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Great South Bay Music Festival to Return After 3-year Hiatus

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The Great South Bay Music Festival is back.

Long Island music fans will get to experience the fun-filled, four-day event for the first time since 2019 when it returns to Shorefront Park in Patchogue this July.

Festival organizers announced the headliners on Tuesday, which include a mix of music acts with local fame and global acclaim, from pop punk to jam band rock to reggae. The beloved Long Island music festival saw several cancelations and postponements since 2020 due to the pandemic.

The weekend kicks off on Thursday, July 7 with headlining performances by indie pop rockers GroupLove, from Los Angeles, C.A.; alternative rock group Manchester Orchestra, from Atlanta, G.A.; and pop punk band Bayside, from Queens, N.Y.

The lineup for Friday, July 8 features music groups Bumpin Uglies, Badfish, Steel Pulse, and Rebelution. The headliners for Saturday, July 9 will be Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Moe. On Sunday, July 10, Los Lobos, Gabe Dixon, and Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform. There will be many more performers, for a total of more than 60 on three different stages throughout the four days. The schedules for each day have yet to be announced.

The lively, family-friendly event also features a “KidZone” with performances by Squonk on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a wide variety of food and drink vendors, including a beer tent from Blue Point Brewing Company, the event’s title sponsor. The craft village will feature artisans selling their creations.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $49.99 for one-day general admission. There are also 2-day and 4-day ticket packages available, as well as VIP add-ons for each. For more information, visit greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com.

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