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The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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Montauk Music Festival: Beachside Bliss, Music and More

Montauk Music festival

Montauk Music Festival: Beachside Bliss, Music and More

UPDATE: Due to weather, the Main Stage shows will be postponed.

The 13th Annual Montauk Music Festival is upon us, bringing four days of live music to the idyllic beach town of Montauk, New York. But why just get there when the journey itself can be just as amazing? The Hamptons are all about savoring the entire experience, and that includes exploring the local gems along the way.

Road Trip Ready:

Forget the straight shot – turn your trip to the Montauk Music Festival into a memorable adventure with these pit stops:

Fueling Up for Fun: Start your day right with a caffeine fix and a sweet treat. Grindstone Coffee & Donuts in East Hampton offers classic comfort, while Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee in Amagansett provides a more artisanal vibe.

Beach Bliss: The Hamptons boast stunning shorelines. Coopers Beach in Southampton Village offers 500 feet of pristine sand, perfect for soaking up the sun. Further east, Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow in East Hampton are local favorites. And of course, Montauk has Kirk Park Beach and State Parks like Hither Hills, Camp Hero, or Montauk Point. Insider Tip: Beaches require day permits starting in Mid-May.

The Art Scene: Looking for a cultural detour? Explore the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, home to legendary works and beautiful grounds with contemporary sculptures (free to explore). Further down in East Hampton,LongHouse Reserve offers a serene 16-acre sculpture garden (admission fee applies).

Farm Fresh Finds: Support local agriculture! Don’t miss farm stands along the way, offering fresh produce,homemade jams, and local honey.

Wineries & Shopping: Explore the wineries and shops that dot the landscape (details available online).

Lunchtime Delight: Embrace the local vibe with a delicious lunch. The Clam Bar in Napeague is a 43-year-old institution, serving everything from lobster tails to inventive delights like lobster corn dogs. Non-seafood options are available too. Just down the road, The Lobster Roll, a must-visit since 1965, offers classic seafood shack fare.

Getting Festival-Ready:

With a full belly and a heart brimming with inspiration, you’re ready for the music! Remember to factor in travel time. Leaving early allows you to enjoy each stop at your own pace and arrive feeling relaxed and ready to rock out!


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Montauk Music Festival: Four Days of Live Music by the Beach

From May 16th to 19th, the festival offers a chance to discover up-and-coming independent artists while soaking up the sun and enjoying the seaside atmosphere.

The festival kicks off with a ticketed opening party on Thursday night at the Westlake Fish House. The rest of the weekend features free showcases at over 35 venues throughout Montauk. With a diverse range of musical styles represented, there’s something for everyone, from folk and rock to blues, jazz, and even hip-hop and reggae.

This year’s main stage will be set up at the Montauk Yacht Club, featuring ticketed performances on Saturday and Sunday. There’s also a family-friendly atmosphere, with admission/donation fees for the main stage events allowing access for both days, and free entry for children under five.

More than just great music, the Montauk Music Festival also supports a good cause. A portion of the proceeds goes to Lucia’s Angels and the East End Coalition for Women’s Cancers.

Whether you’re a die-hard music fan or simply looking for a fun way to spend a few days in Montauk, the Montauk Music Festival is a great option. With its beautiful setting, free events, and wide variety of music, it’s sure to be a memorable experience.

For more information, including the festival schedule and details on how to purchase tickets for the main stage shows, visit the Montauk Music Festival website https://www.montaukmusicfestival.com/schedule/.