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

2nd Patchogue Folk Festival
Patchogue Theater, Patchogue

Now in its seventh year, the popular festival pays homage to contemporary folk music. This year’s afternoon concert features such stellar local players as Bryan Gallo, Kirsten Maxwell, Jeff Jacobs and Bob Westcott. For the evening portion of the festival, The Chapin Family will perform a tribute to the late, great Harry Chapin.

8th Johnny Mac Band
89 North, Patchogue

Be sure to check out the earthy groove of this up-and-coming combo that recently turned heads at the International Blues Challenge down in Memphis. Also appearing are Nick Moss and Lex Grey.

16th Pamela Betti Band
The Arden, Port Jefferson

Betti, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, brings her high-energy show to this atmospheric lounge that also offers up some tasty comfort food.

21st Peter Conway Band
R.S. Jones, Merrick

Peter Conway, a legendary guitarist on the local music scene, is back in action with The Peter Conway Band. This trio of seasoned players delivers a rousing Americana show at one of the Island’s most intimate venues.

Liner Notes: Johnny Mac (Lead Guitar, Johnny Mac Band)
Pulse: Are you excited to be playing 89 North?
Johnny Mac: I love playing 89 North! The club has a big stage with professional lighting and sound that amps up the energy of the large crowds.

Also, how is your recent album release, Destination: Memphis, doing?
Our album has gotten a great reception; we’re glad to have the opportunity to share our music with Long Island blues lovers.

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.