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Sag Harbor American Music Festival Celebrating 5th Anniversary

Nicole Barylski

The Hillbenders are presenting "The Who's Tommy, A Bluegrass Opry" at the Bay Street Theater. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

"We are so excited to celebrate our 5th Anniversary," shared Kelly Connaughton Dodds, President & Co-Artistic Director of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival. "The community support has been overwhelming."

This year's Festival artwork was created by Maryann Lucas. (Courtesy Photo)

The Sag Harbor American Music Festival will bring Sag Harbor to life with live music during their 5th annual Hamptons happening taking place Friday September 25th through Sunday, September 27th. The concerts will kickoff with The Fairfield Four at Old Whalers Church with opening act Caroline Doctorow on Friday from 8 to 9 p.m. On Saturday it's a traveling schedule of performances, with free shows filling Sag Harbor Village. The Festival will culminate during a Gospel Brunch with the Ron Crichlow Ensemble at Harlow East on Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m.

"We can't wait to see all those smiling faces around town," said Connaughton Dodds.

Saturday, September 26th Schedule of Performances:

11 a.m. - Escola de Samba Boom (30-piece Percussion Ensemble) at the Long Wharf, sponsored by WLNG

11:30 a.m. - Mamalee Rose (R&B) at the Off-Main Stage next to the American Hotel (45 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Jackson Dodds & Company, Inc.

12 p.m. - Pierson Performing Arts (Great American Songbook) at The Whaling Museum (200 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Arts Alive

12:30 p.m. - Alfredo Merat @ The Europa Band Sessions (Latin Fusion) at the Off-Main Stage next to the American Hotel, sponsored by Sotheby's International Realty

1 p.m. - Hopefully Forgiven (Americana rock) at Suffolk County National Bank (17 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express and Suffolk County National Bank

1:30 p.m. - Mambo Loco at The Whaling Museum, sponsored by Sag Harbor Yacht Yard

1:30 p.m. - Bill O'Connell Duo (Jazz) at Harbor Books (20 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Harbor Books

2 p.m. - The HooDoo Loungers (New Orleans Party Band) at the Off-Main Stage next to the American Hotel, sponsored by Historic Films and Brown Harris Stevens

2:30 p.m. - Joe Delia & Theives (rock) at The Old Whalers Church (44 Union Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Bay Street Theater and The Awning Company, Inc.

2:30 p.m. - Sag Harbor Community Band at the American Legion (26 Bay Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Sag Harbor Community Band

3 p.m. - Screamin' Rebel Angels (rockabilly) at LT Burger (62 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by LT Burger

3:30 p.m. - Nancy Atlas (Americana rock) at the Off Main Stage next to the American Hotel, sponsored by Fishers Home Furnishings

3:30 p.m - LUMA (Jazz/funk) at GeekHampton (34 Bay Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by GeekHampton

4 p.m. - Porch Groove (Folk rock) at Muse (16 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Muse and JCP Landscaping

4:30 p.m. - Ludmilla Brasil (BossaNova/Samba) at Sag Harbor Inn (45 West Water Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Sag Harbor Inn

4:30 p.m. - The Montauk Project (Psychedelic rock) at the IGA Loading Dock (48 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Joe & Liza's Ice Cream and Maryann Lucas Artworks

5 p.m. - Jake Lear Trio (Blues) at GeekHampton, sponsored by SHIMA and Estate Farm and Home Care

5:30 p.m. - PitchBlak Brass Band (Hip-Hop) at the Off-Main Stage next to the American Hotel, sponsored by The GMS Group and Bridgehampton National Bank

5:30 p.m. - OCDC (Blues) at Grenning Gallery (17 Washington Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Grenning Gallery

6 p.m. - Complete Unknowns (Dylan Tribute) at Dockside Bar & Grill (26 Bay Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Dockside Bar & Grill and Contractor Express

6:30 p.m. - Inda Eaton (alt-Country) Twilight Lounge at Dodds & Eder (11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Dodds & Eder

7 p.m. - Ada Rovatti Duo (Jazz) at Grenning Gallery, sponsored by Grenning Gallery

7:30 p.m. - Winston Irie (Reggae) at Harlow East (1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor), sponsored by Harlow East

8 p.m. - In Circles (punk/R&B) at La Superica (1 Main Street, Sag Harbor), sponsored by La Superica

9 p.m - The Hillbenders of Springfield, Missouri, will present "The Who's Tommy, A Bluegrass Opry," at the Bay Street Theater (1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor). Tickets are $25.

For more information, visit sagharbormusic.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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