5 Places to Listen to Live Music on Long Island This Winter

If early predictions are correct, we’re in for a long winter. Here’s where to find live music to warm your bones and get out of hibernation.


5th Shecky and the Twangtones
Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport
If you’re looking for music of a different stripe, this group of roustabouts delivers an eclectic stew of surf, soul, rock and reggae styles.

17th Butcher’s Blind
Swing the Teapot, Floral Park
One of the highlights of this year’s holiday concerts is this show featuring LI’s popular Americana roots group. The relaxed venue is steadily building a reputation of presenting quality local music.

31st Jack’s Waterfall
Treme, Islip
I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than to catch this band that combines elements from a wide variety of genres with their unique original compositions. Plus, they know how to get folks on the dance floor!


9th Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks 
Vine & Hops, Riverhead
Enjoy a wide selection of craft beers, spirits and vintage wines while Long Island’s premier rockabilly outfit shakes up the joint.

16th Danny Kean
XO Wine & Chocolate Bar, Huntington
If you’re a fan of blue-eyed soul music, check this cat out. He’s got great vocal chops and is usually working with stellar local players like guitarist Don Celenza.

johnny pierre

Local legend Johnny Pierre is a singer/songwriter from Lindenhurst. He performs around Long island with the Americana Blues band the Biscuit Kings. Visit johnnypierre.com to check out his music.