Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

Returning for its 22nd year, the Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival has announced the lineup of its day-long showcase of bluegrass and roots talent on August 17 in Copiague, Long Island.

The festival will run between noon and 7:00 p.m. in Tanner Park on Long Island’s Great South Bay and feature performances from seven accomplished artists and bands.

Copiague, located in Suffolk County, is a hamlet on the southern end of Long Island, just about an hour from Queens.

The Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival has been a staple in Copiague and the New York bluegrass and roots scene in general since its inception in 2003. After all, not many local festivals are able to run for more than 20 years with no breaks or cancellations.

Returning for the 2024 season with a date of August 17, this year’s festival lineup has not disappointed.

The Jacob Jolliff Band, a nationally touring group of virtuosic pickers headed by lifelong mandolinist Jacob Jolliff, is a must-see. Miles to Dayton, a band with a love for blending elements of folk, rock, classical and funk into an irresistible invitation, will bring their four-part vocal harmonies, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello and infectious rhythms to Copiague in another essential performance.

But performances aren’t only for the billed artists. If you’re a bluegrass musician at any level, bring your instruments for the bluegrass pickin’ sessions that are available to all attendees.

In addition to the all-day music, food vendors will be at the festival for anybody looking for a bite to eat.

Free parking is available, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for extra relaxation.

Tickets for the whole day are $20 and can be purchased here. Children under the age of 12 are free. See below for the full list of performers.

Long Island Bluegrass Festival

Full Festival Lineup

The Jacob Jolliff Band

Miles to Dayton

Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads featuring the Long Island Mandolin Quartet

Pluck and Rail

Eastbound Freight

The New Students

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