Forget Coachella & Lollapalooza- we have great music without the hassle of air-travel.

Check out these great festivals an hour or less away with local and nationally renowned artists- most notably Great South Bay Music Festival! Scroll for other summer-long music fests and concerts including Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

photo courtesy of Greater Patchogue

20- 25 Mins


Woodstock Revival

Two days of music with 11 bands!
  • Date: June 8th- June 9th, 2019
  • Headliners: Kerry Kearney Band & Legendary Murphys
  • Venue: Old Bethpage Village Restoration


Grateful Fest 7 

A Day of Art and live Grateful Dead
  • Date: September 15th, 2019 
  • Headliners: Half Step
  • Venue: Tilles Center Lawn at LIU Post



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30-35 Mins Away


BLI Summer Jam

Your favorite artists are all performing on one stage!
  • Date: June 14th, 2019
  • Headliners: Jonas Brothers, Elli Goulding, Bebe Rexha and more!
  • Venue: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater


Billboard Hot 100 Musical Festival 

grab your tickets to the hottest artists with the top billboard hits.
  • Date: August 18th -19th, 2019
  • Headliners: Halsey, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake, Future and more
  • Venue: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater



photo courtesy of Newsday

40-45 Mins Away


Suffolk County AME May Day Festival 

two stages of live music for children and adults with local and nationally acclaimed bands, 10-to-15 food trucks, award-winning local craft beer and wine, and family fun events, including face painting, trail tours, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and more!
  • Date: May 11th, 2019
  • Headliners: Gin Blossoms, Steve Earle, Brian Fallon & Jesse Malin
  • Venue: 175 Gerard Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980


The Fest  

mycountry 96.1 presents the 9th Annual FEST with four great acts and a tailgate parking lot party.
  • Date: July 3rd, 2019
  • Headlines: Lee Brice & Chris Janson
  • Venue: Long Island Community Hospital Ampitheater at Bald Hill

 
photo courtesy of Long Island Business News

50-60 Mins Away


Great South Bay Music Festival

the longest running and largest celebration of music, art and heritage on Long Island. 4 Stages, 75+ artists, KidZone, arts and crafts, diverse food court, wine and beer gardens and fun!
  • Date: July 18th-21st, 2019
  • Headliners: Taking Back Sunday, Dweezil Zappa, Sublime w/Rome, America and so many more!
  • Venue: 99 Smith St., at Shorefront Park in Patchogue

photo courtesy of Long Island Advance

The Governor's Ball 

started 9 years ago because music lovers who lived in a city that needed – that deserved – a contemporary music festival.  60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone.
  • Date: May 31st- June 2nd, 2019
  • Headliners: Lil Wayne, Playboi Carti, The Strokes, Charli XCX, Kacey Musgraves and many more!
  • Venue: Randall's Island Park

Electric Zoo

the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world.
  • Date: August 30th- September 1st, 2019
  • Headliners: Armin Van Buuren & Diplo 
  • Venue: Randall's Island Park

photo courtesy of Paste Magazine


Notable summer music fests & summer concerts

photo courtesy of Sonic Escape Music

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings a roster of exciting performing artists to the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park each year. Artists and ensembles include award winning, world-class talent in music, dance and theatre from around the globe, as well as the finest performing arts groups from Huntington and Long Island.

  • Date: July - August
  • Location: Heckscher Park in Huntington


Alive After Five 

This is a FREE summer street fair with six stages of live music and entertainment, more than 90 craft & retail vendors, 11 food trucks, children's activities and amusements, a Chinese auction and much more! Each festival runs from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., though live music and the serving of alcohol in the outdoor corrals will be cut off at 9 p.m. 

  • Date: June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 8th  2019
  • Location: The festival is held along Main Street from West Avenue to near Rider Avenue, as well as portions of South Ocean and Railroad avenues. 


Oyster Bay Music Festival

This week long festival will include multiple performances from gifted young musicians, as well as guest artists. 

  • Date: June 23rd- July 3rd 2019
  • Location: Shows will take place in various venues throughout the town of Oyster Bay, including the Oyster Bay Historical Society and Raynham Hall.


Summer Concerts on the Green

Head to Stony Brook Village green on Sundays for summer concerts throughout the summer.

  • Date: July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4,1,18
  • Location: Stony Brook Village Green


Concerts in Northport

This quaint seaside town has music all summer long.

  • Happenings On Main Street
    • Date: Fridays- May 24th- August 30th, 2019
    • Location: Northport Village Park
  • Northport Community Band
    • Date: July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 2019
    • Location: Northport Village Park
  • Summerfest Concert Series
    • Date: Wed.- August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 2019
    • Location: Northport Village Park


For music every night of the week check our local venue The Paramount.


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