Log In   ·   Become A Member

Uniphi Good Holding First Annual East End Music And Arts Festival

Nicole Barylski

"American Idol" alum Paul McDonald is performing during the First Annual East End Arts and Music Festival. (Photo: Facebook.com/thepaulmcdonald)

Uniphi Good, a Manhattan and Hamptons-based entertainment organization, is hosting their First Annual East End Music and Arts Festival on Friday, September 19, and Saturday, September 20, 2014. The two day affair will showcase a collection of cultural and entertainment events at several community venues to benefit local food pantries in Westhampton and East Hampton.

"The Hamptons is such an inspiring area for the arts, and the post-summer season out here is so amazing, we just knew that was the right time to pull together an incredible roster of amazing talent and cool events for our community celebrations, in the hopes of keeping the summer 'good' vibes and fun going through September for all," said Annie Balliro, the founder and CEO of Uniphi Good. "The fact that we will also be benefiting local charities and community organizations is SO important and a core value for everyone involved in our festival."

East End Music And Arts Festival will feature NYC-based Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!.(Photo: facebook.com/hurrahaboltoflight)

On Friday night, the festival will feature a special concert event at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) with spirited, collaborative performances from Grammy-nominated pedal steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph, "American Idol" alum Paul McDonald, Grammy-nominated rock band Tonic, singer-songwriter Toby Lightman and NYC-based Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!.

"I have been lucky enough to play many festivals in my career and can honestly say that I am the most excited about this one. To be in a lineup with such amazing artists, in such a beautiful area of the country, and raising money for great causes, it just doesn't get better than that," remarked Toby Lightman. "As a new homeowner in the Hamptons, I feel a sense of pride that I am able to take part in this great event from it's start. I know this is the beginning of a long love affair between the Hamptons and the arts in a way that no one out east has seen before!"

Enjoy music by Grammy-nominated pedal steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph at WHBPAC. (Photo: Facebook.com/rrtfb)

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. General Admission is $53. A VIP package is available for $153, which includes a pre-show VIP Artist Meet and Greet and VIP Reception Art Show at 5 p.m. as well as seats in the first two rows.

In addition to the concert, attendees can check out and purchase limited edition artwork created and signed by Ringo Starr, which will be displayed in the Auer Studio on the WHBPAC grounds. All proceeds from Starr's artwork will benefit the Lotus Foundation.

It's all about the youth on Saturday during a special "Art & Astronauts" Kids Day at Springs Community Presbyterian Church (5 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton). The free educational art project and lecture led by Commander Michael "LA" Lopez-Alegria will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. For more information, visit theeastendmusicandartsfestival.com.

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

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hampton’s for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster.
SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster. Her treatments are based on five element acupuncture. She also offers Far Infrared Sauna treatments. PEMF cellular excerise.