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Great South Bay Music Festival Returns July 18-21

originally published: 02/22/2024

Great South Bay Music Festival Returns July 18-21

(PATCHOGUE, NY) -- The Great South Bay Music Festival is thrilled to announce that they are back and bigger than ever, as the four-day music and arts festival presented by Voodoo Ranger will return to the newly revamped and picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, 2024.  The iconic festival is known for presenting a diverse variety of musical acts over the course of four days, with an eclectic lineup of headline artists performing alongside cutting-edge rising stars that you do not want to miss. This year, the festival will go back to its roots with a bit more "roots and classic rock."

To celebrate the momentous occasion of their 16th anniversary, the festival will feature over 60 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, jam, blues, jazz, Americana, ska, reggae, alternative and funk genres. The festival is sponsored by Voodoo Ranger and boasts multiple craft beer, wine and adult beverage tents, an artisan and craft market and a food court offering a diverse gourmet menu of funky and healthy fare.

Kicking off the festival Thursday, July 18, is “blues-rock-superstar” and three-time Grammy Nominee: Joe Bonamassa. Poco, Loggins & Messina and Buffalo Springfield legend, Jim Messina will support. Also appearing is phenom guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who performed at Great South Bay when he was just 12 years old and has since shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clarke Jr., Warren Haynes, Lady Gaga, and so many more. Local guitar wizard Kerry Kearney will start the ball rolling.  (10 performers on two stages).

Friday’s annual rock-reggae-ska party on the water continues with Hawaiian “Kona-Dub-Rockers” Pepper, plus New Jersey’s own: Streetlight Manifesto, Sublime Tribute: Badfish, Ohio’s Tropidelic and emerging LI hometown reggae-rockers: Oogee Wawa (15 performers on 3 stages).

Saturday is Jam Day and continuing the Grateful Dead Live Concert Experience as no one else can, is Dark Star Orchestra. Rock Pioneers The Disco Biscuits support with their Brand of “Trancefusion”, bridging the gap between electronic music and jam bands. Also appearing: Asbury Park New Jersey’s eclectic quintet: Dogs In A Pile, plus Dopapod, psychedelic indie-rocker Karina Rykman …and more.  (18 performers on 4 stages).

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Great South Bay will close out Sunday’s Main Stage with the legendary YES, featuring Jon Anderson performing YES “Epics & Classics”. Justin Hayward, legendary guitarist, songwriter and the “Voice of the Moody Blues” will support. Also taking the Main Stage is Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, Talking Heads Tribute: Start Making Sense, and more.

For the kids: Great South Bay will again present a full schedule of fun educational performers, all day Saturday & Sunday.

Emerging Local Artists:  Supporting and presenting original emerging artists has always been part of our mission at  GSB. For 2024 the festival is pleased to present over 30 talented original artists that we are excited to give stage time and lay on our music loving attendees. Some talented original artists to keep on your radar this year include Karina Rykman, Robinson Treacher, Enrose, Circus Mind, Miles to Dayton, Aqua Cherry and more.

Philanthropy: Great South Bay is a proud part of our LI Community and is committed to doing all we can to support our less fortunate Long Island brothers and sisters.

Great South Bay will continue to donate a percentage from every ticket sold, to the GSB-Stony Brook Cancer Center Fund. To date, the fest has raised well over a quarter of a million dollars for the cancer center. We will again donate booth spaces in our “Storyville Tent” to local organizations looking to raise awareness and funds for their cause.

Festival Times: Thursday, July 18: Doors are at 3:00pm, fest goes till 10:00pm. Friday, July 19: Doors are at 3:00pm, music till 11:00pm. Saturday July 20: Doors are at 1:00pm, music till 11:00pm. Sunday July 21: Doors are at 2:00pm with performances till 10:00pm.

Ticket price includes all concerts and entertainment. Food & beverages not included. Tickets are available to purchase now at www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.comChildren under 10 are free.

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Shorefront Park is located just a few miles south of LIE, exit 63S, …straight to the magnificent Great South Bay.



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