The Listening Bar July 2013

July 3
Drivin’ Wheel
Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson

Start your July 4 festivities early with an outdoor show on the water. Drivin’ Wheel pays tribute to folk and blues greats while adding their own rock ‘n’ roll/jam band sensibilities into the mix.

July 14
Young Performers In Concert
Morgan Park, Glen Cove

The winners of Glen Cove’s annual youth talent show perform live at the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival. Support local talent and spot the next rising stars from Nassau County.

July 20
Huntington Folk Festival
Hecksher Park, Huntington

Can’t get to Falcon Ridge at the foot of the Berkshires this year? Immerse yourself in a full day of contemporary folk music right here on Long Island. This year’s festival is headlined by Americana/roots band Spuyten Duyvil, known for blending footstomping backwoods folk with rich Chicago-style blues.

August 17
Long Island Bluegrass Festival
Tanner Park, Copiague

Get your banjo fix for the summer with local and national acts, workshops, crafts and food for the whole family. This event boasts seven hours of continuous live music from bands including The Falco Brothers, Miller’s Crossing and Vincent Cross.

August 18
Blockfest 2013
Fireman’s Park, Patchogue

In addition to presenting top-notch musical shows, Act 1 Entertainment is known for their continual support of local charities. Blockfest brings together the best of both worlds, featuring live music all day from favorite acts like Kerry Kearney and Sweet Suzi as well as informational booths for 13 Long Island non-profit organizations.

August 19
Miles to Dayton
Mitchell Park, Greenport

Hearing Miles to Dayton’s inspiring acoustic music outdoors in midsummer will get you smiling and moving whether you like it or not. Pack a picnic and bring the kids.

rorie kelly

Rorie Kelly is a singer/songwriter from various parts of Long Island. She recently released her debut CD called "Wish Upon a Bottlecap." Rorie and her band play regularly in NYC and on the island. Please visit for more information and pretty songs.