Great South Bay Music Festival 07-13-18

Day 2 was now upon us at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY for the Great South Bay Music Festival. After getting my feet wet on day 1, I was pumped to get going especially with the addition of a 3rd stage to the mix.

I started the day off at the Clamshell Bandshell with Long Island’s own The Regulars who put on a fantastic & fun 9 song set with a nice blend of funk, reggae & soul music fused into a wall of sound that everyone loved. Their debut single Cell Phone sounded awesome so make sure to check it out along with their debut EP Revival that should drop next month. They ended the set with a super awesome cover of the 4 Non Blondes hit What’s Up.

The first act of the day on the Coors Light Main Stage was the five member band known as Keep Flying. They put on a super energetic set of pop punk that got the crowd hyped up big time. I have to also give love to their saxophone player John for rocking the D-Generation X jersey as they were my all time favorite faction (especially the original version!).

Speaking of the main stage, my favorite performer on it for day 2 was hands down the Long Island based band Oogee Wawa as they absolutely killed it. This especially was showcased on their newest single City to City which they debuted during the set to a roaring crowd. The energy from every band member was electric & felt by everyone through a set that we all wished could have been longer.

I finally had the chance to make it over to the Jambalaya Stage which was the 3rd one added to the mix starting on day 2 of the festival. The first act I got to see was Callooh Callay who put on a fantastic set showcasing their progressive rock chops.

While a good portion of the packed Shorefront Park came to see the bigger acts like Less Than Jake, Dirty Heads & Sublime w/Rome, the best musical performances were taking place on the side stages, especially the Clamshell Bandshell.

One of the many performances I am referencing include the killer set put on by the Ska/Funk/Hip-Hop band Nonstop To Cairo. They were on fire from the opening song and did not let up for the entire set. They were so loved by the crowd, everyone chanted for nearly a minute for “one more song”! They happily obliged the crowd with by coming back out & hitting it out of the park with Rooted which I have an HD video for your viewing pleasure at the end of this review!

Gnarly Karma closed out the Clamshell Bandshell with some alternative rock sizzle that really hit home for everyone watching. One of the best highlights included the performance of their newest single Brave which I highly suggest you check out!

My night ended by making one last appearance at the Jambalaya Stage to catch the Pink Floyd tribute band Us and Floyd. They were absolutely phenomenal in not only paying great homage but putting their own stamp on it at the same time. Everyone did a fantastic job showcasing their individual talents to make it the perfect way to end my day 2 on the Great South Bay!

The Regulars:

Keep Flying:

Samurai Pizza Cats:

Oogee Wawa:

Callooh Callay:

Dudley Music:

Less Than Jake:

Nonstop To Cairo:

Dirty Heads:

Gnarly Karma:

Sublime w/Rome:

Us and Floyd:


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