17th Annual Battle of the Bands
If music shows like American Idol and The Voice are your faves, we’ve got just the thing. Amateur bands doing battle right on the beach in the 17th Annual Battle of the Bands.
One of the best-loved community events of the year in Hampton Bays, the battle is a chance for friends and family to come together and enjoy amazing live local music - and for the lucky winners to leave with some sweet prizes, courtesy of sponsors like Sam Ash Music Stores and the Bay Street Theatre.Four bands enter, but only one will leave with the crown.
And perhaps best of all, did we mention it all goes down on the beach? Beautiful Ponquogue Beach is the venue (or musical battlefield, if you will) which means this concert comes complete with a summer sunset. Beyond that, there will be special guest performances to kick off the festivities, and musical trivia throughout the night where the audience has the chance to win prizes. And if you need a little peace and quiet between sets, you can always just stroll down the beach and take in the Atlantic Ocean air.
The 17th Annual Battle of the Bands takes place Friday evening, June 14th, starting at 7PM and going until 11PM...or until the victor is crowned. Tickets are $5 per person, with proceeds going to support the great work and programs of the Southampton Youth Bureau), and are available at the door (or the beach entrance, as it were.) Concessions will be on sale, but feel free to bring your own snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks. In case of uncooperative weather, the battle’s rain date will take place a week later, on June 21st.