The Huntington Arts Council has announced the return of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival at the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington from June 24 to Aug. 7. Now in its 57th year, the Festival will once again feature an abundance of exceptional music, dance and theatre performed by regional artists as well as those from around the U.S. and the world.
“The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is a cultural mainstay of Long Island and reflects our strong sense of community as we come together to celebrate the arts in an inclusive, family friendly environment. The Huntington Arts Council is proud to be the steward, in partnership with the Town of Huntington, of this FREE summer series,” said Kieran Johnson, Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council.
“Our lineup is composed of a wide variety of artistic genres featuring something for everyone. Whether it be Women in Jazz week, Plaza Theatricals’ presentation of “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” or “How I Became a Pirate” for family night, Huntington Community Band, or Orchestra L.I. with David Stewart Wiley, I encourage everyone to come to a show; you won’t be disappointed. I hope to see you there!” he added.
Most performances start at 8 p.m. with family shows starting at 7 p.m. Shows are rain or shine unless weather is severe.
Opening weekend features the truly innovative and incandescent Cyrille Aimee on June 24; followed by Plaza Theatrical’s production of the iconic Lerner & Loewe musical Camelot on June 25; and wrapping up the weekend on June 26 will be the Symphonic Pops of L.I. with conductor Stephen Michael Smith.
The season continues with:
June 28 Sonia De Los Santos
June 29 Huntington Community Band.
June 30 Huntington Men’s Chorus
July 1 L.I. Dance Consortium “A Celebration of Dance I”
July 2 Anthony Nunziata
July 6 Huntington Community Band
July 7 Alsarah & The Nubatones
July 8 Sol y Sombra
July 9 Dizzy Gillespie’s Afro-Latin Experience
July 10 Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra
July 12 Darlene Graham & The Shades of Green Band
July 13 Huntington Community Band
July 14 Oran Etkin Open Arms Project
July 15 The High Kings
July 16 Huntington Folk Festival, co-presented by Folk Music Society of Huntington: Paula Cole and Sophie B. Hawkins; (1:00 – 5:00 PM: Acoustic Music Scene Artist Showcases, Song Swaps)
July 17 Eastline Theatre Co. Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen Of Verona”
July 19-24 Women In Jazz Week: July 19 Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats July 20 Huntington Community Band. July 21 Lakecia Benjamin – Pursuance July 22 Bria Skonberg. July 23 Kandace Springs July 24 DIVA Five Play
July 26 Plaza Theatrical “How I Became A Pirate”
July 27 Huntington Community Band
July 28 Miko Marks & The Abrams
July 29 Oyster Bay Music Fest. Rieko Tsuchida & Maximilian Morel
July 30 Plaza Theatrical “Tick, Tick…Boom!”
July 31 Swingtime Big Band
Aug. 2 Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could
Aug. 3 Twin Shores Chorus/ Island Hills Chorus
Aug. 4 L.I. Dance Consortium “A Celebration of Dance II”
Aug. 5 American Patchwork Quartet
Aug. 6 Orchestra L.I., David Stewart Wiley
Aug. 7 Bumper Jacksons
Since 1959, The Northport Community Band has been delighting Northport residents and music lovers from all over Long Island. Thursdays from June 30 – July 28, the band performs at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park. This year’s theme “Outdoor Overtures” will feature a blend of marches, overtures, classics and popular favorites. Concerts begin at 8:30 PM
All Huntington Summer Arts Festival Information and program updates can be found at www.huntingtonarts.org. The Chapin Rainbow Stage is in Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY 11743 at Prime Avenue/Route 25A. Performances start at 8:00 PM, Tuesday Family Shows at 7:00 PM. Shows are rain or shine unless weather is severe. Cancellations will be posted to HAC’s facebook page www.facebook.com/