The Wamponamon Masonic Music Series has launched its third season of wonderful live music in Sag Harbor. The series was started in 2016 by Brother Beres when he was approached by local musicians stating that there was no venues that let them play original music. Right off the bat it was successful and after the death of Brother Beres, the series continues through the supervision of Lodge Master Jemille Charlton and Past Master Patrick McErlean. Anthony Lombardo credits the addition of Brother Joseph Haines to the Lodge as a "splendid" new contact to the music.
Mr. Lombardo also said, "Mr. Cal Stewart, a non-Mason, has been with the Series since the beginning and has been the technician to produce the wonderful sound in the Lodge Room."
The beauty of the Wamponamon Masonic Music Series is that's it is a real group effort with all the Lodge Brothers and friends of the Lodge working as volunteers to make the performances a success.
"The performers have been a big asset to the series, because they see this as a way to contribute to the community. They have donated equipment and time to the series," Mr. Lombardo relayed. "The admission to the shows are $20 and the money raised goes to local charities, such as two college scholarships to Pierson graduates, the local food bank, and other charities and resident in need."
"As Freemasons, our goals are to send a message of peace, harmony and a sense of community to Sag Harbor and the East End by setting an example," Mr. Lombardo concluded.
The Wamponamon Masonic Music Series launched on Saturday, November 16 with JettyKoon
and will continue with Beautiful Mess on Friday, November 22, Katherine C. H. E. on Saturday, November 23, and Woody Boley on Saturday, November 30. Decemeber will bring Rum Punch Mafia on Saturday, December 14, Big Karma on Saturday, December 21, Out East on Sunday, December 22, and Whale/Heart on Saturday, December 28.
The New Year will showcase The Rosses Grove Band on Saturday, January 4, Caroline Doctrow on Saturday, January 11, Steve Skoldberg on Saturday, January 18, and Kaehla Maurer on Saturday, January 25. February will feature Bucktooth on Friday, February 7, Hot Club of Montauk on Saturday, February 8, Klyph Black on Saturday, February 15, Anita Guarino on Saturday, February 16, The Roses Grove Band on Saturday, February 22, and Darcy on Saturday, February 29. March will highlight Hot Club of Montauk on Saturday, March 7, Mike Mazzaraco and Friends on Friday, March 13, The Roses Grove Band on Saturday, March 21, and Fred Raimondo on Saturday, March 28.
April will include Klyph Black on Saturday, April 4, The Roses Grove Band on Saturday, April 11, Tom Muse
and Bosco on Saturday, April 18, Kissed By A Prince, (Prince Cover Band) on Saturday, April 25. May will feature Woody Boley MayDay on Friday, May 1, Hot Club of Montauk on Saturday, May 2, Joe Delia
& Thieves on Saturday, May 9, Born and Raised on Saturday, May 16, Jim Turner
on Saturday, May 23, Out East on Sunday, May 24, and The Roses Grove Band on Saturday, May 30. The Series will wrap up in June with Big Karma on Saturday, June 6, Sarah Conway
on Saturday, June 13, Out East on Friday, June 19, and The Roses Grove Band on Saturday, June 20.
The Masonic Temple is located at 200 Main Street in Sag Harbor (above The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum). For more information, visit masonicmusicseries.com.