Moving on to their sixth year, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival
will be kicking of their weekend long celebration with a concert film celebrating a handful of America's music legends. On Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Bay Street Theater
(1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor), filmmaker and musician, Joe Lauro
will present Legends of American Music
- his compilation of rare film clips highlighting icons such as Sam Cooke, Staple Singers, Beach Boys, Janis Joplin
, Bob Dylan
and many more.
Prior to the screening, The Jam Session Special Edition, a group of musicians who have contributed their talent to The Jam Session at Bay Burger
over the past couple of years, will host a free performance in the lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar stocked with snacks and beverages. Admission to Legends of American Music
is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.
On Friday, September 30th, Joan Osborne
will perform in a trio with Jack Petruzzelli and Andrew Carrillo from 8 to 11 p.m. at Old Whalers Church (44 Union Street, Sag Harbor). Tickets begin at $35.
"We are thrilled to be adding two days to the Festival this year," shared Kelly Connaughton
Dodds, President and Co-Artist at the Sag Harbor American Music Festival. "It promises to be our best yet."
Escola de Samba Boom kicks off the free Saturday concerts this year. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)
On Saturday, over 20 free performances can be found from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the village including the Dodds and Eder Big Tent, Marine Park, Off-Main Stage, Whaling Museum, the Sag Harbor Inn and more. Saturday will conclude with a Dance Party Fundraiser featuring Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks
. Taking place at the Dodds and Eder Big Tent (11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor) from 9 to 11 p.m., admission is a donation of $25 or more.
The Festival will wrap up on Sunday with a complimentary concert featuring the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Hoo Doo Loungers. The show will take place at Marine Park from 12 to 3 p.m.
"The Free concert in Marine Park will be like a mini New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest," noted Connaughton Dodds. "And the Big Tent at Dodds & Eder will host the biggest Dance Party Gene Casey
& the Lone Sharks
have ever played. So much fun!"
For more information, ticket sales, or the entire Sag Harbor American Music Festival schedule, visit www.sagharbormusic.org.