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Enjoy Wonder-Filled Westhampton Beach Weekends!

The Westhampton Beach Chamber, its members and that downtown jewel, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, are all busier than ever this fall season!

Top reasons to come to Westhampton Beach this weekend:

The Gordon Werner Arts & Crafts Show, which features many popular artists and handmade crafts rain or shine. Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Village Green. Free admission!

The 2nd Annual Westhampton Beach Harvest Festival along Main Street on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring great live music, local food, wine and children’s activities throughout the village. Performers include East End Entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Hi Def from 1 to 3 p.m. and Nina Et Cetera from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Westhampton’s continuing Sidewalk Sale this Saturday/Sunday/Monday, October 8/9/10 throughout the village. Can’t you just feel the savings?

The Westhampton Beach Farmers Market continues every Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. through November 26. Featuring the products of over 40 vendors and local music at 85 Mill Road.

The Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival also takes place this Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Come out and enjoy seafood, an oyster shucking contest, a chowder contest, live music, craft brews and children’s games at the Village Marina on South Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach. Call 631-288-3337 for details.

The fall season is one of the greatest times to go see a show at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) at 76 Main Street. With this theater’s intimate seating, it’s the perfect setting—no matter where you sit, you feel like you’re in the front row. WHBPAC is a nonprofit organization with a mission to showcase vibrant performances year-round. Legendary powerhouse voices, instrumentalists, Broadway stars and comedians alike perform at WHBPAC.

Graham Nash
Graham Nash, Photo: Courtesy WHBPAC

Legendary singer, songwriter, artist and philanthropist Graham Nash, performs at WHBPAC on Friday, October 7 as a part of his This Path Tonight Tour. Nash is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is a Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy winner. Featuring all new music, This Path Tonight is Nash’s latest solo record and showcases the talent of this singer/songwriter whose career has spanned more than five decades.

On Friday, October 14, David Bromberg will take the stage and perform music from his new album, Only Slightly Mad. Bromberg, who’s played with many artists, including Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Willie Nelson, and is known as the godfather of Americana music. His sound has blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish, pop and English drinking song influences. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind artist.

If you loved The Band, you’ll also love The Weight Band, comprising actual members of The Band or those intimately associated with its history. Playing all the classics, including “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Weight,” “Ophelia” and “Tears of Rage,” The Weight Band will be at WHBPAC on October 22, featuring Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante, Brian Mitchell, Marty Grebb and Albert Rogers.

Musician Dave Mason has had an incredible career.He co-founded the band Traffic (known for their 1968 hit “Feelin’ Alright,” written by Mason), played 12-string acoustic guitar on Jimi Hendrix’s recording of “All Along the Watchtower,” played with The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac, and sang a duet with Michael Jackson on Mason’s 1980 song “Save Me.” Mason and his band will be at WHBPAC on November 12 revisiting classics from the 1970s and fan favorites. Don’t miss this rock ’n’ roll legend’s performance!

John Hiatt’s songs have been covered by everyone, or, at least, that’s the way it seems: from Three Dog Night, Bob Dylan and The Searchers to Willie Nelson, Joan Baez and Rosanne Cash to Chaka Khan, Paula Abdul, Jewel and many, many more, his memorable songs are everywhere. In addition to being a songwriter, Hiatt also sings and plays guitar and piano. On November 19, he’ll take the WHBPAC stage and play songs from his most recent album, Terms of My Surrender, as well as classic hits. Hiatt is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, has a star on the Nashville Walk of Fame and received the American Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This eclectic musician is sure to give an inspired and electrical performance.

Don’t miss special presentations at the Westhampton Beach Library in October. John Spillane, a New York Air National Guard Pararescueman from the 106th Rescue Squad in Westhampton Beach, was part of the team sent to rescue a Japanese fisherman in distress off Nova Scotia 25 years ago this month. The team was forced to ditch their helicopter over the Atlantic Ocean during an epic storm. Spillane will be speaking about the storm, his role in the rescue, and the after-effects of the incident during a Westhampton Free Library “Brunch and Learn” program on Saturday, October 22. Screenings of the films The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours will take place at the library on Friday, October 14.

For more information visit westhamptonchamber.com, whbpac.org or westhamptonlibrary.net.

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