Commitment to our community…
It has always been our belief that having a festival of this size, with this many people, is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness and support for our less fortunate.
Since our first festival, 12 years ago we have allowed no less than four organizations to set up at the fest to raise awareness and funds to help their cause. By 2017 we were hosting seven organizations in our “ Storyville Tent” to confront homelessness, drug abuse, mental health, feeding the hungry and more.
Our most passionate commitment has been to fight the worldwide menace that is cancer. Since 2007 we are proud to say that we have raised over a quarter of a million dollars with our “Stickey Finger Bike Run”. And in 2017 we started the “GSB-SB Hospital Cancer Fund”, where Great South Bay donates $1 from every ticket purchased.
We are all residents of one world!
We have all been impacted by setbacks in health or quality of life, either personally or from family or friends.
Please stop by and say hi.
Long Island Cares:
Great South Bay is proud to partner with Long Island Cares, the legendary Harry Chapin Food Bank, who’s mission is to bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry, and to supply emergency food where and when it is needed
Help us feed the less fortunate … it’s easy…
Bring a can of food or a non-perishable item. LI Cares will be on site to collect and distribute.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame
After a decade of hard work by a group of well meaning volunteers, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame will finally have a brick and mortar museum home, to display the rich music history that was created by so many artists and music business representatives that hail from this island.
The Great South Bay Music Fest supports the endeavors of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and invites you to visit their booth during the festival. Buy a hat, a tee-shirt or just make a donation and help support this worthy cause.
Suffolk Action For Empowering Resiliency (SAFER)
SAFER provides resources on community mental health agencies and educational materials for parents and families.
Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach Program
Provides shelter and compassionate services to the homeless on Long Island’s East End
Hope Children’s Fund:
To provide safety, food, clothing, health care, education and the means for children and young adults in our care to create a productive and successful future for themselves.
To provide compassionate, comprehensive and competent care for the poor, the marginal and the wounded among us.
Boots to Blues:
We want to help veterans who struggle with transitioning back into civilian life as well as depression and PTSD. Getting veterans shows and giving them resources to allow them to succeed is our number one goal.