Although the latter half of this winter has blanketed the East End with snow and some nasty arctic temperatures, the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is turning up the heat with fantastic music offerings celebrating rock-a-billy, Latin Dance and tributes to some classic rock and roll icons.
One of the East End’s premier venues for production of original theater by both new and established playwrights, Bay Street does not close its doors in the dead of winter. Quite the opposite actually, as artistic director Scott Schwartz and his team create an off-season lineup of winter and spring break acting classes for students, a film series, stand-up comedy, the “Goat On A Boat” marionette puppet series, and plenty of music.
Here are northforker’s top 5 winter music picks at the theater for Sag Harbor locals or those willing to brave the cold to travel to this wonderful historic whaling village and enjoy some great music!
The Ultimate Classic Rock Experience: Friday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m. $25 advance / $30 door.
Revisit the glory days of ’60s and ’70s rock and get firsthand accounts from two extraordinary musicians: Corky Laing of “Mountain” and Kofi Baker, son of the legendary drummer Ginger Baker, who along with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce formed the band “Cream.” Enjoy hits from both “Mountain” and “Cream” and then seize the opportunity to join in on a Q&A with these two incredible drummers.
Gene Casey & The Lone Stars: Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. $20 advance / $25 door.
This East End favorite and Long Island Music Hall of Famer will give you a winter rock-a-billy fix with his original hits and upbeat take on classics. The dance floor is calling and you won’t be able to stay in your seat!
What A Long Strange Trip, The Grateful Dead: Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m. $25 advance/ $30 door.
Jam your way through the epic 50-year career of “The Grateful Dead,” which could not possibly be achieved in one evening of music. This will be a must-attend event for two amazing evenings of the “Dead,” with an array of devotee musicians that specialize in their sound.
Caliente! Latin Night: Friday, March 11, 8 p.m. $20 advance / $25 door
East End favorite Alfredo Merat and his band, along with several others, will create an evening of Latin jazz for one hot night of dancing and great fun.
FM: A Steely Dan Tribute: Saturday, March 12, 8 p.m. $30 advance / $35 door.
The iconic American rock band with unmistakable jazz-infused rhythms is brought to life on the Bay Street stage with this note-for-note tribute to Steely Dan by the amazing group of musicians that make up the 12-piece Steely Dan tribute band “FM.”
For more information, visit baystreet.org.