'Save Montauk' Fund-Raiser Wednesday

Dogpatch Productions will host an event billed as Save Montauk in Patchogue at 89 North Music on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to benefit the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in its fight against the Army Corps of Engineers' downtown Montauk beach project.

Keenan Boyle, an event organizer, spends his summer in the hamlet and lives part time at the Montauk Shores Condominiums, the oceanfront trailer park that overlooks the Ditch Plain beach. He's pulled together several national music acts that include the headliner, Kung Fu, which will be paid for its performance, and two other main acts, Soundswell and the Montauk Project, both of which are donating their sets.

Sponsors include Bunger Surf Shop in Bayville and Montauk's Whalebone magazine. Each will donate prizes for raffles. Among the items included are a custom-made surfboard, shorts, hats, and kegs of beer. Montauk Brewing Company is donating what it's known for and all proceeds from ticket sales and raffles will be handed over to the Surfrider Foundation.

The event's organizers are hoping to have a few environmentalists set up tables to answer any questions about the Army Corps project and other projects they may be concerned with.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $17.50 online at 89northmusic.com. At the door general admission is $20. Reserved seating is available for $35 at the door.