What’s even better than live music? Live music served with food and drink. On the East End, there’s “tasty” live music on offer year-round. Below are just a few of the options. Always call ahead for details, and to be sure that an event is not sold out—we East Enders love our music scene!
Monday Open Mic at Fresh Hamptons
Every Monday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., you can hear what local musicians are writing these days—and some of their old favorites. If healthy is your thing, this is your restaurant. Each night opens with the house band “Country Roast” and a headliner, followed by open mic. Arrive early to sign up to perform! Caroline Doctorow headlines January 12. Fresh Hamptons, 203 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-4700, freshhamptons.com.
Jazz Jam Thursdays
The joint is jumpin’ with jazz—and fast-but-good food. The “jam” often involves professionals from far and wide, 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. Bay Burger restaurant, 1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, 631-899-3915, bayburger.com.
Wölffer’s Candlelight Fridays
Every Friday live music is paired with Wölffer wines or mulled cider and plates of charcuterie from 5 to 8 p.m. On December 26 Mamalee Rose sings R&B, Funk and Soul. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, wolffer.com.
Last but never least are Nancy Atlas’s Fireside Sessions at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, sponsored by Dan’s Papers. These live concerts debuted last year and were a huge hit. Their relaxed vibe and top shelf talent entertained many full houses. Her first show of the year, on Jan. 2, with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, has been sold out for weeks, but tickets are still available for her other concerts in January and March. Special guests will include: Brian Mitchell, Randi Fishenfeld, Bill Sims Jr., Billy Campion, Billy Ryan and Arno Hecht. Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500, baystreet.org.
North Fork Wineries
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard will have live music every weekend. You can often enjoy the sounds of Ricky Roche on Saturdays 2–6 p.m. Other upcoming Saturday performers include Southbound and The Smoking Gun. On Sun., Dec. 28 Denice Given and Conrad Taylor perform 2–6 p.m., followed by 3EZ on Sunday, January 4. Check the website for a detailed performance schedule. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, 2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow, 631-369-0100, baitinghollowfarmvineyard.com.
Lieb Cellars Oregon Road hosts a Friday night music series, with a number of rotating artists playing from 6–9 p.m. Look for Jon Divello on January 2. There’s also often music on Saturdays, Nina Et Cetera plays live from 2–5 p.m. on Saturday, December 27. Lieb Cellars has two North Fork tasting rooms at Lieb Cellars Oregon Road, 13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue, 631-734-1100 and Lieb Cellars Mattituck (The Tasting Group), 35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck, 631-298-1942, liebcellars.com.
Martha Clara Vineyards has a number of musical guests slated to perform this winter including Joey Luongo 1–4 p.m. on Saturday, December 27 followed by New Life Crisis (doors open at 7 p.m.). Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, 631-298-0075, marthaclaravineyards.com.
Live on the Vine 2015
This popular, annual festival runs February 21 through March 29. Lots of music, lots of concerts, lots of wine. Check out the website for a complete list of performers, venues and ticket prices as well as deals on hotels. liwinterfest.com.
Find more music events at events.danspapers.com.