Phish, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band and Jimmy Buffett are some of the headliners this summer at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in...

Phish, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band and Jimmy Buffett are some of the headliners this summer at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. Ticket sales for many of this season’s confirmed events begin May 2 at 9 a.m. through the theater’s box office, as well as Live Nation.

As sales open on the first day, purchasers will be restricted to a six-ticket, six-show limit. Some performances are already on sale. The three Phish concerts and only concert by Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have already sold out.

Of all the performers coming through the venue this year, there are a few shows with ticket prices exceeding $100. The co-billed Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd concert tops the list at $160, followed by the Aerosmith and ZZ Top co-headliner at $155.50.

For the Saturday on-sales, the Nikon box office will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be closed the following day. Individuals wishing to access the May 2 on-sales may collect a wristband in front of the box office on May 1, from 12 to 6 p.m., while supplies last.

Nikon at Jones Beach is not like the other amphitheaters in the Live Nation chain of summer venues because there is no lawn. The theater was built decades ago as a summer venue for traveling theatricals and has an inclined vertical configuration for its seating.


Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 2009 schedule:
(Dates and acts are subject to change.)

June 2, 4-5 Phish
June 7 Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, Street Sweeper
June 12 New Kids on the Block, Jabbawockeez
June 24 Kenny Chesney,Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum
June 25 The Fray, Jack’s Mannequin, Richard Swift
June 26 Aerosmith, ZZ Top
June 27 No Doubt, Paramore, Janelle Monae
June 28 Bad Company, The Doobie Brothers
July 8 Def Leppard, Poison, Cheap Trick
July 12 Judas Priest, Whitesnake
July 15 Nickelback, Papa Roach, Hinder, Saving Abel
July 19 Rock the Bells 2009: Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots, Common and others
July 21-22 Dave Matthews Band, Old Crow Medicine Show
August 2 Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry
August 8 Crosby, Stills & Nash
August 15 Creed
August 16 Beatstock
August 23 Loggins & Messina, Poco Featuring Richie Furay
August 26 Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
August 27 The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic