1st | Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks
Cooper’s Beach, Southampton
Picture yourself enjoying a night of barefoot dancing on the beach as you dig the wild rockabilly sounds of this popular combo. It’s the perfect event to kick off 4th of July weekend!
3rd | The Feinberg Brothers
Concert on the Green, Montauk
Bring a beach chair and watch the world go by while being dazzled by this traditional bluegrass outfit known for lively picking and tight harmony vocals.
4th | The Scofflaws
Happenings on Main Street, Northport Village
Seize this perfect chance to catch a rare appearance by The Scofflaws, Long Island’s most engaging purveyors of jazz-influenced ska music.
16th | Hoodoo Loungers
Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson
The Annual Summer Harborside Concert Series hosted by Port Jefferson Village starts things off with an exciting performance by the New Orleans party band, the Hoodoo Loungers. If you happen to see someone dancing in the crowd who’s wearing a Mardi Gras mask, that will most probably be me.
17th-19th | Great South Bay Music Festival
Shorefront Park, Patchogue
As far as local summertime music festivals go, this one takes top honors. This year’s lineup includes a choice sampling of local talent such as Miles To Dayton, Kerry Kearney, Jack’s Waterfall, Robert Bruey and Butcher’s Blind. Also appearing will be a dazzling array of national acts that includes Electric Hot Tuna, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jefferson Starship and The Return of the legendary Zen Tricksters!
26th | Huntington Folk Festival
Hecksher Park, Huntington
This laid-back daylong festival, which is hosted by the Folk Music Society of Huntington, will be celebrating its 10th year with a lineup of performers that includes the No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow and Tom Paxton.
2th | Long Island Sound & Art Festival
Northport Village Park
Among the more eclectic summer festivals happening is this gathering blending visual art and sound. The Djembe Movement Drum Circle, Dave Kellan band, Como Brothers and the Ken Talve Trio will be on hand to add musical enhancement to the Live Painting and exhibitions.
15th | Long Island Bluegrass Festival
Tanner Park, Copiague
Soak up the dulcet sounds provided by a host of serious pickers in one of the South Shore’s most tranquil parks. This year’s lineup of performers includes The Gibson Brothers, Compton & Newberry, Miller’s Crossing, Cricket Tell The Weather, Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys, The Long Island Bluegrass Festival Fiddle Kids, Fairchild & Cannova, Martha Trachtenberg & Tom Griffith, The Tamchin Brothers and He-Bird, She-Bird.
18th | Nancy Atlas
Agawam Park, Southampton
Atlas, a popular fixture of the East End music scene who’s widely known for her rowdy take-no-prisoners performance style, delivers an evening of high-energy Americana rock ‘n’ roll under the stars.