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106.1 BLI Announce 2016 Summer Jam Lineup With Fifth Harmony

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!

2016 Summer Jam Lineup
Meghan Trainor
Fifth Harmony
Iggy Azalea
Alessia Cara
Charlie Puth
Shaggy
The Chainsmokers
Hailee Steinfeld
Rachel Platten
Daya
Troye Sivan
Melanie Martinez

106.1 BLI Summer Jam 2016
Nikon Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
June 12th at 3pm
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106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam Returning To Jones Beach in 2015!

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
Nick Jonas
Flo Rida
Charli XCX
Tove Lo
Echosmith
Carly Rae Jepsen
R5
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
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106.1 BLI Summer Jam Takes Over Jones Beach!

June 1st marked the official start of our summer concert season with 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam held at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater! The nearly 7 hour music festival featured a range of artists from Jason Derulo to Karmin, and  Fifth Harmony to Cash Cash. We were most excited to see secretfangirls.com favorites Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, Midnight Red, and AJR! We also discovered a new favorite artist to watch, New Hollow.

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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!

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AJR
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!

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Cody Simpson
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.

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Austin Mahone
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?

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Midnight Red To Perform on Good Morning America June 5th!

America’s boy band, Midnight Red, announced they will be performing on Good Morning America June 5th!  If you’re in the NYC area, make sure you stop by Times Square to show your support!   The performances usually air in the 8-9am hour of GMA.

**Update:  Midnight Red says make sure you are there by 7:15AM if you want some camera time!  The performance will tape tomorrow and air on June 9th.  Watch their performance here!

We love Midnight Red for continuing the 90s boy band movement, with their choreographed dance moves and 5 part harmonies.   They even opened for NKOTBSB – now that’s some serious boy band street cred.  Their self titled EP is available on iTunes now!  They just wrapped up a tour with The Wanted, and have a few upcoming shows in the US.  Check out the dates below!

Midnight Red Summer 2014 Tour Dates
June 1st – 106.1 BLI Summer Jam – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
June 5th – Good Morning America – New York, NY
June 7th – DigiFest – Citi Field – Flushing, NY – More Info
June 14th – DigiFest – Echo Beach – Toronto, Canada – More Info
August 14th – Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL

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Austin Mahone Premieres “Next To You,” From Debut Album “The Secret!”

It feels like we’ve taken forever to get here, but we are finally less than ONE WEEK away from the release of Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”

Austin just unveiled another track off the album called “Next To You,” and it’s AMAZING.  It has the 90s boy band sound that Austin the one man boy band has been channeling, but with a modern edge.  We cannot wait to see him perform this one live. (P.S. please play it next weekend at BLI Summer Jam!)

The track almost sounds like someone had written it for *NSYNC back in the day, dusted it off, and updated for Austin.  Listen closely – can’t you just picture that classic *NSYNC lean and drop in the choreography?

You can pre-order “The Secret” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “MMM Yeah,” “Till I Find You,” and “All I Ever Need!”  The full album, including “Next To You,” will be released on Tuesday, May 27th!

Tune into the Today Show on Monday, May 26th to see Austin perform live!  (Or if you’re in NYC, get to Rockefeller Center by 6AM and see him in person!)

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Midnight Red Cover Shakira & Rihanna!

America’s boy band, Midnight Red, just released a new cover video, and this time it’s in Spanish!   Watch their cover of “Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira featuring Rihanna below!

We love Midnight Red for being true to the boy band genre, with their synchronized dance moves and harmonies.  We can’t wait to see them at Summer Jam!

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Austin Mahone European Tour Dates!

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!

Austin Mahone Summer 2014 European Tour Dates
June 23rd – Indigo 2 – London, England – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Le Trabendo – Paris, France – Buy Tickets 
June 27th – C Club – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Gloria – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets

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!

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