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Bellport Bandshell Summer Concerts

 

Bellport 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.




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8 Summer Bandshell Schedule

 

Friday, June 29th at 8:00pm
The Lone Sharks
Rock-a-Billy

 

Friday, July 6th at 8:00pm
The OM-MEN

 

Friday, July 13th at 8:00pm
Captain Tom's Payback
Reggae, Blues & Jazz

 

Friday, July 20th at 8:00pm
The Ed Travers Band
Jimmy Buffet Style

 

Friday, July 27th at 8:00pm
Seven Turns
Allman Brothers Tribute Band

 

Friday, August 3rd at 8:00pm
The Black Petals
Original Blues & Rock

 

Friday, August 10th at 8:00pm
Milagro
Santana Tribute Band

 

Saturday, August 11th at 8:00pm
Stage Door School of Dance
Dance Performance

 

Friday, August 17th at 8:00pm
The Hoo Doo Loungers
Cajun & Blues

 

Friday, August 24th at 8:00pm
Six Gun
Country Rock

 

Friday, August 31st at 8:00pm
Stone Blu
Classic Folk & Country Rock

 

Saturday, September 1st at 8:00pm
He-Bird
, She-Bird
Acoustic Folk