- About Us
- Image Gallery
- Download Free
Published on : Saturday, May 23, 2015
The LIRR will be making extra stops at its Forest Hills Station, just a short walk from the stadium, throughout the concert season which kicks off on Thursday, May 28 with Ed Sheeran and runs through Saturday, September 19 when Alabama Shakes comes to town. In between, you can see the likes of The Who, Van Morrison, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, James Taylor, Santana and the New York Pops with Broadway star Sutton Foster. On concert days, the LIRR will make Forest Hills a regular stop in both directions between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. for those going to the show and from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the trip home. Here’s a rundown of the dates and the entertainment:
Thursday May 28 – Ed Sheeran
Friday, May 29 – Ed Sheeran
Saturday, May 30 – The Who Hits 50
Friday, June 19 – Van Morrison with special guest Taj Mahal
Sunday, June 21 – D’Angelo and The Vanguard with Gary Clark Jr.
Tuesday, August 4 – James Taylor and his All Star Band
Thursday, August 6 – The New York Pops with Sutton Foster
Friday, August 7 – The New York Pops with Sutton Foster
Friday, August 14 – Santana
Saturday September 19 – Alabama Shakes with special guests Drive By Trucker
Originally built in 1923 as the home of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens also played host to the greats of music, including The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand and Simon & Garfunkel.
Forest Hills Stadium opens by 6 p.m. on show nights and LIRR customers are reminded that only the first four when cars of their train can stop at Forest Hills because the platform is too short to handle more. So, they should board the train using one of the first four cars to minimize delays caused when passengers have to walk through multiple cars to exit.