LI Music Festivals to Look Out For

Coachella may be over, but festival season is just heating up. More music fests are being held all throughout the country, including right here on Long Island. Get ready to groove at several Long Island music festivals happening in the next few months throughout Nassau and Suffolk.

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Montauk Music Festival (May 17-20)
Montauk Chamber of Commerce, Montauk

This four-day music celebration features many talented up-and-coming independent artists. The artists will play a wide variety of music styles, including jazz, pop and country. Set against the backdrop of one of Long Island’s most loved beaches, this festival makes for the perfect kickoff to summer. Click to go

Oyster Bay Music Festival (June 24-July 1)
Various Oyster Bay Locations

This weeklong festival will include multiple performances from gifted young musicians, as well as guest artists. Shows will take place in various venues throughout the town of Oyster Bay, including the Oyster Bay Historical Society and Raynham Hall. Click to go

Alive After Five (June 28, July 19, August 2 & 16)
Main Street, Patchogue

This anticipated summer festival is returning. Main Street closes down for four days throughout the summer giving festival-goers a lot to enjoy. Expect great music, delicious food, drinks and a great view of the sunset. There will even be a free shuttle doing continuous pickups and drop-offs to and from St. Joseph’s College from 5-11pm. It is the ultimate entertainment bash. Click to go

Summer Concerts on the Green (July 8-August 19)
Stony Brook Village Center

For the 37th year in a row, Stony Brook will host concerts every Sunday this summer. Performers include The Queen of Dixie Land, Sound Chaser Band and Tom Manuel & The Jazz Loft Big Band. Click to go

Freedom Fest (July 3)
Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, Farmingville

Country music lovers rejoice! Freedom fest is an event full of great country music and tasty food. You can choose from a range of seated tickets or general admission tickets, which allow you to enjoy the festival the good ol’ fashioned way with a blanket or chairs on the grass. No matter where you sit, you’re sure to have a fun experience. Click to go

Great South Bay Music Festival (July 12-15)
Shorefront Park, Patchogue

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, this is the longest running and largest “American themed” music, art and cultural family event. The four-day festival is jam-packed with great performers, arts and crafts and tasty food. You can expect to see Thrice, Awaken, Andy Falco and Half Step. There will also be the “KidZone” on Saturday and Sunday offering child entertainment and educational fun. Click to go

Long Island Summer Festival (July 23-24)

This two-day, family-friendly festival features more than 150 local vendors, delicious food options, hot air balloons, great live music and entertainment. All ages are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Click to go