2015 marks the 50th Anniversary Huntington Summer Arts Festival! This remarkable milestone attests to Town of Huntington’s steadfast financial support for the arts, and to Huntington Arts Council’s stewardship of a program that has grown into Long Island’s most diverse and extensive performing arts event. From only a few concerts in 1966, the festival has evolved into a 40 night cavalcade of performances, featuring the best local arts ensembles and an outstanding roster of touring artists from across the nation and around the globe. The HSAF is a cornerstone for the arts in Huntington and has helped make Huntington the cultural capital of Long Island.
The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings a superb roster of exciting performing artists to the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park each year. Artists and ensembles include award winning, world-class talent in music, dance and theatre from around the globe, as well as the finest performing arts groups from Huntington and Long Island.
The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is free and held in Heckscher Park, Huntington (Main Street (25A) & Prime Ave). Shows are Tuesday – Sunday. Most Wednesday thru Sunday performances begin at 8:30 p.m.unless otherwise posted; Tuesday evenings are Family Nights and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. All shows are held rain or shine (unless weather is dangerously extreme) so please check our website, facebook and twitter if the evening forecast looks iffy. We do allow umbrellas on these nights, and Tuesday shows may be relocated.
We thank the Town of Huntington and the Town Board, whose support makes these amazing free-admission concerts possible. We are delighted to welcome back and thank Canon USA as our Presenting Sponsor. We also thank the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the County of Suffolk for their continued support; and to Astoria Bank, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, New York State Presenters Network, NYS DanceForce, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Phillips Boyne, D’Addario & Co., King Kullen, Korg USA, Hartke and Samson for their support.
For over 50 years, The Northport Community Band has been delighting Northport residents and music lovers from all over Long Island. For five Thursday nights in July, the band performs at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park, overlooking scenic Northport Harbor. Listeners can sit on blankets or lawn chairs in front of [...]View Post
The North Shore Pops Concert Band is a long-time favorite at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival and across Long Island. The band boasts a talented group of musicians performing all your favorite tunes from Sousa to Gershwin, and Broadway to American Patriotic anthems. The band features the admirable music of George Gershwin, the snappy tunes [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, North Shore Pops Concert Band
Singer/Songwriter Dayna Kurtz is recognized for her warm and soulful vocal power. Her voice has a haunting tone that entraps you. She plays music that incorporates jazz, country, blues and folk in an intimate and memorable combination of genres. She is known internationally and maintains an exuberant fan base. Her songwriting shows her passion for [...]View Post Dayna Kurtz, Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival
Kahulanui stands for “The Big Dance” and features Hawaiian swing music. Lolena Naipo Jr serves as the band leader as she remembers stories of his grandfather. His grandfather took part in the Royal Hawaiian Band and Kahulanui uses those influences to perform classic Hawaiian songs. They use horns and drums in their orchestra like they [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Kahulanui
Working in collaboration with the Huntington Arts Council and the Town of Huntington, The Coltrane Home of Dix Hills, will stage an all-day, family-friendly, free admission festival of live music and music education. From 11am until 5:00 p.m., Heckscher Park in Huntington Village will be host to workshops, master-classes, community jams and live performances celebrating [...]View Post Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival, Ravi Coltrane Quartet
The two-time Grammy nominee, Brady Rymer, lights up the stage with his signature trademark smile. He entertains kids and families with an enjoyable, upbeat rock ‘n’ roll. He makes every performance an experience with his positive energy that warms the audience. For thirteen years, Rymer toured as well as recorded with RCA roots-rock band from [...]View Post Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could, Heckscher Park, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Arts Festival