Save the Dates for 2024: Sept. 26-29
Back with its lineup of completely FREE outdoor concerts, the Festival returns to Sag Harbor from September 28 - October 1, 2023.
This year brings a shift back to its pre-covid format:
-Thursday night kickoff events featuring free live music in Sag Harbor Village.
-Opening night concert Friday at the Old Whalers Church with GRAMMY nominated blues/roots artist Amythyst Kiah
-Free live music at featured Village stages (Steinbeck Park, Marine Park & Alley Stage by The American Hotel) on Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm
-Special Saturday night concert with at Bay Street Theater celebrating Sara Hartman’s upcoming release
Get ready to celebrate the diversity of American music- how the blending of musical cultures created gospel, blues, jazz, folk, Americana and continues to evolve in popular music today. All these genres and more will be presented live and free to the public featuring artists that span the globe and the regional community!
From the giant sailcloth Provisions Marine Park Tent to the all-weather WLIW-FM Steinbeck Park Stage and the fan favorite Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage next to the American Hotel, dozens of acts will be featured. Additional venues include the Civil War Monument (Main & Madison), shopfronts and restaurants. These performances are free and open to the public, with costs covered by sponsorships and donations.
Thursday, Sept. 28:
Restaurant Night: FREE
Celebrate the festival opening with performances between 5-9pm at Sen, KPASA, Sag Pizza and El Taco Bar, capping off the night at Kidd Squid.
Featuring: Roy Wilson & the Buzzards, Lynn Blue Band, Annie Trezza, Rorie Kelly, Hopefully Forgiven and Real East End Brass.
Friday, Sept. 29:
AMYTHYST KIAH 8pm @ Old Whalers Church: $40 General Admission
Kiah’s soul-stirring blues mark the glorious collision of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion, and the roots/old-time-music scene where she’s found breakout success in recent years, including recognition from Rolling Stone as “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.”
The Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters—an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.
Saturday, September 30 @ Sag Harbor Village: FREE
10 – Escola de Samba Boom @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
10:30 – Chloe Halpin @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
11:30 – Pete Mancini & the Hillside Airmen @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
12 – Ada Rovatti & Friends @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
12:30 – R.O. Shapiro @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
1 – The Belle Curves @ Ryland’s green (Main & Madison St.)
1:30 – Foster Europe @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
2 – Born & Raised @ Sag Harbor Inn
2:30- Mudflats String Band @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
3 – Student Body @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
3:30 – Hinterlands @ Provisions Natural Foods Market
4 – Nancy Atlas @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
5 – Kristina Koller @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
5:30 – Inda Eaton @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
6:30 – Alex Lucero Band @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
7pm – Dante Mazzetti @ Kidd Squid Brewing Co.
8pm - Sara Hartman featuring Joe Delia & Friends @ Bay Street Theater: $30 GA
Sunday, October 1 @ Sag Harbor Village: FREE
10am – Out East @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
10:30 – Jake Lear @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
11:30 – Julia King @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
12pm – Gene Casey & the Lonesharks @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
1 – The Laurelys @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
1:30 – Friday Night Traditional @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
2 – The Bodega Tall Boys @ Baron’s Cove
2:30 – Raquel & the Wildflowers @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
3 – Sara Gross @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
4 – Certain Moves @ Sag Harbor Express Alley Stage
5 – Hoo Doo Loungers @ Provisions Tent in Steinbeck Park
6 – The Scofflaws @ WLIW-FM Stage in Marine Park
2023 SHAMF lead sponsors:
Premier Partner: Jackson Dodds & Company
Main Stage Partners: Provisions Natural Foods Market, Sag Harbor Express, WLIW-FM
Production Partners: Baron’s Cove, Ben Krupinski Builder, GMS Group, Historic Films, Long Island Broadcasting Group, Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Sag Harbor Inn, WLNG
Supporting Partners: Hedlum Brewing Co., Kidd Squid Brewing Co., Propane Depot, McBurnie Tent Co.
*Schedules are subject to change. Purchase tickets, browse the latest updates, donate and get festival information at sagharbormusic.org. SHAMF is rain or shine.
The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. 90% of the festival budget covers musician fees and related production expenses. Festival income is used to support the Young Musicians Initiative and free live music performances throughout the year.