Music Festivals Rock Long Island

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greatfuldeadRock fans, get your dancing shoes ready once again for Rich Rivkin’s annual series of multi-sensory events at scenic park locations, featuring live music performances, live painting and exhibiting by multiple artists, fun & games, massive bubbles, hula hooping, vendors, and gourmet food trucks.

This year’s festival season kicks off at Calverton Links, with Grateful Fest on May 22, 2016, a day of visual art, plus five bands covering the music of The Grateful Dead.

The tie-dyed festivities continue through September at The Vanderbilt Museum and Northport Village Park. These family friendly events are part of a string of five festivals brought to you by Rich Rivkin Presents, which has produced thirty-five music festivals on Long Island since 2001.

Many of the region’s best-loved bands will be taking the stage this season, including Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Mountain Jam Orchestra, Cousin Fungus, The Electrix, Reckoning, Como Brothers, Ken Talve Trio, Cousin Earth, Unbroken Chain, After Dark, Elephant, Djembe Movement, and Deadgrass.

Says producer Rich Rivkin, “We’re thrilled for the opportunity of expanding eastward as we bring our unique vibe to Calverton Links – the former golf course that’s been marvelously transformed into an ideal concert venue, with 80 acres of lawn to dance on. And we’re looking forward to returning to our two magnificent venues on the harbor, The Vanderbilt Museum and Northport Village Park both for our fifth year.”

Rich Rivkin Presents 2016 Festival Series:
Grateful Fest at Calverton Links May 22nd, Noon-8pm
with Half Step, The Electrix, Reckoning, After Dark, DeadGrass
Calverton Links, 149 Edwards Ave, Calverton NY

Woodstock Revival at Vanderbilt Museum June 12th, Noon-6:30pm
with Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband
Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport NY

Long Island Sound & Art Festival August 7th, Noon-6:30pm
with Mountain Jam Orchestra, Elephant, Ken Talve Trio, Djembe Movement
Northport Park Gazebo, 1 Main Street, Northport NY

Links Music & Art Festival August 28th, Noon-8pm
with Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Cousin Fungus, Cousin Earth, Como Brothers Band
Calverton Links, 149 Edwards Ave, Calverton NY

Grateful Fest at Vanderbilt Museum September 25th, Noon-6:30pm
with Half Step, The Electrix, Reckoning, Unbroken Chain
Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport NY

Sponsors include The Paramount, SolarCity, New York Life, Renewal By Andersen, KORG, Sammi Hoop, Spirit Sky Drum, and Stella Blue Café.

All live painting artists and sculptors are welcome to participate. Visit for ticketing and information, or contact Rich Rivkin at


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