If day two of the Great South Bay Music Festival turned Country, day three, on Saturday July 16th, was a bit more Jam and Funk leaning. After two previous evenings of great music, attendees were ready to take in the hot summer sun to enjoy a full day of music and the nice breeze off the bay, a breeze which was easing the present heat wave. Occasionally the clouds would provide a bit of nature’s shade, but as the day went on the humidity rose and the clouds had more than shade planned.
As lines of people were forming waiting for the festival to open, one could hear chatter of the excitement over about the lineup of musical acts on tap. Having a different theme than the previous two days, the Dream Stage, or main stage, provided several major acts, but there were two other stages for fans to catch some other quality acts playing Rock, Blues, Jam & lots of Funk. The Jambalaya Stage had Funked Up, Joni Project, Hopefully Forgiven, Reckoning, Quarter Horse, Ladies Drink Free, Noahs Arc and Funkin’ A. The Clamshell Bandshell had Count To Ten, Youth Be Told, Space Carnival, Robert Bruey, Urban Chancellor and Ancient Tongue.
Being a family friendly event, they also had a Kidzone with performers for the little and big kids alike. In addition, there was a Pirate Show and later a Pirate Treasure Hunt, Jungle Gym Jam, Cheryl The One Woman Circus, Erin Lee & The Up Past Bedtime Band, I Love Reading & Magic and the Hoopsie Daisies, to dazzle the audience with their fancy hoop skills and even teach them how it is done. There were not just human families on the grounds of the festival; there was also a pair of mating Osprey. All that in mind, it was shaping up to be a wonderful event, despite the heat. Click here for the full article.