As a restaurant, Calissa in Water Mill may be best known for its Greek eats, but beginning this week, it also becomes the place for music with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Questlove, Rev Run x Ruckus, DJ Cassidy and others performing in the weeks ahead.
Calissa has partnered with BCL Entertainment to launch an eight-week, live-music series. Called “Calissa Sounds,” the series launches on Friday, July 16, with a performance by Wyclef Jean, followed by deep house electronic duo Bob Moses Club Set on July 23, Armand Van Helden on July 30, Capital Cities DJ Set on August 6, Questlove on August 13, Rev Run X Ruckus on August 20, DJ Cassidy on August 27, and St. Lucia and RAC performing a collaborative DJ set together for the first time ever at Calissa on September 3 to close out the season.
Calissa Sounds will bring live entertainment under one roof to create the ultimate Mykonos meets the Hamptons mashup music-driven experience. Conceptualized by three New Yorkers, “Calissa Sounds” was born after a conversation between restaurateurs James Mallios, Kylie Monagan of Civetta Hospitality and live event producer and founder of BCL Entertainment Bettie Levy. The trio bonded over their love of the Mykonian vibe and style of live performances they had experienced on the island over past summers.
They concluded they wanted to bring an unmatched experience back to patrons, clients, friends and family who missed vibrant dining out with live music for the past 16 months. Calissa’s expansive outdoor terrace allows for a safe set-up to have room to listen to music while conversing with friends.
Reservations with table minimums for “Calissa Sounds” can be made by visiting calissahamptons.com. Performances will kick off at 10 p.m. Bottle service will be offered and the kitchen at Calissa will stay open until midnight during each performance night.
Calissa is at 1020 Montauk Highway in Water Mill (1020 Montauk Highway) and it offers seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze, seven days a week all year round along with an award winning wine selection.