Over the years Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead has been home to a wide range of events including polo matches and the annual Survival Race, but this weekend the grounds will be taken over by country music fans.
The first Country Fest Long Island is being held Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28. The family-friendly, two-day event will feature live country music from more than 10 artists.
“We are very excited to bring together great country music bands from the region,” said show producer Bill Quinones. “As a native Long Islander and a 4-H alumnus, I am a proud supporter of the rich history of 4-H and the ongoing mission of the camp. I believe that it is the perfect venue for country music in the most gorgeous setting on Long Island.”
There will also be plenty of food and crafts on sale from local vendors.
Headlining bands include Brooklyn’s own Defibulators, the Tri-State area’s premier country/rock band Six Gun, the ever popular Long Island band The Grand Central, Lynyrd Skynard tribute band Street Survivors, the Queen of Long Island country Mary Lamont, and the Johnny Cash tribute band Walking the Line. Plus a special performance by Long Island’s Jillian Rae from NBC’s Today Show.
The event boasts something for everyone, even the kiddies. There will be pony rides, face painting, games, tattoos and carnival rides.
Tickets are $10 for adults and children ages 10 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door. Please note that it is cash only.
Saturday, July 27
11 a.m. My Country 96.1 Radio Station Appearance
12 p.m. Six Gun
1:30 p.m. Southbound
2:30 p.m. Walking The Line
4:05 p.m. Street Survivors
5:40 p.m. Rattle Snake Dawn
Sunday, July 28
11 a.m. Jillian Rae
12 p.m. Stagecoach Junction
1:15 p.m. Mary Lamont
2:30 p.m. Roadhouse
4 p.m. The Defibulators
5:30 p.m. The Grand Central