2017 Huntington Summer Arts Festival July 25 – July 30, 2017

All performances begin at 8:30 PM (except Tuesday Night Family Series which begins at 7:30 PM) at the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park, Huntington.


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Family Night

Tuesday, July – 25th

“CINDERELLA” – Broadhollow Theatre Co. 


The timeless, “rags to riches” fairy tale in an adaptation that will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends – and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother – Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince and falls in love!




NEW THIS YEAR we will be providing a fun, easy, FREE craft for the children at each Family Night performance. Come early @6:30 and get the fun started. Stop by our craft table and let the creating begin!! 


Wednesday, July 26th –

Huntington Community Band 


Tonight’s HCB concert theme is: “SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST!” featuring an exciting evening of much anticipated music with the annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s immortal “1812 Overture” accompanied by LIVE cannon (Jim McAward, HCB Cannoneer). Robin DeSantis (NYSSMA 3rd Vice President) joins us as our guest conductor. A “very” special young person will also make their debut tonight conducting the HCB so, bring the kids and enter to win a chance to conduct the HCB! Bring folding chairs or large blankets. *A special PRE-CONCERT (TBA) of musical entertainment begins at 7:30PM!



A special PRE-CONCERT of musical entertainment begins at 7:30PM!





Thursday, July 27th – 

Brasil Guitar Duo


2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Brasil Guitar Duo is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. The duo actively strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. Appearing frequently in diverse non-traditional spaces, the Duo brings a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with such traditional Brazilian dance forms as choro, samba, maxixe, and baião.



Also Thursday, July 27th – 

Northport Community Band at Northport Harbor


The Northport Community Band will be performing at 8:30pm at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park at the foot of Main Street, Northport. Listeners can sit on blankets or lawn chairs in front of the bandstand, or even enjoy the music from their boats. The band’s musicians are volunteers from all walks of life and include local students, teachers and professional musicians.



Friday, July 28th – 

Miles to Dayton

Based in Pt. Jefferson Station, M2D’s music happens at a personal level, their message of love blending elements of folk, rock, classical, and funk into an irresistible invitation. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew. At the heart of their unique marriage of styles lies a real-life marriage: vocalist Krista Preddice shares the microphone with husband Jonathan Preddice, principal songwriter who also shines on guitar, cello, accordion, and trumpet. Bassist Dave March (Krista’s brother) and dynamic violinists Leanne Strom and Alisa Rabbitt (Jon’s sister) add depth to the vocal harmonies; drummer Brian Kroll, propels the music forward with an exciting and funky edge.



Saturday, July 29th –

Sara Lee Guthrie & The Mammals


12th Huntington Folk Festival (in collaboration with Folk Music Society of Huntington) – GENERATIONS is the theme for the 12th Huntington Folk Festival, and Sarah Lee Guthrie’s lineage is undeniable (Arlo’s daughter, Woody’s grandaughter). But close your eyes and forget that her last name is synonymous with the widening current of American folk music, you’d still be drawn to the clarity and soul behind her voice. There is a gentle urgency to her interpretations of the songs she sings and the classic music of her heritage. It flows from the continuity of her family, her vital artistic life today and the river of songs that have guided her to where she now stands.



The Mammals (feat. Mike & Ruthy) – In 2016 Hudson Valley based songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar (aka Mike + Ruthy) enjoyed a high-water mark year buoyed by critical acclaim for their June release, Bright As You Can (Thirty Tigers) and a commitment to touring once again as a crack five-piece ensemble – reintroducing a high-energy folk rock sound that they helped define in the early 2000’s as “Trad is Rad” trailblazers.  Mike + Ruthy are “musicians’ musicians” who have found fans and friends in the Americana world and beyond. He’s a songwriting guitar-slinger with a knack for clawhammer banjo. She’s a fiddler and uke-chanteuse who grew up in the American roots underground (the daughter of GRAMMY-winning fiddler and composer Jay Ungar).


Opening at 8 pm is a special on-stage song swap-NERFA Presents Young Folk: Alice Howe and Mike Teesco

These are the afternoon schedules for the AcousticMusicScene.com and Radio Nowhere tents on the hill overlooking the Chapin Rainbow Stage:

AcousticMusicScene.com (Host: Michael Kornfeld)

12:00    Open Mic

1:00      Opening Round: Jeremy Aaron, Chris J. Connolly, Hank Stone

1:30      NOOM: Ray Lambiase, Lori Llyn, Toby Tobias

2:00      Hudson Valley Voices: Susan Kane, Judy Kass

2:30      I’m From New Jersey: Mara Levine, Katherine Rondeau, John Sonntag

3:00      Folk from Upstate New York: Bill Buttner, Gina Holsopple, Colleen Kattau

3:30      Hard Luck Café @ 25: Marci Geller, Josh Joffen, Steven Pelland

4:00      Huntington’s Own: Annie Mark,  Lois Morton

4:30      2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists: Clint Alphin, Emily Mure, Christine Sweeney

5:00      2017 Kerrville New Folk Finalists: Emily Barnes, Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale (The YaYas), The Whispering Tree

5:30      Bluegrass & Roots: Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers, He-Bird, She-Bird

Joltin Joe’s Radio Nowhere Streaming @ Radionowhere903.com

(Host: Joe Pszonek)

1:00      Rorie Kelly

1:15      Emily Barnes

1:30      Tom Staudle

1:45      Cosby Gibson

2:00      Alexis Van Aulock

2:15      Folkapotamus

2:30      Karen Dahlstrom

2:45      Nico Padden

3:00      He-Bird, She-Bird

3:15      Christine Sweeney

3:30      Katherine Rondeau

3:45      Judy Kass

4:00      Susan Kane

4:15      John Sonntag

4:30      Bill Buttner

4:45      Sweet Little Bloodhound

5:00      Mara Levine

5:15      Stuart Marcus

5:30      Alice Howe

5:45      Marci Geller

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Huntington Arts Council is pleased to announce

Picture This: Where Performing and Visual Arts Meet,

 four evenings at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival where performing and visual arts meet in the park to synergize our creative energies.  Let the park and performers inspire your creativity.  We invite artists to come early and create prior to the start of the evening performance. This evening, July 29th, will be devoted to photography.  We encourage artists to e-mail us at info@huntingtonarts.org their best image to add to our website, showcasing the works created.



Sunday, July 30th –

The Sweet Remains

Folk-Rock Harmonies THE SWEET REMAINS (Rich Price, Greg Naughton and Brian Chartrandis) is an unusual band on today’s music scene, headed by 3-gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. However, it is their lush harmonies that distinguish The Sweet Remains from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadours and harken back to super-groups of the 60’s and 70’s like CSN, the Eagles, and Simon & Garfunkel.

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