The music begins at the Roslyn Hotel on June 29 with Buster Poindexter, a Staten Island native who performs a combination of jazz, lounge, calypso and novelty songs and scored his first hit with “Hot Hot Hot.”
The summer shows continue with Livingston Taylor, an already sold-out show featuring special guests Chris Kinnear and Andy Aledort, on June 30 and Roomful of Blues July 1.
July 4 will be sandwiched by blues this year, with Long Island’s Blue Velvo performing original blues, roots and rock songs on July 3 with Ray Lambiase and the Tin Kickers and Blue Race on July 5 with Jeanna Lewis.
The stage will be packed in July, with jazz fusion band Brand X performing July 6, Robert Gordon on July 7, 15-year-old Long Islander Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer on July 11, reggae group Third World on July 12, John Hammond on July 13, and Garland Jeffreys with Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros on July 14.
The month finishes with singer-songwriter Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller on July 18, adult contemporary group Vista Hill on July 19, Zebra on July 20, Buffalo-based jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra on July 21, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule on July 25, blues quartet NRBQ on July 27 and guitar legend Arlen Roth on July 28.
Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner opens the August schedule on Aug. 3 followed by back-to-back performances by Long Island Music Hall of Fame members Barnaby Bye on Aug. 4 and 5. The first show is sold out, but tickets are available for the second performance.
Sophie B. Hawkins kicks off the following weekend with a performance on Aug. 9 followed by the Sweet Suzi Blues Band on Aug. 10, The Blasters with special guest Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones on Aug. 11.
Singer-songwriter Howie Day on Aug. 16, Glenn Tilbrook on Aug. 17, Ken McGorry and the Achievements featuring Ray Lambiase and The Stollers on Aug. 23 and the Christine Spero Group finish out the month.