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Must-See Outdoor Music Performances & Festivals An Hour or Less From Huntington


Outdoor concerts and musical performances especially in the warm Spring and Summer months are the best on Long Island. Seeing a favorite performer at Jones Beach Theater is a must every season for some our staff. Long Island vineyards and breweries are also popular spots to catch lively entertainment while also enjoying a glass of vino.  Drive-in concerts are a new and creative addition to the Island's offerings- Adventureland is continuing their popular series in 2021. Check below for dates for upcoming large outdoor music festivals on Long Island. Whether you find yourself at a park, an open air amphitheater or a vineyard- you're sure to have a good time.

Drive-In Concerts

Hallockville Museum Farm
7/8- Buddy Merriam & Back Roads

Popular Music Festivals

Most large scale festivals have been cancelled or still pending updates. The following have dates set in the upcoming months. Scroll below for more information. 

- The Fest is scheduled for July of 2021
-Electric Zoo for September 2021
-Governor's Ball scheduled for September 2021
- Great South Bay Music Fest scheduled to return July 2022

Forget Coachella & Lollapalooza- we have great music without the hassle of air-travel.

Check out these great festivals an hour or less away with local and nationally renowned artists- most notably Great South Bay Music Festival! 

photo courtesy of Greater Patchogue

20- 25 Mins


Woodstock Revival - not scheduled yet

Two days of music with 11 bands!
  • Past Headliners: Kerry Kearney Band & Legendary Murphys
  • Past Venue: Old Bethpage Village Restoration


Grateful Fest 7 - not scheduled yet

A Day of Art and live Grateful Dead
  • Past Headliners: Half Step
  • Past Venue: Tilles Center Lawn at LIU Post



photo courtesy of Newsday

30-35 Mins Away


BLI Summer Jam - not scheduled yet

Your favorite artists are all performing on one stage!

  • Past Headliners: Jonas Brothers, Elli Goulding, Bebe Rexha and more!
  • Past Venue: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater


Billboard Hot 100 Musical Festival  - not scheduled yet

grab your tickets to the hottest artists with the top billboard hits.
  • Past Headliners: Halsey, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake, Future and more
  • Past Venue: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater



photo courtesy of Newsday

40-45 Mins Away


Suffolk County AME May Day Festival  - not scheduled yet

two stages of live music for children and adults with local and nationally acclaimed bands, 10-to-15 food trucks, award-winning local craft beer and wine, and family fun events, including face painting, trail tours, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and more!
  • Past Headliners: Gin Blossoms, Steve Earle, Brian Fallon & Jesse Malin
  • Past Venue: 175 Gerard Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980


The Fest  - 2021

mycountry 96.1 presents the 9th Annual FEST with four great acts and a tailgate parking lot party.
  • Scheduled forJuly 3rd, 2021
  • Past Headlines: Brantley Gilbert 
  • Venue: Long Island Community Hospital Ampitheater at Bald Hill

 
photo courtesy of Long Island Business News

50-60 Mins Away


Great South Bay Music Festival- 2022

the longest running and largest celebration of music, art and heritage on Long Island. 4 Stages, 75+ artists, KidZone, arts and crafts, diverse food court, wine and beer gardens and fun!
  • Great South Bay Music Fest scheduled to return July 2022
  • Past Headliners: Taking Back Sunday, Dweezil Zappa, Sublime w/Rome, America and so many more!
  • Venue: 99 Smith St., at Shorefront Park in Patchogue

photo courtesy of Long Island Advance

The Governor's Ball - 2021

started 9 years ago because music lovers who lived in a city that needed – that deserved – a contemporary music festival.  60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone.
  • Governor's Ball scheduled for September 2021
  • Past Headliners: Lil Wayne, Playboi Carti, The Strokes, Charli XCX, Kacey Musgraves and many more!
  • Venue: Randall's Island Park

PinkNic - - not scheduled yet

Pinknic has quickly become a New York City summer tradition, welcoming thousands of guests each year, all dressed in pink and white, to eat, drink, play, and dance the day away. 

  • Past Headliners: Mark Ronson, Breakbot, Chromeo and others. 
  • Venue: Randall's Island Park

Electric Zoo- 2021

the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world.
  • Electric Zoo scheduled for September 2021
  • Past Headliners: Armin Van Buuren & Diplo 
  • Venue: Randall's Island Park

photo courtesy of Paste Magazine


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