If you’re looking for live music this Fourth of July weekend, there’s no better place to be than the East End of Long Island. With beachside concerts from the hippest bands to theaters filled with legendary voices there are almost too many options to choose from. Find more Hamptons happenings at events.danspapers.com.
City of the Sun at The Surf Lodge, Montauk – Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m.
Kick off the 4th of July weekend early with City of the Sun’s performance Thursday at Surf Lodge. The NYC trio brings their up-tempo, rhythmic, jazz and flamenco inspired instrumentals to the Montauk hotspot for the perfect kickoff to the holiday weekend. MORE INFO
The Growlers at The Surf Lodge, Montauk – Friday, July 3, 7 p.m.
The band brings their signature style “Beach Goth,” a mix of genres layered with heavy psychedelic effects, to the Surf Lodge. MORE INFO
The Beach Boys at Guild Hall, East Hampton – Friday, July 3, 7 p.m.
If you’re not looking for “Beach Goth,” how about “Beach Boys?” The band synonymous with California summers and known for hits like “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo” are this year’s performers at Guild Hall’s Season Spectacular benefit. MORE INFO
David Crosby at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center – Friday, July 3, 8 p.m.
Award-winning singer-songwriter, author and social justice activist David Crosby is taking the stage at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Crosby was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, as a member of the folk-rock band The Byrds and the Woodstock-era super-group Crosby, Stills & Nash. MORE INFO
Nancy Atlas at Navy Beach, Montauk – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m.
Nancy Atlas will perform a set prior to the Stars over Montauk Fourth of July fireworks display. MORE INFO
Hello Brooklyn at Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett – Saturday, July 4, 10 p.m.
Hello Brooklyn’s creativity and unique lineup transforms their live shows into your favorite concert, dance party, rock event and singing-along-in-the-shower all mashed up into a high energy performance. From the latest pop songs to the hottest hip-hop and dance hits, the band strives to keep people singing and dancing along all night long. MORE INFO
A Sondheim Evening with Ted Sperling at Guild Hall, East Hampton – Sunday, July 5, 8 p.m.
Guild Hall has hosted many of Broadway’s biggest stars. The theater will close out the 4th of July weekend with melodies from a man who has been called “the greatest living American composer after Copland”—Stephen Sondheim. Musical Director, Ted Sperling, will be joined at the piano by fresh Broadway talents, Tiffany Haas, who has most recently played the role of “Glinda” in Wicked, and Clarke Thorell, who originated a number of Broadway roles including that of Corny Collins in Hairspray. MORE INFO
St. Lucia at Surf Lodge, Montauk – Sunday, July 5, 7 p.m.
The Brooklyn-based South African musician Jean-Philip Grobler, who performs under the stage-name St. Lucia, combines dreamy synth-pop with catchy lyrics and smooth vocals. MORE INFO