Great South Bay Music Fest sets foot in Patchogue

July 30, 2014 by  

With a lineup spanning from BB King to The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Great South Bay Music Festival arrives at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village this weekend.

The event, now marking its eighth year, is called the largest ‘American Themed Music & Arts Festival’ on Long Island on the poster printing. With more than 55 musical performers in genres such as classic and contemporary rock, jam-band, pop, jazz, folk, blues, funk, and country, the festival includes four stages, one of which focuses on children’s music.

According to Jim Faith, promoter for the event, the festival is known for its eclectic and varied musical lineup, which mixes headline artists with emerging ones. He also told that this year’s event would be the most diverse to date.

Other performers include Moe, Taking Back Sunday, Conspirator, Randy Jackson, and Laurie Berkner, who is often referred to as “the queen of kinder-rock”. According to the festival’s website, separate tickets are required for Berkner’s show. Tickets are good for the full day, but festival tickets will not admit attendees to Berkner’s show.

It all takes place from July 18 to 20. For the majority of the festival, single day tickets range from $26.99 to $61, depending on VIP status. Packages, more details, and ticket purchasing are available on the festival’s website.