Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best Celebration Concert

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It’s time to celebrate, and EVERYONE’S invited! Now that the votes have been counted in the banner year of Dan’s Best of the Best 2016, some real revelry is in order! Party with the winners, voters and entire East End community at the biggest bash of the season—Dan’s Best of the Best Celebration Concert on Friday, November 11, at Suffolk Theater!

This year, the planet’s mightiest mash-up band, New Life Crisis, headlines the party as we celebrate their induction into the Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Fame! Plus, we will be honoring the true Best of the Best: America’s veterans—and a portion of proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the Riverhead VFW Post 2476 Van Rensselaer Skidmore!

There are countless reasons to be there on November 11, but let’s start with the Top 10:

1. New Life Crisis
New Life Crisis needs little introduction. When Paul Mahos, Jeff Allegue, Rob Woebber and John Sawicki start to groove, you know it’s a party. New Life Crisis has rightfully earned themselves a place in the Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Fame, and they will officially be inducted during this momentous evening. Expect to hear their legendary mash-ups of tunes from Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Billy Joel, U2, Marvin Gaye and more. Plus, the band will be serving up a special Americana-themed set in honor of Veterans Day!

2. Honoring the Best
Nobody defines that term “Best of the Best” better than our nation’s veterans. With the Dan’s Best of the Best Celebration taking place on November 11, a portion of proceeds from concert ticket sales and the night’s silent auction will benefit the Riverhead VFW Post 2476 Van Rensselaer Skidmore.

3. The Silent Auction
Concert goers will be able to bid on a unique selection of silent auction items, including merchandise and experiences from Best of the Best winning businesses, limited edition Dan’s Papers canvas cover prints—always a must-have item!—and, back by popular demand, the chance to win a night on the town with Dan’s Papers founder Dan Rattiner himself, which Dan will write about in an issue of Dan’s Papers in 2017! Remember to bid generously, as a portion of proceeds will be given to our local veterans, the Riverhead VFW Post 2476.

4. Suffolk Theater
One of the most stunning venues on the East End, the beautiful, historic Suffolk Theater hearkens back to an oh-so-glamorous time gone by. Soak in the splendor, bask in the Art Deco splendor—we dare you to NOT to take a selfie! #DansBestoftheBest2016

5. Raise a Glass to Loving Local
Sip and savor the local flavor of Montauk Rumrunners, mixed up right by the bartending pros at Suffolk Theater. A bit of island flavor right in Riverhead!

6. Party with the Winners
There’s only one night a year when business leaders from the Hamptons and the North Fork, Dan’s Papers readers, locals and visitors alike come together to honor everything and everyone who makes the Best of the Best possible. Join Best of the Best winners past, present and future, network with business owners and celebrate what makes the East End the best place to live, work and play.

7. The VIP Experience
VIP Admission is extremely limited, so don’t wait! Your VIP night includes reserved table seating for four (4) people in the VIP Balcony—which includes waitress service—throughout the concert. And what would an unforgettable evening be without an unforgettable gift bag? VIPs will head home with a gift bag including a select bottle of local wine and offerings from Best of the Best winning businesses!

8. Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Fame Inductees
We’re here to celebrate the best, so come find out what other businesses and individuals will be joining New Life Crisis in the Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Fame Class of 2016!

9. The Official Beer of Dan’s Best of the Best
Raise a toast with specials on the Official Beers of Dan’s Best of the Best: Blue Moon and Coors Light. Plus a portion of proceeds of sales from these domestic delights will be donated to the fine folks at the Riverhead VFW Post 2476.

10. It’s Fall’s Biggest Bash
The sun and sand of summer fun may have given way to cooler days and nights, but that only means things are heating up on the East End of Long Island. Come celebrate with the people who live and work here year round and raise a glass, or two, at the hottest event of the season!

Dan’s Best of the Best Celebration Concert Featuring New Life Crisis, Presented by Bridgehampton National Bank is Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. General Admission is $25 in advance and $40 at the door. VIP Admission is $200 for a table for four (4)—seating is extremely limited. Get tickets now at

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