The Great South Bay Music Festival will hold its 14th annual event … in 2021. The Long Island summer staple, originally scheduled for July 16-19 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, will be moved to next summer, July 15-18, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is something that has affected the whole world,” says founder-promoter Jim Faith. “The entire touring industry has been upended, impacting everyone from the solo guitarist at Treme [in Islip] to Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden.”
This year’s four-day festival was set to feature Circa Survive, Third Eye Blind, Rebelution, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, moe., St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more. The 2020 lineup is currently being rebooked for 2021.
“We are looking at nearly every act coming back next year and have verbal commitments from almost everybody. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is already slated for July 18,” Faith says. “I believe 2021 will be a great year for live music. These artists are going to be out there playing hard.”