor entertainment venue that hosted water circuses, boat races, and musicals. The venue transitioned into holding music performances, hosting iconic artists such as Sting, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton, Van Halen, Lauryn Hill and Steven Nicks. 

Tom See, president of Live Nation’s Venue Nation, added: “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.”