The Sag Harbor American Music Festival (SHAMF) is back September 22-25 for its eleventh season. In addition to its lineup of FREE outdoor concerts, SHAMF adds a parade, a live radio broadcast and the most varied, joyful musical experiences yet!
Get ready to celebrate the diversity of American music– experience how the blending of musical cultures fostered roots music (gospel, blues, jazz, folk) and the evolution of popular music today. All this music is presented live and free to the public featuring artists that span the regional community and the globe!
From the giant sailcloth tent at Marine Park to the new all-weather stage at Steinbeck Park, dozens of acts will be featured. Additional venues include cultural district icons like the Whaling Museum and Civil War Monument (Main & Madison), storefronts and restaurants. These performances are free and open to the public, with costs covered by sponsorships and donations.
Thursday, Sept. 22:
Escola de Samba Boom Parade, 6pm @ Civil War Monument (Main & Madison): FREE
Celebrate the festival opening with this 30-piece percussion ensemble while dancing down Main Street. Special guests TBA- A true delight for people of all ages.
SOUL INSCRIBED 7pm @ Marine Park Tent: FREE
Hip Hop Soul collective from NYC creating an eclectic new vision of jazz, dub, and funk. Composed of Baba Israel (emcee/production), Grace Galu (vocals), Duv (vocals), Sean Nowell (saxophone, flute, FX), Osei (bass), Robert Knowles (keys) and Juan Carlos Polo (drums). They have toured the world as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department. They are the resident band for ‘Cannabis!’, a Viper Vaudeville which opened to critical acclaim off-Broadway. The collective is now working on a national tour.
Post-concert bands 9pm @ Sen (Black & Sparrow) & KPASA (Jettykoon)
Friday, Sept. 23:
Drum class with Dan Bailey 5:30pm @ Marine Park: FREE
A Hamptons native, Bailey’s South African roots and his command of the West African djembe channel a vibration of celebration. Certified by Chris Berry as a Bana Kuma Drum & Dance teacher, he hosts classes teaching rhythms representing the sacred elements of air, fire, water and earth. BYO hand-drum!
RED BARAAT 7pm @ Marine Park Tent: FREE (Live broadcast on WLIW-FM)
Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound, a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve.
Special guest host Ed German (WLIW) will open live with his “Friday Night Soul” broadcast before the main event.
Saturday, September 24th @ Sag Harbor Village: FREE
10:00 AM – Goat on a Boat Musical Puppet Show @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by Maryann Lucas Artworks
11:00 AM – Hopefully Forgiven @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by Sag Harbor Partnership
11:30 AM – Born & Raised @ Long Wharf Shops; Sponsored by Long Wharf Shops
12:00 PM – Mambo Loco @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by The GMS Group
12:30 PM – Angie Pastor @ Matriark; Sponsored by Matriark
12:30 PM – The Realm @ Sag Harbor Inn; Sponsored by Sag Harbor Inn
1:30 PM – Nancy Atlas @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express
2:00 PM – Cold Chocolate @ Baron’s Cove; Sponsored by Baron’s Cove
2:00 PM – Points East @ Ryland’s green (Main & Madison St.); Sponsored by Ryland Life Equipment
3:00 PM – Pete Mancini @ Whaling Museum; Sponsored by Steve Altman & F. Michael Hemmer, Land Surveyor
3:00 PM – Evan Francis Quintet @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by Geekhampton & Keyes Gallery
3:00 PM – Dante Mazzetti @ LT Burger; Sponsored by LT Burger
3:30 PM – Lynn Blue Band @ Sag Pizza; Sponsored by Sag Pizza
4:00 PM – Chloe Halpin @ Provisions; Sponsored by Provisions
4:00 PM – The Resilient @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by Ben Krupinski Builder & Sag Harbor Inn
4:30 PM – The Sheriff of Good Times @ Whaling Museum; Sponsored by WLNG
5:00 PM – Inda Eaton @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by Go West! & Tutto Il Giorno
5:30 PM – Sara Hartman @ Baron’s Cove; Sponsored by Baron’s Cove
6:30 PM – Winston Irie @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by Contractor Express & SHIMA
8:00 PM – Jake Lear @ Kidd Squid Brewing Co.; Sponsored by Kidd Squid Brewing Co.
Sunday, September 25 @ Sag Harbor Village: FREE
11:00 AM – Caroline Doctorow @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by Sag Harbor Partnership
12:00 PM – Hoo Doo Loungers @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by Historic Films
1:00 PM – Rachel & Keve @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by WLIW-FM
2:00 PM – The Montauk Project @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by EHM
3:00 PM – Dan Bailey Tribe @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by Faherty & Hampton Life Magazine
4:00 PM – Gene Casey & the Lonesharks @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by Grenning Gallery & Lil’Birdie
5:00 PM – Alfredo Merat @ KPASA; Sponsored by KPASA
5:00 PM – Foster Europe Band @ Marine Park Tent; Sponsored by Ben Krupinski Builder
6:00 PM – Joe Delia & Thieves @ Steinbeck Park Stage; Sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express
Schedules are subject to change. For the latest updates and festival information go to sagharbormusic.org. SHAMF is rain or shine.