Paramount Highlights

The Paramount Theater in Huntington has become a top venue for live entertainment since opening in September of 2011. Live musical acts, comedy, and even boxing makes its way to the stage. Through Live Nation and Ticketmaster, crowds make their way through the doors of what has been dubbed a top worldwide club venue by Pollstar Magazine. And while it’s not on the East End, it’s still in Suffolk County, and draws crowds from this area.

The venue of 1573 capacity has standing, hybrid, or fully-seated configurations with a large upper-level dance floor, fixed side loge-balcony seating, a mezzanine level, and a “Skybar.” What takes guests especially by surprise is the VIP Founder’s Room, modeled as a 1920s speakeasy with hidden doors to private rooms — envision a bookcase that rotates into your own little VIP hideaway. With all The Paramount has to offer, it’s no wonder it has a lineup worth heading up island for.

On Thursday, July 11, the American alternative rock band Better Than Ezra will hit the stage. The band formed in 1988 in Baton Rouge and became popular in the 1990s, when their hit “Good” came out on the “Deluxe” album in 1993. Years later, in 2014, they hit the airwaves again with “Crazy Lucky” on their “All Together Now” album.

Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing presents Rockin’ Fights XXXV on Friday, July 19, a series The Paramount began to bring in talent from all over the world. Formerly to grace the stage for this event have been former world champion Chris Algieri, two-time world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, even actor Burt Young.

Pop fans will quickly travel back in time to their “TRL” days when Lance Bass of *NSYNC hosts O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera, and Tyler Hilton as they sing in the Pop 2000 Tour on Wednesday, July 24.

Get ready for some laughs with six-season “Saturday Night Live comedian” alum Jay Pharoah on Thursday, August 1.

Multi-platinum selling singer Gavin DeGraw will take the stage on Tuesday, August 6. The singer-songwriter sold over one million copies with his debut album “Chariot,” in 2003. He quickly rose to fame when the song “I Don’t Want to Be” became the theme song of the popular drama series “One Tree Hill.” His latest album, “Something Worth Saving,” was released in 2016.

Have some “Red Red Wine” as others are “Falling in Love With You” at the UB40 concert on Thursday, August 8.

Rock-and-roll fans are sure to line up for Ted Nugent on Saturday, August 10. Selling over 40 million albums, Nugent has performed more than 6500 live shows playing his hits “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” “Strangehold,” “Fred Bear,” and more.

Another show to keep an eye out for after the summer season is The Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, on Tuesday, September 10. Kids are sure to love Peppa Pig Live! on Wednesday, September 11. Summer will be far from over, but it’ll be a beach day with The Beach Boys’ “12 Sides of Summer” on Sunday, October 20. Enjoy a comedy hangover with Ken Jeong for an early or late show on Saturday, November 2.

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