Jones Beach Theater | Wantagh, New York
Six-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor is making his way to the Jones Beach Theater on Sunday, September 3, 2023, and it's going to be the highlight of the year. Fans can expect to hear some of their favorite hits, including "Fire and Rain," "You've Got a Friend," and "Carolina in My Mind," performed in his signature style that people have come to love and adore. Taylor's ability to connect with audiences is unparalleled, and you can expect a truly memorable concert as he takes you through an intimate journey of all of his hits, making this show unlike anything else out there. Securing your tickets right now is a must, as you don't want to miss out on this truly special opportunity. Click the “GET TICKETS” button and get yourself ready for a one-of-a-kind show that will have you feeling inspired and uplifted.
James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to making it big in the music industry, he worked as a physician at a hospital and came from an affluent Southern family. His big break came in the late 1960s when he signed with Apple Records. They loved his music, and he attributes many doors opening because of the deal. During this time, he would go on to release his self titled debut album. Although the critics loved it, it did not sell well due to Taylor's inability to promote it while he was hospitalized. As we all know, that didn't stop the man from eventually selling over 100 million records worldwide and becoming one of the best selling musicians ever.
His album, “Sweet Baby James,” was released in 1970 and featured the hit single “Fire and Rain,” his first number one. The album was nominated for several Grammys and thrust him into the mainstream.
In total, he has released an incredible 20 albums, received 19 Grammy nominations, won six, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other notable achievements from him, include being Diamond Certified for his greatest hits album, thanks to 12 million copies sold, and every one of his albums released between 1977 and 2007 has sold over a million copies each. In 2008, Taylor performed free concerts in support of President Barack Obama, and again in 2012 for Obama's second inauguration. In 2015, he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His list of awards is endless.
He has even appeared on the hit animated TV show, The Simpsons twice, once as the missing puzzle piece and once as the voice of “Deep Space Homer.” He has become a truly versatile performer in the arts, and there are no signs of him slowing down.
Despite his age, James' still tours and performs to audiences around the world, and his concerts are legendary. That is why you cannot afford to miss out on this spectacular event, whether you're a longtime fan or just discovering his music. Be sure to grab your tickets right here and now before they sell out.