In its 10th year, we’re taking the festival to another level. The Montauk Music Festival has become a major, popular supporter of original music; a one of a kind festival with great success. This year we are moving the main event to the Montauk Lighthouse. The new venue will enhance and expand the music experience; the larger space will allow us to expand our industry workshops & exhibitions while the concert is in play.
To the Western side of the Lighthouse, there is a natural amphitheater with a new stage at the base of the hill. This site offers spectators a 150-degree stage view, with the Long Island Sound as a backdrop.
MMF is a four-day musical celebration featuring talented up-and-coming independent artists, set in one of the most amazing beach communities on the east coast – Montauk, NY. More than 100 acts boasting a wide variety of musical styles (from alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, hip-hop, to country, and more), will be performing for free in the spirit of sharing original music, through showcases, with audiences and fellow musicians.
So, make plans to grab your blanket and beach chairs, bring your family and friends, and escape to Montauk for the weekend of May 16-19th. Enjoy a music-filled opening party Thursday night, followed by three additional days of talented Artist Showcases at over 35 Montauk venues. Saturday and Sunday open-air concerts & Festival at the Montauk Lighthouse 11am-6pm.
Rudy’s Custom & Vintage Guitars will do a pop-up store at the Lighthouse. Murphy’s Music may join us this year too! We will also do workshops & music methods/styles exhibitions in the Ocean Institute at the foot of the lighthouse. There will also be many other interesting venders, as well as the Friends of Erin BBQ. Soft drinks, Beer & Wine will be available.
The concert is free but you will have to pay the museum admission. Special festival pricing to admit for all 3 days: Adults $11, Seniors $8 & Children $5, of which 100% will go to the Lighthouse. So while you’re there you can climb to the top of the 200 year old Lighthouse, enjoy the panoramic views and tour the museum. The Montauk Historical Society has an ongoing dedication to ‘the protection, preservation and educational development of this national historic site.’ They work endlessly to achieve these goals through programs, exhibits, publications and special events like the Lighting of the Lighthouse for the holidays. The admission from this and future concerts at the Lighthouse will go towards the Historical Society’s commitment for maintenance on the structure.
The Montauk Music Festival is a grassroots live original music event designed to celebrate, support, and promote the thriving Montauk music scene while showcasing and stimulating the artists, commercial businesses, and pedestrian activity in Montauk. The festival would not be possible without the generous support of multiple businesses and individuals, who, like the festival organizers, are dedicated to nurturing this vital component of the area’s culture.
For more info on the festival, visit here.