Third annual music festival sure to delight Hamptons luxury home owners25 Sep 2013 10:20 AM
Thanks to its close proximity to New York City and breath-taking scenery, the Hamptons has long been considered an area that many enjoy retreating to for temporary relief from the bustling metropolitan area. Accordingly, the coastal community is home to multiple artists and vibrant culture, as well as numerous opportunities for relaxing recreation.
This weekend, for the third consecutive year, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival will be held throughout the affluent Suffolk County village. Taking place on September 27 and 28, music aficionados from near and far can rub elbows with famous celebrities and luxury real estate owners, as the autumnal annual event is expected to draw hundreds to the Hamptons.
Opening day to feature special performance
Those looking to attend the two-day celebration's kick-off event will be treated to an exclusive concert and fundraiser, according to the non-profit organization coordinating this year's festival. Beginning at 8 p.m. in the Old Whalers Church, attendees can enjoy the musical stylings of BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet?, and have the opportunity to make charitable donations toward future events. General admission tickets are available for $25, or guests can purchase limited reserved seating for $45 per person.
The band opening the festival is no stranger to the spotlight. Having won two Grammy Awards for its past work, the group continues to garner critical acclaim and praise from well-known personalities such as Garrison Keillor and Allen Toussaint. Often regarded as one of the best Cajun bands in the world, this sextet of musicians is preparing for the release of its new album in February of 2014.
Saturday shows to take place throughout Sag Harbor
While the opening night's show will be held in a formal setting and require attendance pay admission, all of the performances planned on Saturday will be free and take place in various businesses, restaurants and galleries around the Hamptons village. Dozens of acts will play music spanning multiple genres - from jazz and blues to pop, and from roots and folk to global - ensuring all those who attend the festival will hear something they love.
The weekend's festivities will be capped off with an official after-party at the Bay Street Theatre, where the Dan Bailey Tribe and Joe Delia & Thieves will perform. These tickets will be available for just $10 the day of the show - but are limited.