Excellent South Bay New music Pageant resumes in Patchogue

It has been three yrs due to the fact the Terrific South Bay New music Festival performed Shorefront Park in Patchogue and judging by the crowd on opening day Thursday, its return has been extremely expected.

“I experienced my tickets from several years ago and I’ve been keeping onto them hoping they would appear again,” mentioned Chris Braut, 39, of Copiague. “This celebration is just brilliant! There is nothing at all improved than looking at bands perform stay.”

The 14th annual celebration, absent in 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic, was blessed with obvious climate and smiles upon the faces of Extended Islanders who had been satisfied to be again spreading out their blankets and placing up their lawn chairs.

“This is a stunning working day at a wonderful venue,” declared David Zack, 61, of St. James, who arrived to see Bayside. “I try to remember a single of the finest displays I have found below was Using Back again Sunday — in the rain, no much less!”

Matt Shaw, 40, of Babylon was energized to examine out Manchester Orchestra and Grouplove with his wife, Samantha, 36, but he remembers when his have band Two Cent Sam played the competition.

“We opened up for Starship in 2015. It was very good time,” he recalls. “It’s nice to get back again to reside tunes again.”

After a two-hour delayed opening of the pageant thanks to specialized problems, Long Island bands dominated the Clamshell Bandshell. The very first notes arrived from Like Minded Criminals, who are earning a comeback. Following having some focus in 2017 for its debut, “Drowning in Mattress,” the rock band returned to the stage with two new users bassist Kevinn Rinn and direct guitarist Jeff Bloch.

“We are seeking to decide on up from exactly where we left off and maintain on heading,” reported Rinn, 29, of Huntington Station.

The band’s new one, “So Far So Very good,” fit in with older songs like “Melt away It Down” and lover favored, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

As the clock struck 6:35 p.m., The Montauk Project introduced its signature mix of traditional and psychedelic rock to the Clamshell Bandshell. New music “Undertow” and “Highball” even bought the group dancing on the lawn.

“A pageant environment is an option for us to fulfill a new audience that possibly has not listened to of us,” stated lead singer-guitarist Mark Schiavoni, 35, of Sag Harbor, prior to having the stage. “We want folks to get goose bumps on their forearms. To us, that’s results.”

Sean Killeen, 52, of Holtsville brought his girlfriend, Suzie, and his little ones, Liam, 13, and Jenna, 19, down to see his preferred band Manchester Orchestra and inspite of the time hold off he was identified to wait camped out by the phase.

He said, “We are below until finally the previous band goes off!”

The competition continues through Sunday. For tickets and more facts, pay a visit to: greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com.