FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT
BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM, GREAT RIVER

Presented at the Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Sundays at 2 PM, by the Islip Arts Council with support from the Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Astoria Bank. $8.00 New York State Parking Fee. Program is subject to change. For more information, call (631) 224-5420.




7/23 – Buddy Merriam
Celebrating 35 years with his bluegrass band Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, he also presents his original music with The Mandolin Experience. Buddy learned bluegrass music and mandolin from the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Buddy has been selected by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a recipient of their Long Island Sound award.
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7/30 – Mary Lamont
Mary Lamont was three times voted band of the year by the NY Metro Country Music Association, and was twice voted Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association. Called 'Queen of Long Island Country' by Newsday. She is 'one of the very finest female vocalists in country music today accompanied by one of the most polished bands working in any genre.
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8/6 – Ahmad Ali
Raised in a diverse community on Long Island, Ahmad was exposed to a wide variety of Soul and Jazz at home. In conjunction with a team, he started producing all kinds of entertainment events. Ahmad is heavily involved in the community, and he is active in several groups whose goals are social justice and equality.
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8/13 – Janine DiNatale
With a soulful pure voice, Janine takes you through a mixed repertoire of Jazz, Blues, and R&B. Accompanied by some of the best musicians in the business, her strong delivery and comforting stage presence create a stellar and enjoyable performance.
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8/20 – Nina Et Cetera
Nina Et cetera has been performing professionally for the past 10 years in just about every imaginable venue across the Tri-State area; bars, restaurants, libraries, street fairs, assisted livings, bandshells, busking, vineyards, etc.
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8/27 – Homegrown String Band
Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, this family that plays together uses unique instrumentation including banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, jawharp, doumbek and percussive flatfoot dancing to take their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music.
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FREE BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERT SERIES IN BAY SHORE

Presented at the Bay Shore Band Shell in Dr. King Park on Tuesdays at 12:30pm. Bring your lunch and a chair. This program is presented by the Islip Arts Council with support from the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce & BID. Program is subject to change.




7/11 – Jacks Waterfall

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7/18 – Steve Salerno Trio
A classic Jazz Vocalist and Pianist, Steve blends his style of performing traditional and romantic standards with the style of his two idols: Tony Bennett and Oscar Peterson.
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7/25 – Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats
Linda Ipanema, also known as the "Queen of Dixieland," is considered one of the foremost singers of Dixieland jazz.
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8/1 – HIgh Tide

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8/8 – Lone Sharks
The Lone Sharks are obsessed with exploring the points where jazz and swing meet rhythm and blues, and meets up with country music, and turns into rock & roll.
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8/15 – Mind Open

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8/22 – Karpenteers

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8/29 – Two of Us

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