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Huntington Summer Arts Festival Week Two Lineup

NEW Shrek 2Week 2 of the Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival starts Tuesday, June 30th and runs through Sunday, July 5th. Join us at 8:30 PM every night, except Tuesday Night Family Series that start at 7:30 PM. The performances are held at the Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park located on Prime Ave & Main Street in Huntington. All performances are free admission and open to the general public. For more information about the entire Huntington Summer Arts Festival and download a full calendar of festival performances, visit www.huntingtonarts.org or call 631-271-8423.

Tuesday Night Family Series begins Tuesday, June 30th with Plaza Theatrical Production’s “Shrek.” See the tale of an unlikely hero unfold as Shrek finds himself on a life changing journey with a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. 

Wednesday, July 1st, join musical director Tom Gellert with the Huntington Community Band who will perform every Wednesday night in July. The band will honor the memory of Music Director “Laureate” Robert V. Domencetti. The July 1st performance will feature American music and special guest performing group, the Huntington Community Chorus.

Kahulanui Band

Kahulanui Band

Thursday, July 2, The North Shore Pops Concert Band will join us for a night filled with your favorite tunes from Sousa to Gershwin, and Broadway to American Patriotic anthems.

Thursday July 2, Northport Community Band 8:30 pm in the Robert W. Kreuger Band Stand at the Harbor’s edge Northport Village Park, Northport Village

Friday, July 3rd features Dayna Kurtz. Her music straddles jazz, country, blues and folk in an intimate and unforgettable blending of genres.

Dayna Kurtznew

Dayna Kurtznew

Saturday, July 4th Kahulanui Hawaiian Swing Band will travel back in time to Lolena Naipo Jr.’s recreation of the roots of Hawaiian music. The “core four” play classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style to create up-beat and vibrant Hawaiian Swing.

Our highlight of this first full week of musical entertainment is the Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, Ravi Coltrane Quartet on Sunday, July 5th.

Ravi leads the efforts to restore the John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills which was purchased by the Town of Huntington to be saved from demolition. 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. The day celebrates the 50th anniversary of jazz titan John Coltrane’s seminal recording ‘A Love Supreme’ which was composed in the home. Ravi’s performance will be preceded by an on-stage “Conversation with the Artist” conducted by veteran jazz radio host Gerry Laytin of WRHU (88.7FM – Hofstra University).

 All performances during the Summer Arts Festival are free and held on the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park, Huntington. The festival runs from June 25th through August 9th. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. unless it is a Tuesday evening because the “Family Series” events begin at 7:30 p.m. The Summer Arts Festival is produced by the Town of Huntington and presented by the Huntington Arts Council. Canon U.S.A. is a presenting sponsor. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the County of Suffolk.

 

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