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Montauk Music Festival May 12 – 15, 2011 – Rocking The East End

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In its sophomor year, the Montauk Music Festival takes over the tip of the East End From May 12 – 15, 2011 with 100 shows, 75 bands and singer songwriters, 25 venues, and free admission for the public.  While it may not be the Rolling Stones at the Memory Motel it is a vast roster of emerging talent.  You will hear rock, pop, reggae, alternative, flamenco, blues, jazz, metal, and country.  

Many of our favorite Montauk hot spots are participating, including Gurneys Inn, Sole EastNavy Beach, and the Surf Lodge.  While it will go into the wee hours you can also hear live music in the morning when you get your coffee at the Montauk Bake Shop or John’s Pancake House.

The Backyard at Sole East

The Backyard at Sole East


Here’s just a sampling of what you can find at The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East.  Friday, May 13th, start your summer early and stop in to see Chris Merritt’s “Piano Rock” from 8 – 9 p.m., followed by the pop rock of One Love from 9:15 – 10 p.m., and Zap & The Naturals’ reggae jams from 10:15 – 11 p.m. The festival continues in The Backyard on Saturday, May 14th with the jazz & blues piano of Susan Gabriel from 8 – 9 p.m., the solo acoustic songs of Ireland’s Brendan O’Shea from 9 – 10 p.m., Jenna Nicholls’ “Jazz/Classical” performance from 10 – 11 p.m., and the reggae of Taj Weekes & Adowa from 11 p.m. – midnight.  The festival weekend concludes on Sunday, May 15th when The Backyard at Solé East will be serving Sunday brunch and hosting two distinct solo acoustic performers: Vanessa Leonardo from 11a.m. – Noon, and New Jersey’s own Laura Cheadle from Noon to 1 p.m.  All performances are free and open to the public.

Do you have a garage band in your future?  For anyone interested in the music industry there will be a Music  Industry Panel Discussion on Friday at Gurneys Inn from 2 – 4 with leading industry professionals.

Check out the website for more info –, 631-668-5077

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