Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th 2018
Saturday, October 13th
11:45 a.m. – Kiera Stella (Scognamiglio)
When 20-year-old Kiera Stella, of Oyster Bay, began learning how to play the guitar in fourth grade, she would sing to the wall in her basement, she said. Fast-forward 10 years later, she is now the most-played independent country female artist on Long Island.
In June, she debuted her single “No More” at venue 89 North in Patchogue. That same week, Suffolk-based country radio station WJVC played the song on the airwaves for the first time.
Stella continued to nurture her performing skills as a student at Oyster Bay High School, and she admits that while she never had a knack for math or science, when she went to music class, she felt at home.
“When she played the flute, she would move in a way that other students didn’t move,” said Matthew Sisia, Stella’s former band director. “As a ninth and tenth grader, she wouldn’t sing in front of anybody, including her parents, so seeing her on stage now is kind of a big moment.”
Sisia said that Stella’s “incredible experience” in class enabled her to grow as both a young woman and a musician, and eventually helped her take her first steps towards stardom. In tenth grade she read Brad Paisley’s book and set her sights on applying to his alma mater, Belmont University, in Nashville. “It was the only school I applied to,” she said.
Stella attributes her move to Nashville to the “collective support” she felt from her “tight-knit” community in Oyster Bay. “Through the open mic nights at Spinnaker’s I met so many supportive people who pushed me to keep going, and I had my teachers at school pushing me,” she said. “They all wanted me to chase my dreams.”
And although that dream is slowly coming true, Stella said she would never forget where she started. “I’m happy that I got to grow up in Oyster Bay. I will always be proud of that.” (Excerpted from LIHerald.com)
12:15 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies- featuring Kiera Stella (Scognamiglio)
12:30 p.m.- Four Way Street: Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Four Way Street has what it takes to recreate and deliver exactly what you would expect from a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute. Their harmonies are built around three outstanding singers, each bringing unique talent and timbre with meticulous attention to detail that truly make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. This five-piece ensemble captures the full dynamic range of the CSNY song catalogue, from the softest ballads to the hardest rockers.
The members of Four Way Street have performed with some of the top tribute bands on Long Island and the New York tri-state area, including Fast Lane (Eagles); Copperline (James Taylor) and Badlands (Springsteen). They are five seasoned musicians who share a common love for, and dedication to the songs of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. email@example.com
1:45 p.m.- Pump: Aerosmith Tribute Band
Pump: Aerosmith Tribute was formed in 2002 and has played nationwide as well as internationally since then. Performing at concerts, casinos, state fairs, county fairs, city events, corporate events, private parties and more. They have performed to audiences as large as 15,000! Pump brings you an amazing recreation of classic Aerosmith with both look and sound. This band features band members from national acts including Hurricane, Quiet Riot and Steven Pearcy's band Arcade. They have shared the stage with bands such as RATT, Tom Keifer, Sammy Hagar, Stryper, Gary Moore, Rough Cutt, LA Guns and others.
3 p.m. Penny Lane- Tribute to the Beatles
This tribute band relies on pure sound and their strong, tight vocal harmonies to recreate the legacy of The Beatles, note-for-note! You can expect to hear a selection of Beatles hits from all of their periods, an experience that always leaves crowds cheering for more. pennylanetribute.com
4:15 p.m. The Electrix
A group of accomplished musicians, each with a lifetime of diverse experience in the music field. Together since 1995, they’re recognized as one of the leading jam bands performing classic rock of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, other related genres and original compositions. The Electrix weave in and out of intense jams with an incredible amount of enthusiasm and feeling, adding their own interpretation and style. They’ve shared a stage and performed together with Levon Helm (The Band), fiddle player Vassar Clements (Old & in the Way), pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage (The New Riders of the Purple Sage), and guitarist/vocalist Michael Falzarano.
7 p.m.- GRUCCI Fireworks
Join us for the final fireworks spectacular of the 2018 season!
Sunday, October 14th
11 a.m.- The 90's Band
Let's face it, it's been a long week and you're ready to be "Saved by the Bell!" Whether you're still stuck in the 90's, or just missing it like crazy, The 90's Band is your fix! Playing your favorite hits from artists like Third Eye Blind, Alanis Morissette, Weezer, The Cranberries, Bush, and more! Come party with The 90's Band! http://the90sband.com/
12 p.m.- Endless Summer – Tribute to The Beach Boys
Endless Summer is the new Ultimate Beach Boys Tribute Band capturing the essence of the 60's California Beach scene all year ‘round. Dance the day away and enjoy an awesome and unforgettable musical experience. Be moved and inspired by bringing back treasured memories. Endless Summer is a Beach Boys Tribute Band whose performance faithfully and accurately reproduces the music of the Beach Boys. Come down, join the party and sing along with Endless Summer because it's all about the cars, the surf, your friends and you! facebook.com/pg/EndlessSummerTributeBand
1 p.m.- Matthew Taft
Hailing out of Glen Cove, New York, Matt began solo performing right out of high school, covering Long Island from Montauk to Manhattan. With influence ranging from Harry Chapin to Hozier, Grabowski's sound falls somewhere between Americana and Alternative. In 2016, Grabowski was named winner of the Gold Coast Arts Center's 'Your Big Break', a competition entered by 1500 contestants in the New York City area. The latter half of 2016 saw three more big breaks, the first opening for Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) followed by a slot at the 33rd Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, NY. November would see an afternoon performance at the 46th annual New York City Marathon, attended by 50,000 runners from around the world. Having already played hundreds of shows, he continues to perform in the New York tri-state area multiple times each week. facebook.com/taftmatthewmusic
2 p.m.- The Mike Dorio Trio
Mike Dorio, the sole proprietor of North Cove Music, has been playing and studying music for more than 40 years. In his college years at Five Towns he studied under both jazz guitarist Joe Carbone and Pete Rogine. Graduating in 1980 with a degree in music performance, Mike began to tour with various bands ranging from Top 40 to Country to Blues, all the while gathering knowledge of each style and passing it along to his students. In the 90’s he hooked up with jazz great Billy Bauer for his advanced studies. This resulted in multiple Broadway performances with shows such as Movin’ Out, Swing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Jersey Boys. Mike is now committed to passing this knowledge on thru North Cove Music. mikedorio.com
3 p.m.- Katie Pearlman
New Jersey native, Katie Pearlman, began playing drums at age 10, and it wasn’t long before she was playing in a band and recording on her first album. At 16, Katie moved into an apartment with her Mom and that's when her focus moved to guitar and songwriting, since drumming was not the most neighborly thing to do.
In January 2012, Katie released her third solo album, Girls Like Us.
Katie enjoys collaborating with other singer/songwriters and musicians. She has recorded drums, vocals, and guitar with many singer/songwriters in the Northeast area. Katie also teaches private drum lessons on Long Island and drums for dance classes at Adelphi University.
4:15 p.m.- Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam
One of New York’s premier classic rock/party bands—a major force on the Long Island music scene since 1977—covers performers such as ZZ Top, Buddy Holly, Credence, Chuck Berry, KISS, The Stones, Steve Miller, The Beatles and Tom Petty. They also play originals. This new show features rock by artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Buddy Holly, James Taylor and The Beatles. www.turnpikejoe.com