Normally, it would be a challenge to find a chill tent, Belgian waffles on a stick, Pirates, live music, and iced tea on tap, all in one place. Not during the Great South Bay Music Festival at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, New York. Expanded to four nights in 2016, opening night, Thursday July 14th, saw a lineup that included Third Eye Blind, Minus the Bear, and Manchester Orchestra kick things off in high gear and with an Indie Rock twist.
Each passing year, the festival has grown, expanding the artist roster to include the best and brightest national and local talent, as well as a food court of eclectic options, a diverse artisan market, and family friendly vibe that welcomes festival goers of all ages, located right on the gorgeous Great South Bay. Memorable performances from the past include Martin Sexton, the Doobie Brothers, Galactic, Marc Broussard, Soundswell, Taking Back Sunday, and Blues Traveler. With such a rich history, 2016 marks the festival’s tenth anniversary of bringing a mix of Contemporary and Classic Rock, Jazz, Folk, Zydeco, Jam-bands, Country, and all types of music, under the Long Island sun. Click here for the full article.