Long Island Winterfest 2018 is just weeks away, running from February 22nd through March 18th. The mid-winter music, wine, and art festival brings a host big name musical acts and special events to Long Island’s north and south forks. Local wineries, breweries, restaurants, artists, performers, and more all get in on the act. Don’t miss it!
Long Island Winterfest is an annual, multi-week music festival featuring the best jazz, blues, soul, rock, and country music east of NYC. More than just a music festival, Winterfest is also an opportunity to sample some of Long Island’s wine and food scene. Events will be held at a variety of venues, including North Fork and South Fork vineyards and tasting rooms, craft breweries, and restaurants.
While events for Long Island Winterfest 2018 are still being added to the schedule, many have been announced. Keep up to date with the schedule as it develops by visiting the festival’s Facebook page.
Highlights for Long Island Winterfest 2018
Winterfest Kickoff Party – February 23
The Long Island Winterfest 2018 Kick-Off Party will feature offerings from a variety of Long Island wineries, craft-breweries, and restaurants. Live music by Gail Storm and the East End Trio plus raffle prizes and more! 7pm to 10pm at the Hotel Indigo East End.
Randy Bachman – Every Song Tells a Story – February 23
Randy Bachman is a Canadian musician best known as lead guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of two classic rock bands: The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive. Come hear the sounds of the guitar-driven rock classics from someone who was there. 8pm at The Suffolk Theater.
VIP Winery Tour and Barrel Tasting – February 24
Come out Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY for a special VIP Tour of the winery. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to sample wine straight from the barrel during a Barrel Tasting. Fascinating, educational, and delicious. 1pm to 3pm at Wolffer Estate Vineyard.
Ahmad Ali Trio – February 25,
Come enjoy a FREE concert of American hip hop from top recording artist, songwriter, motivational speaker, and author Ahmad Ali Lewis. 1.30pm to 5.30pm at Clovis Point Vineyard.
Blue Oyster Cult March 2,
Come to Long Island Winterfest 2018 to see Long Island’s own Blue Öyster Cult. This classic American hard rock band formed here in 1967. Their hits include such favorites as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” and “Burnin’ for You.” 8pm at the Suffolk Theater.
Craft Cocktail Seminar and Tour – March 3,
Enjoy an afternoon of live music and specialty cocktails at Long Island Spirits. Learn fascinating methods, histories, and recipes at the Craft Cocktail seminar, meet the distiller, and tour the facility. 1pm to 3pm at Long Island Spirits.
Jorma Kaukonen – March 9
American blues, folk, and rock guitarist, Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Jr., is best known for his work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #54 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. Come see him live and find out why! 8pm at The Suffolk Theater.
Long Island Winterfest 2018
February 22nd through March 18th
We’ve barely scratched the surface of all there will be to see and do during Long Island Winterfest 2018. Be sure to visit longislandwinterfest.com for tickets and the full list of events, as it develops.
Long Island Winterfest Lodging
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