The Great South Bay Music Festival Returns for its 12th Year

Sixty five performers on four stages, four days, and four completely different genres.

The Great South Bay Music Festival is Back for it’s 12th Year at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY from July 12-15 with sixty-five performers on four stages over four days.

Known for being Long Island’s longest-running and largest four-day music festival, The Great South Bay Music Festival has grown considerably from it’s first outing in 2007, when they presented 20 artists over three days, and their major headliners were Richie Havens and Foghat. The Great South Bay Music Festival definitely makes a mark of it’s own in the festival world by taking into account four completely different genres with a different tactic than most festivals use.

This tactic is covering several genres by splitting up genres by days. Thursday is covering the indie scene with popular headliners the Front Bottoms, Thrice, the Get Up Kids, and Long Island’s Envy On The Coast. Friday covers the Rock-Reggae-Ska Party scene on the bay, with headliner Sublime with Rome, plus the Dirty Heads & Less Than Jake. Saturday covers a “Jam Day” vibe with headliners Umphrey’s McGee, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Papadosio, JGB featuring Jerry Garcia Band alum Melvin Seals, Infamous Stringdusters: Andy Falco & Friends with special guests: Alwyn Robinson of Leftover Salmon, and Andrew Altman of Railroad Earth.

Sunday will consist of it’s annual Morning Children’s Concert, Great South Bay is bringing back Disney’s Imagination Movers and then the festival closes with a historic lineup, as they present guitarist, singer-songwriter, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Co-Founder of the Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts and His Band in his only New York Festival appearance. Supporting and returning for their third visit is Electric Hot Tuna, plus the legendary Little Feat, and the Devon Allman Project, featuring Duane Betts.

The fest features three different craft beer tents, a wine garden, an artisan and craft market, and food court offering a diverse gourmet menu. Ticket price includes all concerts and entertainment. Food & beverages not included. Children ten and under are free, except for the Imagination Movers concert. For a full schedule and other info visit The Great South Bay Music Festival’s website.

Drawing of The Great South Bay Music Festival courtesy of their website.

Festival Door times:
Thursday, July 12 – Doors are at 3:00 p.m., till 10:00 p.m.
Friday, July 13 – Doors are at 3:00 p.m., till 11pm,
Saturday the 14 – Doors are at 1:00 p.m, till 11PM,
Sunday the 15 – 11:00 a.m. doors for Imagination Movers Kids Concert
Sunday Regular Fest Ticket holders – 1:30 p.m. Doors till 10:00 p.m.

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