1st - Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks
Cooper's Beach (Southampton, NY)
Hot off a rousing performance opening up for NRBQ at My Father's Place @ the Roslyn Hotel, Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks will be playing live on Cooper's Beach; this show has become an annual summer ritual that you don't wanna miss. Expect uncontrollable rockabilly woo-hoo sounds and dancing!
3rd, 4th, 5th - Barnaby Bye
My Father's Place @ The Roslyn Hotel (Roslyn, NY)
Barnaby Bye is a legendary Long Island supergroup who made their mark in the 1970's and they still continue creating vital Music today. The band was formed by Peppy Castro (ex-Blues Magoos), Billy and Bobby Alessi (The Alessi Brothers) and Mike Ricciardella (The Illusion). They recorded for Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records) who personally produced their 1973 debut, Room To Grow. Their follow-up album, Touch, was a critically acclaimed album, featuring ten tracks including the hit single, Blond. The band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Purchase Tickets HERE
4th - Mighty Ramon & The Phantoms of Soul
The Beer Garden (Freeport, NY)
This band is like a stick of dynamite. Once they light the fuse…look out! Swing on by this laid back watering hole on Freeport's Nautical Mile and get knocked out by the vibes of Sweet Soul Music the way it oughta be!
4th - RIck Horvath: Noodle Plays The Island
Broadway Market Rocky Point, NY
Horvath, longtime member of the popular Long Island power pop band, Sore Thumb, performs a solo show of inspired covers and original material at a scenic market in Rocky Point.
8th - Harmonica Bill & Marked Deck
Treme (Islip, NY)
Head on down to this New Orleans inspired blues joint and get yourself a real taste of some Chicago jump blues! "If it's in you, it's got to come out!" (Peter Wolf). the band's regular line-up will be augmented with special guest "Piano Matt".
8th - Ray Lambiase & The Tin Kickers
Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson, NY)
Americana songwriter, Ray Lambiase and his band, The Tin Kickers, will be generating some sweet summertime vibes down by the water for this evening concert that runs 6:30 to 8 pm. Sitting in with The Tin Kickers is that crafty New Orleans piano wizard, Mark Mancini.
9th - Alive On 25 Riverhead
Alive On 25 The Arts Stage
A great lineup of local players will be appearing on the Arts Stage!
10th - Pete Mancini
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook, NY)
Mancini, who many of you remember from his work with the popular Americana band Butchers Blind, has been getting rave reviews for his Foothill Freeway album which was released on the local LI label, Paradiddle Records. In a review of the album, the No Depression site stated that, "Like the perfect pair of your favorite boots, caked with dirt and broken in from excessive wear, this is a record that will stand the test of time." This intimate venue provides a perfect backdrop for a night of Mancini's original acoustic material. Puchase Tickets HERE
10th thru 12th - Sayville Summer Fest
Sayville Summer Fest @ the Main Stage
10th - Jay Reilly
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore, NY)
Jay Reilly makes his long awaited return to the Bellmore Bean Cafe! Expect an evening of whimsical dark songs that chronicle modern life.
11th - The Hideaways
Sayville Summerfest @ The Gazebo Stage 4:30 pm
This wild & loose proto-punk band always conjures up an atmosphere of Chuck Berry meets The Ramones with a side order of Blonde On Blond Bob Dylan. These guys are dangerous...in a good way, that is!
11th - Grass Meets Twang: Free Grass Union & Shecky & The Twangtones
Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport, NY)
Here's a show promises to be a real barn burner! Free Grass Union and Shecky & The Twangtones will be playing one set each of acoustic based music and then the final set will be a wild jam featuring all the players. This laid back venue is the perfect place to catch this type of show.
11th - Kerry Kearney Band
Shorefront Park (Patchogue, NY)
Presented by the Village of Patchogue, the Kerry Kearney Band returns to the Shorefront Park for an evening of blues in the night under the stars. Bring your cooler & your favorite chair. Bonnie Grice, a popular dj on WPPB radio, stated that ""Someone once said: 'a guy will promise you the world and give you nothin' and that's the blues'. Well Kerry Kearney promises & delivers the world of the blues. From slow-burning to high-wiring, he takes you all the way."
12th - Summer Daze Music & Arts Festival
On The Lawn at Tilles Center / LIU Post 720 Northern Blvd (Brookville, NY)
This is definitely the time of the year for outdoor music festivals! The Summer Daze Music & Arts festival runs Noon to 7:30 pm. The lineup of performers is as follows: Oogee WaWa, Memphis Crawl, Carrie & The Cats, Aqua Cherry and Gnarly Karma. Multi-sensory stimulation is the theme, showcasing a variety of art and sculpture exhibits, plus live painting, wearable art, vending, food, yoga, massage, drum circle and hula hooping. Advance tickets $19 @ SUMMERDAZE.NET
15th Carrie McQuade
Katch stage @ Venetian Shores (Lindenhurst, NY)
Carrie McQuade is a Long Island songstress best known for her soulful vocalizing and her ability to deliver a genuine performance. Catch her at this newly refurbished spot which was formerly a Beach Hut location. It's now owned and operated by Katch and they have done a great job renovating this spot. I especially like the newly added outside bar which has a great view of the stage.
16th - Biscuit Kings
RS Jones Restaurant (Merrick, NY)
Here's a plug for one of my Biscuit Kings gigs this month down @ RS JONES Restaurant. We have a new schedule at this venue & will be performing there the 3rd Thursday of every month! Down Home Eats + Tasty Americana Blues Music = A great night out on the town! Show Time: 7 pm
18th - The 16th Annual Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival
Tanner Park (Copiague, NY)
Don't miss 7 hours of continuous music in a beautiful setting on the Great South Bay! On hand is a stellar lineup of artists: Della Mae, Michael Dave & Frinds, Putnam Smith with April Reed-Cox, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, Fodder Wing, He-Bird She-Bird, Free Grass Union, The New Students and The LI Bluegrass Festival Fiddle Kids. You can purchase tickets HERE
19th - South Shore Jazz
Big Daddy's Restaurant (Massapequa, NY)
If you’re in the mood for a little something different, be sure to catch this remarkable classic jazz combo that features some of LI’s tastiest players—Gene Linefsky (drums), Richard Greenberg (sax/flute), Rich Albertson (bass) and Lou Corrollo (guitar). Their repertoire consists of sparkling jazz standards by such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Show Time: 3:30 pm
23rd - The GTS Band
RS Jones Restaurant Merrick, NY
Jeff Goldstein, Jim Treutlein and Russ Seeger, three longtime habitues of the LI music scene, will be doing a rare repeat performance at this down home eatery in Merrick. Expect a rousing evening of Americana music peppered with jocularity.
25th - The Christine Spero Group
My Father's Place @ The Roslyn Hotel (Roslyn, NY)
Billed as Spero Plays Nero With Steve Katz, this show does a great job of interpreting the song catalog of the late great Laura Nyro. Steve Katz, as many of you might recall, was a former member of the Blues Project and Blood Sweat & Tears. The whole band features excellent musicians and Spero's vocals are spot on.
29th - Jack's Waterfall
The Common Ground (Sayville, NY)
This special concert, which features Jack's Waterfall with The Muse Within Kids & Drum Circle, helps children find their true identity in music. Showtime: 7 pm
30th - Westbury Arts Presents Non Stop To Cairo
Piazza Ernesto Strada, Post Ave @ Maple Ave (Westbury, NY)
Make a point of catching this 5-man contingent as they conjure up a unique blend of ska, hip-hop and funk.. Admission is Free Showtime: 7 - 9 pm
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