For most of 2020, it was unclear if we would ever be able to hear the sweet tunes of live music again. There’s something so nostalgic and summer-y about sitting outside just as the sun is dipping below the trees in a folding beach chair, icy beverage in one hand, a hot dog or fresh slice of pizza in the other, surrounded by locals alike. In summer 2021, we will get that feeling again.
The Mattituck Park District just announced it will host a summer concert series with five dates and bands. Admission and parking are free, and these shows are open to the public (meaning you don’t need a Mattituck park district pass to go!).
All shows will be at Veteran’s Beach Park in Mattituck from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each concert features a different band or musician ranging from local favorite Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks to a Latin salsa 9-piece band for Labor Day. Here are all the musicians and shows:
Friday, July 2 – Quartet Salonnières – Classical String Quartet
Saturday, July 17 – The Eagle River Band – A Tribute to the Eagles
Friday, Aug. 6 – Butterfly Cody Experience
Saturday, Aug. 21 – Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks
Sunday, Sept. 5 – Tito Batista & the Rosa Negra Orchestra
The series is funded by sponsorships from local businesses and vendors will be there selling food and beverages. Get there early, as parking is limited.
The Summer Showcase Concert Series in Southold just announced it will be returning this year to the gazebo at the Silversmith’s Corner. After a yearlong hiatus due to the pandemic, the free concerts held every Wednesday throughout the summer will hold its first on June 30. Every Wednesday through August 25 will feature a different band and genre. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. All shows are free, but donations are accepted. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and In the event of rain the concert moves to the First Presbyterian Church of Southold.
“2020 was the first time it was cancelled in the history of the concert series,” Robert Blank, president of the Summer Showcase Concert Series of Southold, said, adding that these concerts have been held since 1991. “We are anxious to get going this year. We urge everyone to join us.”
June 30 – Eamonn Bowles with Might Ramon & the Phantoms of Soul
July 7 – Marty Attridge & Who Are Those Guys
July 14 – Steve Martin & Quatrain
July 21 – Darcey & the Jazz Edge
July 28 – John Brisotti & the East Bound Freight
August 4 – Joe Lauro & the Hoo Doo Loungers
August 11 – Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks
August 18 – Larry Moser & Fiddlers Green
August 25 – Rhonda Denet & Trio
And if you’re in Greenport, don’t forget to check out Dances in the Park, returning this year in August.