Concert Sets a Fine Example

It’s not every day you get props from the governor, but that’s exactly what Andrew Cuomo gave to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) during his COVID-19 press conference on August 24.

Smith and Bell’s ‘America’

Guild Hall’s “Portraits” series is back with two special performances by G.E. Smith, LeRoy Bell this weekend. The first is a streamed program that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Joseph Arthur, who is best known for being discovered by Peter Gabriel, will open the show. The second performance will be held live in the John Drew Backyard Theater at Guild Hall.

Music on the Terrace with Lynn Blue Band

On Friday, September 4, at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum presents Music on the Terrace with the Lynn Blue Band.

State Clarifies Rules To Ban Concerts In Bars And Clubs During Pandemic

the State Liquor Authority last week quietly announced measures that will likely put the kibosh on live music in bars and clubs until the pandemic recedes.

The Meaning of ‘America’ for G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

When LeRoy Bell first played his song, “America,” for anyone but himself, it was to an immediately enthused audience of one: G.E. Smith. And neither of them knew how timely their future single would be.

Music on the Terrace with Phillippe Lemm and his Trio

The Parrish Art Museum presents the return of award-winning Philippe Lemm Trio performing Friday, August 28, at 6 p.m., as part of its Music on the Terrace series. The group is known for its arrangements of original compositions and jazz standards, reimagined through their modern, eclectic sensibility. 

Music and Tap Workshops Offered by Bay Street

This weekend, Bay Street Theater is hosting two outdoor workshops live and in-person on the grounds of the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. “Musical Mornings!,” a singing workshop led by singer and cabaret artist Valerie diLorenzo, and “Tap Camp LIVE!," led by professional tap dancer Anita Boyer.

Beyoncé Filmed Acclaimed Visual Album On East End

“Black Is King,” Beyoncé’s latest visual album, displays in artistic and musical mastery Black power and scenes of pan-African pride and reverence — and some of these scenes were filmed on the East End.

Backyard Theater at Guild Hall

Guild Hall is pleased to inaugurate the John Drew Backyard Theater (JDBT), a space in the Furman Garden that allows for socially-distanced outdoor performances. Recently, Guild Hall premiered its first shows: a performance by artist Katherine McMahon and musician Ray Angry, and a concert with Salieu Suso & World Music Collective. Throughout August and September, there will be a range of offerings — from intimate concerts to staged readings.

Outdoor Music on the Bay Street Theater patio

Bay Street Theater has opened its outdoor patio and bar to the public five days a week — Thursdays through Mondays — from 1 to 8 p.m. daily, with live music performed outdoors (weather permitting) by local artists.

Boyd Meets Girl on the Terrace

The guitar/cello duo Boyd Meets Girl, featuring Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf, will perform a diverse, creative program of music on the covered terrace at the Parrish Art Museum on Thursday, August 13, at 6 p.m.

Live Music is Back — and Safe — at Stephen Talkhouse

Music lovers rejoice! Stephen Talkhouse, the famed intimate music venue in Amagansett, is finding new ways to share live music during the pandemic. On July 30, the Talkhouse kicked off a new series with musical artists performing inside the space and audiences sitting outside listening to the concert on nearby speakers and viewing it on video screens.

The Sound of Invention

Music is back at Guild Hall this weekend in a socially distanced outdoor collaborative performance featuring vocalist, composer, and soundscape artist Viv Corringham and multi-instrumentalist and electronic musician Gian Carlo Feleppa.

Alfredo Merat Channels Jacques Brel

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the December 2018 concert “Jacques Brel by Alfredo Merat” will be available to stream online at on Monday, August 17, at 8 p.m. as part of Bay Street’s online programming platform Bay Street To-Go.

Jazz On The Terrace With Julie Bluestone

The Parrish Art Museum’s Friday Night series at the Museum presents “Jazz on the Terrace” with flute and sax player Julie Bluestone and her ensemble performing on Friday, August 7, at 6 p.m.

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