The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings a 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.
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, Folk Music Society of Huntington, Debbi Honorof, Huntington Arts Council Board of Directors, in honor of Andrea and Robert Maire, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, NEFCU, New York State Presenters Network, Start to Finish, Weber Law Group, LLP. Thank you also for the generous in-kind support; CENTERSTAGE, D’Addario & Co., egc group, Hartke and Samson, King Kullen, Korg USA, Phillips Boyne, for their support.
Band A special pre-concert musical entertainment (program TBA) will begin at 7:30PM. At 8:30 PM, the “HCB: THE TRADITION CONTINUES!” featuring an exciting evening of music by Sousa, Williams, Goldman, and others, culminating with the annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s immortal “1812 Overture” accompanied by LIVE cannon. For more info about HCB, click here!View Post classical music, Huntington Arts Council, huntington community bad, huntington heckscher park, live music, long island music festival, music festival, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival
This seven-piece Algerian band mashes up local gnawa and diwan music and instruments, reggae’s thrumming pulse and rock’s recurring licks. Democratoz hails from Oran, the cosmopolitan city on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast known as the cradle of North Africa’s best-known sound, rai (“opinion” in Arabic). Democratoz is making its U.S. debut in the U.S. in 2016 […]View Post algerian music, democratoz, Heckscher Park, Huntington, Huntington Arts Council, live music, music festival, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival
“Sunset Serenade” Pre-Concert performance (7:45) by the Northport Community Jazz Orchestra; Guest Conductors Dr. Izzet Mergen, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Northport Schools, and Andy Isca of the Association of Concert Bands; The Stars and Stripes Forever conducted by raffle winner (see below); Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with two cannons and guest musicians from local high […]View Post Huntington Arts Council, live music, Music, Northport Community Band, northport long island, northport park, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival, summer fun
ETHEL Acclaimed as “unfailingly vital” (The New York Times), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), ETHEL invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry. ETHEL performs adventurous music by celebrated contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Don Byron, Marcelo Zarvos, and others. Founded in 1998, ETHEL […]View Post Dorothy Lawson, ETHEL, Ethel string quartet, Huntington Arts Council, huntington heckscher park, Kip Jones, live music, long island music festival, outdoor music, Ralph Farris, string music, string quartet, Summer Arts Festival, Tema Watstein
In conjunction with the 11th Anniversary Huntington Folk Festival and the Folk Music Society of Huntington – Slaid Cleaves headlines as he spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. The music of Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Slaid Cleaves is rooted in country and traditional folk songs, but it is unusual enough to have held […]View Post Folk music, Huntington Arts Council, huntington folk festival, huntington heckscher park, kristen maxwell, live music, outdoor music, slaid cleaves, Summer Arts Festival
Since emerging from the NYC singer/songwriter scene in the late 1980s, Christine Lavin quickly established herself as an entertaining tour de force – quick on her feet, witty, insightful, and engaging, she remains one of the most popular and respected performers in the genre. Her co-conspirator, Don White, is one of the few performers who […]View Post christine lavin, don white, Folk music, Huntington Arts Council, huntington hecksher park, live music, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival