Bandshell Summer Concerts


Bandshell Summer Concerts

Summer concerts have become part of the Bellport Village tradition. Many Bellport residents remember the late Walt Ebersole, music director for Bellport High School, who volunteered his services as leader of the summer band for so many years. Walt would build an orchestra of adults and students from the community, rehearse for four weeks in June, and have four Friday night performances in July.

As Walt's health declined in the late '70's no substitute could be found for our generous leader. Subsequently, Village resident, Ron Hammond, volunteered to arrange for professional performers to supplement the community band. Eventually, with support from the Mayor and the Village, Ron was able to expand the program to cover the entire summer with approximately 12 programs per year.

The repertoire evolved to all types of music from Jazz, R&B, Classical, Western, Calypso, Doo Wop, to modern day Rock. One thing that continues from the old days is Mr. Hammond's efforts, where possible, to hire bands with roots in the community. Each year our shorefront bandshell treats residents and guests to an enjoyable season of professional entertainment from late June to early September.

The Bandshell is located at the Village Marina.

In the event of rain, concerts may be held at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.

 


 

2021 Concert Schedule

 


 

All performances begin at 8:00pm.

In the event of rain, concerts may be held at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.

 

Friday, July 2nd

Killin’ Time
'60s til Now

 

Friday, July 9th

Milagro
Santana Tribute Band

 

Friday, July 16th

Southbound
Country and Classic Rock

 

Friday, July 23rd

Ed Travers
Jimmy Buffet Style

 

Friday, July 30th

Shannon Gibbons & Friends
American Idol Finalist

 

Friday, August 6th

Seven Turns
Allman Brothers Tribute Band

 

Friday, August 13th

Hoo Doo Loungers
Cajun, Jazz, and Dixie

 

Saturday, August 14th

Stage Door School of Dance
Dance Recital

 

Friday, August 20th

New Students
Folk, Bluegrass, & Americana

 

Friday, August 27th

Captain Jack
Billy Joel Tribute Band
*Co-sponsored with the South Country Library

 

Friday, September 3rd

Black Petals
Original Blues & Rock