Where to Listen to Live Music This September

As the summer of 2016 winds down, our live music picks feature a rowdy mix of alt-country, Americana, blues and singer-songwriter sounds!

10th & 11th–Merrick Street Festival
RS Jones Restaurant, Merrick

The place to be at this two-day street fest is in front of the live music stage, which is located on a flatbed truck adjacent to this legendary southwestern eatery. Among the artists appearing are Carrie McQuade, Breakaway with Sweet Suzi, and the fabulous Treutlein Novak Perricone Leuci combo. As you’re soaking up the music, make a point of digging into some of the authentic down-home eats.

17th–Masury Brews and Blues On the Bay Festival
J.W. Masury Estate, Center Moriches

Bring a lawn chair and relax by the water in a bucolic setting while enjoying some tasty local blues players and a wide selection of craft brews. The lineup of performers includes The Johnny Mac Band, Shari Yeomans, Bobby Nathan, Blue Moon Rising and The B Side Band.

17th–Quarter Horse
Arts in the Plaza, Long Beach

This up and coming Americana band is known for performing an eclectic mix of rock, folk and alt-country music. The group’s shimmering three part vocal harmonies are a real stand out.

17th–Live in the Lobby at the Bandshell
Shorefront Park, Patchogue

This is the third year that the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts brings their popular Live in the Lobby series to the Bandshell at Shorefront Park for a free concert at sunset. The 2016 lineup of performers includes Butchers Blind, Johnny Zarrow and Chris J. Connolly.

25th–The Wolf-Cats
Nawlins Seafood Company, Freeport

Try something a little different for Sunday brunch. Check out Long Island’s coolest hipster string band as they bring their good time vibe to this Cajun Creole eatery on the Nautical Mile in Freeport.

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.