The acclaimed band shares 40 years of inspired music making when they visit the area, pleasing not only their longtime fans, but also countless new fans who’ve discovered bluegrass and Americana music. Steeped in bluegrass heritage, the band rose to prominence with their fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music since their formation in 1987. Their unique and progressive style of bluegrass, powerful original songs, tight ensemble playing and dynamic stage presence defines their longevity. Original members Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster and recent addition Bryan Sutton have continued to evolve, drawing on their diverse inspirations to shape new material into songs that are representative of the band’s identity.
Friday, June 15, 8 p.m. $48, $43, $35. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Superman’s Super Celebration
Die-hard comic book and superhero fans can immerse themselves in the world of the pop culture when Eternal Con returns with its sixth edition. This year’s event celebrates the 40th anniversary of “Superman: The Movie,” welcoming back the some of the film’s cast, including Mark McClure (Jimmy Olsen), Sarah Douglas (Ursa), Jack O’Halloran (Non), and Jeff East (Young Clark Kent) as well as Brandon Routh, who portrayed The Man of Steel in the 2006 film, “Superman Returns.” Eternal Con will also have a screening of the original 1978 film starring the late Christopher Reeve at the nearby Roosevelt Field AMC Theater. In addition, there will be a special tribute tof Margot Kidder, who portrayed Lois Lane in the movie and its sequels, in acknowledgement of her recent passing. The programming components include gaming tournaments, panel discussion, a car show with iconic movie vehicles, and much more. William Shatner headlines the lineup of special guests, which include Lou Ferrigno and WWE stars, among others.
Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets range from $25 for one-day entry to $100 for VIP access. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.nycblive.com or www.eternalcon.com.