Long Islands Biggest Music Festival, is now even Bigger! Now 4 Big Days: July 16, 17, 18 & 19
The most diverse lineup to date..…
311, Hot Tuna, Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri, Chris Robinson Brotherhood,
Lou Gramm – the Original Voice Of Foreigner, Lotus, Jefferson Starship,
Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, New Riders of the Purple Sage, …
Over 65 Performers on 4 Stages!
Patchogue, NY – The Great South Bay Music Festival – the largest “American Themed Music & Arts Festival” on Long Island returns for its ninth big year! The fest will again set up on the picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park, in Patchogue Village.
The dates are THIS Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19th., and will feature over 65 performers in classic and contemporary rock, pop, jam-band, folk, jazz, blues, country and funk genres, on four stages, including the popular KidZone Children’s Tent and Stage.
The fest is well known for presenting a musically varied and eclectic lineup of headline and emerging “original” artists, and each year Promoter Jim Faith says it’s the most diverse year to date, …and without a doubt, 2015 is!
Thursday will kickoff the fest with two time Grammy award winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat, and 4X Platinum recording artist Christina Perry co-headlining the “Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour”.
Both artists are well known for expressing positive messages in their music and videos, and Colbies “Try” video, a plea to women to accept and love who they are, exploded virally and attracted over 40 million followers.
As per the artists and GSB’s commitment to giving back, $1 will be added to each ticket to go towards their two favorite charities GiveWell & Musicares. Rachel Platten opens the show, and will perform her hit “Fight Song”, currently skyrocketing through the charts!
311, considered one of the most influential and entertaining bands in the US, will bring a mix of rock, reggae, funk and hip hop to the Great S Bay when they headline Friday night. 311 have sold over 9 million albums and have developed a massive grass roots following. Supporting are good friends of the band, Ska-Core-punk progenitors: The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones. Also appearing are The Green, and “tour-a-holics” Oogee Wawa, Long Islands own feel good reggae-rock-funk party band.
On the Jambalaya Stage, a whole other Country Party will be happening featuring Joe Bayer Band, Yankee Rebel, Six Gunn, and Unwined. Plus Line Dancing and a Country DJ. Nine additional artists will be performing on Great S Bays additional three stages throughout the evening.
Saturday sticks to its traditional “roots – jam” day, presenting over 18 performers! Headlining this year is progressive “post-rock and electronic dance jammers” Lotus, and touring in support of his latest release is ex-Black Crowes vocalist: the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
Regarding GSB’s commitment to “just lay great new music on everyone”, Faith has added Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds. They’ve shared the stage with Govt. Mule, Dr. John, Counting Crows and Galactic, and turned heads at Firefly, Bonnaroo and Voodoo Music Experience. Vermont based Twiddle supports with their rock, jazz, classical, bluegrass, and even reggae and funk crossover.
Sunday is always “Classic Legends Day”
Closing day at Great S Bay will be a very special one. Returning to Great S Bay, and true friends of the fest, are Americana icons Electric Hot Tuna. Ironically, it is the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Airplane and GSB is honored to present Jefferson Starship with Paul Kantner, scheduled to perform the best of the Airplane.
Adding to this festival of legends is one of rocks greatest singers, and the Original Voice of Foreigner: Lou Gramm, who will perform the many hits (10) from the Foreigner catalogue.
As if that isn’t enough, GSB is pleased to welcome the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and a rare “back together for this special day” set, Long Island Dead-head favorites, the Zen Tricksters. 17 artists to perform throughout the day.
Emerging and local artists:
As always, a percentage of the fest is dedicated to promoting and presenting great original and serious emerging artists on our second stages. This year GSB has a healthy lineup of original artists in every genre.
Artists to keep an eye out for: Island favorites: “Heavy Duty – Super Ego”, Sir Cadian Rhythm, Quarter Horse, Miles to Dayton will have a new album, and so many more.
Over 65 headliners and emerging artists throughout the four days.
And for the kids in 2015, The Great South Bay Music Fest is proud to bring back the artist that USA Today called: “The undisputed queen of kindie rock”, Laurie Berkner and her band.
Laurie will perform her special Sunday Morning Concert at 12 noon!
Thursday, July 16: Doors are at 5:00 pm, till 10pm.
Friday, July 17th: Doors are at 4:30PM, till 11pm,
Saturday the 18th.: Doors are at 1:00pm, till 11PM,
Sunday the 19th: 11:00am doors for Laurie Berkner
Regular Fest Ticket holders: 1:30 Doors, till 9:45pm.
Log on to www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com
Shorefront Park is located just a few miles south of LIE, exit 63S.
Ticket price includes all concerts and entertainment. Food & beverages not included.
Children ten and under are free, except for the Laurie Berkner concert.
Please go to www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com
Or call James Faith Entertainment at 631-331-0808.
Fest & artist photos available upon request.
Additional Info if needed:
As the fest heads towards its 10th anniversary, it seems that it may finally have hit its stride.
The popularity of the fest has grown in leaps and bounds and Faith believes it is because of a few key reasons.
One – “I believe that this fest resonates with true music lovers. Music lovers that can really appreciate all styles of music and are open to new sounds and musical experiences. Ive gotten the best feedback from people who say: “I loved Carolina Chocolate Drops”, (or Umphreys McGee, or Martin Sexton)..thanks for turning me on to them”.
Two – “We are a family run festival. My partners are my daughter, and good friend Larry Weinberger.
Our employees are mostly friends and family. Our office is not corporate, its family, babies, dogs.
Our family-friendly approach has not only expanded the appeal of the fest to a wider demographic, but it makes for a nicer experience and groove for everyone.
Veteran promoter and event organizer James Faith, (and a founding board member of the LI Music Hall of Fame), created the Festival to offer Long Island “A serious roots- music and art festival, for true music lovers, for the whole family. One that features a diverse lineup of respected, top name original artists, serious emerging original artists, and a higher level of children’s entertainment, in a safe, and affordable environment.
Philanthropy: GSB is committed to our LI community and supporting three amazing charities:
Mather Hospital Breast Cancer Research:
The Annual “Stickey Finger Run”, one of the largest bike runs on LI,, is always scheduled on the Sunday of the fest, and attracts upwards of a thousand bikes.
All proceeds go to Mather Hospitals Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, and all riders enter the festival free.
LI Cares: Each year, we ask attendees to bring non-perishable items to the festival for pickup and distribution by LI Cares to needy families.
NOTE: LI Cares volunteers will this year take over for our staffing, and all tips and donations will go to LI Cares.
LI Music Hall of Fame: As one of the original founding members, Jim has a special place in his heart for not only Long Islands rich music history, but the importance of nurturing our young artists and future Inductees.
Monies raised will go towards LI scholarships, nurturing our young talent, preserving our rich musical history, and now, to build the new LI Music Hall of Fame!
Past performers have included: B.B. King, Taking Back Sunday, Billy Squier, the Doobie Brothers, Grateful Deads Mickey Hart, Hot Tuna, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Anders Osborne
WAR, Billy Squire, Railroad Earth, Blue Oyster Cult, Eddie Money, Umphreys McGee, Dave Mason, Foghat, 38 Special, Jerry Douglas, Galactic, New Riders, DSO, Ritchie Havens, moe, blues legends Savoy Brown & Sonny Landreth, Tom Paxton, the subdudes, gospel-blues queen Odetta in one of her final performances. …and many more!