WHBPAC’s Summer Season Offers Diverse Slate of Music and More

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, interior
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

This season, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) is bursting at the seams with great musicians, comedians and all sorts of other quality entertainment.

Flamenco duo Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra perform on May 21. Liebert is a five-time Grammy nominee, whose albums like Barcelona Nights, Nouveau Flamenco and Borrasca have earned 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the United States.

On June 17, come to WHBPAC to see the crowd-pleasing Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. This great band is known for hits like “We’re Havin’ a Party” and “I Don’t Want to Go Home.” On June 24, reggae performer Ziggy Marley gets his groove on. Alan Cumming brings his cabaret-style Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs to the WHBPAC stage on July 9. Cumming has appeared to much acclaim on Broadway and in film and  on television. The Fab Faux cover the songs of the Beatles on July 16. Grammy winner Dianne Reeves comes to the center on July 17. Reeves’ jazz/R&B style is revered by critics and audiences alike. Broadway and television star Sutton Foster performs on July 23. Foster is a two-time Tony Award winner currently starring on the TV Land comedy Younger.

The world-famous Cesar Millan comes to WHBPAC on July 24. This famed dog behaviorist will share his training secrets, as well as present live training demonstrations with multiple dogs. Saturday Night Live fave Colin Jost performs on July 30, followed by singer/songwriter Paul Anka on July 31. Anka is responsible for such hits as “Diana” and “Puppy Love.” Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo performs on August 7, followed by jazz vocalist Gregory Porter on August 13. See dance company BODYTRAFFIC on August 14.

Gladys Knight makes a stop in Westhampton Beach on her “Midnight Train to Georgia” on August 20. This show is likely to fill up fast, so get tickets while you can! Peter Cetera, of the band Chicago,  performs hits from both his band and from his solo career on August 21, and Felix Cavaliere of the Young Rascals hits the stage on August 28.

A nonprofit arts organization, WHBPAC was founded in 1996 to bring arts and culture to Westhampton Beach. As they’ve evolved and grown, WHBPAC has become a Hamptons fixture. WHBPAC has an extensive educational program, having recently started the Nancy & Frederick DeMatteis Arts Academy, which offers acting and dance programs for kids and teens. The theater
also hosts camps, as well as daytime performances for schools.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. For tickets and more information, call 631-288-1500 and visit whbpac.org.

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