Wonderful South Bay Songs Festival resumes in Patchogue

Stella McDaniel

It has been three yrs since the Wonderful South Bay Songs Pageant performed Shorefront Park in Patchogue and judging by the group on opening day Thursday, its return has been remarkably anticipated.

“I had my tickets from many years ago and I’ve been keeping on to them hoping they would occur back again,” said Chris Braut, 39, of Copiague. “This occasion is just amazing! There’s absolutely nothing far better than observing bands carry out live.”

The 14th annual function, absent in 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic, was blessed with crystal clear weather and smiles upon the faces of Prolonged Islanders who have been happy to be again spreading out their blankets and setting up their garden chairs.

“This is a lovely working day at a lovely venue,” declared David Zack, 61, of St. James, who came to see Bayside. “I recall a person of the best reveals I have observed right here was Using Again Sunday — in the rain, no fewer!”

Matt Shaw, 40, of Babylon was psyched to check out out Manchester Orchestra and Grouplove with his spouse, Samantha, 36, but he remembers when his individual band Two Cent Sam played the pageant.

“We opened up for Starship in 2015. It was superior time,” he recalls. “It’s great to get back again to are living songs once again.”

After a two-hour delayed opening of the competition thanks to technological issues, Very long Island bands dominated the Clamshell Bandshell. The to start with notes came from Like Minded Criminals, who are generating a comeback. Just after receiving some focus in 2017 for its debut, “Drowning in Bed,” the rock band returned to the stage with two new associates bassist Kevinn Rinn and lead guitarist Jeff Bloch.

“We are looking to decide on up from in which we left off and hold on likely,” stated Rinn, 29, of Huntington Station.

The band’s new single, “So Significantly So Superior,” fit in with more mature tracks like “Melt away It Down” and supporter most loved, “20,000 Leagues Underneath the Sea.”

As the clock struck 6:35 p.m., The Montauk Project brought its signature blend of classic and psychedelic rock to the Clamshell Bandshell. New tunes “Undertow” and “Highball” even acquired the crowd dancing on the garden.

“A pageant environment is an possibility for us to meet up with a new audience that it’s possible has not heard of us,” reported lead singer-guitarist Mark Schiavoni, 35, of Sag Harbor, prior to getting the stage. “We want persons to get goose bumps on their forearms. To us, which is achievements.”

Sean Killeen, 52, of Holtsville brought his girlfriend, Suzie, and his children, Liam, 13, and Jenna, 19, down to see his favored band Manchester Orchestra and irrespective of the time delay he was established to hold out camped out by the phase.

He stated, “We are listed here right up until the last band goes off!”

The festival carries on via Sunday. For tickets and more facts, check out: greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com.

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