Live Nation Entertainment today opened the doors of one of its most unique concert venues, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh (Long Island), NY, which was damaged catastrophically by Superstorm Sandy in October of last year. After months of reconstruction at a cost of more than $20 Million, Jones Beach is ready to open its doors, just in time for the summer concert season which kicks off tomorrow with a concert by country superstars Rascal Flatts.
“It was a priority for Live Nation to work quickly to return this historic venue to working order,” said Michael Rapino, CEO and President of Live Nation Entertainment. “Of course it was important to the artists who love to play at Jones Beach every summer and to the thousands of fans that come to a concert there. But it was also vital for the local community and the hundreds of employees who work at Jones Beach – so we actually started preparing for the potential clean-up and reconstruction efforts before the storm even arrived. It’s a testament to the single-mindedness and dedication of the entire reconstruction team that we were able to put Jones Beach back together in time for this summer’s great lineup of shows.”