5. Paramount Theater
The Paramount is one of the most well-known venues on Long Island, open since late 2011. The two-level concert hall on New York Avenue is located right by some of Huntington’s highest-rated eateries, including Honu, Oaxaca Restaurant, and Skorpio’s. Pre-pandemic, the Paramount hosted over 200 events per year, including concerts, comedy showcases, boxing events, and other special events. In addition to a large dance floor and an indoor 1,573-seat venue, the Paramount hosts a radio studio inside the facility in partnership with Connoisseur Media Long Island.
Top artists who have taken the Paramount’s stage include Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Steely Dan, John Fogerty, and dozens more Grammy-award winning entertainers. Names such as Kevin Hart, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, and Weird Al Yankovic have appeared at the Paramount’s Comedy Series. In addition to many successful cover bands, the Paramount has hosted nationally televised bouts as part of its “Rockin’ Fights” Series.