Start your 4th of July festivities early with Sports Illustrated supermodel Ariel Meredith who is hosting the Voss Foundation Benefit at Georgica (108 Wainscott Stone Road, 631-537-6255, www.georgicarestaurant.com) in Wainscott on Wednesday, July 3.
Also on Wednesday, July 3, The Stephen Talkhouse (161 Main Street, 631-267-3117, www.stephentalkhouse.com) in Amagansett has performances from GE Smith & Taylor Barton at 8 p.m. followed by Hot Lava. On 4th, enjoy Xavier Rudd at 7 p.m., followed by “in-your-face” six-piece band Roctopus at 9 p.m. and then get ready to head Back to The Eighties with Jesse’s Girl at 11 p.m. On Friday, July 5, listen to some old-school soul from Marc Broussard at 8 p.m. and Tri-State cover band The Counterfeiters at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 6th starts with singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin at 7 p.m., mash-up band Born Again Baldwins at 9 p.m. and ’80s tribute band Rubik Cube at 10 p.m. On Sunday, July 7th Mary McBride and her band will perform at 8 p.m. followed by Reggae Night at 10 p.m.
On Thursday, July 4th listen to live music from Nancy Atlas at Navy Beach (16 Navy Road, 631-668-6868, navybeach.com) in Montauk from 5 to 7 p.m. and catch the annual display of Grucci fireworks at 9 p.m. off Umbrella Beach.
Also on Independence Day, Kim Kardashian’s BFF Jonathan Cheban is hosting festivities at 75 Main (75 Main Street, 631-283-7575, www.75main.com) in Southampton, which will feature DJ Cedric Gervais and Misterone.
NYC’s Lil Charlie’s Nightclub is hosting a Hamptons 4th of July bash at South Pointe (125 Tuckahoe Lane, 917-574-4112) in Southampton featuring DJ Fergie, Donald Glaude and John Beaver. On Friday, July 5th South Pointe has DJ Theory and DJ Chris Lake is spinning on Saturday, July 6th.
The Surf Lodge (183 Edgemere Street, 631-668-1562, www.thesurflodge.com) in Montauk has a performance from St. Lucia on Thursday, July 4, The Knocks on Friday, July 5, Cayucas on Saturday, July 6 and The Wild Feathers on Sunday, July 7.
Sloppy Tuna (148 South Emerson Avenue, 631-647-8000, www.thesloppytuna.com) in Montauk is celebrating America with America’s Beer (Budweiser) and giveaways to two of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball and music (New York Mets, New York Yankees games and the 50-50-1 concert). The Dave Higgins Band will be playing on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. and you can catch a performance by Remember September on Friday which will be followed by DJ Blandon at 10 p.m. On Saturday, enjoy Summervention with DJ Woogz, with classes starting at 12 p.m. Stop by Sunday for an all day brunch with the WMDS band.
At SL East (44 Three Mile Harbor Road, emmgrp.com) in East Hampton, Manufactured Superstars will be DJing Friday night and DJ Ruckus on Saturday night.
On Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, beginning at 10 p.m., South Edison (17 South Edison Street, 631-668-4200, www.southedison.com) in Montauk has performances by M’bollo, a lively band from Senegal, West Africa.