Brookhaven Amphitheater faces uncerta...

Brookhaven Amphitheater faces uncertain future

There are 29 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 26, 2009, titled Brookhaven Amphitheater faces uncertain future. In it, Newsday reports that:

In three decades as a concert venue, the Brookhaven Amphitheater has weathered canceled performances, lawsuits from miffed patrons and the indictment of a promoter.

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Milford, CT

#1 Feb 26, 2009
I remember getting screwed by that Eddie Fall smuck, never did get my money back

Katonah, NY

#2 Feb 26, 2009
Book more shows and get better security.

Went to see SQUEEZE there this year and it was a great venue. If they scheduled more than two events per year they wouldm make some money. Only bad thing was the Security guard who nearly killed some 18yr old for jumping on the stage. I would imagine one of those lawsuits could bankrupt brookhaven town.

Westport, CT

#3 Feb 26, 2009
I hope they can work something out. I agree with the promoter, the sound is great.
A note to the finance director: the point is to not state the obvious that a sponsor would help the situation. In this economic climate, the question is how do you plan on pulling it off?
The Decider

Brentwood, NY

#4 Feb 26, 2009
Dump Mazzei!!!

Wake Up!

Milford, CT

#5 Feb 26, 2009
How can they really compete with Jones Beach
Dont Let the Town Down

New York, NY

#6 Feb 26, 2009
great venue, just book some more of the right shows and the people will attend.

Bronx, NY

#7 Feb 26, 2009
It is a great place to see a show, but they need to bring in some decent shows. I haven't been there is a long time because nothing interested me. I would love to go again. I hope that something can be worked out.
Hello Newsday

Massapequa, NY

#8 Feb 26, 2009
What the hell is Jane Bonners' opinion.

United States

#9 Feb 26, 2009
It was better as a ski slope.

Politicians can't do ANYHING right and it is silly to think otherwise.

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#10 Feb 26, 2009
Farmingville needs cultural outlets for its people. To take away even the very little that they have would be really rotten. Grucci does fireworks displays, outdoor shows are way nicer than the Jones Beach circus. Please, accent the positive for Farmingville's sake and keep it there.
Tired Taxpayer Talking

Bronx, NY

#11 Feb 26, 2009
Jim Faith has the best gig in the world.

If the Amphitheater MAKES money, Faith gets paid.

If the Amphitheater LOSES money,
Faith gets paid.

A 12 month salary to book 3 or 4 shows a year.

Now THAT'S a job........
Save Money


#12 Feb 27, 2009
Lease it out or let it go, You'll never compete with Broadway, Nassau Coliseum or Jones Beach. End the $$$$$$$$ loss

Valley Stream, NY

#13 Feb 27, 2009
Does it really surprise anyone that a government run facility is losing money. I say sell it to the private sector

United States

#14 Feb 27, 2009
They need to do whatever they can to keep this place open and in the black. It is a great place to go and see a show! I've seen BB King there a few times and not only is the sound great, its nice not to have to hike into Jones Beach, deal with the outrageous ticket prices, parking and crowds!
Mr Neutron

Schaumburg, IL

#15 Feb 27, 2009
Movie night was always a nice family thing to do.

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 27, 2009
What a joke! Its been going on for years. Instead of getting a real concert promoter in there like SMG - Brookhaven has relied on these local wanna be's who book has been or never been acts and can't produce anything but huge $$$ loses.
Ray Lembo

New Rochelle, NY

#17 Feb 27, 2009
It seems to me when they funded it correctly, the big name acts appeared. Theres no place else to see shows like these in Suffolk County. Newsday also neglected to mention all the children's shows and the movie nights. It would be a shame to lose this venue. And wht would take its place? More apartments?

Piscataway, NJ

#18 Feb 27, 2009
Maybe they could turn it into a ski hill. Or maybe those hacks could stop wasting our money.

Bayonne, NJ

#19 Feb 27, 2009
I remember going years ago and you would be able to bring a blanket and cooler and see the shows. Once it became coporate that was over. I understand that they need to make money but it was a nice place to go back then.
mom of one

Richmond Hill, NY

#20 Feb 27, 2009
It's poor management all around -- just look at their site. Most venues have advanced listings of upcoming events.
Perhaps the promoter should use some of his pay for advertising. I've never heard of any children's shows being hosted there and know of several families who would be interested in attending these types of shows.

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