If you happened to be on Smithtown Blvd. in Nesconset Tuesday night around 8pm you might have noticed a huge crowd of people sitting around the gazebo. If you had your windows open as you drove by the crowd you might have thought that you were hearing the rock band Queen. If you had the time to stop and you were lucky enough to find a parking space you would have seen and heard a tribute band named Almost Queen. And if you are one of the hundreds who attended the free concert you are probably still humming the tunes from the concert.
The Nesconset Chamber of Commerce kicked off their summer concert season with wonderful weather, a huge orderly crowd and a successful concert. Almost Queen delighted the crowd comprised of children, parents and grandparents. Some in the audience came out to hear songs they grew up with and others came out to enjoy a free concert in the park. All came out to enjoy themselves and by all appearances that is what they did.
Nesconset Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jim Delahanty estimated that there were 2,500 people in attendance “the feedback from the audience and the band was great. What a great way to start the concert series. It was also nice to have Congressman Tim Bishop show up and dedicate the raising of the new flag.”
The concert series is sponsored by the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce through a grant from Suffolk County Legislator John Kennedy. Concerts will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm.at the gazebo on Smithtown Blvd. For a listing of concerts in Nesconset and throughout Smithtown Click here