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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The Summer Arts Festival, in its 47th year of bringing top performing arts talent to Huntington, opens tonight with an impressive line up, at Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington. Tonight, Pakistan’s top pop-rock band, noori, appears on its first U.S. tour.

Noori helped define Sufi-rock and as one of the leading names in Pakistan’s music industry, it is often credited for revitalizing rock music for Pakistan’s youth. Noori won Best Rock Song, “Do Dil” at the MTV Music Awards and was also selected as the “Picked Artist of the Month” on Pakistani channel The Musik. Noori will perform only a few venues in the U.S., including the Summer Arts Festival and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Its U.S. performances are part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the New England Foundation of the Arts.

About the Summer Arts Festival

Presented by the Town of Huntington and produced by the Huntington Arts Council, the festival offers the caliber and musical journey that is indicative of today’s global music scene which extends beyond borders.  All performances are free and held on the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park, Huntington, at 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday Family Nights at 7:30 p.m.

For the full line-up of events at this year’s Summer Arts Festival, go to




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