The 13th installment of Long Island’s largest and longest-running, four-day music festival is just a few months away. The festival happens July 18-21 in Patchogue’s Shorefront Park. And Great South Bay Music Festival organizers announced this year’s full lineup.
The fest, presented by King O’Rourke, will feature over 75 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, folk, punk, blues, indy, jam-band, reggae, and funk genres.
It was just announced that Long Island’s own indie rockers Taking Back Sunday, singers of Story About a Girl, will kick things off the festival as they celebrate their own 20th anniversary.
The organizers describe Thursday’s lineup as an indie “dream concert” with iconic post hardcore band, and hometown favorites, Glassjaw, plus Scranton PA rockersThe Menzingers, and ex My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero & the Future Violents supporting. Ten artists will perform on two stages on Thursday. Click here for purchase tickets.
Friday, July 19th. brings a genre busting rock-reggae party to the south shore with over 20 performers on 4 stages. Headlining the Main Stage is Slightly Stoopid, described as: “A Spiritual bath of positive party energy. Reggae rock favorites Sublime w Rome returns, with SOJA, and Common Kings supporting.
Saturday at Great S. Bay is always “Jam-Day”, and this year GSB brings it’s most eclectic and diverse lineup to date. Fest favorites Lotus headlines the Main stage, with Dweezil Zappa supporting and carrying the eclectic Frank Zappa torch. Also appearing on the Main Stage are Spafford, Reid Genauer’s Assembly of Dust, Pink Talking Fish, and the Englishtown Project.
On the “Jambalaya Stage” Great South Bay will present a 50th. Anniversary Tribute to the ’69 Woodstock Festival. Headlining will be Kiss The Sky, featuring Juma Sultan, Hendrix percussionist at the original Woodstock Festival. Also appearing is Who’s Next, considered the premier Who tribute, Joplins Pearl, The Band Band, and Halfstep, playing the music of the Grateful Dead. Over 25 bands perform.
Sunday is traditionally Classic Rock day, and this year it’s all about “Legends, and Future Legends.” 2019 will be Grammy winners, and perrenial rock favorites America’s, 49th anniversary. Original Founding Members: Gerry Beckley, and Dewey Bunnell met in high school, and 40 plus years later are still making music together, and touring the world.
Supporting America is the Multi-platinum-selling “WAR”. True legends with over 50 million records sold, 12 Billboard Top 40 hits, and countless “samples” by artists including: Dave Matthews, Tupac, Flo-Rida, Kendrick Lamar, Korn and more.
Main Stage support also includes The Edgar Winter Band and Blue Coupe, a fusion of Blue Oyser Cult founders Joe and Albert Bouchard, and Dennis Dunnaway of Alice Coopers Band.
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, the phenom guitarist who, at just 15 years old, has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Gary Clark Jr., Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Lady Gaga, Stevie Nicks, Dweezil Zappa and so many more, is no doubt on the road to being a “Future Legend”.