Montauk Music Festival Opening Night
Usually, a night of music like the one Montauk Yacht Club will be putting on this Thursday would be enough for one community for an entire month – with ten up-and-coming performers hitting the stage between 7 pm and the wee hours. But this week is the 9th Annual Montauk Music Festival, so it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The Montauk Music Festival, which runs through Sunday, is a grassroots, volunteer-run live music event designed to celebrate, support and promote the thriving Montauk music scene while showcasing and stimulating the burgeoning artistic, commercial, and pedestrian activity in Montauk. Over 100 artists play more than 200 shows at 35 different venues around town over the 4 day period. If you don’t want to bounce from one place to the next, you can always grab a blanket or beach chairs and sit on the Village Green, where the music is pretty much continuous on Saturday and Sunday.
Opening night at Montauk Yacht Club includes an evening of music, food, cocktails and dancing (not to mention great views of the Atlantic) at $45 per ticket (call 631 668 2345 or purchase online.) Otherwise, all shows are free. To get the full line up – as well as motel suggestions in the area – visit www.montaukmusicfestival.com