LI Concert Notes: Early July 2006

This is my home.  This is my only home.  This is the only sacred ground that I have ever known.” – Dave Carter Welcome to the first edition of LI Concert Notes, successor to Amy Tuttle’s Concert Notes.  I’m sure I don’t have all the email addresses for everyone who used to be on Amy’s list, and I don’t have all the gig listings for all the performers, but we’re going to get started tonight anyway.  The detailed schedule follows, and an abbreviated Excel calendar is attached.As long as I have your attention, I’d like to introduce everyone to a brand new venue, albeit some distance from
Long Island.  37 years ago, I was one of the thousands of flower children who were turned away on Route 17B, Bethel, NY by State Police when the roads to
Woodstock became too jammed to allow any more vehicles.  On July 1, 2006 many of us returned to the site of Yasgur’s Farm to see the New York Philharmonic at Bethel Woods.  Bethel Woods is a spectacular outdoor facility that can accommodate 4,800 patrons in a covered pavilion, plus another 12,000 on a bowl-shaped lawn.  The sold-out crowd erupted in cheers and laughter as the Philharmonic’s first encore was a spirited rendition of Jimi Hendrix’ “Purple Haze”.  I hope many of you will get a chance to see a performance at this wonderful, new Catskill venue.
Now, the LI schedule:July 5 – 8:00 PM – Annie Keating at Cool Beanz Café (

556 North Country Rd

, 25A, St. James).  Acoustic Long Island is an all-acoustic concert series which takes place every Wednesday night from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Cool Beanz Cafe in
St. James, NY. Each week, there is a one-hour open mic followed by a one-hour featured act.
July 6 – James O’Malley – 8:00pm – The University Café SUNY Stony Brook,
Stony Brook, NY (631) 632-6027 – James is the featured performer for a new series at the University Café.  The University Café is located in the Student Union building on the SUNY campus. The entrance to the Café is on the outside of the building on the lower level, on the side nearest the athletic stadium.
July 9 – Mary Lamont Band – TOWN OF

New Highway, Smithtown, NY

 Bring your lawn chair.
Directions : LIE to exit 52 – left onto

Commack Road

, travel north two miles. Make right turn onto

New Highway

. Hoyt Farm is about two miles on the right side. Only
Smithtown residents can park in the small parking lot. All others can park on

New Highway

and walk-in.July 9 – 2:00 PM – CATHY KREGER and What It Iz  –  Singer/songwriter Cathy Kreger and her combo What It Iz brings her eclectic soulful brand of adult contemporary music to Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River. The band blends thoughtful originals, and favorites in a variety of styles, from blues to light rock to pensive ballads and beyond. Bandleader Cathy has a compelling, sweet voice, and is well-known as a guitar powerhouse.  Bring your own chairs. Call 631-224-5420 or e-mail IACouncil for information.

July 9 at Sea Cliff’s popular restaurant, Tupelo Honey, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Multiple Musicians against Multiple Myeloma.  $20 Donation at the door Kids 12 & under get in for free!!!!!!!!!!  Can’t attend the event? make a donation online today…. www. 

July 9 – 1:00 PM – Dirty Water Dogs – Free 60’s Rock and Roll Concert at East Meadow Town Square (Corner of East Meadow Avenue and Prospect Avenue in East Meadow).  Bring Lawn Chairs.July 11 –  2:00 PM – LITTLE BRASS BAND of the American Concert Band (Bay Shore Bandshell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main St., Bay Shore) – Dr. Kirby Jolly leads the Little Brass Band through nineteenth and early twentieth century American music. The Little Brass Band is often seen at the Old Bethpage Restoration, and performs tunes, which celebrate our nation’s heritage. This six-piece ensemble from the American Concert Band features founder and director Dr. Kirby Jolly, a talented and seasoned conductor and trumpet virtuoso on first trumpet, plus performers on second trumpet, trombone, sax/clarinet, tuba, and drum. July 11 – 8:00 PM – Dirty Water Dogs (again) – Free 60’s Rock and Roll Concert at East Meadow Town Square (Corner of East Meadow Avenue and Prospect Avenue in East Meadow).  Bring Lawn Chairs.July 14 – 7:00 PM – Several Long Island acts performing: Martha Trachtenberg, John-Flor Sisante, Diedre Muro, Cathy Kreger, and Miles to

Mansion in St. James.  A pre-show starts at 7 pm, and the featured artists start at 8 and will play until 10.  The rain date is Sunday, July 16.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets and have a picnic!  There will be two vendors there — Bella Vita will be serving food, and Cool Beanz will be serving drinks and desserts.  There will be lots of on-site parking in the field beside the mansion, not to worry. 

Mansion is on Rte. 25A in St. James, on the north side of the road.  And it’s free!  (They do hope you’ll make a voluntary contribution toward the upkeep of Deepwells.)  For more details, go to or call (631) 862-2020.
July 15 – 29th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Free Concert at
State Park,
East Islip. Parking $7 per car until 5PM, then a $10 donation thereafter. 
Corrections and Comments are welcome.   Support Live Music on
Long Island.

Gary Schoenberger

2 Responses

  1. Is the NY Philharmonic concert at Heckscher Park on Sat. July 14 or Sunday July 15?

  2. Hello, nice post. Bookmark it.

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