Where to Listen to Live Music This October

Summer has come and gone, but great sounds still linger all over Long Island. Live music is heating up this October with cool sounds of Americana folk, New Orleans funk, 60s forgotten pop gems and punk rock hip-hop. Kick back and enjoy good vibes at these shows.

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7th–Kirsten Maxwell, Annie Mark & Lois Morton

The Folk Music Society of Huntington opens its new season of First Saturday Concerts with a special show. Expect to see three of Long Island’s premier singer-songwriters, Kirsten Maxwell, Annie Mark and Lois Morton, performing both separately and together.

13th–Circus Mind
Still Partners, Sea Cliff

Circus Mind, a vibrant combo known for its mix of retro-rock and New Orleans funk, brings a modern-day medicine show to this charming North Shore restaurant.

20th–Grand Folk Railroad
Corner Galley, Massapequa

Grand Folk Railroad always delivers an eclectic/eccentric mix of folk-rock and 60s forgotten pop gems at shows. Worth noting is the band’s original material which is created by lead singer Susan Schwartz-Christian.

27th–Oogee Wawa
Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett

This hard-working outfit, which plays over 200 shows a year, brings a high energy stage show to this legendary venue. Expect a rousing fusion of reggae, pop and punk rock hip-hop. All the genres are enhanced by the band’s catchy hooks and vocal harmonies.

27th–Richard Lanahan
Campagne House, Bethpage

Lanahan, a veteran player on the local scene, performs a solo show featuring material from his most recent solo album, Dreamers Witness, along with some familiar American flavored selections.

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.