The Moondogs are back and ready to perform The Beatles’ legendary 1968 “The White Album” in its entirety on Saturday, December 11, at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
Having been faithfully covering the music of The Beatles for decades, The Moondogs in their current lineup performed their first live concert at Bay Street in 2014, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 arrival in the United States. Since that celebrated performance, their special, limited-edition, two-night shows have grown into a well-anticipated annual event.
In 2017, the band returned to perform “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and then again in 2018 to perform the music of George Harrison in celebration of his 75th birthday. Again, in 2019, the band joined Bay Street to perform both “Let It Be” and “Abbey Road.” Now, eager fans and Beatles fanatics will have the chance to hear their recreation of the wide-ranging masterpiece known as “The White Album.”
The Moondogs are keyboardist Fred Gilde, guitarist Mick Hargreaves, keyboardist Dan Koontz, bassist Joe Lauro, guitarist Michael Schiano, guitarist Jeff Levitt, and drummer Howard Silverman, and in keeping with the style of The Beatles’ legendary harmonies, many of the band members contribute as vocalists.
This is the band’s first performance since the cancellation of its March 2020 concert. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for entry to Bay Street, which is on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $30 ($35 day of show) at baystreet.org.