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Blue Point Brewing Co. presents the GREAT SOUTH BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrating its 14th anniversary

After a nearly two-year hiatus, the Great South Bay Music Festival presented by Blue Point Brewing Co. has announced that it is back and bigger than ever. The four-day music and arts festival is set to return to scenic Shorefront Park waterfront in Patchogue Village from Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 10, 2022. Tickets are available for purchase now at www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com.

To celebrate its 14th anniversary, the festival will feature over 55 artists on three stages, spanning classic and contemporary rock, blues, indie, jam, pop, Americana, country, reggae and funk genres. The festival features several craft beer and wine tents, a craft and craft market, and a food court offering a varied gourmet menu of funky and healthy dishes.

The festival is well known for presenting four very different days of music, with an eclectic lineup of top artists performing alongside cutting-edge rising stars. Kicking off the festival on the main stage on Thursday, July 7, indie rockers Grouplove and Manchester Orchestra will co-headline, and Long Island’s Bayside will provide support (10 artists on two stages).

Headlining Friday, July 8 is Californian reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution. The revolutionary and legendary Steel Pulse supports, alongside Sublime Tribute: Badfish, the punk-reggae group Bumpin Uglies and the emerging LI hometown boys, the reggae-rockers: Oogee Wawa (15 artists on 3 stages).

Saturday at the festival is usually “Jam Day”, but 2022 brings the most eclectic and diverse lineup yet. Headlining the main stage is one of the Grateful Dead’s proudest and most popular tributes: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Also returning is one of the preeminent progressive rock bands on the scene today, moe., plus New Orleans funk, jazz, and “impossible to categorize”: Galactic. Finally, phenomenal Long Island guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Gary Clarke Jr., Warren Haynes, Lady Gaga and many others, as well as the Weight Band and jam-rockers: Aqueous (19 artists on 3 stages).

Great South Bay wraps up Sunday with what critics have called ‘The best show on the road today’: The Tedeschi Trucks Band and the ‘Wheels of Soul’ tour, featuring the entire 13pc. Tedeschi Trucks Band, playing a two-hour rock set, in their only summer appearance on the New York City subway. Also on the main stage, Americana-Heartland rockers: Los Lobos, as well as Nashville singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist: Gabe Dixon and his Band (14 performers on 3 stages).

SQUONK: Commissioned by the Kennedy Center: Squonk – “Hand To Hand”:

How do you explain two giant moving puppet hands, each the size of a house, with music that completely blows that roof off? Spectators, children and adults grabbing the rigging and controlling hands and fingers. SQUONK will only perform in Metro NY at the Great South Bay Music Fest. If you have children (or not…) don’t miss this show. Two shows a day, Saturday and Sunday.

Emerging local artists:

Supporting and showcasing original emerging artists has always been a matter of course for the Great South Bay Music Festival. This year the festival is pleased to feature over 30 amazing and talented original artists, whom we are delighted to donate time on stage, and make available to our music-loving attendees, as well as some GSB Fest regulars, whom our attendees look forward to seeing and hearing each year. Some talented new original artists to keep on your radar this year include: The Robinson Treacher Band, Quarter Horse, Whatever We Are, Aubrey Haddard, Oogee Wawa, Zuli Jr., Scared 20 and a very young Samsara.

Philanthropy:

Great South Bay is a proud part of the LI community and is committed to doing everything in our power to support our less fortunate brothers and sisters on Long Island.

Great South Bay will continue to donate $1 from every ticket sold to the GSB-Stony Brook Cancer Center Fund. To date, the festival has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the cancer center.

The ticket price includes all concerts and entertainment. Food and drinks not included.

Children 10 and under are free.

Holiday hours:

Thursday, July 7: Doors are at 3:00 p.m., until 10:00 p.m.

Friday, July 8: Doors are at 3:00 p.m., until 11:00 p.m.,

Saturday, July 9: Doors are at 1:00 p.m., until 11:00 p.m.

Sunday July 10: The doors are open from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shorefront Park is located a few miles south of LIE, exit 63S.