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.



2022 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 1st

Killin’ Time
'60s til Now


Friday, July 8th

Santana Tribute Band


Friday, July 15th

Hoo Doo Loungers
Cajun, Jazz, and Dixie


Friday, July 22nd

Ed Travers
Jimmy Buffet Style


Friday, July 29th

New Students
Folk, Bluegrass, & Americana
*Co-sponsored with the South Country Library


Friday, August 5th

Seven Turns
Allman Brothers Tribute Band


Friday, August 12th

Beat the System
Starring Shannon Gibbons


Saturday, August 13th

Stage Door School of Dance
Dance Recital


Friday, August 19th

Kerry Kearney Band


Friday, August 26th

Six Gun Reunion
Country Rock


Friday, September 2nd

Amber Ferrari Band
Benatar, Joplin, Madonna