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Tuesday Music at Main Beach

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:42
Last year's Tuesday nlight Main Beach concert series was an instant hit.
Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Village’s Tuesday night Main Beach concerts, an instant hit in their inaugural season last year, will be back for the summer this week, with reggae by Winston Irie kicking off the series.

In all, Nick Kraus and the Stephen Talkhouse have lined up 19 local bands to play 11 shows on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. from next week through Sept. 6. Last summer’s concerts were family-friendly events. People took picnics or bought dinner from the Beach Hut at the pavilion and children frolicked in the sand and on the water while lifeguards remained on duty until the music ended.

Next month’s lineup includes Fred Goldring and L.H.T. on July 5, Jetty Koon and Hot Lava on July 12, the Lynn Blue Band and Conga Cartel on July 19, and Sarah Conway and the Lone Sharks on July 26. In August, Four Track and Nancy Atlas play on the 2nd, Holiday Ramblers and Hello Brooklyn are there on the 9th, Hoodoo Loungers and Bayside Tigers play on the 16th, Reeb and Inner Roots on the 23rd, and Dirty Organic and Rum Punch Mafia round it out on the 30th. Rubix Kube will play the final concert of the season.

The concerts are free, and thanks to sponsors and fund-raising by the nonprofit East Hampton Village Foundation, they’re paid gigs for the local talent, Mr. Kraus said in a Facebook post. Village beach parking permits are not required for the shows, and although they draw big crowds, the Village Police Department kept parking and traffic moving smoothly last summer.

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