Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sundown Brings Live Music to Oyster Bay, 1st Thursdays, June to September

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association is excited to announce the line-up for its third “SUNDOWN” Concert Series. Eagerly awaited by residents who enjoyed it the last two years, this year’s entertainment promises to be even more fabulous! Diane Meltzer, Chair of the OBMSA Promotion Committee, said “we are thrilled to be bringing live music to the downtown area for a third year of warm weather outdoor concerts.”

Once again, the acts will coincide with Oyster Bay’s “First Thursday” Art Walk, adding another option for residents and visitors enjoying the gallery exhibits, restaurant specials and general bonhomie on those evenings. SUNDOWN concerts are FREE for everyone, and chairs are provided for your listening pleasure. All concerts are from 7 – 9 p.m. in the evening, and each month will feature something different. Following is a list of this year’s musicians:

June 2— “Johnny Q” electrifies the evening with an eclectic musical journey including everything from Elvis Costello to Bob Dylan. The trio on violin, bass, and drums will put a unique personal twist on favorite songs. — Renaissance Plaza, 24 Audrey Avenue

July 7— “Scofflaws” ska/reggae/R & B are “so hip it’s ridiculous.” Established in 1988, they are based on Long Island but have toured the states extensively doing live gigs. Current members play tenor sax (while doubling as lead vocal), guitar, bass, and drums. — Renaissance Plaza, 24 Audrey Avenue

Art and Jack

August 4—“Jack Morelli’s Jazz Duo” delivers a swinging evening under the stars.” Enjoy classic jazz, blues, and songs from the Great American Songbook. Art Rome, on keyboard and vocals, is a master of improvisation and has played on Broadway. Jack Morelli is one of the top drummers anywhere. — Renaissance Plaza, 24 Audrey Avenue

September 1 — “Flashback” has you dancing and singing to the Golden Oldies of the 60’s – 90’s. Long Island’s own “Village People”: retired senior training captain for the NYC Department of Corrections on rhythm guitar/ vocals; several incredible musicians/electricians on guitar/ drums/vocals! A rockin’ good time to celebrate the start of the Labor Day Weekend! — The Homestead (outdoor patio, optional table dining), 107 South St.

Mark your calendars now for these four SUNDOWN concerts, as downtown Oyster Bay will again be the place to hear and enjoy live music this summer. For more information call 516-922-6982 or visit

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