Music

Montauk Library’s Cuisine Concerts Series

Combining the pleasures of good food and good music, the Montauk Library’s “Cuisine Concert Series” presents videos made by some of the library’s most engaging guest artists. Each half-hour video includes demos of the artists’ favorite family recipes plus a fantastic mini-concert. 

Concert Films Rock Westhampton

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) is presenting concert films in a drive-in format at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church (90 Meeting House Road, Westhampton Beach). Get a look at rare concert footage from the comfort of your own car (patrons will not be able to get out of their vehicles).

WHBPAC Unveils Fall Arts Academy Classes

West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Arts Academy is gearing up for a full slate of classes beginning in October. Offerings include adult classes as well as WHBPAC’s After School Music Theatre program, the lynchpin of the academy.

Hopefully Forgiven Closes Out Concerts On The Terrace Series

On Friday, September 18, at 6 p.m., Hopefully Forgiven plays original songs with modern take on Americana at the Parrish Art Museum’s final outdoor concert of the season.

The Pitchforks Return to WHBPAC… and this Year, it’s Virtual

For the past nine summers, The Duke University Pitchforks, a college a cappella group from North Carolina, have performed at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC). Though they can't perform in front of a live audience this year, The Duke University Pitchforks have adapted their landmark 10-year celebration performance which they will livestream from the WHBPAC on Saturday, September 5, at 8 p.m.

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.

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Q&A With Bay Street’s Artistic Director Scott Schwartz

This week, Bay Street Theater unveiled its plans for a new facility to be built on Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor. Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz talked about the way in which a new space will change what the theater can offer.

Friends Of Bay Street Target 2 Main Street Property To Add To Steinbeck Park

On Tuesday, during a Zoom meeting to unveil the initial renderings for the new theater, Adam Potter, the chairman of Friends of Bay Street, announced that his not-for-profit organization is also in discussions to purchase 2 Main Street, which is currently home to K Pasa restaurant, Espresso, the Yummylicious ice cream parlor, and Havens, a gift shop.

‘Dust For Blood’ Reveals Truth of Long Island’s Migrant Labor Camps

In 1949, two young children died in a Bridgehampton migrant camp while their parents were out working in the fields. The children, who were alone at the time, were killed when the 12-foot-by-20-foot chicken coop in which the family lived caught fire. The tragedy was hardly the first and it would definitely not be the last of many that befell the East End’s migrant farm population in the mid-20th century.