Stepping Out

Musical pairing

An intimate evening with Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo


On Stage

Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. Their rock ‘n roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere. On their current tour dubbed “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening,” the successful duo (both musically as well as in their marriage) shares their collection of hits in a stripped down, acoustic style. It’s a setting that will allow fans to experience the true power of the music while hearing the stories behind the songs. Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trailblazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter is evident in some of rock’s most memorable hits. Hear “Promises in the Dark,” “Hell is For Children,” “We Live For Love,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Hit me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong,” among other popular tunes.

Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. $114, $89, $69, $49. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or or

In Concert

JJ Grey

The southern rocker makes his way to Long Island on his solo tour, featuring tunes from his latest album “Ol’ Glory.” From days playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collar spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, reflecting the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. When he isn’t touring, Grey exerts his prodigious energies on the family land, a former chicken farm in north Florida — with a recording studio, open-air barn and some 50 pecan trees. For devoted listeners, there’s something fitting, even affirming about Grey’s commitment to the land. It is as much a part of Grey’s music as the Louisiana swamp-blues tradition.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. $38. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or