Rain — A Tribute to The Beatles
The dynamic tribute band takes everyone back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends in its lively celebration of the iconic “Abbey Road” album. Rain is renowned for delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that critics and audiences proclaim as the next best thing to seeing the Beatles live. The band updates the concert experience with full costumes, state-of-the-art LED and multimedia content. Together longer than the Fab Four, Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, resulting in a show that thoroughly captures the essential essence of Beatlemania.
Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. $93, $53, $43. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Party on New Orleans-style as that Mardi Gras spirit makes its way north. Boogie on with the down-home rhythms of two classic NoLa bands when the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is joined by Cha Wa for a feel-good celebration. For over 40 years, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. Their unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ is beloved by audiences who enthusiastically respond to their genre-bending, high-octane romps. Joining in on the festivities, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian band Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, Cha Wa digs deep into the New Orleans sound and gives it a modern twist. As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. $46, $38, $28. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or