Long Island’s 106.1 BLI is bringing Summer Jam back to Jones Beach for the 3rd straight year! The mini-festival features sets from all your favorite artists on one stage. The show is happening on Saturday, June 11th at the Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, AKA the absolute perfect Summer concert venue. We’re already dreaming about a warm Summer night at the beach! Check out this year’s lineup below. Tickets go on sale next Thursday, March 24th! And as always, stay tuned to 106.1 BLI for contests & more!
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106.1 BLI Summer Jam 2016
Nikon Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
June 12th at 3pm Buy Tickets
Have we mentioned how much we love Long Island’s 106.1 BLI? Not only do they throw an awesome Summer Jam, they also bring the best concert lineups throughout the year. Up next is Shawn Mendes and Jake Miller. Yes, you read that right. Both of your baes are playing a show TOGETHER at the Paramount in Huntington, NY! We can hardly contain the fangirl excitement!!! We suggest jumping on tickets to this one, as both artists are selling out their summer headlining tours. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 24th at 10am.
BLI Presents Shawn Mendes & Jake Miller With Melanie Martinez & Robbie Rosen
Wednesday, June 10th at 7:30pm
Long Island’s own 106.1 BLI has announced the official line up for the 2015 Summer Jam! The show will take place on Saturday, June 13th at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater – perfect way to kickoff Summer! Last year‘s show brought big names like MKTO, Cody Simpson, Midnight Red, and Austin Mahone, and introduced us to some newer acts like New Hollow and NYC’s own AJR. We had a blast and are so thrilled Summer Jam is back for another year!
Check out the lineup below for what is bound to be a fun evening of music under the stars at Jones Beach! Tickets go on sale next Monday, April 6th at 12pm!
2015 BLI Summer Jam Lineup
Carly Rae Jepsen
Walk The Moon
Natalie La Rose
Nick Tangorra Band
106.1 BLI Summer Jam
Saturday, June 13th at 6pm
Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY Buy Tickets
Long Island’s 106.1 BLI is making sure you have the best summer ever! Last month, they brought back Summer Jam at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater, with artists like Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, AJR and New Hollow. And now they are bringing Jake Miller to NY for a concert at The Paramount on August 18th!
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 25th at 10AM EST. There will be a BLI presale starting tomorrow, July 24th at 10AM. Make sure you tune into 106.1 for the presale code! They’ll also be giving away tickets to some lucky listeners!
Check out Jake’s new single, “First Flight Home” below and pickup a copy on iTunes! The track was co-written by another SecretFangirl.com fave, Brandyn Burnette.
106.1 BLI Present Jake Miller
The Paramount – Huntington, NY
August 18th at 7pm Buy Tickets
America’s boy band Midnight Red kicked off the festival with their cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and heated up the stage with their hits “Hell Yeah” and “Take Me Home,” complete with choreographed dance moves. (We highly approve!). Behind the guys were giant inflatable caricatures of each member. New Hollow New Hollow won us over instantly with their rocking cover of David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” – no easy task. Their original tracks like “She Ain’t You” have a 90s grunge sound and since we love anything and everything 90s around here, we may have found our new favorite band. They were the only artist on the lineup that we weren’t familiar with before the show and we’re so glad we caught their set!
NYC-based indie pop band AJR played their biggest show to date to the crowd of nearly 15,000. We weren’t sure how their music would translate in a stadium setting, but they looked and sounded amazing as always. We love how unique AJR’s sound is – out of the 13 acts that performed, they had by far the most distinctive and original sound. We’re sure they gained a lot of fans – the whole venue was clapping along to “I’m Ready!” We also love how they still set up their own equipment. And did anyone catch the “I’m Ready” banner flying around the stadium? They’re total rock stars now!
We’ve been fans of Cody Simpson since we saw him opening for Big Time Rush at Jones Beach on their summer tour. His laid back Australian surfer vibe and sound are perfect for the venue (which if you haven’t been to, is surrounded by water on 3 sides). While we were expecting him to dance more, especially following his stint on “Dancing With The Stars,” we were pleasantly surprised to see his guitar playing skills showcased instead as he played both acoustic and electric during his set, which included his new single, “Surfboard“. The crowd went wild for Cody and we’re hoping he’ll be back on another headlining tour soon! He’s heading off to Europe this week for his Acoustic Sessions tour.
Of course the highlight of the evening was Austin MAHONE, who kicked off his set with a Banga Banga! We’re still fangirling over the fact that he played “Secrets” (our theme song) and “Next To You” from his new EP, “The Secret”. From Austin’s crisp boy band dance moves to his flawless vocals, it’s safe to say everyone at Jones Beach last night became a Mahomie! Austin also showed he’s multi-talented, breaking out the acoustic guitar for “Shadow.” He kept teasing the crowd with “one more song!” which thankfully turned into 4 more songs, including “MMM Yeah” and “What About Love.” We’re even more excited for his summer tour with The Vamps, because we just didn’t get enough Austin last night!
BLI says they’re hoping to bring Summer Jam back in 2015, to which we say “YES PLEASE!!” Except, can we maybe have it on a Saturday next year?
We’re just 19 days from the release of Austin’s debut album, “The Secret” and we can hardly wait! You’ll have plenty of chances to see Austin this summer, from his Today Show Summer Concert Series kickoff on Memorial Day, to a set at 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam at Jones Beach! And for all you Mahomies in Europe, Austin just announced new tour dates!
Tickets for the London show are on sale now; Paris and Germany shows go on sale later this week. You can also get a VIP Soundcheck package where you can meet Austin before the show!
Visit AustinMahone.com for all the details & join Mahomie High for pre-sale access! And if you’re lucky enough to be meeting the one man boyband on tour, make sure you read our Fangirl Handbook for tips on how to make the most of it!
Austin will be kicking off his North American tour with The Vamps in July. Check out all the dates here!
Are you ready for AJR? The band, comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, has quickly gained momentum since their single “I’m Ready” was released last fall. The video recently passed 1 million views on Youtube! The song has since entered radio rotation around the country, and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. It’s impossible to hear this song and not clap along!
The brothers stopped by Saturday Night Online over the weekend to officially premiere the single and to answer a few fan questions. When we heard “I’m Ready” on the radio for the first time last week, we had a total That Thing You Do moment! (Shout out to 106.1 BLI for the AJR love!)
AJR will be playing the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam with artists like Austin Mahone, Jason Derulo, and Cody Simpson on June 1st at Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, as well as a few other radio shows around the country. You can also see AJR opening for Lindsey Stirling on her summer tour! Check out all the dates below!
AJR Summer 2014 Tour Dates
May 17th: Rixton – The Basement in Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets May 18th: 103.7 The Q’s Just Show Up Show – The Tin Roof in Birmingham, AL – More Info May 20th: K945 I’m Ready for Crazy Stupid Killer Summer Kickoff – Red River District in Shreveport, LA – More Info May 24th – Lake Palestine Palooza – Flint, TX – More Info June 1st: 106.1 BLI Summer Jamat Nikon Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets June 3rd: 98PXY Summer Jam at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets June 5th – Hot 107.9 Presents AJR – Destiny USA – Syracuse, NY – More Info June 6th: KIIS 98.5 Buffalo Kiss The Summer Hello – Canalside in Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets June 7th: Fly 92.3 Summer Jam at the Saratoga springs Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY – Buy Tickets June 8th: K104.7 K Fest at the Dutchess Stadium in Poughkeepsie, NY – Buy Tickets
With Lindsey Stirling
June 16th – Metropolis – Montreal, QC –Buy Tickets June 17th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets June 18th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets June 20th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – Buy Tickets June 21st – The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY – Buy Tickets June 23rd – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets June 24th – Echo Stage – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets June 26th – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA – Buy Tickets June 27th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets June 28th – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets June 30th – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN – Buy Tickets July 1st – Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets July 2nd – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets July 3rd – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets July 5th – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL – Buy Tickets July 7th – Iron City – Birmingham, AL – Buy Tickets July 8th – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets July 10th – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets July 11th – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets July 12th – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
September 6th-7th – LouFest – Forest Park – St Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Can’t wait for summer? You can see AJR in Philadelphia this Saturday, April 19th, at World Cafe Live, and in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 22nd. Get your tickets now!
There is nothing better than an outdoor summer concert, especially one at Jones Beach (seriously, what summer venue could be more perfect than one surrounded by water?). We were thrilled this morning when Long Island’s 106.1 announced the return of Summer Jam! While we would have loved to go to Summer Jam back in the late 90s/early 00s, when it was last held, the lineup this year is not to be missed!
The show will be on Sunday, June 1st at Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, and includes many of our 2014 Artists to Watch! Check out the lineup below. Buy your tickets here!
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 5th. Be sure to follow 106.1 on Twitter for the latest info! Visit 106.1BLI for the entire lineup and ticket info.
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